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10 Ways Journaling Can Improve Your Life

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Journaling provides many surprising benefits that can improve your life.
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Journal Your 100 Life Goals

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Recording and tracking your 100 Life Goals in a journal or diary is a powerful tool that can add to your personal and professional well being.
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Expand Self-Awareness With These Journal Writing Tips

Expand Self-Awareness With These Journal Writing Tips | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Are you feeling overwhelmed by complicated or confusing emotions? In order to increase your self-awareness and gain an understanding of why it is you feel the way you do, or react in certain ways, journaling could be the answer for you.
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The Underrated Skill That Can Benefit Every Area Of Your Life

The Underrated Skill That Can Benefit Every Area Of Your Life | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

What’s my vote for the most underrated skill?

Storytelling.

Being a great storyteller has immense value across five key areas of your life. It’s a shame we don’t require it in schools.

Here’s the research behind how the art of storytelling can benefit you — and how you can get better at it.

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Some of the topics in this post:

The importance of your relationship story

Storytelling in your career

Storytelling and presentations (communicating memorably)

Storytelling and parenting (educational value of stories)

How storytelling is the key to happiness and meaning in life

 

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Reflective Journaling Exercise For Stress Release & Authentic Well-Being

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This reflective journaling exercise will put you in touch with what you want and need and give you a sense of stress release and authentic well-being.
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Writing a Memoir: Balancing Craft and Vulnerability on Your Journey to "The End" | Huffington Post

Writing a Memoir: Balancing Craft and Vulnerability on Your Journey to "The End" | Huffington Post | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

"You're vulnerable when you write. When you think of others reading your work, it's easy to feel overwhelmed -- there are so many stories to choose from! Where to start? Which to choose? There's an endless chatter that many beginning writers find hard to deal with. You can't just silence the voices in your head -- the questions posed are important. They're the questions you need to answer. They go like this: "Today, which story can I write? It's not in order of my outline? Should I write a story, any story I can manage, or wait until my brain clears? Maybe I need to work on my outline some more." Etc. Etc.

 

For most people, their memoir is their first book. Memoir is still a popular subject for those who want to explore their lives through story, and for readers. There seems to be a hunger to learn from our fellow humans how to manage life, how to live it better, how to create something worthwhile out of life experiences both for the writer and the reader."

 

Read the full article to discover writing tips, questions surrounding vulnerability, and these 6 important things to keep in mind when integrating craft and emotions:

1. You're writing your story, in a first draft, mostly for you -- but that doesn't mean that you should throw out craft to do it.

2. You can still write your first draft as mostly a healing draft, but I have learned through working with memoir writers for over 15 years that if you write in scene, your work will be more powerful and more healing.

3. Find your important moments of meaning -- the true North of your memoir -- by listing turning points or moments that are important to you.

4. When in doubt about what to write, select a scene, a significant scene, and write it.

5. We need to balance the organizing we need to do to write a book by making space to find ourselves, our voice and our reason for writing our story.

6. Your memoir is YOUR story about how you experienced the world -- with your memories and your thoughts about the moments you capture.


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Phyllis Smith's curator insight, August 31, 2013 7:36 PM

Everyone's life has a story - of course you did something OR somethings during your life that can be shared long after you're gone.  Here are some writing tips if you would like to write your memoir.

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How Writing Regularly Changed My Life (and How You Can Get Started)

How Writing Regularly Changed My Life (and How You Can Get Started) | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
I’m not going to tell you that you should write every single day, nor am I going to list out reasons that would make my arguments general enough for everyone. This is merely a story of how I believe my passive writing has helped me in the last year.
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Power of the Pen: 5 Scientific Reasons to Write More

Power of the Pen: 5 Scientific Reasons to Write More | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
A comprehensive article on all the physical and mental health benefits found to be associated with writing.
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Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, August 23, 2013 7:06 AM

We live in an era when we only write to others, never to ourselves... Well, maybe we should change that!

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How to Tell Your 'Story of Self' | BillMoyers.com

How to Tell Your 'Story of Self' | BillMoyers.com | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools that organizers and movement builders have at their disposal -- and personal stories often have the most impact.
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Great article!

"Focus on one key story — one event or one place or one important relationship. Take some time to think about the elements of your story in the context of the challenge, choice and outcome. In this case, the outcome might also be the thing you learned, in addition to what actually happened.

Remember, the purpose of telling your story of self is to begin to create common ground with your audience by sharing a story that reflects the values that brought you to work on your given issue, and where those values come from."

 

These tips for constructing your "story of self" can be used as an insightful coaching tool. Finding your "story of self" through this frame can help you:

 

- get a better understanding of your core values,

- identify your main challenges (the challenges you faced and the ones you're about to face in the future),

-  dig deeper on the specific choices you made or the options you have now

- learn from the outcomes you got and plan for the one's you want to get.

