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5 Positively Transformative Reasons to Write a Journal

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5 Positively Transformative Reasons to Write a Journal“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

As this glorious December begins and we are all in introspective modes cause of the end of the year approaching rapidly…I’m thinking about Essence. I’m thinking about that Essence that is revealed when we have found or touched Depth. You know what I mean…I’m talking about that amazing calm, glowy, light, airy feeling we get when we see those who are already Spiritually evolved. That certain essence is present in each and every one of us. After-all, we Are Beings of Light first. This body is just a vessel for that being of light.

So, How can we reveal our True Essence? The answer is simple and oh so do-able! read on..

Journaling is the answer

Journaling isn’t just recording what happens, but is a process in which you transform into the highest and truest version of yourself.

5 Positively Transformative Reasons to Write a Journal

Write a journal

My Journal 🙂

“The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order.” ~ Eudora Welty

I have been Journaling for many years now. It has been a positively transformative journey for me. There are so many parts of myself I have discovered and rediscovered along the way. So much I have learned and so much I have rearranged in my head and heart because of this simple yet powerful habit.

Here are the 5 Positively Transformative reasons I keep Journaling: 

1} Inner Understanding: Journaling has a way of revealing your truest feelings. It brings out all those feelings you couldn’t with the outside world. It has helped me “feel” differently and deeply about some of the past events of my life, which I was having trouble letting go of. Its helped me to let go of the negative emotion attached to those events only to replace them with positive ones. I have actually been able to own up to so much within my journal…sometimes I astound even myself as I write it all.

2} Changed Perceptions: We are all living a life controlled by our mental conditioning and pre-defined societal perceptions. That in itself can make life very limiting. Journaling your thoughts helps put things in perspective. I have noticed that however scattered I may feel about something, or however muddled I may be in my thoughts…when I sit to write it all down, it becomes perfectly organised and thereby changes my perception of the whole event/person etc. A changed perception often leads to a changed YOU.

3} Personal Growth: Journaling everyday has the ability to push you UP in all ways possible. I remember when I began journaling I wasn’t very regular with it. But as time passed by I began craving to write it. The reason for that craving was, that this simple habit of journaling, was allowing me to evaluate myself and understand myself in a whole NEW positive light. Which is fantastic for a person like me who is constantly trying to be a better person.

4} Owning my Story: Have you ever thought how wonderful it would be, down the line, if you could leave your wisdom to someone you love? When I journal I feel powerful beyond measure, cause I’m writing my thoughts, my story in there. It might be for my own personal healing, but its incredibly empowering to know that this life long book of my life lessons might be of value to someone I love. I do plan to pass it along to my daughter in a future when I am not around.

5} Stress Management: Journaling can be a Great Stress buster too! Especially when I am stressed, the writing it all down in a journal, helps me to calm down. I pour it all out and then am left with a feeling of relief. After its all out on the paper, It doesn’t seem that big a deal.. amazing how this simple act works magic on our psyche right?!

The simple act of Journaling i.e. writing a few sentences and recording a few thoughts can bring about magnanimous positive transformation within our self leading to revealing of our truest Essence of being.

Journaling has changed my life for the better. Its made me more aware, more open, more understanding, more in tune with the Divine, more loving…more ME.

Start Journaling NOW!

Especially now, with the year ending, introspection and stress being at its all time high…is the best time to start your own Journal. It can be your own little escape from the pressures of the external world.
Start with 2-3 sentences a day. And always start with: Dear Me,………

Conversations with yourself never felt this rewarding. Try it and if you need any help with it, dont hesitate to discuss it with me. I’m always here for your help and healing.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you keep a journal? How has journaling your thoughts helped you? And, If you haven’t kept a journal, would you start writing one to reveal your true essence? Share your thoughts in the comments below and tell me what you’re thinking…  🙂

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~Zeenat~

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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

17 thoughts on “5 Positively Transformative Reasons to Write a Journal

  1. Great post!

    I love what you wrote! Lately I’ve been writing in a journal and i love it! I feel like my thoughts are much clearer and that it sets a narrowed focus on my path. It’s what i also like to recommend to people when they dont know what to do for passions. I have them get a sheet and write what makes them happy or interested.

  2. Hi Zeenat,

    I was in high school when I started writing a journal. Initially I started writing down my favourite quotes and that is how my habit developed. Then my thoughts got a direction and I discovered my favourite genre of writing – poetry and I found immense satisfaction in recording my emotions, which often merge into my words.

    I agree with you, writing a journal helps in understanding ourselves, it evolves our ideas and provides great solace. These smart phones have really intruded upon the delight of penning down our thoughts!

    • Hi Balroop,
      Thank you so much for sharing your story of journaling here. How amazing that you discovered your favorites through it.
      And really these smart phones can be a nuisance. But I try t =o positively inspire myself with the nifty happy apps I have on there 🙂
      Much Love~

  3. I, too, kept a journal for years, but quit doing so once I began writing fiction and my blog. Your post has made me rethink renewing the practice.
    Blessings, Zeenat!

  4. Dear Zeenat,

    You’ve touched exactly where I am right now! This is definitely the space I’m in : “I’m talking about that amazing calm, glowy, light, airy feeling we get when we see those who are already Spiritually evolved.”

    Yes, I have a journal and I write and/or process the most important things there. It’s important as you suggest from that perspective. I don’t spend TOO much time there though because my priority is to experience life directly.

  5. Hi Zeenat,

    Journaling is something I’ve done on and off – admittedly more off than on! Though I strive to do it more. . . But I agree with your statement that “sometimes I astound even myself as I write it all.” I’ve had the same experience. I suspect it’s a way to call out your wiser self. I don’t feel I’m alone when I’m journaling, because a much wiser version of me comes to visit! 🙂

  6. Journaling is a very interesting profession,but it is not everybody’s cup of tea. It is a very powerful option of expressing one’s feeling about the world.

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    Great thoughts here…

  8. Hi Zeenat!

    What a great post and a great idea – I love the concept of starting each entry in a journal with “Dear Me, … ”

    I have tried to start journaling few times throughout my life. One successful attempt ended up being more of a notebook or even a workbook 🙂 I write my ideas, quotes and things I find amusing or worth writing down, but I don’t do it regularly. I already heard the advice to start a journal in few self-improvement books and trainings, and I take your post a lovely reminder from the Universe to actually start doing it, rather than just think about it. I’ve been running into a few stressful situations lately, and it would be much better to pour those worries onto paper, instead of spreading these negative feelings around my family or friends.

    Thank you for inspiration and blessings,
    Natella

  9. I have kept a journal since the age I could color, then write. I am currently learning about art journaling – which has very much directly amplified the ease and flow of my creative expression (and desire to try new mediums and forms).

    I also keep an individual journal with my two children (who are now teens). They each have their own book, that I share with them, and it has become a wonderful connector tool. We use it to share seeds for discussion, dreams, gratitude and sometimes we challenge each other to sketch animals or landscape in it.

    I feel that daily journaling allows me to open further, to experience the fullness of life and love, with gratitude, while increasing my understanding of my own patterning, learning preferences and energy movement and expanding my ability to accept and celebrate external variables, exactly as they are.

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  11. I am finally catching up here. I love having my journal next to my bed, as I can write thoughts down before I go to sleep. Any worries go in and they are then out of the head and things I am grateful for too.