Journaling: Why, When and How

Written by Rinatta Paries


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4. Start writing - don't worry about howrepparttar writing looks, whether it is legible or not, whether it makes sense, whether you are staying on topic, etc. Just let words, thoughts, feelings flow out of you.

5. Write until your time is up, if you had set a time limit, or until you feel like you are done.

6. Reflect on any conclusions, thoughts, observations, decisions that came out of your writing. Don't worry if nothing but a feeling of completeness comes out ofrepparttar 101969 writing.

7. Repeat as necessary. For best results, journal daily, or at least every few days.

The following are situations in which journaling can be extremely advantageous:

1. Inrepparttar 101970 morning Write to get clear about your intentions forrepparttar 101971 day, your feelings, your thoughts, and your wants.

2. When you feel frustrated or afraid If you are frustrated with being single or afraid you'll never attract your ideal relationship, write about your feelings. If you are in a relationship, write about your fears and desires.

3. When you want a breakthrough or an internal shift Writing is one ofrepparttar 101972 more potent tools to use when you want to put an end to a behavior or a thought pattern.

4. When you feel angry or unheard in any relationship Write when you have feelings that are too strong to express to another person. When you write about your feeling and thoughts first, you will be able to have a much more productive conversation later.

5. When you don't know what or why you feel Writing is a great way to find clarity about your feelings and to make sense of any situation.

6. When you feel "full" Write when you feel full and discontented for no apparent reason. By putting down your thoughts and emotions, you will create space and perspective inside.

Writing in a journal is a powerful tool for both surviving singlehood and it's frustrations as well as having a healthy, thriving relationship. When you begin using a journal as a tool for personal development, you will quickly notice a profound affect on your life. You'll become more focused, more aware, and definitely more clear -- all of which makes you incredibly attractive to others.

Happy Journaling!

Your Relationship Coach, Rinatta Paries www.WhatItTakes.com

(c) Rinatta Paries, 1998-2002. Do you know how to attract your ideal mate? Do you know how to build a fulfilling relationship, or how to reinvent yours to meet your needs? Relationship Coach Rinatta Paries can teach yourepparttar 101973 skills and techniques to attract and sustain long-term, healthy partnerships. Visit www.WhatItTakes.com where you'll find quizzes, classes, advice and a free weekly ezine. Become a "true love magnet(tm)!"

Having coined the phrase "relationship coach," Master Certified Coach Rinatta Paries works with singles to help them attract their ideal relationship, and helps couples create more love and fulfillment in their existing relationships. Visit her web site at www.WhatItTakes.com or e-mail her at coach@WhatItTakes.com.


Compassion, Part 1

Written by Rinatta Paries


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Self-compassion isrepparttar ability to be present to your shortcomings and vulnerability, your humanness, and still perceive yourself asrepparttar 101968 precious, lovable human being you are.

Practice compassion for yourself because...

You are human, fragile, vulnerable and you need it as a traveler in a scorching desert needs a regular drink of cool, clear water to survive.

Without it you will not haverepparttar 101969 strength to achieve your greatest aspirations, because you will need self-compassion to deal with failures alongrepparttar 101970 way.

You can be with and connect with others only torepparttar 101971 degree that you can be with and connect with your own humanity.

Practice compassion for yourself today. Start this very moment. Meet your deepest need, take time for yourself, feel deeply your emotions. This is what you were born for and you will blossom as a result.

Your Relationship Coach, Rinatta Paries www.WhatItTakes.com

(c) Rinatta Paries, 1998-2002. Do you know how to attract your ideal mate? Do you know how to build a fulfilling relationship, or how to reinvent yours to meet your needs? Relationship Coach Rinatta Paries can teach yourepparttar 101972 skills and techniques to attract and sustain long-term, healthy partnerships. Visit www.WhatItTakes.com where you'll find quizzes, classes, advice and a free weekly ezine. Become a "true love magnet(tm)!"

Having coined the phrase "relationship coach," Master Certified Coach Rinatta Paries works with singles to help them attract their ideal relationship, and helps couples create more love and fulfillment in their existing relationships. Visit her web site at www.WhatItTakes.com or e-mail her at coach@WhatItTakes.com.


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