Has journaling helped me to live the life of my dreams?
Yes. Before my sons were grown, I had my own home less than a block from beach on Puget Sound. I met and married my soul mate, joined an artists co-op ( a print studio), and began to show my art work publicly. Along the way, I finished college, wrote and illustrated a children's book, and got a "real" job, teaching children with special needs.
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the need in this fast-paced world for each of us to get away from the day to day chatter and distractions that dominate our surface mind and travel deep inside the long term trends and potentials of our lives.
Here are some ways journaling helps create mental health, according to Cherrye S. Vasquez, Ph.D.:
- Journaling will give you an outlet for pent-up emotions as youdeal with day-to-day life issues
- Journaling will allow you to dream as you give your ideas a name while moving toward success
- Journaling will allow you to gain insight with a clearer vision of issues you've gone through during daily blunders and mishaps
- Journaling will allow you to remain honest with yourself as you sort things out in privacy, while becoming renewed and changed
Do you journal? What are some ways you clear your mind and focus your thoughts?