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Writing your Thoughts and Feelings Down

Updated on August 10, 2013

Keep a Journal Everyday

Write your thoughts, wishes and feelings.
Write your thoughts, wishes and feelings.

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.

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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.


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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

      Great tips. But for many people the time and laziness do not permit to keep a daily journal :)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Nice to see you on this hub. Thanks for the visit, kind words and votes and sharing and just everything.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      stephanie: Thanks for stopping by and reading.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Carol, keeping a daily journal has so many benefits. Thanks. Voted up, useful and interesting and definitely shared.

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      stephanieb27 4 years ago from United States

      I need to start journaling! Great hubs and helpful comments!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      And thank you for the visit and kind words. It always means a lot to get good feed back for writing. It validates that what we write has value with others.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      A daily journal serves a lot of purposes not the least of which is to offer catharsis when something troubling is happening. These tips you have given are ones that deserve consideration. Thank you for sharing with us.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

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      HendrikDB 5 years ago

      Very fresh outlook! Worth following the tips!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      sweetiePie: Thanks for stopping by.

      teaches12345: Thanks for complements. I kind of off and on journal, but it is a great stress reducer. Sometimes when you write your problems down they don't seem so bad.

      Ttombso8: Right on with keeping track of our lives. We will never forget if it is written. Thanks.

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hiya, Carol. I agree, keeping a daily journal is almost a must. It helps me keep track of writing ideas that I would probably forget. It's also a great place to keep track of little things that happen in daily life. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Once in awhile I will go back and read my journals for inspiration. It's amazing at how much you can do to reduce stress when you write out your thoughts. Good advice here and well done.

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      SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Journaling is a good way to get ideas for hubs, and maybe even a future book.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by, much appreciated. And for the complement.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Refreshing ideas in a Journal, and keeps us updated. Good tips; we will have to work on one again. Thanks for sharing Carol