Journaling helps you to sort through yourself so that you can learn who you are on many levels.
It helps you to identify patterns of negativity – experiences or people that have caused blockages, fear and low self-esteem. It helps you identify sources in your life that cause pain and joy, sources that need to be improved or removed. It helps you identify toxic situations and people so that you may remove them for your own health and happiness.
Journaling helps you to make informed decisions about who you want to become for the greater good.
Journaling helps you to sort your feelings, habits, attitudes, actions – past and present, your strengths and weaknesses.
It helps you to determine what steps you need to take to achieve your goals. It allows the space to determine what is needed for you to achieve them.
Journaling creates a sense of self-awareness that allows you to apprecilove and draw upon all positive things about yourself or positive experiences.
Journaling documents your thoughts, hopes and dreams so that you can constantly remind yourself of the future and foundation you are aiming to build each day.
Journaling says YES I CAN, and I AM DOING GREAT.
Journaling is a form of releasing past hurt and negativity, unblocking your mind and body, as you are free to pour your pain onto the page thereby releasing such thoughts and words from your body. You can destroy the pages to bring a final release and cleanse yourself.
Journaling allows you to figure out and solve problems on your own, or it allows you to decide how you will solve conflict with others rationally.
Journaling inspires you to take action, at your own pace, when you are ready. IF things do not go as planned then you can use journaling to regroup, to reassess your ideas and goals and come again. It works with you and for you, because it is your opportunity to always express yourself and figure out where you are going, what you are doing right and wrong.
Journaling is personal, it is your safe space and time to express all the good and the bad. It is an action that is just for you that cannot be controlled or influenced by anyone else but you. So you can be as honest as you need to be no matter how hard it is.
Journaling inspires you to think positive and happy thoughts about yourself and your life, it is quite encouraging and self-loving to write short inspirational poems about yourself, write mantras or one-shot sentences that inspire you or show self-love and care. Stick pictures of yourself at happy times or with people you love, stick inspirational quotes and memes you find so that you can constantly surround yourself with positive image and word sound power.
Journaling is an expression of love because you are committed to healing yourself through your thoughts and these thoughts inspire positive action.
Here are a few journaling prompts to help you get started.
• Things I am grateful for
• People I am grateful for
• Experiences I am grateful for
• Things I am proud about
• Things I am not proud about
• My strengths
• My weaknesses
• Things I wish to change about myself
• Things I love about myself
• Things I love doing
• People I love spending time with
• Positive experiences and memories
• Intentions/Goals for the New Year: family, business, personal, spiritual
• People that inspire me
• Things that inspire me
• People that deflate my confidence
• Thoughts that deflate my confidence
• Good habits
• Bad habits
• Reasons why I am great
• As a parent I am
• As a friend I am
• As a lover/spouse I am
• I wish that I
• I want to
• I feel connected to JAH when
• I feel disconnected from JAH when
• I AM
• I AM NOT
• Adventures I want to have
• In order to achieve my goals I must
• I feel sad/insufficient/unneeded/unloved/incapable when…
• Ten things I love about me
• Ten things I want to change in my life
• My plan to……is
These are just a few ideas that I hope will inspire you to journal, to take action and control of your life and your state of Being. I am no expert on the subject but I do feel that it is necessary for us Dawtas, especially when we feel overwhelmed by life and relationships.
Journaling is a wonder self-improvement and empowering tool. It instills confidence and a sense of clarity which are very important to our daily functioning. People talk about making "new year resolutions" well journaling is a great way to prioritize, reorganize and plan for yourself and your future. It is a good way to "clean house" of all the negativity and make way for abundance and joy.
Get a nice notebook – cover it with pretty fabric or spend extra and get a fancy one. Also acquire a special pen and keep them in a safe place where they can always be on hand but protected from others. Make sure to journal on full and new moon and any special lunar and solar events.