Tell It To Your Journal

Sometimes there are things that we don’t want to share with others, or things we need to process before we share. If there isn’t a deeply trusted friend handy, try telling your story to a journal. Paper and ink don’t judge, but they help you think through and think about things in a generally helpful way.

Not a writer, you say?

1.) Try it anyway and you may discover that you ARE a writer
2.) Try a voice recorder
3.) Try an app
4.) Here are some starter questions and prompts:

  • What’s my dream life? – describe in detail
  • What do I value in relationships?
  • What’s my most recurring feeling?
  • What do I need to let go of?
  • Where do I want to be in 5 years?
  • What do I need less of in my life?
  • What are values I’d like to live by?
  • What do I love most about myself?
  • What three things make me happiest?

Remember that we aren’t looking for a Pulitzer Prize, but to gain some clarity about experiences in our lives. That can be a great reward! And if you really don’t think it will help to journal, please give yourself the gift of 15 minutes to journal each day for 3 consecutive days. If you don’t find ANY value after 3 days, maybe it’s time to try adopting another tool. Thanks for giving it an honest try.

Thanks for taking good care of you!

2 thoughts on “Tell It To Your Journal”

  1. I am so grateful for your text messages, this one was fantastic and I’m going to take your suggestion and start journaling. I especially like the first subject, “what is your dream life” My dream life is all the things I can do once I quit smoking! I am determined to quit smoking but have not set my quit date.

    Thank you again for your daily encouragement🙏

    1. One thing we PROMISE in our QuittersWin groups is that no one gets pressured. Each of us makes this challenging journey at our own pace and on our own terms. So it’s absolutely OK for you to come join us even before you set a quit day (in fact it’s encouraged!) You’ll meet folks who have been “smober” for various of time – some of us counting days, some weeks, some months, and even YEARS of freedom. And some of us are getting ready. Come as you are – your friends are waiting for you!

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