Journaling Your Way To Happiness

Written by Lisa van den Berg

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You can keep a record of anything new that you learned. -This helps to show you that you are, in fact, learning something new every day, which gives your self-confidence a boost.

It’s also good to look back over previous journals and see how you’ve developed as a person and to reminisce. This way you can see how allrepparttar hard work you put into improving your life, is paying off.

Journaling allows you to write down what you’re grateful for, which gives you a profound sense of humility and gratitude in amongst allrepparttar 101943 thoughts of ‘lack’.

Here’s how I getrepparttar 101944 most benefit out of journaling:

I got myself a ‘day per page’ journal and made a deal with myself that I would write in it every night, before going to sleep.

I write down everything that happened duringrepparttar 101945 day.

The good and bad (be careful to use positive language and always give a good side to a bad event). How you handled situations, things you learned, people you met, gifts you received (a hug from a friend or your daughter waving goodbye as you go to work)

Writing everything out helps clarify a situation, put things into perspective, clearsrepparttar 101946 negative and affirms repparttar 101947 positive.

Atrepparttar 101948 bottom ofrepparttar 101949 page I summarizerepparttar 101950 new things I’ve learned andrepparttar 101951 things that happened today that I’m grateful for.

I’ve found this to be a wonderful way to remind myself of allrepparttar 101952 good things that happen to me every day. In a world where we habitually tend to think negatively, a journal can be our own little ray of sunshine.

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Why You Don't Get Things Done - And How You Can!

Written by Martin Avis

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"Can you think of 28 different subject headings?" I asked him.

"Sure, that's easy ... different design styles,repparttar history of design, materials developments, what has sold and what hasn't ... gosh, there are at least ten famous designers that I can think of offrepparttar 101942 top of my head who should be included ... that's part ofrepparttar 101943 problem - it is way too complicated!"

"Here is what you do," I answered. "Spend an hour right now writing down every topic you might want to cover. Don't leave anything out. It doesn't matter if you reach hundreds. Then, when you've got them all down, group them together so that they come underrepparttar 101944 headings 'who', 'what', 'why', 'where' and 'when'. Your goal is to end up with not one huge, daunting project, but 28 tiny, easy ones. Then, when you have done that, get out your diary and put one mini project against each day forrepparttar 101945 next 28 days. Work it out - each mini project will need about 4 pages work from you. Can you manage 4 pages?"

"Sure, 4 pages is easy."

And that was what he did. I called him once a week forrepparttar 101946 next 4 weeks to check his progress, but he didn't really need much help. Justrepparttar 101947 knowledge that I was going to call on Saturday morning kept him on track.

His 100 page project ended up at 130 pages inrepparttar 101948 end. And not a single page of it was waffle. He handed it on time and received an 'A' for his efforts.

All that goes to show thatrepparttar 101949 solution is inside you allrepparttar 101950 time, but sometimes it just need a little help fighting pastrepparttar 101951 panic that pushes it back inside.

A big task isrepparttar 101952 ultimate in panic inducers. So don't do big tasks ... do lots of small ones. You will spend a lot less time fretting and a lot more time being constructive. And you'll have more time to relax.

The wise old bird, Seneca spokerepparttar 101953 truth when he said, "While we are postponing, life speeds by."

Martin Avis is a management and training consultant. To get your unfair advantage in Internet marketing, business and personal success, (and 6 free gifts), subscribe to his free weekly newsletter, BizE-zine. or visit his information-packed website at

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