Personal Journaling

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Journaling Our Changes

“The only thing constant in life is change.”
Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Seasons change, people change and we have to change no matter how difficult it feels or seems. Of course we are all creatures of habit and change can be scary to us and the day to day rituals that we follow. In times when we need to make an adjustment and manage the fear that come with this, journaling can be a good tool to help us see clearly and to fortify our minds to the shifts that are taking place and the changes we need to make.

While scary, change can also be an exciting time in our lives. It offers an opportunity to start anew and perhaps to take a different path. Our journals can guide us along this new path and help to first create the necessary transformation in our minds. As we write our change, we affect the subliminal and subsequently the actions we need to take in order to make the changes.

In our journals we can explore all the questions we may have about changes. Some questions we may ask ourselves are: How will this change be beneficial to me? What will be different when I make this change? What are the risks involved? What is the process involved in making the change? Are there going to be tangible results? Hopefully, dealing with these issues in our journals will bring the clarity needed to move forward and to make intelligent decisions.

Journaling and life’s changes can go hand in hand.

Remember there is nothing like words in black and white to help you see where you are and where you are going.

Sheryl A. Keen
Author “Journal According to John.”

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Journaling About Traffic Headaches

Traveling in traffic can be a nightmare especially when we are coming from a hard day at work. Maybe our stress level from the nine to five added to the traffic stress will have us gnashing our teeth. The problem is, getting mad will not make the traffic better in the days ahead. The solution will be found in how we manage our stress level in a constructive way. A journal can assist in managing our stress levels.

We can write down how we feel while in a traffic jam. Perhaps we’ll see the absurdity of pounding on the steering wheel and all the other crazy things we do. Recording our reactions will also give us a sense of release and make us feel better. This is the place where we can write the stress out of the system if only for a temporary time. But we need a permanent solution and the process of thinking about the problem and putting pen to paper can provide solutions.

Permanence lies in planning. On paper, we can prepare ourselves for a different reaction in traffic. What are some things we can do to pass time more patiently? What can we do to keep a cool head? It may be that we can listen to soothing CDs, or motivational talks, or we could listen that audio book that we have been meaning to listen to but did not have the time. A journal can allow us to see that a traffic jam can be a time that can be beneficial and we can do practical things with this time.

Alternative thoughts and actions can be found in journal writing.

Remember there is nothing like words in black and white to help you see where you are and where you are going.

Sheryl A. Keen
Author “Journal According to John.”

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment