How to Find Your Happily Through Journaling
In this blog article I am going to show you how to find your happily through journaling. Journaling is the third thing I recommend because through journaling you can create and brainstorm new ideas, and or use journaling as a way to promote physical, mental or emotional well-being. I personally enjoy journaling for all of the above. But, before I get into how journaling has helped me to find my happily, and how it may help you, I wanted to ask you to SUBSCRIBE to any of the list on my website. By signing up you are guaranteed to get the latest, and receive FREE access to dating and relationship tips, tools and strategies. Okay, so let’s get started!
According to Maud Purcell, LCSW, CEAP, “Journaling (or keeping letters or diaries) is an ancient tradition, one that dates back to at least 10th century Japan.” And,while journaling is something that people use for some of the reasons I mentioned above, it is not limited to those reasons.
For me, journaling has been a sort of therapeutic medium that I use to destress, process my thoughts or simply vent. When I first started journaling the only things I recorded were the events of my day. Which, usually consisted of all the terrible things that happened in school, why my mother was too strict, or how cute I thought a boy was (I started journaling when I was ten). Today, however, I still use journaling to record the events of my day. But, I also use journaling to document the progress of my goals, write down positive affirmations or simply record all the things that I am grateful for. As I stated above any of these reasons are great reasons to journal. However, if you’re considering journaling you can use a journal for any of the following: goal writing, food journal, fitness journal, success and money journal, creative writing journal, mental health journal, positive thinking/affirmation journal, and many more… These are just some of the reasons I journal. However, if you come up with other reasons for journaling that I didn’t list, please feel free to share in the comments section below.
What Types of People Journal?
All sorts of people journal for some of the reasons I mentioned above, and for reasons I did not mention. However, often the people who journal the most, and find value in journaling are successful people.
According to Forbes, “The One Thing Successful People Do Every Day,” is journal. For some it helps them to outline and define their goals. While others use journaling to express and vent their emotions. Some successful people who have made journaling a habit are Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra and President Obama just to name a few.
What Kind of Journal Should You Use
Once you have made the decision to begin journaling, the next thing you may want to know is what type of journal you should choose. The good thing is that there are many options to choose from. And, since not every person journals for the same reason, not every journal is the same. For instance if you want to use journaling as a medium to create and share new ideas, then you might use an online platform such as WordPress to convey your thoughts. On the other hand if you are looking to use your journal for goal setting or emotional release, then perhaps you might resort to a simple paper notebook. Some of the paper notebooks are preformatted, some are blank, and some are bulleted such as those used for to-do-lists.
How to Get Started!
So, now that I have told you a little about journaling, let me show you how to find your happily through journaling. Hopefully you are at the very least intrigued by the idea of journaling, and are ready to move forward. If this is the case, you should have already come up with at least one reason you want to journal, and have already purchased a journal or two.
Once you begin journaling you will want to do so everyday if possible. This is one of those activities whereby the more you do it the better the results. For instance if you decide to keep a happiness or gratitude journal, writing at least one reason you are happy or grateful for will produce feelings of gratitude or happiness. In addition if you decide to keep a progress or goals journal, again the more you record the better your progress.
As a relationship coach part of my job is to help people get clear about the type of relationships they want to have. However, for some of my clients they have a hard time believing that they can have the kind of relationship they truly desire. For some it’s because they have never experienced such a relationship. While for others, it is because of the long held beliefs they have about themselves in relation to relationships. In both instances I would advise journaling to help them find their happily. Why? Because through journaling they can release the limiting beliefs they have about themselves and others. Or they can create a dating or relationship journal to affirm and attract the relationship they truly desire.
The clients who stick with journaling see significant results, while those who journal once a week, once or month or not at all do not. This is mainly because journaling is a great way to document and record things in one place, whereby having useable data as to what is working and what is not. And to also help people feel good in the process. And, we all know that when we feel good we bring about more joy and we invite more happiness into our lives.
To conclude, I have been journaling for over twenty years. And, I recommend journaling to all my clients. I think journaling is a great way to keep a record of whatever it is you are working on in your life, be it relationships, work or personal development; a journal can be very useful.
In the video below, check out the types of journals I use and why. Perhaps you can use my ideas or you can create your own ideas on how to find your happily through journaling. For your convenience and to help you get started here is an online preformatted daily journal that you can use to get started. Good Luck!