I know it has been days since I blogged, but I feel like it is not enough just to tap some keys. Finding something worthy to write about is always the delima. The days are so hot I have not even pulled my camera out. My RV is still sitting idle in my yard because getting out in the heat is so undesirable.
Still, I am so grateful for life! While the summer months are not my favorite time of the year I still try to make the most of them. The morning hours are my most productive. While my dog woke me up so that he could make his visit outside, my only desire at that moment was for a cup of java. Thankfully his visit was short and sweet and then he jumped up on the couch and went back to sleep.
My husband was still asleep so I tried to be as quiet as possible. With cup in hand I came here to my office to have some quiet time. I always try to start my day by taking a few minutes to talk to God. Just those few moments of meditation can make the difference in how my day continues.
Today’s topic is about journalling. While unfortunately I am not real consistent about journalling I do believe it serves several purposes. It is a good way just to get through difficult times in your life. If you journaled during the lockdown of covid then you can relate to what I mean. It is a way of putting down on paper/or digitally your thoughts and breaking down even your most intimate fears. For me it is a way of documenting brief thoughts or bits of information that I might be able to use at a later time. I do a lot of research and some days my head is just so full of information that journalling is some times the most logical way of sorting out those details.
The traumatic times that we are living in now are worthy of journalling. Never before has our faith been so tested and our lives threatened. Each day as a way to deal with this every changing world write down your feelings. You don’t have to be a great writer, it is just important as a coping tool that you get those feelings out. We have to stay united with family and friends. To do that in a positive way it is important to have a place for any negative feelings. Keep ties with your family and friends a place of love. If you are having a bad day…don’t spread that negativity…document it. You will find that when you write it down it is just like you have had the conversation without hurting anyone’s feelings.
There have been some great books that started out by journalling. While you might not be trying to write a novel, you will find it useful. A year from now if you wanted to look back at what the year 2021 looked like and what you did…you have it in writing.
As a genealogist I often journal as a way of sorting out details and connecting the dots. While Ancestry and other sites do a great job of collecting data the links are not always accurate. When I journal any questions or data it makes it easier for me to go back later and pinpoint any errors in linkage.
If you looked at my journal you would probably say “oh what a hot mess” but it does have its purpose. While the scribbled notes may have no meaning to others they are an ends to a means for me. They turn the illogical into logical.
Sort out your thoughts, feelings, events, all into one space.
Have a great day!