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    LIFE MATTERS

    Discover how Journaling For The Health Of It® helps you with your Money, Health and Self Matters in our monthly problem solving columns.

    LIFE MATTERS

    Self Matters: Are You In a Groove Or A Rut?

    Billie Wade

    Imagine sailing through life or a treasured project with the flow of unbridled ease. Everything unfolds or appears as if by magic. You call someone who not only helps you but connects you with three other people who can support you in ways you had not considered. Even the weather cooperates. Your event closes to rave reviews. Your debut book climbs to the New York Times Best Seller List. Your garden for the past three years has been an exceptional blend of delectable colors and flavors. You are in a groove.

    Or perhaps the above scenario is where you want to be. It is not that you are necessarily unhappy with your life, but “things just aren’t quite right.” The job you loved fifteen years ago is boring; You eat the same dinner meals on the same night every week that no longer light up your taste buds or comfort you. The routine once helped stabilize you emotionally after a devastating experience. You long for something different but cannot put your finger on what that something is. You may know what you want but feel stuck in your current circumstances. You are in a rut.

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    Health Matters: Journaling for Better Sleep

    Stacy Fisher

    Roughly 40% of Americans struggle with insomnia. And if you happen to be one of them, you know that not getting enough restful sleep can take a toll on your health. Worries over finances, job insecurity, and relationship problems are often associated with poor sleep patterns. But long-term shortages can lead to more serious things like depression, higher alcohol consumption, and even accidents.

    Giving your body a chance to fully recover from the daily grind is essential for good health, and sometimes that requires finding creative ways deal with your spinning thoughts before bedtime.

    There are many different sleep aids and medications on the market to treat insomnia, but many of them also have undesirable consequences, such as lightheadedness and constipation. Journaling, on the other hand, is a simple self-care practice that has been shown to promote better sleep, without the unwanted side effects.

    In this article, we’ll explore how journaling can help you get better sleep.

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    Money Matters - How Can You Change Your Financial Habits?

    Michelle Cornish

    The toughest part of creating healthy new habits to replace the old habits that are no longer serving us well is allowing ourselves to change. As Mari discusses in 7 Days to Money Mastery, making a significant difference in our lives involves changing our thinking.

    Changing our thinking can be difficult, because we’ve often thought this way our whole lives. These thoughts are all we’ve ever known. When it comes to thinking about money, the thoughts that are the most detrimental are called limiting beliefs. 

    Limiting beliefs are thoughts that prevent you from living your best life. They keep you stuck at the same place instead of allowing you to grow and prosper. One of the most common limiting beliefs around money is that you have to work hard to make lots of money. Do you really? If your work is something that you love, is it hard?

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    JOURNALING POWER JOURNEYS

    Learn from real people, just like you, how Journaling For The Health Of It® will benefit your life. Within these personal stories you’ll find journaling tips, tricks, inspiration and ideas that will help you structure your journaling practice—and discover the true value that journaling can bring to your life.

    JOURNALING POWER JOURNEYS

    How Decluttering Can Make You Healthier

    Natasha Barbeyto-Castaño

    Netflix's hit show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” became a huge hit in 2019 and inspired the lives of many in making transformative changes to their living spaces. Busy bees learned it is possible to still make the household manageable despite the conundrums in their daily hustles. Many gained creativity, innovativeness and inspiration from various cases Kondo was confronted with. From helping a couple live a hurried life or showing grandpa and grandma how to tidy things up and reclaim their space, Kondo has been lauded for ultimately setting the bar in decluttering.

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    6 Simple But Effective Tips For A Stress-Free Morning

    Ellen Orton

    Perhaps you are confused about how many things you need to do today, maybe you worry about how the day will go, or maybe you are too tired and want to go back to sleep. It turns out there is a biological reason for feeling unwell in the morning - it's all your brain's reactions.

    Upon awakening, our body experiences a neurological reaction of slight negativity, provoking anxiety and a bad mood. In addition, the level of adrenaline in the blood, the stress hormone, rises in the morning. That is why we think about the upcoming difficulties, the unresolved problems of yesterday, and hide deeper under the blanket browsing dating sites to cheer up. Is there a stress reduction theory?

    If you're a member of the morning haters club, here are some tips to help you wake up in a much better mood and start your morning stress-free. Stay tuned to learn more tips for stress-reduction tactics.

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    How The Pandemic Reshaped One's Personality

    Bash Sarmiento

    The COVID-19 pandemic made an abrupt change in the conduct of our lives as well as within ourselves mentally and emotionally. Contrary to expected belief, It paved the way for a more defined and meaningful personality shift. In a study by PRNewsWire (2021) across 2,000 consumers in the United States, it was found that challenges, circumstances, and changes brought about by the Coronavirus have made people feel smarter, be more open to trying new experiences at a more conscientious level, more agreeable and detached from their relationships.

     

    Notable results were that majority of the respondents or 86% mentioned that they saw a change parallel to at least one of the Big Five personality traits due to the pandemic. Forty percent realized becoming more conscientious, while thirty-eight percent felt being open to new experiences. Surprisingly, even one-third or thirty-three percent of the respondents reported increased agreeableness in these trying times despite moments of constant stress.

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    JOURNALING POWER™ SESSIONS WITH MARI

    "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung

    In your customized Journaling Power™ Sessions with Mari, Create WriteNow's Founder and Self-Management Mentor,  you'll experience how Journaling For The Health Of It® heals your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual issues in your tissues and helps you create the happy, healthy life YOU want to live.

    Mari guides you in creating a Journaling Power Practice for you to overcome your stress, self-sabotage, negativity and 

     Connect with Mari, the multi award-winning author of  Journaling Power and Heal Your Self With Journaling Power, and discover how to use therapeutic journaling to write your way into the life of your dreams!

     

    I’ve always believed in Mari’s methods of self-care through journaling. Knowing her over the years, not only have I benefited from her books- but I have seen how it has helped her personally! She practices what she preaches. Highly recommend working with her—you will not be disappointed.
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