The practice of Journaling (writing your thoughts into a diary on a daily basis) has been proven to be of tremendous value in helping you reach your goals, change behavior, clear your mind and deal with a range of negative issues. A simple daily habit, that can truly transform your life.
Just as breathing exercises help integrate body and mind, writing is a kind of psycho-neural muscular activity which helps bridge and integrate the conscious and subconscious minds. Writing distills, crystallizes, and clarifies thought and helps break the whole into parts.Stephen Covey – Author – 7 habits of Highly Effective People / The 8th Habit / First Things First
Benefits of journaling
- It’s a new beginning: fresh blank pages in front of you, helps you focus on how you want your life to unfold
- Digging deep: since it is your personal journal with no one to judge you, you can go into your deepest feelings. You may discover solutions while writing down that you had not realized existed earlier
- Learn more about yourself: will help you focus on positives, get perspective to your fears & negative thoughts, understand your strengths
- Break from current life situations: your journal is a blank slate … you can go to places you wish to go to
- Helps improve your health: by lowering your stress..
Journaling Guides are pretty useful to motivate and inspire you in your journaling practice. These are high quality journals that allow you to note down your thoughts, even as they inspire you to keep going on. We have put together a list of some of the top journals available on amazon
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The Ultimate Benefits of Writing a Journal
Journal writing serves as an outlet where you can write down anything you want, and completely release all the pain, anger, sadness and other negative emotions inside you
Other concepts on Affirmations, Dealing With Issues, Goals
We often place much greater importance to things, than they really deserve. By practicing the art of letting go, we gain a great degree of freedom from thoughts, emotions and things that prevent us from realizing our true selves.
The Right Road
We often get so caught up in doing, that we forget to check if what we are doing is really helping us proceed to our desired goals or destinations. While action is important, it is critical that the action is something that it taking you closer to (and not further away) from your desired goals. Are you on the right road?
Dissolve issues through awareness
Awareness has amazing psychological, therapeutic and even physical healing powers. A large number of our issues originate from our minds. By increasing our awareness of our thoughts, we gain invaluable perspective into the root cause of our issues, helping us deal with these issues at a fundamental level.
BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goals
BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) is a goal setting style that focuses on setting goals that in normal circumstances would be considered unrealistic. Setting BHAGs have tremendous benefits in terms of motivation, a drive for massive action and to galvanize and bring teams together to achieve the improbable.