Communication is key for your friendship

Communication is key for friendships to remain solid so they may never break over time and distance. Whether you have known them all of your life or for just a little while. There are many ways to communicate though, phone calls, text messages, social media and more. But one fun way to communicate is through a friendship journal. Journaling can be done one of two ways. If you and your friend live close, you can both share a journal, taking turns writing in it. If you’re a distance apart, consider journaling about your friendship and then send the journal to your friend. This heartfelt gesture is sure to bring a smile to your friend’s face. There are so many things you can journal about: Cherished…

12 Bullet Journaling Hacks

Bullet journaling has become an extremely popular way to organize your tasks and record your memories. A bullet journal is a combination of a planner, a to-do list, and a diary, so it can hold virtually everything that you need to write down. If you’re just starting out, you may be overwhelmed by all the different possibilities. There are an unlimited number of sections you can include in your journal, and you can design them in any way you want. While this gives you lots of room for creativity, it also can make it difficult for you to decide where to start. With this type of journal, it is important that you have a good plan beforehand and I want to share some hacks with…

How to Start Journaling When You Keep Putting it Off

If you are wondering how to start journaling when you’ve been putting it off, then you’re in the right place! I’m going to share some simple ways to motivate you to start journaling and do it regularly so you can tap into the benefits of writing. Start Each Entry with a Prompt A lot of times the reason people don’t write in their journal more often is because they aren’t sure what to write about. This might be in the beginning where you lack proper inspiration, or you have been journaling for a while. When you’re feeling stuck, journaling prompts are a great way to start! They provide questions or statements that you answer in your journal entries, with topics like childhood memories, future goals,…

Time for Self-Reflection
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Taking time for self-reflection when you’ve invested time and energy into your journaling practice is important. Over the years, I discovered that guilt over events and situations is what’s had been holding me back from the things I wanted to do. Of course the challenge is to find the guilt but it can be challenge when you’re not sure what you feel guilty about. The shadow likes to just stay there, it doesn’t want to be illuminated with light but to be the best version of yourself, learning what is holding you back and what is your cause for guilt is something you ow e to yourself. Taking Time for Self-Reflection Start by giving yourself some time to think. We live in a loud and…

Increase your productivity and take control of time

You can increase your productivity and take control of time! Some many moons ago, I would allow time to be in control. I would start my day with good intentions of all the things I am going to get done, only to crawl into bed wondering where the hell the day went. And there are some key elements required when you want to manage your time and increase your productivity so that you are getting things done but also have more time with family and friends and that elusive hobby of yours. Which will result in less stress and we all can benefit from that! So what exactly can you do to maximize your time? Get clear on what you want to do and need…

How to Use a Journal for your health
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In the workshops I teach we often talk about keeping a journal for your health. The most common one is the food diary and can help you get clear on what you want to achieve and help you track your progress. Keeping a journal is a great form of self-care, and it’s a wonderful way to really learn to control your thoughts and the way you respond to your own life. Write Down Everything You Eat A food diary is how you know what you are eating, how much, and when. This is how you know where your problems are, how you can change your diet, and what’s keeping you from your goal weight. This part of your journal should be a type of bullet-list….

What is a Reading Journal?

Are you a fan of both reading and journaling? If so, starting a reading journal is perfect for you! This allows you to write in a journal and incorporate the books you are reading or want to read at the same time. One of my biggest challenges is remembering what books I’ve already read – not so much on the non-fiction books but found that keeping a reading journal has advantages that I am going to share below. But I don’t know how many times I downloaded a book just to realize I already read that. Use Your Bullet Journal Reading journals can definitely be done in any regular journal, but they are especially useful for a bullet journal. This way, you have a handy…

4 misconceptions people have about journaling

What a journal practice “should” look can lead to some of the biggest misconceptions people have about journaling. I’ve seen in it in the personal development space quite a bit and I want to write about them because some of these things I encountered myself which led me to struggle with my journaling practice. I am going to share some of the misconceptions people have or that I encountered myself. Journal every day There are a ton of people who shout from the rooftops that it needs to happen every single day. And I am here to tell you, no it doesn’t. I don’t journal everyday, unless you count my three things I am grateful for. But when it comes to dealing with problems or…

Declutter your mind through mediation
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You can declutter your mind through mediation. Let’s be honest, stress and anxiety are just part of the challenges we face every single day. Meditation isn’t a new form of mindfulness practice, since people have used it for thoughts of years even before you had the need to unplug from the world. While meditation is often thought of as a spiritual practice, it’s also very much a practical practice. Regular meditation aids in self-development and personal growth. It involves focus and self-discipline and has the ability to reduce stress, promotes healing, improves sleep, encourages mindfulness, reduces pain and eliminates anxiety. With inner peace and more self-awareness, you become calmer, grounded and more level headed. You become more conscious and present in life. You become more…

5 Things to Know About Mindful Journaling
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Mindful journaling is a the way you clear your mind, it’s how you learn to focus on yourself, and it’s how you learn who you are. Whether you use a written journal or a bullet journal being mindful is great for not only your emotional and mental health, but your physical health as well. Being mindful means being present in your own life. It’s taking deliberate time to focus on how you feel, what’s around you, and what is happening. It’s done on purpose because it helps you learn how to appreciate the little things in life. It helps you learn how to better react to situations, and it helps you clear your mind of so much stress and discontent. Here’s what you need to…