The uncomfortable truth about looking at your shadow
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I want to share with you some uncomfortable truth about looking at your shadow because when you start journaling with intention and purpose there are times you’d rather just wear some rose-colored glasses. I don’t know about you but admitting flaws, mistakes or behaviors that we aren’t proud of isn’t an easy thing to do and for the most part we avoid it to the best of our ability. One of the hardest challenges I found is to be honest with yourself because that means taken a real good look at your part at any given situation or event. The confrontation where you overreacted and afterward berated yourself for your own behavior. I may have mentioned this before, but I have food triggers due to…

Finding my path to health

Finding my path to health hasn’t been an easy journey. For someone who weight under 100 lbs. until into my late 20’s, when I gained 40 lbs. in 3 years, I just wanted to hide. And I tried just about everything from gluten-free to paleo to help me lose weight. I knew that there isn’t a magic pull but I sure as heck thought changing the way I ate would help a little. And it did for a little while until I that lovely plateau. I started running regularly to start being more active – at that time being seated either at my desk or in my car was probably the most activity I had gotten. So I went back to the drawing board. I…

Use Your Journal for Cleaning and Organizing
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Getting organized is always easier said than done, just looking at what feels like chaos can be overwhelming but keeping a Journal for Cleaning and Organizing can help you take off some of the pressure you are feeling. One way that more people are looking at more than any other is to keep a simple journal that will allow you to keep track of your cleaning and organizing. There are a couple of different ways you can use a journal to get your housework and cleaningunder control. Make an Index First Making an index in your journal might seem like a silly thing to do, considering that you are the only person who is going to be looking at this thing, but this is all…

5 Coloring Books for Adults

I wanted to share 5 Coloring Books for Adults with you since it’s become so popular over the last several years. Teens and adults enjoy using their creativity to choose the colors and bring the scenes to life. Users enjoy using different types of art supplies, like colored pencils or markers. Coloring helps to relieve stress and anxiety by drawing the mind’s focus away from repetitive, intrusive thoughts. For dedicated hobbyists, the benefits of coloring are similar to those of meditation. Secret Garden by Johanna Basford This is one of the first adult coloring books to become part of the phenomenon. Basford’s botanical designs are intricate and provide hours of coloring enjoyment. The book has been printed on thicker stock so that it can be…

Experimenting with Your Journal

One thing you might not have thought of is experimenting with your journal. Journaling is so much more than just putting your thoughts and feelings down on paper. That is definitely a big part of it, but there is almost an endless amount of benefits for your physical, emotional, and mental health. Try Different Things Experimenting with your journal can be accomplished in a few different ways, depending on what you are trying to get out of it. If you’ve been writing about your thoughts or using it for affirmations, you could switch it up if you are trying to find a new way to find your path to being healthy in terms of exercise and nutrition. You can then make a meal plan and…

A collection of list journal ideas
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I wanted to share some list journal ideas because if you’re anything like one of my friends, there is a list for everything! And as the name implies, this journal will contain list after list after list. If you like to keep track of things in a chronological way this can be super fun. I have used a list journal for creating a timeline review of my life and a to-do list journal where I tracked all the things I did and want to do. And I am not necessarily talking chores here, more like goals and the steps that help me get there. Creating a list journal comes with endless possibilities and if you want some help getting started, I created this collection for…

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…