 

Read also: http://billmoyers.com/groupthink/activism-what-works/a-story-of-self-a-story-of-us/

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Mining Your Mind: Journal Techniques for Writers

Mining Your Mind: Journal Techniques for Writers | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Writers practice the advice of Sir Francis Bacon, even if they are not aware of his precise words: 'A (wo)man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought are commonly the most valuable and should be secured because they seldom return.'

 

Ariana Amorim's insight:

Some of the ideas presented in this article that I found interesting in a coaching context:


"Journal writing is cathartic and enlightening. Words spill out from places perhaps yet undiscovered. (...) The benefit of a journal is that it keeps your record, perhaps for future use, of a perfect and spontaneous expression of truth, of insights into human nature, of memories, of snatches of creativity. Further, it is the record of a writer's interior life, validating his/her creative growth even during those periods when he/she 'cannot' write for an audience."


"When you are in the mindset of a journal writer, your radar is always on. You are poised to observe, notice the details and keep your mind open and absorbent."


"Prompts are questions or statements designed to spark your thinking about a subject in a new way. They often set you off on a new path of discovery -- about a value that has not been articulated, a piece of your personality that may not have been acknowledged or a memory that has faded. There are also web sites that offer prompts, questions or sentence starters to encourage writing."


"A journal writing technique that you can use to better understand a character or a situation is dialoguing. In journal writing jargon, dialogs are imagined conversations between two or more entities, not necessarily two people. They can be between the two conflicting parts of a person, or between two opportunities a character in your story has to choose. The dialog itself may never be used in the final writing PER SE, but it may help clarify the story for you. Ira Progoff, the grandfather of personal journal writing [author of At A Journal Workshop], has developed a full list of the kinds of dialogs you may want to engage."

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Les Howard's curator insight, May 28, 2013 8:35 AM

Great comment Ariana, I had only thought of journals in the traditional sense. Thanks for the post.

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My pleasure Les. Have a great day!
rulaz's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:25 AM

The ultimate pathway to your inner-most thoughts: cathartic, creative & insightful!

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a year with myself

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A Life-Changing Journey to Joy and Self-Realization...  Want to go on a yearlong adventure along with other courageous women to revamp your life from the inside out?   https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1041237&c=ib&aff=205090&cl=124506


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How Art Journaling Can Promote Self-Esteem & Empowerment ...

How Art Journaling Can Promote Self-Esteem & Empowerment ... | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

"We’ve all heard the saying that a picture is worth 1000 words – well, practicing communication through images, color, movement, and costuming helps girls understand others and how to effectively project their interior selves. They begin to make the connection between what their posture and the little subtleties of their unspoken mannerisms is communicating and this helps them learn to be conscious, intentional, and confident in their daily interactions with others.

We talk about line, contrast, embellishing, color, texture, and several other tools that can be used visually to communicate abstract ideas like love, fear, pain, hope, strength, etc. They begin to understand that it is not our words alone but our actions that define us. These visual art and writing exercises work hand in hand with their dance training to give these girls an opportunity to blossom into strong, motivated, sensitive women. The act of creating beauty in art, writing, or dance also gives girls the power to be in control of something: their thoughts, ideas, and bodies – this is very empowering."


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Write, write, write, write, write. Creative Ideas & Inspiration

Write, write, write, write, write. Creative Ideas & Inspiration | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Stefan Sagmeister, one of our lifetimes most prolific creative thinkers, believes that keeping a diary supports personal development.

Writing daily, or even just regularly, not only helps promote personal development, but also creative development.

This is why you should be using 750 Words, a powerful (yet very simple) online website that prompts you to write at least 750 words every day.

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What Your 'Life Story' Really Says About You | Huffington Post

What Your 'Life Story' Really Says About You | Huffington Post | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

"We all have one particularly important story that we tell ourselves, about ourselves: our "life story," which helps us to organize our experiences and give us a sense of self, even dictating our behavior in some cases. We're constantly updating, amending and adding to this story as we encounter new experiences.

 

By understanding how we create these stories and how they are structured, we can alter our own stories and rewrite our own scripts in ways that improve our lives."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these six principles from narrative psychology to help you better understand your 'life story.'

Your story is constantly evolving, becoming more positive later in life.Your present emotions color your entire narrative.We conceive of our life story in the structure of a novel.Successful people's stories contain themes of redemption.Your stories are dictated by social and cultural norms.You can take control of your own stories.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:03 AM

What I like about this article is that it points out that our stories are always open to interpretation and adaption.  They're never really final if you don't want them to be.  It's good to be reminded of that.

Debra Manchester's curator insight, November 19, 2013 11:22 AM

Are you the hero or heroine in your story or are you a victim?

Angie Mc's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:24 PM

The power of story to unite a family is amazing. 

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Journal Writing Prompts – Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Journal Writing Prompts – Change Your Habits, Change Your Life | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Chances are excellent that there is at least one character trait, habit or push-button response that you would love to change, if only you had an easy way to do it. Maybe one person knows exactly how to push your buttons (and does it often!
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Interview - UCLA Film School professor Howard Suber explains how you can be a better storyteller

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This is about how to be a better storyteller and how we can use narrative to improve our lives.

