Journaling Can Be Therapeutic. Do You Journal?

Do you journal

Journaling Can Be Therapeutic.  Do You Journal?

I’ve always loved journaling as a way to clear my mind.  Whether I’m traveling or at home, the first thing I do when I wake up is pull out my notebook and record positive things that have happened to me as well as uplifting thoughts -Gloria Reuben

I love journaling.  I have been writing down my thoughts and ideas for years.  There have also been times when I didn’t and felt that I should have.

Have you ever had a great idea or thought and when you tried to think about it again, you couldn’t.   When I think back on it, I  wish I had taken the time to write them down.  I wish I had taken the time to entertain the ideas through writings on paper.

But anyways, I try to keep a little notebook with me at all times.  So, when those thoughts come, I can just write them down.  I have a few notebooks that I utilized now.

Journaling can be very therapeutic when you fill the blank pages with your thoughts and feelings.

Emotions can be trapped inside causing negative energy to flow in you. The releasing of those emotions can be just what you need to feel free.  Sometimes, emotions can be written down instead of spoken.  The pen can write what you can not say.

Journaling is a great way to practice gratitude.  Writing down grateful moments or things help put your mind in a positive state.

One of my favorite ways to practice gratitude is through journaling

When it comes to practicing gratitude, I like to create a vibe.  I get comfy on the chaise in my bedroom with some Mozart playing in the background

Let the rays of natural light come through the window

Lavender oil in the diffuser

A nice cup of tea

I find myself getting lost in gratitude by journaling grateful moments to the rays of natural light coming in.

It is such a freeing and therapeutic moment. It’s like a personal date with your thoughts.  You know the date is going to end great because you are in total control. You get to be intentional and fill your mind up with grateful moments and things in your life.  

Do you journal?

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49 thoughts on “Journaling Can Be Therapeutic. Do You Journal?

  1. I try to as much as I can. I have my personal one, blogging one, one for the kids and memories.. but I am bad about doing it often.

  2. I used to have a journal. πŸ™‚ I have often wondered if I should make another one online that is secret and just for me hehe. I can’t have a paper one because I’ll just misplace it haha.


    1. Awww…I don’t think that there is a wrong way to journal. Everybody may have a different way they go about doing it. If you start again, do it how you want to πŸ™‚

  3. I have kept a journal for over 32 years! The same book has my first crushes, my heart breaks, and my triumphs! A great way to record and release many emotions!

  4. I have kept a journal for over 32 years! In this same book are my first crushes, my heart breaks, and my triumphs! A great way to record and release many emotions!

  5. I’ve had a journal since I was 12 or so. My journal is my best friend, the keeper of my hopes, dreams, and secrets. I’m not that much of a talker, (my husband would probably disagree on this) and I have always done better with communicating through prose. I don’t think I could exist without my journal. I would have way too much thoughts weighing me down.

    1. Okay, you have just described me. I am the same way. I definitely communicate better on paper. I can write an essay of my feelings and thoughts real quick lol.

  6. This is something that I’ve always felt that I should do but have never really gotten into. I used to have a diary but the only time I really found myself using it was when I was very, very upset. Writing it out used to help back then. But that was years ago.

    1. I agree that journaling is very helpful in releasing hurtful or angry thoughts. Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by πŸ™‚

  7. I’ve always had great intentions with journals, but I constantly fail in my efforts. I have five or six journals with maybe four or five entries in each. I get them as gifts often, and then I feel bad for not using them.

    1. Don’t feel bad. I still see progress because you have put entries in each and when you want to, you can always pick back up and add more πŸ™‚

  8. I do! I love to write, and keep a journal, then realized one day that I have a few years worth of journals. It’s amazing (and occasionally amusing) to read back on your own history and perspective. But it’s therapeutic as well. So is blogging, which is why I think I enjoy it so much. πŸ™‚

    1. I have often look back and laugh at some of things from my history. I agree it is amazing to look at my mind frame or mindset from past to now. Yes, I agree that blogging can be seen the same way πŸ™‚

  9. I used to journal in a diary, but now i share on my blog. Would that be journalling? But I would pour out my heart more if it’s my own diary (for my eyes only).

  10. I love journals – they are one of my favorite gifts to give and receive – but like many, I often forget to actually write in them! I think that is why I got into blogging – it’s like a virtual journal. Sometimes it reads like that, too!

  11. I definitely journal. I find such relief writing things down. Now that I have kids, it is my moment alone where I get pour out my heart and put myself back together.

  12. I have stacks of journals from over the years! My biggest problem is over-journaling on different topics and not knowing where to find them! ( Which journal did I write that in?) I think I’ll start to do what you do… Divide them into specific topics for journaling for different notebooks!

  13. I first started to journal after reading the Artists Way. Cameron recommended doing stream of conscience writing. I was amazed how much I could write in the 5 minute exercise. I keep a small notebook in my pocket book where I write about what I’m grateful for. I have also shared a gratitude journal with my daughter where we share what we are grateful for and pass the journal back and forth.

    1. I love your idea of sharing a gratitude journal with your daughter! Creating beautiful moments together while showing gratitude. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your experience with your daughter πŸ™‚

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