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How to Use Your Journal to Increase the Benefits of Self-Care

How to Use Your Journal to Increase the Benefits of Self-Care

July 14, 2019

Self-care has become a buzzword--and a marketing ploy. Scented candles, spa services, paid affirmation apps, wine: if it makes you feel better, it’s touted as self-care. But self-care is really about strengthening  your resiliency. And one of the most powerful self-care tools is writing in a personal journal.
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How to Harness the Magic of Journaling Morning Pages

How to Harness the Magic of Journaling Morning Pages

June 18, 2019

I’m pretty sure we’ve ALL heard of morning pages by this point. Julia Cameron introduced the concept in her book The Artist’s Way, back in 1992. They’ve been a part of our collective cultural consciousness for almost three decades and I still  don’t understand them. If you're in the same boat, consider this blog your cheat sheet for morning pages.
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12 Essential Things to Track in your Gardening Journal

12 Essential Things to Track in your Gardening Journal

April 15, 2019

A gardening journal is a valuable tool in figuring out what works best in your own garden. It will be most insightful if kept over several consecutive seasons. Because figuring out what works best takes a lifetime to fine-tune, really. Even long-time gardeners experiment with new varieties, struggle with newly-introduced pests, or need to adapt to changing weather patterns. Tracking things like your garden layout, important dates, seed/plant performance, weed control, and expenses can help you max out your garden's bounty.

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Cognitive Journaling: A New Way to Boost Happiness

Cognitive Journaling: A New Way to Boost Happiness

March 26, 2019

Cognitive journaling is a pretty new concept, developed by Dr. Richard Ragnarson. It is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, which aims to give people the tools they need to become their own therapists. With those tools, they can learn how to recognize their own distorted thought patterns and how to move towards happier, healthier thoughts. Cognitive journaling can provide the same tools and benefits, and best of all, it can be done on your own (though it is more effective when done under the guidance of a licensed therapist).
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8 Tips on How to Start and Organize an Idea Journal

8 Tips on How to Start and Organize an Idea Journal

March 06, 2019

If you’re thinking that idea journals are for fully-formed, brilliant, world-changing ideas, stop right there. Idea journals are for all kinds of ideas, including those that need to be incubated for awhile. These journals can include all kinds of things, such as daily goals, achievements, observations, quotes, artwork, and ephemera. They're not so much about fully fledged ideas as they are about inspiration.

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How a Writing Journal Can Help with Self-Improvement

How a Writing Journal Can Help with Self-Improvement

February 22, 2019

As I’ve watched my journals fill up over the past yeat, I’ve had some revelations. I've been on a journey towards self-improvement without even realizing it. Self-improvement through journaling can be focussed and goal-oriented. For example, you could write down your goals and brainstorm ways to achieve them. But self-improvement can also happen serendipitously, as you work through issues and review your journal entries for patterns and revelations.

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Horrible at Journaling? 10 Tips to Help You Start and Keep a Journal

Horrible at Journaling? 10 Tips to Help You Start and Keep a Journal

February 07, 2019

There is no wrong way to journal. Well, actually, there IS one wrong way--being too negative. But other than that, your journal can be whatever you want it to be. Since there are no rules to follow, you can't be horrible at it. But, finding your personal journaling niche can take some trial and error. You may be feeling overwhelmed by all the options. Or, you may have chosen the wrong option and have gotten stuck because it doesn't work for you. If you're currently not journaling but you want to, here's a little push to get you back on track.

 

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Manifest your most powerful intentions ever - by using your journal

Manifest your most powerful intentions ever - by using your journal

January 23, 2019 1 Comment

Sparkly unicorns, you can absolutely set intentions through meditation alone. But, since I’m blogging for Sohospark -- and because I’m a writer at heart who loves using journals -- of course I’m going to focus on how to use your personal journals here. There are several benefits to getting your intentions down in a writing journal. Check out the blog post for tips and inspo.

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Manifest your Best Life: How to Create a Vision Board Journal

Manifest your Best Life: How to Create a Vision Board Journal

January 08, 2019

There are a bunch of reasons why I love using a personal journal for my vision boards:

  1. It’s easy to create space for different dreams and goals. And, when you work with with themes, you don’t need to feel overwhelmed about defining all your intentions at once.
  2. You’ll be more apt to be honest. 
  3. It’s easier to add images to a journal than to a wall board.
  4. You’ll have a handy archive of your past boards. 
  5. They're portable!
  6. Combining a writing journal with a vision board can open up a new dimension of understanding.
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How to Use a Journal to Infuse Your Life with Hygge

How to Use a Journal to Infuse Your Life with Hygge

December 12, 2018

Hygge is about making the ordinary special, by practicing mindfulness and by ritualizing everyday activities. It’s also about creating a feeling of coziness, by restricting the amount of empty space around a person or group of people. The end result is a feeling of contentedness.

When you think about it, journaling is all about hygge.

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Your Holiday Gift Guide: Journals and Journaling

Your Holiday Gift Guide: Journals and Journaling

November 27, 2018

It’s not difficult to choose journaling gifts. There’s no such thing as too much stationery. Someone who already journals would never turn down another notebook. And for those who don’t already journal, they might start if they had supplies that inspired them. Or, they if they’re the artsy-crafty type, they might love a notebook and supplies for art journaling. And if someone truly has no interest in any kind of journaling whatsoever -- well, everyone needs pens and paper. Amirite?
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How to Use Your Journal to Deal With Holiday Stress

How to Use Your Journal to Deal With Holiday Stress

November 20, 2018

Starting this year, I’ll be doing something else to recharge and destress: journaling. Both Bullet Journals and writing journals can help you manage the chaos of the holiday season - so that you can focus on the joy.

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