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Burst 32.1 02.05.21

JOURNALING

 

This is a special Web Radio Today  EXCERPT from EPISODE 32, FEBRUARY 05, 2021

Transcript

Skip Orem: (00:24)

I’ve started journaling this year. I’ve never done that before my life, but I’ve been researching how journaling can really help you to boost your mood, and enhance your sense of wellbeing, reduce oppression, and improve your memory, and most important, bring you closer to God. 

Skip Orem (00:59)   

Those four or five things. I just listed, those things alone can help to strengthen and enhance your attitude. But this is really one of the benefits. Journaling can help you get the positive attitude that, that we all want when we start our day.

Skip Orem: (01:16)

And that positive attitude is so important in improving your health and fitness, keeping you healthy, keeping that healthy, happy outlook. And if you’re fighting a disease right now, if a disease has invaded your body, a positive attitude, it’s a must in your healing. I know for a fact that a positive attitude destroys cancer cells and it lightens the load on your heart. 

Skip Orem (01:47)

Daily journaling, it can help you get into that positive attitude that you need to stay healthy. And in addition to those big health benefits that daily journaling can provide, it also helps you keep your thoughts organized. It improves your writing skills.

Skip Orem: (02:08)

Journaling can help you set and achieve goals. It allows you to self-reflect. And journaling, this is important for us older folks, journaling can boost your memory. It can inspire creativity. Writing in a journal daily can help keep our aging brains in top shape. Not only can journaling boost memory, but it can actually increase your memories capacity, that memory capacity that well, we often start losing some of that as we get older. And then this is a benefit that I’ve found. And I really think it’s probably one of the main benefits, the biggest benefit of journaling. Journaling, it can bring you closer to Jesus.

Skip Orem: (03:07)

when I started journaling this year, I kept it real simple. Just dealing with these three things. One sentence each. Number one, what will I focus on today? Number two, one sentence. What am I especially grateful for today? And number three, one sentence. What will I let go of today?

Skip Orem (03:38)

One of the things that helped me accept the idea of journaling every day was to think of it as not being anything permanent. You write something down and there’s a permanency to it. But with journaling, don’t think of it as being permanent. Nobody else is going to read it, but you. For anybody else, that would be boring stuff, but it’s important to you because it’s important stuff that you’re going to use, that you’re going to do that day. I might not even keep my journal after this year’s done. Nobody’s archiving anything.

Skip Orem: (04:17)

I’ve found that as I continue to journal each day, I actually, well, I increase the amount of stuff that I’m writing down each day. I’ve added my detailed to do list for the day. I started the brainstorm podcast ideas and write them down in my journal so that I don’t forget them. And I’ve started to include my thoughts about how I would apply my Bible lesson for the day to my life that day. I’ve kind of made that a to-do item.

Skip Orem: (04:51)

I got to tell you, a little over 30 days into this journaling thing, I can honestly say it really has performed. It’s increased my already positive attitude. And it’s given me, well it gives me a feeling of accomplishment that sometimes everybody, we just don’t feel unless we’ve written down right there in front of us, what we’ve accomplished. You write it down in the morning, what you plan to do that day, and you can check those things off, that’s really cool. 

Skip Orem (05:26)

There are a lot of programs and applications on the internet, phone apps that will allow you, make it… They’ll make it real easy for you to journal. They’ll allow you to journal digitally, but you know what? I really think that it’s more fun doing it with a paper and a pen. And you know what, an added benefit if you’re writing things down on paper. It helps you make sure that you don’t lose that ability that we all have, us baby boomers, that ability to write in cursive or script.

Skip Orem: (06:01)

But I got to tell you everybody, however you do it, I would encourage you to journal. The benefits that the daily journaling can add to your attitude, your productivity, and most importantly, your health and happiness. It’s well worth the few minutes that you might take each morning to write your thoughts down in a journal.