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January 6 – 52 Lists

Writing and journaling are healthy pastimes, and one many practice on a regular basis.  It’s a useful way to clear our head, organize our thoughts, remember the past, and plan for the future.  For some, however, keeping a journal can be daunting. Taking the time to sit down frequently and compile your thoughts can feel like more of a commitment than many of us are willing to make.  Yet, the act of organizing our thoughts can be very helpful, even liberating. Are you facing a challenging decision? Is there something bothering you that you need to clarify? Perhaps you want to document major milestones in your life.  Regular journaling has definite benefits. It’s been proven to boost your mood and enhance your sense of well-being. It also reduces depression and improves memory. (https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/benefits-of-journaling/)

There are so many different reasons people keep a journal, each as personal as the journal itself.  Yet, sometimes the overwhelming idea of writing on a regularly basis keeps many from pursuing this healthy habit. Enter a solution in the form of the 52 Lists Project by Moorea Seal.

This Project offers a variety of journaling options and themes where participants simply create a list of ideas every week based on the direction and guidance of the journal they chose.  And there are more than one list options to choose from, each geared toward nurturing the writer’s self-expression and self-development. Currently there are three journals in print with the promise of more to follow.  They are:

“The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration”   

“52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity Balance, and Joy”

“52 Lists for Togetherness: Journaling Inspiration to Deepen Connections with Your Loved Ones.”  

If you prefer bringing your journaling to a more social front, you can buy books for friends and family members to complete together.  An additional option is to join the online community using the 52 Lists hashtags: #52listsproject. Happy Listing!!

To Learn more about the 52 Lists Project check out Moorea Seal’s website and this great article from Oprah.com

Quote of the Day:

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.” – Christina Baldwin

Song of the Day:

“I’m Gonna’ Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” by Billy Williams

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