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April 22, 2008

Can Journaling Help Keep Us Healthy?

946152_desk_1There seems to be a fair amount of evidence that journaling is an effective tool in healthy weight loss management. I’m not talking about simply putting together charts and graphs about your age, height, weight, what you eat and how far you walked. I believe journaling can provide an outlet for expressing ones thoughts and feelings. Allowing us to express things that we need to get out in the open or at least on the written page. 

Daily journaling engages us to self-monitor, but more importantly check in, which is essentially a conversation we have with ourselves. It also provides an opportunity to repeat the best practices in our new healthy lifestyle choices until they become more intrinsic and natural to us. It is therapeutic, and helps bring a daily level of awareness to the issues you we’re grappling with.

Journaling about the stresses in our lives – recognizing what might be getting in the way of our success helps put perspective around and focus on what we might be doing to sabotage ourselves and some very simple steps we could take to get back on track.

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There's a book about journaling for weight loss. It's by Julia Cameron, and it's called "The Writing Diet". There's a mini-review on my blog. :)

Posted by: mizb | Apr 26, 2008 8:53:13 AM

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