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  • Journaling....

    15 posts, 9 voices, 426 views, started May 2, 2009

    Posted on Saturday, May 2, 2009 by Vikki Hall

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      Fellow Fabber Jlwatt has a post on here called focus on success
      http://fabulously40.com/post/id/focus-on-success-4225

      She asked that we post 3 success. Which got me to thinking. I write daily in my food journal and in my gratitude journal.
      Who else journals? Is it specific or random journaling? Do you ever go back to read? What do you use to journal in?
      Do you believe journaling is a positive thing?


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          Vikki Hall wrote May 2, 2009
        • I do find that writing in my grat journal helps me to focus on the positives of the day. Maybe I should switch it to grat/success journal....



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          Wittymom wrote May 2, 2009
        • Someone gifted me a journal as a baby shower gift. I write notes to my daughter in it. I started right before she was born, and continue to do so.  I don’t do it regularlry, sometimes months go by...and yes, I do go back and read it just to see how the journal has progressed. I DO go back and read previous entries...it’s interesting to see how I felt when she first arrived, how I perceived some of our life changes and our major milestones. I can’t wait till I give it to her!



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          Vikki Hall wrote May 2, 2009
        • At what point do you think you will give it to her? I have written letters to my girls but not in journal form. They get those when I’m gone....



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          Wittymom wrote May 2, 2009
        • Vikki I change my mind about that all the time. I think maybe when she gets married? Then I think maybe when she has her first child, sort of a transition, along with a journal of her own to start for her baby.  When I am gone? I don’t know...I want to be able to answer some of the questions she may have about some of the things I wrote.



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          Fraz764 wrote May 2, 2009
        • I have three journals. One that is more like a diary,that like witty I am going to give to my daughters. I am on volume 12 of that, I have been keeping it since I was 20, I write in it a couple of times a week. Then I have one or focused writing, I choose a topic, issue,delimma, goal etc. and do a half hour focused writing, my third one is sort f a prayer journal, I talk to God about my life. I’m not sure if I will pass that one on to my daughters or not.



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          Vikki Hall wrote May 2, 2009
        • Wow! Those are good Fraz...



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          Wittymom wrote May 2, 2009
        • Wow Fraz. When do you find time to write? That is my struggle. Volume 12! I am impressed.



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          007pouty wrote May 2, 2009
        • No, I don’t to scared of what might come out right now.  Perhaps eventually everything will just pour out.



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          Hbrose wrote May 2, 2009
        • I’ve often thought about journaling, in fact bought a few over the years thinking I’m going to, but don’t. I should. Funny, my daughter, now 22, has been journaling since she was in 6th grade and still does.  

          My husband and I started a shared journal when we got married, and a few anniversaries later we’d enter a few thoughts. But that lasted like I say, only a few anniversaries later. Just so bad at that I guess.

          Maybe I’ll pick it up again now that I’ll have more time on my hands due to my job situation.



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          Jlwatt wrote May 2, 2009
        • Hi, Vikki!

          I actually started a journal a few years ago. It was mainly a place to vent or to get my thoughts in order. I kept in my purse and used the time waiting in line to pick up the kids to write.

          I just started another journal this week. Each day I write 10 things I am grateful for, 10 things I am happy about, 10 things I have done well and then my affirmations.

          I also got my kids (ages 7 and 11) started on this, too. I want them to see that there is a lot of good in their lives  because some days I just get tired of hearing them complain! happy

          Jenny



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          Vikki Hall wrote May 2, 2009
        • Jenny that is a great idea!!! And thx again for the inspiration my friendhappy



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          Tuliplady wrote May 2, 2009
        • I’ve been journaling off and on since the eighth grade.  Our English teacher got me started.  Somehow over the years, in one of my fits of cleaning, I threw away several of them.  Wish I still had the one from when I was eighteen!

          Anyway, mine is mostly a place to store thoughts so I can get to sleep at night.  sometimes I’ll go a month without writing in it, sometimes I’ll write every night.

          When I was going thru my divorce I wrote volumes!  No, I didn’t go back and read it, just wrote and tossed.

          I like the idea of adding gratitude and success entries each day.

          Wish I could make it an every day habit, but I am so bad about sticking to an every day routine.



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          Fraz764 wrote May 2, 2009
        • I’ve been doing it for 24 years now. I usually write in the evening or very early in the am-5:00, I have gotten so used to writing in one or the other, that if I don’t do it I feel awkward.



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