Wednesday words to live by


Be gentle with yourself and other people’s feelings.

How often do you write in your journal?

Dear Fellow Journalers,

This dilemma plagues New journal writers and often some of us too. Does it matter how often you write? Whether you write often depends on your purpose for writing. Is it to keep track of your garden or you journey through a different state? Are you experimenting with mindfulness? Are you trying new recipes? Are you tracking your goals or health symptoms?

If journal writing is pleasurable, then writing is its own reward. If it has become a chore then you are more likely to “forget” to write. Here are a few ways to keep writing consistently:

  • Make your journal writing more upbeat. Remind yourself about the good things in your life.
  • If an unpleasant issue comes up, remind yourself that ranting, venting, and reflection is a process just for you.
  • Write at the same time every day, if possible.
  • Think about what’s stopping you from writing and write about that.
  • Write a one-word journal entry that captures your day. Once you’ve determined that word, writing about it takes no time at all.

Remember, it only matters that you write consistently so 1) you don’t stop keeping a journal and 2) when you ‘re-read your journal there are enough entries to retrain the continuity of your life.


Wednesday words to live by


God doesn’t give you the people you want. He gives you the people you NEED. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, to make you into the person you were meant to be.

Angry at the world

Dear Fellow Journalers,

There’s a line from the movie Network, which says ” I’m as mad as hell and I can’t take it anymore”. What do you do if you’re frustrated or downright angry and you can’t seem to write about it? Or, how do you write about “it” when you’re “spitting nails” and have trouble even verbalizing ?

We all have issues in our lives. I wrote an e-mail to a good friend recently telling her about all the things going bad in my life and she wrote back “Sallie, it’s called life.” Yeah, well! Little things become big things and before you know it you’ve reached the end of your rope. Writing about your life in the state you’re in can be extremely difficult and you may wonder if after you’ve written it, should you keep it? There’s an old custom which entails writing about your grievances and then burning the page. I don’t think we have to resort to that extreme measure! However, the problem remains. Can we write about our problems and if we can will there be a proper outcome?

When you’re angry you’ve also convinced yourself you are right and the other person is wrong. Later on afterwards you may start to doubt your feelings. Could I have been wrong?  In the land of the “dark side” we often say things we regret later and then the situation gets worse. It’s always better, if possible, to write your feelings instead of verbalizing them. Then what to do?


Write briefly:

  • The opposite of this anger is —–
  • This is how my body feels now —-
  • I’m afraid of —
  • I’m sad that —
  • What I need to do now —

Much later, when you’re calm, and can journal more objectively about the experience write the answer to:

  • What occurred when I became angry?
  • How did I handle the situation and what would I do differently?
  • Did anger serve me well in this instance?
  • Do I feel better about my situation?


Wednesday words to live by


Nobody said life would be easy. They just promised it would be worth it.

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