Monday, February 6, 2012

Why Journaling?

Why Journaling

Why journaling? Many have asked me, why do you journal? Why write all that stuff down? Why take the time to write stuff no one will ever read?

Well, in the month of February my blog will focus on journals and journaling. I will cover how to get started, what to include in your journals, how to make journaling work for you, and how to find a journaling style that resonates with who you are and what you want to accomplish. Many of us have great plans for 2012, and we started off strong at the New Year, join me now to take your plans to the next level as you journal your way to the success you have dreamed of. Claro que si...

Writing our thoughts, ideas, emotions, and what resonates with us is a very powerful way of living in the moment, being whole, feeling vibrant, and understanding our purpose. Journaling gives us a quiet place to get in touch the inner essence of who we are and it allows us to work through some stuff…write it down…burn it, don’t mail it…it is especially healing work and allows us to free ourselves of the emotional baggage we sometimes carry. Journaling helps you to quiet your mind to bring clarity to who you are and what you want.

It helps you to learn what works for you in life, who you want to be, and how you want to be in the world. Creative souls journal for it is the sustenance to our creativity…it allows us to be our creative selves in the world…since everything is created twice…once in your mind…and next when it is manifested…whether it is a book, a story, a piece of art, a photograph…first you have to see it in your mind’s eye, then it becomes a part of your being…and journaling helps us to bring clarity to our minds eye.

I started to journal as a way to write down quips and quotes that resonated with me. Then as a reader, I loved some of the things I read in certain books and wanted to have a record of them, and I started keeping a book journal…and the rest is history. I started keeping a journal and I found it resonated with the writer in me. It helped me to understand myself, who I was, and what I wanted out of life. It helped me to set goals, set priorities and stay focused. Then, when I discovered gratitude journals, I saw the power of writing myself out of a funk…just one day at a time…5 things I was grateful for…and YES…it does change your life…quickly and marvelously…es muy importante dar la gracias a Dios.
Please share with us why you journal…or why you don’t…
Seguimos ADELANTE!!!
Con un pan y cafecito

"Mas vale tarde que nunca."
Better late than never.


  1. All of the above. When I look back through twenty years of journals I revisit myself. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I marvel that 'yes I did make it through,' but rarely do I say "I shouldn't have written that down."
    My only wish is that I knew how to draw because I'd love to fill the pages with sketches and color.

    1. Love this response...and I too have always wanted to draw...recently bought a drawing book and a blank journal...and some colorful markers...SARK is my role model...and trying my had at pics...

      thanks for reading
      Zulmara Maria