 

Powerful question here:

 

Do you think that storytelling is always after the fact, that it’s how we interpret our lives, or do you think there’s something to learn from stories and the principles of dramatic structure that’s forward-looking, that we can use to guide our lives?

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How to Use Your Story to Find Your Life Purpose | Purpose Fairy

How to Use Your Story to Find Your Life Purpose | Purpose Fairy | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

"Everyone has a story.  Some stories are happier than others.  Some are tragic.  But below the surface of our stories, each of us have wounds that need to be healed.

 

You have a choice: to accept your story and use it as a teacher, or reject it and become a victim."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these 5 ways to beat the odds and use your story to find your life purpose:

Excavate your storyLocate your shame pointsFigure out what you truly valueFind small ways to care for yourselfRealize you are NOT your story and create a shift in perception


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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:16 AM

Your story is the path to uncovering your life’s greater purpose ... You have a choice: to accept your story and use it as a teacher, or reject it and become a victim.
—Brigitte Theriault

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Michelle Vianna's curator insight, May 21, 8:40 AM

Take a moment to reflect on your life story. How can it reveal your purpose?

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Use Affirmative Writing To Get Clients Unstuck And Connected To Their Goals

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Affirmative writing is a great exercise for clients making changes who want to bridge the gap from where they are to where they want to be.
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Recreation Therapy Ideas: Letter to My Future Self

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Help patients make a small book using the white or lined paper.   Talk with patients about the challenges and difficulties they are currently facing.  Ask them to think about what lessons they can learn from these experiences.  Help them identify how they will be stronger and better people because of these challenge.

Instruct patients to write down these thoughts and any other things they would want their future selves to know or remember.  This may relate to life lessons, relationships, etc.  Be as specific as possible. Afterwards, process with the patients.  What kinds of things did they include in their book?  Why?  How can they apply these lessons in their lives now, not waiting until the future?
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Write Your Own Daily Prayer

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Write your own daily prayer as an exercise in personal development, affirmation-building, and/or spirituality.
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30 Challenges for 30 Days | High Existence

30 Challenges for 30 Days | High Existence | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
It takes about 30 days to form a habit. The ones that are good for you require cultivation and determination. The starting phase is the (Hardest, especially if you want to change an old habit into a new one.
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The Benefits of Journaling: Helping Clients to Discover Themselves

The Benefits of Journaling: Helping Clients to Discover Themselves | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

In our charge as a coach, we are asked to help clients break past barriers and help them achieve a desired level of success. This is usually done through deep, probing questions with the intent to have the client find the answers they seek within. While we, as the coach, can see the progress clients are making, it is often times difficult for clients to do so. Not just the overt changes, like changing jobs or losing weight. But the deeper changes, i.e. the cognitive shifts that tap into their strengths and takes them from following to leading. (...). Getting clients to be aware of these shifts and the greatness uncovered is the hard part. (...)

One technique I firmly believe in and recommend to my clients is journaling. 

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"Journaling can help a client resolve the past and give them hope for the future, all the while helping the client truly know who they are. Is there a trick to journaling? Not exactly; there are steps that may make it easier and more engaging for your clients to start the process.

Here are some questions to act as a guide for your clients..."

 

"Journaling captures on paper what clients think in their heads. It gives them a vehicle to silently express their thoughts and feelings and allows for feedback. Journaling is a powerful resource to add to your coaching toolbox."

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The Progress Principle and the Power of Small Wins Creativity at Work

The Progress Principle and the Power of Small Wins Creativity at Work | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

What is the best way to motivate employees to do creative work? 

Help them take a step forward every day.

 

The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work.

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Interesting article about the book The Progress Principle.

In this post you'll find a valuable lesson for managers and also a mention on the importance of keeping a journal to track progress and to learn more about yourself. Through journal writing you may discover creative insights and patterns in behaviour that help or hinder progress with your creative projects.

Check out the questions used in the Progress Principle study to begin with.

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16 Life Lessons I've Learned from Journaling | Kaizen Journaling

16 Life Lessons I've Learned from Journaling | Kaizen Journaling | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

How you grow and evolve as a person is the most important journey you would make, and by recording it, the transformation ceases to be a miracle, and you can see each small and painstaking step you took, and each obstacle you overcame to be who you are now. The process, once achieved, could be repeated, and it can also be used as a warning not to fall into the trap again.


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How Writing Can Help Cure Depression | LucReid.com

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An excellent article on MedicineNet.com interviews medical professionals and therapists about using writing to cure depression. Creative writing might very well have positive effects on depression, but the kind of writing the article discusses, and the kind I recommend for working on almost any emotional or motivational issue, is journaling.
http://www.lucreid.com (http://s.tt/1i9KE)

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