The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Written by Doreene Clement

The Benefits of Keeping A Journal By Doreene Clement

Keeping a journal has many advantages and benefits. Whether you write a few lines or pages, through journaling, you can record and track a lot of information that can be easily retained for future reference. You can actually see what you were thinking because your thoughts and experiences are in a journal. When you commit to writing them down, you have put your thoughts and experiences into a solid form. Below are some examples ofrepparttar benefits of keeping a journal.

Reduces stress - Journaling has a proven benefit of reducing stress. Once you've journaled, you don't carry as much of what you have written about within you. It is onrepparttar 145005 paper or inrepparttar 145006 computer. By journaling, you give yourself a powerful form of self-expression, and through that expression you can gain clarity, release, and relief.

Setting goals and resolutions - You can actually see and better understand what you want, what is important to you, and how you feel, through journaling. Then you can create goals and resolutions to support what you are thinking and writing about.

Organizes - Journaling your goals and what you want to accomplish forrepparttar 145007 day,repparttar 145008 month,repparttar 145009 year, or a lifetime, is an excellent tool to help you get those things done. You can create a personal checklist of "things to do."

Helps focus - Writing in a journal creates more personal awareness, and therefore more focus onrepparttar 145010 issues that are important to you.

The routine and habit of journaling means making time for you - When you set aside time for yourself, you can feelrepparttar 145011 benefit and gain from doing something specifically for yourself. It can show up in other areas of your life as you carry that time you have spent on yourself within you, and everywhere you go.

Start your journal on any day ofrepparttar 145012 year - Journaling is something you can start today, stop tomorrow, and pick up again next year. You can start and stop as you want. You can skip a day. It is your journal.

Journal entries recordrepparttar 145013 day, tracking your life - When keeping a journal, you record your experiences, dreams, ideas, desires, thoughts and more, for reflecting on now, and inrepparttar 145014 future. You are telling your story to yourself.

Top Ten List of What to Do and What Not to Do in Relationships

Written by Kim Olver

Most of us who have been intimately involved with someone beyondrepparttar infatuation stage know that relationships are like a rollercoaster ride. When things are good, they are very, very good. When things are bad, they are very, very bad. As a relationship coach, I have developed Top 10 Lists---one for men and one for women on 10 things to do and not to do in relationships.



1.Just listen to your partner without offering advice. 2.Trust and respect her. 3.Treat her as an equal partner in your relationship. 4.Stay and support her when she gets emotional. She is looking for understanding, not solutions. 5.Continue your courtship even after she’s committed to you. Continue to create romance in your relationship. 6.Do little things on a regular basis. A woman doesn’t care if you call her at work to say, “I love you” or if you buy a new TV forrepparttar 144938 living room. The small things are worth just as much asrepparttar 144939 big ones. 7.Honor any agreements you have made with her. 8.Encourage her goals and direction. 9.Find out what your partner would like to do and then do it with her. 10.Say, “I’m sorry” when you’ve done something you regret or that was hurtful to your partner, whether intentionally or unintentionally.


1.Go to bed angry with your partner. 2.Try to offer advice or solutions when your partner just needs you to listen to her without comment. 3.Pretend to listen to her when you really aren’t. 4.When you need to sort things out in your head, just explain you need space, you aren’t angry with your partner and that you’ll be back. 5.Criticize your partner, especially her appearance. 6.Yell at your partner as if you were her father. 7.Take every word she says literally. Women, when upset, tend to speak in absolutes, such as “You NEVER listen to me;” when what she really means is that you aren’t listening to her at that time. 8.Allow jealousy to eroderepparttar 144940 trust, love and respect of your relationship. 9.Violate her privacy. 10.Forget special occasions.

Men and women have different communication styles, different needs and desires, and different relationship challenges. Learning these differences can assist us in strengtheningrepparttar 144941 relationships we have now and inrepparttar 144942 future. John Gray began this revolutionary discovery in his book, Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus. The Women’s List follows:

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