Hi, Beth! Thanks for being a super host today. I wanted to share a list I call “The Many Joys of Journaling: Why the Journal Is A Writer’s Best Friend.”
1. A good opportunity to clear your head of distractions
2. A great source of story and poem ideas
3. A personal history of events, learn from the past
4. Great for exploring a range of emotions
6. A source of awareness of growth and change
7. An opportunity to function in the present moment
8. A place for self-counseling to work out problems
9. Good place to identify problems that you can’t work out on your own, limitations
11. A way learn what you truly believe in
12. A way to discover what truthful writing is
13. A way to learn how to focus intently
14. A good place to learn how to write with flow
15. A way to understand patterns in your life
17. Help you recognize your passions, notice repetitive themes
18. A way to learn to appreciate time, a journal teaches patience
19. A way to learn to appreciate form, space and design
20. A way to become more compassionate toward yourself and others, teaches acceptance
Journals don’t have to be long or time consuming. Keep it simple and record a single thought a day. The main benefit is cleansing. It’s liberating and refreshing to get worries on the journal page. It keeps them from bugging you while you work.
Do you journal?
Please visit my blog every other week for tips on the five practices of Writer Wellness which are journaling, fitness, relaxation, nutrition, and creative play.
Joy Held is the author of Writer Wellness, A Writer’s Path to Health and Creativity, Who Dares Wins Publishing, www.whodareswinspublishing.com available in digital and print TODAY!
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*THIS INFORMATION IS NOT MEANT TO REPLACE THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER. SEEK COUNCIL BEFORE STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM.