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Journal: Your Personal Companion

Journaling

Journal: Your Personal Companion

This is unlike an accountant’s, academic or scholarly journal. A journal is a written, personal account, expression, creation, illustration, log, record, monitor, chart, chronicle, doodle, presentation, documentation, organization or diary of what’s going on in you. How Your Journal Should Look Keeping a chic journal surely inspires and motivates to start and pursue a journaling habit. You may use a textured leather-bound classic journal or a spiral-bound floral-inspired and colorful one. You have plenty to choose from. I have used simple, lined notebooks over the years, back when journals were not in vogue. I do have the fancy ones but there’s...

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5 Popular Journaling Techniques for Beginners

Journaling

5 Popular Journaling Techniques for Beginners

Journaling is a free world to explore. There is no right or wrong way to do. However, there are others who have come a long way to show how they do it. Following are 5 techniques, models or styles to choose from: 1 – Freestyle Journal Writing Freestyle journal writing is a no holds barred kind of writing. It is done your way –  unrestricted, non-restrictive, not time bound, unadulterated, uncensored, unstructured, non-directed, and uncontrolled. It may be random, though not always and not as a general rule. You write without strict consideration (or serious thought) of the following: what to write (topic or theme)...

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Daily Gratitude Practice: 9 Easy Ways to Nurture Thankfulness

Self-help

Daily Gratitude Practice: 9 Easy Ways to Nurture Thankfulness

We are all familiar with more ways than one on how to practice gratitude; however, we either forget to do so, find it uncomfortable, icky or cheesy, or simply take it for granted. If that sounds like you, why not start small and let the habit grow into you. The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer You never know what wonders it would do, to you and others. How Can You Practice Gratitude in Your Daily Life? Consider these practical ways to express and show thankfulness where it is due, and reap...

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7 Healthy Journaling Practices to Protect Your Privacy

Journaling

7 Healthy Journaling Practices to Protect Your Privacy

Only you have the right to your journal. You decide who sees its content and who don’t. You’re the keeper of your journal but your journal is not always safe from prying eyes that could cause untoward circumstances. Here are seven practices to keep your journal safe and private: Journal privately. Find a place where you can write without being disturbed and bothering about people passing and peeking. Close your journal pages when not in use. Don’t leave your journal open, even in a private place like your bedroom or office. You don’t want any of your family members – no matter...

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8 Positive Mindsets to Boost Your Creativity

Creativity

8 Positive Mindsets to Boost Your Creativity

Do you often wonder why you were not born with a paintbrush in your hand? Do you envy those who can create art after art after art? Do you imagine yourself launching your solo art exhibit or taking part in an art show alongside acclaimed artists? Do you wish you were creative yourself? Paintbrush. Art. Shows. They are tools of artistry that paint limiting images of creativity. Defining Creativity What really is creativity? How is it to be creative? Can you be one? According to Robert E. Franken, author of Human Motivation (1994), creativity is “the tendency to generate or...

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