Monday, October 6, 2008

6 Facts About Journaling...Tag

TAGGED! This is my first time getting tagged. That means
I need to list 6 random things...personal or otherwise...facts.
Well,let's see...I think I will share 6 facts about Journaling.

1. You can let your ideas and feelings flow freely, and follow them wherever they lead you.
Because there is no editing, revising, or structure to journaling, it is easier to put your inner critic on hold and get to the heart of what you are thinking and feeling.

2. People write what they need to know.
You will gain surprising and valuable insights into yourself as you journal, and again when you revisit past writings.

3. Journaling over time gives you a broader and more accurate perspective on yourself and your journey.
It is easy to be unaware of how long you have been grappling with a particular issue or challenge. Rereading journals from previous months and years will afford you a time perspective and allow you to see recurring themes.

4.Journals can be burned.
If you are uncomfortable committing your innermost thoughts to paper, journal and burn them. Although you will not get the longitudinal benefits of rereading past writings, the journaling process itself is still extremely valuable, and the ritual of burning the pages can be very freeing and releasing. Many pages are painted over for just this reason.

5.You get to decide who you want to be, and you can change your mind at any time.
Until you can grant yourself this personal freedom in real life, use journaling to try on different ways of being and expressing yourself. Write as though you are already the fearless, limitless being you aspire to be. Remember, journaling is risk-free and private. No one but you is affected by what you write. Your journal will not resist change or pressure you to be who it thinks you ought to be!

6.Intentional journaling can be a gift to others.
While most journaling is private, another form of journaling is done for an intended audience. Keep a notebook or tape recorder handy and record the thoughts you want to share with your children or grandchildren -- stories of the funny and touching things they say and do while they are still fresh in your mind, important family stories you want to share, and even those of your personal thoughts and feelings that will be meaningful to them later in their lives.

Now you know six random facts about me/Journaling, but there are many more.

The rules for tagging are as follows:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Thank-you Christy -Average American Girl for picking me.

I’ve selected a few Soul Journalers to tag. Here are my tagees:

Adrienne: A Soul Journal

Linda: Blue Eyed Girl

Ruby Claire.X

Jacky: Art4Moi

Altered Art Freak

Carol T's: Taylor's Textile Trials


Ruby Claire. said...

Thanks for the Taggin'!! :D
Will hopefully remember to put it on my next post :D Thanks!! And omg i LOVE your Lexicon too!!! I have printed it out and it is going in my inspirational Journal!! (If that's okay?) :)
Thanks! xo

Christy said...

I enjoyed reading your list of 6. I would guess that my SoulJournal is more of an intentional journal than just a SoulJournal. It is me, and about me and from me, but it is intended to be viewed. So I try to keep it light yet real. I have tons and tons of journals that are not intended to be viewed and those are much more SoulJournals in that respect. Thanks for playing along on this SoulJourney your pages are always inspiring!

KathrynAntyr said...

What great insights on journaling. I think all journalers need to read this.

Linda said...

Thank you Connie! Loved your journalling facts.
Mine are on my blog.
Linda x

Patti said...

Love your thoughts on journalling - I totally agree! I'm finishing my first altered/visual journal after having kept written ones for decades. It has been fun...
take care,

Sandy..... said...

I'm working on my first art journal and totaly love the process, both emotional and artful, that it's taking. I just started in June and I've almost filled a moleskine already!

afiori said...

Nice blog!! I really like this post about journalling. Very well put: "People write what they need to know".

Maria-Thérèse /

Anne said...

This is beautiful! I love what you wrote about why you like to journal. So true! :-)