Writing your Thoughts and Feelings Down
Keep a Journal Everyday
Write Every day
There are many reasons to write your thoughts and feelings everyday. Keeping a written record of your thoughts and feelings does take some time out of your day, but the benefits of writing are enormous. You can evaluate events, give thanks and write your deepest feelings in a journal. Many things that you thought were so important, when writing them down will give you a new perspective.
Give Thanks in Your Writing
There is always something to be grateful for in this life, no matter how difficult things may seem. When you write down your feelings of gratitude for your life, it is a reinforcement of how good your life is. Life is about simple things like feeling good, a day of sunshine, a newspaper to read, being able to pay your bills and having fun with laughter. Be grateful that you have food on your table. Be grateful for all the people in your life--even the difficult ones. If you start your day with good feelings of gratitude you have a better chance of feeling happy and productive all day.
Intentions for the Day
I always write a list of things to do, but mostly look at the list as my intentions. The list frees my mind for the day. In your list for the day write everything down you plan to do. Write down simple things like doing laundry, washing your hair, taking the dog for a walk, grocery shopping, writing a hub. At the end of the day you can check to see what you have accomplished. Add some things on your list that will show kindness and help to a friend or family member. You may have on your list--make a phone call to an old friend, run an errand for someone or just listen to someone who needs to vent.
writing helps you appreciate your life
Write Down Your Problems
Writing your problems may seem counter-productive but you get them off your chest. Sometimes when you see them in writing they don't seem as bad. Make a list of these issues and problems and check on them every few days. You may find they no longer bother you and you have a new set to add to your journal. Deliberate on each problem and decide whether or not it is worth worrying about. In other words you will pick your worries and may find they can almost disappear--at least for a while.
Write down all your accomplishments no matter how small or how few. Every time you accomplish something you can pat yourself on the back and have it in writing. You may be amazed at all you have accomplished.
Write your Silly Thoughts
Just write about things that are happening currently in your life and your feelings about them. Put down any silly thoughts that you have and you may get a good chuckle at a later date. This is your journal so you can write anything you want.
Your Dreams and Wishes
Remember to write your thoughts and feelings everyday. Think up things you would like to do, see and have. Feel free to wish for things that you might think impossible. Writing these wishes and dreams will store up in your subconscious and they may come true. Do this step everyday. Amazing things can happen when you focus and write.
A Special Note
This hub is an excerpt from my book "For Kids 59.99 & Over" which is no longer in print. I will be writing from the book in future hubs.