So you ask, what is Journaling? According to Merriam-Webster … it is “a daily recording of happenings.” Personally speaking, I think that definition is a ‘little short on words’! I prefer to define journaling as the transferring of one’s thoughts to written words on paper. Now, it could be recording daily events; but for me, I see it in a much broader sense. In today’s society, ‘happenings’ in our lives have multiplied significantly with hectic busy schedules and increasing pressures and demands on our time. These conditions have contributed to our diminishing interest and available time to listen attentively to others who want to tell their stories.
Your journal is a safe, private place where you can release your innermost thoughts and feelings that are important and meaningful to you. When you journal, you can pour your heart out onto the blank pages. Tell it all!
Choosing a topic, subject, person or place to write about is endless. You may have several journals at your fingertips, each one different and special from another. For example:
… you can have one of those steamy stories and adventures that are for your eyes only
… another outlining a plan to reach a specific goal
… one to write your affirmations that will help reinforce positive thinking
… keep track of the details of important events in your life and
… write about your dreams, past experiences and hopes for the future.
Journaling is a practical and powerful tool that we can all use for self-expression and personal well-being. It heals the mind, body and soul.
Even Oprah Winfrey has expressed that if it weren’t for journaling, she would not be where she is today…a powerful statement from a powerful lady. Handwritten words inspire thoughts and stimulate our creativity.
I’d say now is a perfect time to chronicle your events of this past year in your journal and experience the unlimited benefits of journal writing. Try it… I know you’ll be glad you did!
Written By: I.I. Brag