How to Use the Best-Guided Journals for Positivity
When keeping a positivity journal, you should record only thoughts and words from throughout your day. For this to work, you have to be accurate in writing verbatim. Be vigilant in only including genuine positivity and exclude passive-aggressiveness. (1)
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The Difficulty in Keeping a Guided Journal for Positive Thinking Is Believing
Allowing positive thoughts to flourish within you will feel strange to your raw state of being. The challenge is in accepting and allowing the change.
Due to my experience, I believe that believing in yourself can be the single most important thing in growing, but appears as an impossible dream.
Personal growth isn’t without pain, but it is the threshold you have to cross to get to a new and more fruitful time in your life.
Are times hard and hopeless? Or are they challenging and opportunity for growth? It’s up to you to make that choice because nobody but you has the power to change you. Things may never be perfect, but they can always get better.
How I Started Keeping a Guided Journal filled with Ideas for Positive Thinking
If this idea is resonating with you, then you are in good company. I started on my journey of personal growth after a life-changing decision. Sadly, it took me a while to come to grips with facing the painful truth that I needed a divorce.
It wasn’t for a long while after moving on; I realized that my previous relationship was an opportunity for personal growth. I changed the way I thought about my failed marriage and slowly began to change my negative thinking into positive thinking. It wasn’t a smooth shift of thought, though. My mom gave me some good advice. She suggested that when I journaled at night, I should use a journal for positivity and that the exercises would promote positive thinking. These exercises were so hard, and I felt so negative that trying to be positive felt like a lie.
As my mindset started shifting from doing these exercises, I didn’t feel like I was a liar anymore. I believed I was a worthwhile person, that there is hope for a brighter future, and that I had a lot for which to be grateful. Using a journal for positive thinking is what I needed for personal growth.