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Kristi Vandenboom
by on January 8, 2020
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The difference between journaling being an hobby like entertainment and a self emprovement necessity. 

 

When I left home many moons a ago, I was a mess! (And that is probably an understatement!) I needed to get my head straight!

There was so much I had to learn. Like. . .

  • How to cook and remember recipes...
  • How to not collect a load of shit in my house because I was afraid of not having it later...
  • How to organize my home so that shit wasn't piled everywhere and I could find it later...
  • How to get everything done in a day, especially with children...
  • How to remember what actually needed done...
  • How to figure out what I loved and what I wanted in life...
  • How to figure out what I believed spiritually...
  • How to make and keep a budget...
  • How to set goals and keep them...
  • How to keep track of everything the kids needed and follow through...
  • How to follow through on anything...
  • How to break down my thoughts into a workable format...
  • How to make lists and prioritize them...
  • How to study to change things about myself I wanted to change...
  • And probably much more......

 

I think I probable made a dozen different types of journals for each of these topics through those years! I filled them with lists, charts, art, plans, venting, lessons, etc. I wanted to change and fix these things. So writing, pondering and following through with experimenting with different ways to do things till I found my way, was my way of life. 

At one point I even had shelves full of binders, all labeled for each part of life I was working on. I would put stuff in them as I mastered what i was trying to do. 

An example is cleaning and getting organized. They say your environment is a reflection of the state of mind you are in. So I had work to do. So I looked up as many different books and classes I could find on how others have gotten organized. Then when the internet was availabe, I used that as well. I colored coded boxes, and binders. I figured out hot spots in my home and made sure they got a lot of attention. I charted what chores, school, budget, etc got done on what day of the week, month or every three months. I had accountability partners whom I shared with. And I journaled my progress or frustration as I went along. 

I even redid journals and planners over and over as I would start and stop them often. But I did not give up as this was an option that eventually became a habit and helped me in unmeasurable amounts. I gained much insight from various counselors and coaches through life, and journaling was one of the main methods of healing they suggested to me.

I do enjoy my journaling these days, and some are still to maintain my sanity while get things done. And I will say that it is something that I don't believe I can live without as some have literally saved my mind. Have you thought about what journaling means to you? 

Love Kristi V

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