Benefits of Journaling

Key Benefits of Keeping A Daily Journal

Those who do not journal regularly may not understand precisely how this habit could improve your life. But, the benefits of daily journaling have been proven time and again by researchers. And there is a mountain of anecdotal evidence from journalers that will support these claims. It is hard to imagine how writing every day can improve your health and well-being, but it can! Here are five key benefits of daily journaling for your life and growth.

1. Journaling Reduces Stress

When you have too much stress in your life, your mental, emotional, and physical health will suffer. Stress hormones lead to all sorts of ailments, diseases, and imbalances, and learning to deal with your stress can help lower these hormones and reduce the effects of stress on your life. Journaling allows you to record your thoughts and perspectives on life, which gives you an outlet to share these worries, freeing up mental space for other ideas and questions. Those who journal enjoy lower blood pressure, improved heart health, and other benefits associated with less stress in their lives. Writing allows you to find better solutions to your stressful experiences, too.

2. Journaling Helps You Achieve Your Goals

If you write in a journal every day, you can use this as a way to monitor your progress toward your goals. Journaling gives you a place to explore your dreams and ambitions, which can help you clarify what you want to achieve, and it is an excellent process for identifying solutions to problems and obstacles that are interfering with your goal attainment. Those who write out their goals every day are much more likely to reach them, as they have their goals at the forefront of their mind and are more likely to take actions to make them happen.

3. Journaling Improves Your Emotional Health

Journals are an excellent way to explore your emotions, to identify what you are feeling and why, and to work through past emotional trauma or upset. The more you write in your journal, the more likely you are to enjoy strong emotional awareness and health. Journaling can help you identify patterns of behavior in your life related to your emotional well-being, and expressive writing is the perfect way to explore the many emotional blocks that could be affecting your relationships or self-esteem.

4. Journaling Promotes Emotional Healing

In addition to helping you identify how you are feeling, journaling is an excellent activity for healing past emotional trauma. Expressive writing can be used to uncover emotional blockages, discover the hidden sources of pain or mistrust, and untangle your emotional responses that may seem unrelated but actually lie in deep-seated issues. Those who journal regularly report a better understanding of their emotions and their sources and are better able to identify solutions for working past old hurts or trauma.

5. Journaling Teaches You Self-Discipline

The act of sitting down every day for a specific time is a habit that teaches you discipline. The more things you do regularly, the more likely you are to develop more habits. Journaling is just like any other habit. The more you do it, the easier it is. And when you start to experience the positive benefits of journaling, you may want to adopt other habits that promote your emotional or physical well-being, as well.

Journaling has all sorts of other benefits, including helping improve your physical health, enhancing your memory, improving your immune system, and boosting your mood. Not convinced yet? Start a journal today and see for yourself the power of this simple habit.

….gift from the sea

The problem is… how to remain whole in the midst of the distractions of life; how to remain balanced, no matter what centrifugal forces tend to pull one off center; how to remain strong, no matter what shocks come.”

— Anne Morrow, The Gift from the Sea

George Bush

Wow wow. What a legacy……the train left out of Spring Texas you could see the flag … and so many people gathered to pay tribute. The interstate was backed up. People waving flags and watching the train go by in small town Magnolia Texas.

…… thousands present to say thank you for a life well lived and service to our country.

What is most important in the grand scheme of life?

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I’ve spent my last twenty years working with people and they all want help figuring out what is most important in their lives and how to live their life ” with purpose”.

If you get down to the basics, I have put the life values into 4 categories.

Most of us wish for these 4 things no matter what age we are or where we live.

Health- Where can we improve our health?  food, diet, supplements, exercise, doctor visits

Relationships- Who do we need to spend time with? Who do we not need to spend time with? Who enhances in our lives? Who understands and supports us? How can I enhance my relationships and do more with the people I care about the most?

Self Esteem and Values- How do I feel about myself? What is most important to me? Do I take care of myself?

Your Purpose/Values and Dreams…..What am I here for? What is my purpose?

If you need help with any of these, we have built a great Team of Coaches to help you on your journey!

http://www.coachingcafeclub.com/talk-to-a-coach

Butterfly

 

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Did you know??
The monarch butterfly has an uncanny sense of place—a genetic code carried within its being that is passed down through five generations. No matter where it is hatched it can find its way back 2,500 miles to the place of its origin, a place it has never seen before.

So do we, our soul’s sense of place is our own AUTHENTICITY.
But we don’t arrive to this Earth on a straight path.

We have to go through many lessons and transformations before we become a butterfly.

 

 

Adversity changes you from within ….

Adversity has the effect of drawing out strength and qualities of a man that would have lain dormant in its absence.”

By facing fears, worries, loss, heartache or pain in any form, we can transform ourselves from victim to victor. And once we’ve overcome one hurdle, we become better able to face the next.

Be ok with the life Challenges….

If you are currently in a state of challenge, of discomfort, of lack of success, of whatever it is you feel.

Know that everything will eventually be ok. Know that the unknown of the now and the future is just as true as the known.

The quicker we get comfortable with that, the quicker we will enjoy the present.

Growth …..

There all types of Growth ….

Physical …we grow up and take care of our bodies , we eat and work out

Emotional …we grow up and manage our emotions. , we learn to manage our feelings

Mental~~ Educational pursuits and we learn new things and study for our jobs and careers….

But there is one more ….

Spiritual growth ….

Are you growing spiritually. ??

You might be surprised to know that when a coach sits town to talk to a person and they tell us something is missing in their lives. 9 times out of 10 it is the spiritual component.

There is so much to learn ….

Resources are key to spiritual growth.

Read books and blogs that equip you for your calling.

Study the Bible.

Attend Conferences.

Practice Spiritual Disciplines.

Learn how things work .

Gain wisdom and discernment about life

For every problem you face and spiritual growth plateau you reach, there is a resource to equip you to get unstuck and move forward.

When was the last time you were changed by a book? When was the last time your mind shifted because of a conference?

When have you discussed spirituality ?

Life is much more than day to day survival ..

God has much more for you to discover .

Adopted… Loved

Sometimes in life we get adopted by people we never really knew before.

We feel familiar to them or we fill a place in their lives that helps them grow and develop.

The people who have adopted me … strangers, neighbors , friends , friend of friends. …. random people on a walk or at the store …. they all add something to your life .

There are angels out here adopting you every day.

Adopt =love ….chosen by free will.

Pure Love ❤️

Let them love you and learn from them.