The Tree Of Life Journal
The Tree of Life Journal
Writing in a journal has been a pastime for many of us over the years. Often, it has been a place for us to gather our thoughts or write out what happened during a special event. We may record things we love to do or write about people whom we love. There are many unique reasons for writing in a Tree Of Life journal. Many benefits come from journal writing, as well. The journal is rich in tradition for some of us as we pull out a brand new one each year, or each time we have filled one. Some of us even have multiple journals going at any one time for different purposes.
Finding a beautiful journal to write in (such as the Tree Of Life Journals found here) can be just as exciting as what we put into them. I love a brand new journal that has never been opened before. The ideas that go through me are exciting as I decide what to write. I use journals for many reasons, and I like the design of the journal to reflect what the journal is all about. I don't want to have to go through tons of journals to find just the right match. I am definitely more of a writer than I am a shopper, but I have found that there is one particular design that I can make a connection with each one of my journals. It is the Tree Of Life. It represents my growth in my goals journal, my strength in my habit tracker journal, my strong family bond in my family tree journal, and staying grounded in my personal reflections journal.
I want to share with you the many uses of journals and their benefits here. Then, I also want to share with you some more insight into the tree of life. How it is revered, and the different meanings it can hold are truly remarkable. I am sure that you will find some correlation with your own life meaning. I would like to invite you to read on to learn more about how to incorporate using your own Tree Of Life journal to help you on your personal journey called life.
Using a Writing Journal: Different Types and Their Benefits
Many benefits can come from writing in a journal regularly. Those benefits largely depend on why you are journaling in the first place. Following is a list of some of the most popular types of journals along with the benefits that they provide. I am sure that you may find other uses for them as you begin your journaling. Honestly, it is so much fun once you get started.
You can track habits in your writing journal by creating checklists or other creative ways of marking down habits that you complete on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Some items that I track are water intake, exercise, time spent in meditation, time spent writing, how many books I have read, and taking my vitamins. One of the most significant benefits I receive from tracking my habits is a greater sense of control over my own life. I feel empowered when I exercise, and I am more likely to exercise if I am tracking it somewhere. My journal gives me accountability.
You can keep track of your goals with a journal. While some people use a calendar for this, I prefer a journal because there is room to write details about my goals. I can record why the goal is important for me to attain, why now is the time to work on it, when it needs to be accomplished by and steps that I need to take in order to achieve it. I have room to reflect on each step as I reach it. Goal tracking helps me in moving forward toward the target and also helps me when developing the next goal. I benefit greatly from having the space to plan it out and also to be able to look back and see where I could have done things differently. You can have a lot of fun and find it very empowering to use your journal for personal goals.
A Tree Of Life journal is a great way to keep track of your family history. You can add a family tree in the beginning and then decide from there how you want to record your history. My favorite way is to devote a section to each branch. First, I ask the eldest people in that line to write key events, names, or dates that they can remember about their parents, grandparents, and any other family they remember. Then I ask them to write those things based on their own life. Each person in the family then takes turns doing the same thing. This activity may require a few trips through the mail, so everyone gets it, but it will be well worth it. With a large family, you may want to consider having a separate journal for each branch. The journal grows as the family grows, and it can be passed down through the generations. This benefits everyone in the family as they pass it along and read about one another and their descendants. They can also find similarities between themselves and other relatives.
Some items are meant for me only, and so I add them to my personal memoirs. You can include day to day activities in your journal, or you can simply write in it when you experience something exceptional that you want to remember. On the flip side, you could also record things that you prefer did not happen to you as a way to release the negativity they caused you. Either way, you will benefit from taking those memories out of your head and putting them onto paper. This exercise gives your brain more space to soak in new experiences. It also helps you to detach the emotions to make it easier to move forward.
Reflections on Growth
I have many journals, but my reflection journal is my favorite. I practice personal growth by reading books, attending webinars, and practicing meditation. In my reflection journal, I can record notes from the webinars that I attended and the books that I read. I also plan out meditations and affirmations that I would like to complete. I benefit from this because it gives me a snapshot of all that I have done to help me to become the best me that I can be. Looking back at the notes helps me to remember things that I wanted to try or to realize what worked for me and what did not. You can gain great insights about your personal growth when you keep track of it in a journal.
Expand Your Creativity
Whether you are the creative type or not, journaling will help you expand your creativity. This kind of journaling is unique but very beneficial. At the beginning of the day, or anytime that you are feeling like you have too many ideas spinning at once in your mind, open up your journal and write whatever comes to you. It might be some of those ideas that are spinning around but do not be surprised if it is something completely unrelated. You may feel like writing about the bird you saw, the breakfast you ate, or feelings that you are experiencing. Just take some time and write until you feel your mind begin to release all of the extra ideas, tension, or worries. Even if you write the words, "I do not know what to write" over and over, it can help you release pent up tension. It is beneficial because it clears your head so that you have room for new ideas and new creativity to come to you. You will gain mental clarity and focus from this exercise as well. This activity has been super beneficial to me both while writing a book and while creating a painted piece.
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