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Is your personal journal boring you to death?

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personal journalCreative ways to spice up your personal journal and make it a great read for future generations.

There are many benefits that come from keeping a personal journal. According to the experts at Broadview University:

1. Journaling reduces stress by getting “monkey mind” thoughts out of your head. Mind chatter is a powerful stressor, stressor is a powerful health-buster, and journaling the chatter is a proven chatter-buster.

2. Writing about problems gives your right brain food for creative problem-solving. It’s amazing what happens when the creative part of your nature starts working on a problem—you’ll soon find solutions bubbling up from your subconscious.

3. Keeping a daily diary is one of the best techniques for discovering patterns, particularly those that are self-defeating. For example, a diary kept over the course of several months will clearly show any reoccurring difficulties like overeating, stress eating, poor (but similar) choices in relationships.

4. Want to better know yourself? Journal. Writing can help clarify your thoughts, your emotions, and your reactions to certain people or situations. In addition, as you read back through past journals, you’ll have ample evidence of the things that make you happy and those that are distressful.

5. Journaling can help clarify events, problems, or options. When you’re beset with a mind full of fuzzy, disconnected thoughts flitting here and there, writing about the event or issue will help bring focus and clarity. It will also help you decide on which action to take, or option to choose.

In addition to all the personal benefits of journal writing, keeping a journal or written record is also a way to link our present to the future. Your ancestors’ writings have helped you to know them on a more personal level. Make sure that what you leave as your own legacy for future generations helps them to know the real you.

For great ideas on how to make your journal more insightful and interesting, visit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865593095/Genealogy-Record-your-day-in-creative-new-ways.html?pg=all

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Writing your personal history is as easy as 1..2.. 52!

 

 

By answering 52 questions in 52 weeks your personal history will grow by leaps and bounds.

 


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Writing a personal history is a goal for many of us. However, actually sitting down and doing it is another story. We all have good intentions and we all understand the importance of recording our thoughts, feelings, memories, special moments, etc. But getting stared can be daunting.

One genealogist was not afraid to dive into the task and develop a method to help others do the same. Steve Anderson developed a series of 52 questions to be answered, one a week, for 52 weeks.  Each question is designed to focus on a certain type of information.  There is no rule regarding how much should be written about each question, it could be simply a paragraph or dozens of pages.   By the end of 52 weeks, the end result is a very thoughtful, informative and complete personal history.

For more information and the list of questions, visit https://familysearch.org/blog/en/52-questions-52-weeks/

Looking for help with unusual or hard to find records.  Contact Heirlines Family History and Genealogy, breaking through family history walls for almost 40 years. Give us a call and speak with one of our professional genealogists today.

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