As you go about your diet, one thing to consider is getting started with the activity of journaling. Journaling can be a terrific way to get your thoughts down on paper when you need to and can serve as a perfect emotional outlet that will help you release stress, combat food cravings, and see a greater chance of success.
Let’s go over how to use journaling properly for success.
Write, Write, Write
First, when you’re feeling stressed or highly emotional, sit down in front of your journal and just write for five to ten minutes straight. Do not let the pen stop moving, even if it means repeating the same sentence over and over again.
When you force yourself to keep writing like this, you will be amazed at what emotions come out.
Use It Daily
Second, make sure that you are using your journal daily. Don’t just use it when a highly emotional time strikes. Use it on an ongoing basis to help deal with whatever is on your mind – even if it’s positive.
If you can get into the habit of journaling, you’ll naturally always turn to it when it will in fact help out in a major way.
Read Through Past Notes
Finally, make sure to take the time frequently to read through your past notes. This will help remind you of both good times and bad times, and how you got through those bad times.
It’ll help you keep a more realistic viewpoint on the entire process and help you see that it’s normal to have good and bad times. Often these will balance out over time.
So make sure that you consider journaling as a motivational technique to help you succeed. It’s one of the most effective strategies that you could be using on your quest for a better body.
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