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Keeping A Pride and Joy Journal

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There are so many ways you can journal!

You can keep your diary online,  you can

keep a Gratitude Journal, or you can do my

version of Daily Emotional Dialysis to filter

out all of the toxins that build up each day.

But nothing can beat the long-term benefits you

can get from keeping a Pride and Joy Journal!

It’s Just The Good Stuff!

Unlike other kinds of journaling, where you don’t

censor your thoughts and feelings, with a Pride and

Joy Journal you specifically focus on writing down

a list of all the things you have achieved or accomplished,

the sincere compliments you have received, and the

things about which you feel genuine pride and joy.

Isn’t That Boasting?

Some people might be a little bit uncomfortable with

a list of all they have accomplished and been thanked for.

If that’s the case, then don’t keep this type of journal.

But for most people, being able to look back and see

evidence of goals achieved, kindnesses acknowledged,

and that you have made a difference can be very good.

This is especially true for those who suffer from bouts

of depression and anxiety, and who sometimes lose

their belief in their own sense of inner goodness as

human beings.  In dark moments, it is difficult to

remember all the good that you have done, all the

times that you have been able to achieve your goals

and see dreams realized that were important to you.

A Little Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

A Pride and Joy Journal is often the perfect thing to

pull out and take a look at on a day when depression

hits or you have suffered a setback or disappointment.

A little reminder of good times, people who love you

and have appreciated your being here, evidence that

you have been able to be powerful in achieving your

goals in the past may help you to feel empowered to

carry on today when the sun is hidden behind a cloud.

It’s okay to take a little pride and joy in the things that

you do well, with kindness and with love.

 

 

 

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