The Warm Milk Journal

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Why journaling is so powerful


Journaling has many benefits. For those of us with insomnia and anxiety issues, it gets our minds off the fact that we are not sleeping or off of whatever thoughts are producing our worry or anxiety.

Three ways to use our journals:

1. Gratitude Journal: Keep an ongoing list of things we are thankful for. Studies show that gratitude is  very healthy for us. What we appreciate appreciates. Focus on the good in our life and chances are we will attract more good.

2. Dream journal: write down our dreams. Our brains are processing a lot when we are sleeping. Over time writing down details of our dreams may tap us into our innermost, intuitive world and help us to know ourselves better. Developing our intuition can be a powerful tool to live life fully and do what is best for us.

3.  Making Lists:  Write down goals, things we want to do, places to visit, people to reconnect with, things we love, etc. Writing down lists and goals help give us a positive forward moving direction in our lives: momentum!

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February 28, 2010 - Posted by | Benefits of Journal Writing | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I like this idea. I think I can get a lot done if I could discipline myself to making lists (point 3)

    1. Blogging topics
    2. Keywords
    3. Ads
    4. Other lists 🙂

    Comment by Dave Higgs | March 18, 2010 | Reply


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