The Power of Journaling

Journaling can be a therapeutic, relaxing experience allowing us to de-stress from the clutters of the mind. It can be difficult to find the time, but here are some tips on making it work in your schedule:

1. Before the house becomes fully alive, try waking up 20-30 minutes earlier in the morning.
2. Use the quiet time once everyone is out of the house. Or you might try going somewhere else where there is quiet space.
3. Find a neighborhood coffee or juice shop and stop there for 15 minutes during a morning stroll or on your way to work. This will help you take in the surroundings, and inspire you to write.
Spending time journaling can buy you more time through the day even though you spend time doing the writing.

Your head will be clearer from the chatter that goes on in your brain and you’ll be able to handle people more efficiently and effectively. Journaling every day is most beneficial, but even just as often as you can has its benefits; better some than none.
Other ways or techniques to journal include poetry, blogging, letter writing or morning pages when you just start writing. The idea is to allow what’s inside to be documented on paper for better understanding and perspective. Expressing ourselves is important and this is a powerful tool to ‘let it all out.’
Here’s another example of what can become a daily ritual or create your own version of this for healthy happy living:
Home cooked meal
Alone time
Quality sleep
Fresh air and sunshine
Meaningful connections
Quality sleep

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One comment

  1. Marcella,

    Journalists in the country of Mexico are killed more than in most other countries ,,, over 100 each year. Many students take journalism in high school in college preparatory classes. Both Loretta and I took these classes and got top grades . Journalism as a profession requires the work of gathering , writing , editing, and publishing or disseminating news as through newspapers and magazines, or radio or television.

    Unfortunately in the United States today, the schools are not doing a good job of teaching even basic reading and writing, for many high school graduates have to take additional classes in order to get accepted in a college or university, and many of them do not graduate.

    This may be the reason why so few persons write a Letter to the Editor, or provide comments after reading the many articles in the Vallarta Tribune. When I read something, I immediately have an opinion of what I have red, and if on the Internet, I follow up by clicking on the comment button which follows what I have just red , and is fresh in my mind.

    It is said that the best way to learn something is to teach it to another. This also applies to writing to another (or even yourself) especially to an Editor of a newspaper or a magazine. I walk a lot during the day, and besides carrying a small portable radio with me, I am thinking of what I have red or listened to on the radio the night before or have red this morning.

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