your journal is to “write freely” and let your
inner thoughts express themselves, which is what I'll be discussing in
this personal development article.
Development Journal Introduction
you journal a lot, you know how wonderful it feels to tap into another
“source” within yourself...
source that gives you just the right answers.
you're like me, you look forward to just sitting down and journaling
out your thoughts for awhile. I've done this
“cathartic” work for years.
one of the newest ways I've learned to used a personal development
journal is through a positive thinking course I recently took which
posed questions to me to think about and answer.
program's questions caused me to ponder different aspects of my life
from new perspectives...
Perspectives from a more
objective viewpoint. And I've discovered that this is a very
important aspect to journaling, and that this aspect is left out many
the personal development training course I took did for me was actually
here I am, a “veteran” at journaling, yet I found
a much deeper sense of myself through the program's promptings...
people just journal out their thoughts, which is what I've done for
The difference is that when you're prompted
to journal about a certain subject, you're really asked to tap into
your true inner guidance...
And it makes you dig a
little deeper to find answers.
any time you can find something or someone to prompt you with questions
that are outside your comfort zone, you'll benefit greatly.
Development Journal Sample
a sample journal from one of the best days of journaling that I had in
the beginning of the online personal development training I experienced
asked me a question that was outside my usual sphere of thoughts:
I sat listening to the music and pondering what was posed to me, at
first I didn't know how to approach such an "elusive"
question. Yet, in just a few minutes as I let go of the
thoughts" of my mind, new and expanded thoughts came to me at
Ideas were "popping" left and
It was like a magical machine was turned on and I was "observing" it
work. I let go and let my mind play. No
expectations and I didn't hold it back.
mind was simply
manifesting new ideas in such a magnificent way that I could only
joy of a mind that was functioning at such a high capacity.
It was a very interesting experience....
came to me because I let go and let my mind "percolate" and expand on a
subject outside of my normal realm of thoughts.
Development Journal Summary
you're really wanting to gain the most benefit from using a personal
development journal, you'll want to also have questions “put
to you” that are outside of your normal sphere of thinking to
allow your mind to ponder your life from different aspects.
does it make a difference how you use a journal? Yes, you can
one at least three different ways:
development record of growth and improvement in your personal
that allows you to access your inner being without any guidance from
a more structured, “here is the subject, now what do you
think about it” way. Which moves you out of your
comfort zone and into a very creative place.
a combination of these three methods of journaling allows you to expand
your horizons and find deeper insights inside yourself that are just a
"new thought" away!
out this article, too:
Thinking Course: Is One Worthwhile?
positive thinking course is a great avenue to explore if you can find a
good one. I found one that was supposed to have been the premiere
product in the industry. But as I started, I wondered...
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