Last week I began this article on the 7 Purposes of Journaling. The objective for last week’s article and today’s article is to communicate to you the reason why you need to engage in the habit of journaling. I wrote about the first four purposes of journaling by using these four alliterative words, REcord,REmember, REmind, and REcollect. Each of these words are written to cause you to think about how journaling will call you to live and live again. I believe that the major purpose of journaling is to bring us back to written words that then helps us to move forward.
Today I conclude with the last three words that REveals the 7 Purposes:
5. REcommend: In this phase of journaling you are writing the alternatives to some of the actions that you have taken. You are visiting times of victories and accomplishments. These times are important as they stimulate you for the future accomplishments. It’s important to REcord the times you were praised for in the future these times will commend you again and again.
6. REpair: A great deal of journaling deals with matters of the heart. When you are courageous enough to journal your pain you will find a path to healing. The record of your pain will become the thing that causes your heart to be mended and strengthened.
7. REstore: Journaling is a recording of your life. When you record your life you are keeping your life through journaling. Many times you encounter troubles and loss in life. Relationships end. Current situations come to the end. That can leave you feeling out of place or being devastated by lost dreams and lost opportunities. Journaling through these seasons can help you to RElive what you have lost. It can help you get back what you lost. Journaling empowers you to bring back the hopes of past seasons that you believed were gone.
I hope that these seven purposes will help you to actively pursue a lifestyle of journaling. It will be an exciting venture.
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