Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss


The Health Benefits of Journaling

In Celebration of National “Dear Diary Day” – Let’s Write! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser
In the fast paced world of computers, e-mails, and text messages, I am putting forth a very bold idea as to how one can keep their sanity. Ready? Pen and paper in hand, Keep a Diary (a.k.a. Journal).

“I never travel without my diary. One should have something sensational to read on the train.” ~ Oscar Wilde


Journaling is an ancient practice dating back, as far as we can see, to 10th Century Japan. It is a tradition that has been kept alive by teenagers and famous people, alike. And there is mounting evidence that journaling has a positive effect on both our physical and mental well-being.
The Many Health Benefits of Journaling!
1. Researchers at University of Texas at Austin found that journaling strengthens the immune cells (T-lymphocytes).
2. There is a link between journaling and decreased asthma and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Apparently, writing about stressful events helps you to come to terms with them, thus reducing the impact of these stressors on your body.
3. The very act of writing creates a doorway to the analytical and rational parts of your left brain. While your left brain is busy being analytical, your right brain is completely free to create, feel and be intuitive.
4. Writing removes mental blocks. It creates an opening for you to use all your brainpower. Journaling may deliver unexpected solutions to difficult, sometimes seemingly unsolvable problems.
5. Journaling helps to clarify your thoughts and feelings. Letting those feelings out on the page reduces stress.
6. Letting go of the stress on the paper, leads to fitful and happy dreams. Sleep tight!
7. Writing on a consistent basis affords you an opportunity to get to know what makes you happy, sad, anxious, confident, as well as see who and what is affecting you and when! It is a written mental map of your life.
8. If you are feeling better, you are more likely to permanently remove that excess weight (a.k.a. lose weight). Leave the heaviness on the page.
9. Keeping a written record of your life sometimes shows you that you are indeed in a much different place than you were one month ago, six months or one year ago. Yay! You are making good progress!
Now … How to Start Journaling
1. Get a journal and pen that tickle your soul. Enjoyment is key!!
2. Write in your diary at the same time each day – even if just for a minute or two. Consistency is important. Should you miss a day or two or even three, “All Is Forgiven, Move On.” Go back to it.
3. Keep in mind, if you are writing very person things that you would rather keep just for yourself, then keep your journal in a private place. Teenage girls keep theirs under lock n’ key! Not a bad idea.
4. Remember that there is no right or wrong way. There is your way!
5. It’s okay to make spelling mistakes. Grammar, too! You’re the only one looking at it!!
What kind of journal will you keep?
Spread the word, NOT the icing,
Janice
Write Janice for free ‘life’ consult!
Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!
Workshops! Come, play with me!
Free Our Lady of Weight Loss E-Cards! Spread the FUN word!
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
ART heart.jpg about Janice



  • linda

    I blog for health reasons -same benefits!

  • Pat

    I have been wanting to journal for years but never found the time. This was the Kick in the Tush I needed to start! Thank you!

Previous Posts

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes to Fearlessly Move Into the #Unknown
Fear of the #unknown may find you frozen: Frozen in your tracks, terrified of the uncertainty of what i

posted 9:29:34am Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Best Weight Loss Tips: Are You Okay? Really?
If you spend the day (all of it or any part of it) pretending that you are happy when you are not, pretending to fit in when you don’t, pretending to be okay when you are not okay, I’d like to suggest that you simply try being okay with not being okay. Pretending is exhausting, isn’t it? De

posted 3:17:24pm Jul. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Just How Negative Are You?
Have you ever heard the expression "You are what you eat?" Yes? Well, Our Lady of Weight Loss has a

posted 3:37:04pm Jul. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Eat This: Lose Weight - Zucchini, Chickpea Salad
I've gone mad with power, "spiralizing" my way through the kitchen.   Cucumber noodles, zucchini noodles, beet noodles, alike!  I don't generally endorse products, but I'm having so much fun with the Spiralize

posted 9:45:58am Jul. 26, 2014 | read full post »

#OneWord Thursday: 11 #Cousins Day Quotes
Today is National Cousins Day!  In celebration, of Cousins Day, I am dedicating this post to my cousins, who are way more like sisters

posted 3:01:43pm Jul. 24, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.