49 Ways to Write Yourself Well. The science and wisdom of by Jackee Holder

By Jackee Holder

With the increase of the electronic age, writing as a sort of inquiry and mirrored image is quickly changing into a forgotten artwork. Written through an skilled govt trainer and author, this booklet is filled with details and workouts to construct and preserve a standard writing perform for reinforcing healthiness, in addition to manage and retain a magazine. Contents contain: constructing a writing perform; Why writing via hand with pen and paper works; the right way to write for emotional stability; utilizing writing to control tricky emotions and feelings; healing versions and writing practices to problem your recommendations and ideology; find out how to achieve new views and recommendations to paintings or own demanding situations; Reframing relationships with self and others; assets, references and thesaurus.

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It slows you down and gives you space to be more mindful. • It’s an inexpensive way of getting troublesome or worrying thoughts out of your head and onto the page. • Through a regular practice of writing, you’ll discover new things and be surprised. • People who journal experience higher levels of self-awareness and are able to reduce their anxiety levels. • Journaling allows you to view situations from a different perspective. • It’s an objective space that won’t judge you, where you can capture the good, the difficult and whatever sits between the two.

This was further reinforced in another study with chronic procrastinators carried out by psychology professor Peter Gollwitzer (1999). Chronic procrastinators who set a specific time to complete a task were eight times more likely to do so. It appears that when we work out the logistics we expend less energy thinking about the task and we get on and do it. In another study, a group of subjects was asked to exercise for at least 20 minutes during the next week (Schwartz, 2011). Only 29 per cent of the group met the challenge.

CHOOSING YOUR JOURNAL There is no need for fancy equipment and you won’t be required to go to any great expense. For your journey, you’ll need a couple of notebooks for your writing. It’s up to you whether you call it a journal or a notebook. You’ll be using your journal or notebook to record your responses to the ‘Write now’ writing practices contained within these pages, and to capture your reflections, observations and ideas that emerge from any of the practices outlined in the book. Your notebook is your personal playing field.

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