Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Hi there! Thanks for joining me today! Today we’re going to explore how a simple practice most of us know about and some of us did as kids, can help us create that happier healthier worthier wealthier life we’re looking for!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Can anyone relate?
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Journalling about your dreams and desires for your life, and then the steps that you’ll take each day, help keep you motivated and remembering and to stay on track, so you can create the life you dream of!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Journalling doesn’t need to take more than 5 to 10 minutes a day for it to work and become a habit, it doesn’t have to be burdensome!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
If you’ve joined me before, I have talked about Creating a success journal, where you write down what your goal is, why you want it, and then each morning what the steps are that you will take to get it. Then in the evening, you write down all the steps you took, and celebrate!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
You can start with one goal, or you can have a goal for happiness, health, worthiness and wealth! And then choose one step for each to do each day
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Often times, one step will work for several areas. For instants, going for a walk with a girlfriend can feel the need for happiness, health, and worthiness.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
There are lots of online apps for journaling, but I recommend the old book and pen! You don’t need an expensive journal, unless you want one! I love to write with a special pen, it brings a smile to my heart when I use it!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Of course, there are journals that you just need to fill in the blanks on and there are a fun way to start if you’ve not journalled before.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
A great form of journalling was created by Julia Cameron, an amazing woman who wrote the artists way many years ago. What it is is as soon as you get up in the morning, you grab your pen and paper and write! Write whatever comes to mind don’t censor anything. You write for three full pages.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Julia also wrote another book which may be of interest to you. It’s called “it’s never too late to begin again, discovering creativity and meaning at me life and beyond.” And yes, she still advocates journalling every day!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
As I said, it doesn’t need to take a long time it can only be five minutes a day just to journal. If you feel like going longer, great!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
First, ask yourself why you want to journal is there a part of your life that you want to change? Do you want to see a particular benefit, such as to relieve stress? Or to obtain a goal?
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
There is no right way to journal, but the only wrong way is to not start!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
You don’t want to censor yourself in your writing or get hung up on if the grammar is correct or the words are spelled correctly.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Leonardo da Vinci is perhaps the most famous journalist! Bro thousand pages of his journals still exist today.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
LOL, I should have checked that before hitting send! I speak into my phone, and sometimes the phone doesn’t hear exactly what I say
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Journalling is a great way to relieve stress. Science has proven that journalling helps release the worries I’m your head to the paper. It’s kind of like venting to a friend, you feel better after right? This way you’re venting to the paper.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
It’s also a great way to get more positive, as you can see the answers to some issues and can create affirmations and plans of action, what next! It is proven to reduce overwhelm.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Studies show that hand writing in a journal can improve your memory, making the information stick better than using an online journal.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Digital journalling also is an option. We are slower at writing than typing, which also helps with creativity.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
So, at the beginning I said journalling is a great tool to improve our happiness, health, worthiness, and wealth. Of course you can journal about anything you want however if you want to upload all those areas then journal knows!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Lol that was journal on those!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
you could journal on your lifestyle, oh you want to live, where you want to live etc. dream big! Let your dream flow from your brain into the journal. Often we discover that it’s not material things that make us happy; it’s the relationships we have and our way of living that makes us joyous.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
So then you can journal around what you could do to achieve your ideal lifestyle. What is the step you can do today to move you toward that lifestyle? It doesn’t have to be a big step, little steps work well!!!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Another area of focus could be on money. A money journal can help clear money fears, feel more confident about your finances, stop beating yourself up over past money mistakes etc.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Writing down what year present situation is like can help you define and determine what you want your future to look like.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Too often I hear retirees say it’s too late, I should’ve saved more earlier. I’m worried I won’t have enough money to last as long as I’m going to live.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
It’s not too late to change your finances around! You need to get clear on what’s happening now, and what you would like for the future, and perhaps brainstorm ways of generating other income, ways of reducing expenses etc.
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
Hi Norma.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
All sorts of different types of journals! Regardless of what type of journalling you are going to do, I highly recommend always ending with five things you are grateful for. Gratitude helps us in so so many ways
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
I love the idea of journaling. I have touted its many benefits for years but have yet to integrate it into my own practice for myself. But you inspired me
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Any questions? Or comments
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Hi Gillian! Thank you so much for joining me!
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
This is such a great topic Norma !
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Yes, journalling really is life-changing! It’s a practice I haven’t done for several years, and I just started resuming it again and am absolutely loving it!!!
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
Tell me what you love about it
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Sure! What I love about it is sometimes I have an idea of what I’m going to journal about – so yesterday, I journalled about what will I discuss today! And the idea to do a topic on journalling came!
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
Do you find it provided clarity ?
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Other days, I have no idea what I’m going to journal about and I just write. Something positive always materializes
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Yes, it does provide clarity!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
When I used to journal at night, I would do a brain dump of everything that was in my mind. It was magical - it was like emptying my mind of all of it’s endless thoughts!
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
Do you notice a difference in your life between when you journal and when you don’t ? Does it change anything for you ?
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Some things that seemed so big really came into focus, and I could see how I could do something to change What was happening. Clarity is huge!!!
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Yes, I do notice the difference of when I do journal and when I don’t!
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
Can you speak to what those differences are ?
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
I am more excited about my life when I’m journaling! It’s funny, I think my life is pretty darn fine most of the time, in fact it’s awesome! I find when I journal, even if it’s just writing down my happiness health worthiness and wealth steps For the day, just flows easier
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
It reduces stress, and actually helps me to lighten up! As I mentioned earlier, for me it’s the creativity that comes out of writing that juices me up!
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
That’s inspiring. Good motivation to help me get started. I have a beautiful journal and great pens 🖊. I just haven’t yet done it
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
LOL, beautiful!!! what are you waiting for?
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
The time to start is now! Even just five minutes a day, it doesn’t have to take a long time!
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
Oky. I am going to do it Norma.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Thanks so much for joining me! I hope you start journalling your way to a happier healthier worthier wealthier life!
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TennisCoach
5 Mar
Thanks for your words of encouragement Norma.
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Norma ReidAuthor
5 Mar
Ciao for now!
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