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Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
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A great form of personal expression.

What is journaling?

Journaling is the act of recording personal thoughts, feelings, and inspirations on paper or on a device like a computer. It is like keeping a diary; however, diaries concentrate on recording daily experiences whereas journals focus on ideas, inspiration, and personal growth.

A healthy activity!

 Journaling is a desirable activity. Here are some benefits:

  • It calls for contemplation.
  • It’s a creative outlet for ideas.
  • It’s a productive use of energy.
  • It encourages self-awareness.
  • It promotes personal growth.
  • It fosters honesty and openness.
  • It puts things into perspective.
  • It helps people problem solve.
  • It may reduce mental anxiety.
  • It may promote physical healing.

Are there different types?

Yes! There are many types of journals people can keep. Here are some common ones:

  • Health and wellness journals
  • Financial planning journals
  • Gratitude journals
  • Spiritual journals
  • Food and nutrition journals
  • Art and design journals
  • Creative writing journals
  • Travel and bucket list journals
  • Reading or study journals
  • Parenting journals
  • Inspirational quotes journals

What is an inspirational quotes journal?

Creating an inspirational quotes journal is the practice of writing down meaningful quotes, discovering the power or motivation behind them, and expressing how the quote influences you or applies to your life. The quotes that are selected must have personal meaning, stir emotions, teach something valuable, call for reflection, or entertain or inspire you!

Here is an excerpt from an inspirational quotes journal about believing in one’s abilities:

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt is frequently attributed with this passage, though there is no proof of it in his professional or personal writings or speeches.

Journal experience: This quote is meaningful to me. Sometimes I tell myself that I can’t do something. Perhaps I worry about failing. Without realizing it, my negative thinking sets roadblocks and makes goals infinitely harder. But, by believing I can do something, it instantly puts me on the path of success. This change of mindset can help me achieve my career goals to study abroad to become a pastry chef.

Here’s a second example involving advice to embrace individuality:

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Unknown

Journal experience: I love this quote. Often, I copy Hollywood celebrity styles. I try to mimic their fashions and follow the latest hair and makeup trends. But essentially, when I dress up like them, I don’t feel like myself. Though imitation is a sincere form of flattery, I lose myself trying to be like someone else. Truth is, I don’t care about impressing others. I feel most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt, wearing my hair down, and keeping my makeup light and natural. Maybe it’s time I start exploring my own style and celebrating my uniqueness! After all, I’m tired of copying styles and there is only one me!

What we can learn

Creating an inspirational quotes journal is a great way to get started in the journaling process. Reflecting upon quotes that mean something to you puts you on the path of self-discovery.

A fine creative outlet

These examples demonstrate that journaling is an excellent creative outlet in which thoughts can be expressed and examined. Not only does journaling encourage people to carve time out of their busy schedules to focus on their innermost feelings, but it also promotes personal growth and motivation that can garner success. Since these personal thoughts can become springboards of positive change, why not try journaling today?

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Kay
Kay
3 hours ago

This is such a thought provoking post. Will reread it a dozen times for help

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