Newsflash: Life is HARD!
It’s JD from JD Dyola Journals ❤™ with a bit of “news”: Life is HARD!
In fact, my mother used to say, “Whenever you ask yourself: ‘Why didn’t Mom ever tell me things were going to be like this?’ Just remember, Mom didn’t know!” Then she would burst out laughing. Yes, life is also wonderful. It’s every bit worth the struggle and all that, but sometimes life is just ROUGH! In one of his famous presentations on goals, the late great motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, once said: “Life is not easy. Life is tough. But when you’re tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.” The challenges help you to grow and become stronger. One way to get through the challenging times is by journaling…
According to Experts Journaling Can Help
Susan David wrote a useful post on how journaling can help when life gets hard called You Can Write Your Way Out of an Emotional Funk. Here’s How.
Never Give Up!
A daily journaling session can help you and me to avoid what Zig refers to as “stinkin’ thinkin’.” Sometimes, you don’t even realize how negative your thoughts are until they’re down on paper. When life gets really hard the temptation to give up on your goals might seem practical and reasonable. Don’t do it! Les Brown, another one of my favorite inspirational speakers says, “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reasons get you back up!” Mr. Brown suggests that you have at least five (5) reasons why you will NOT quit when your goals seem harder than ever to reach.
By reflecting on the reasons that make all the hardships and disappoints worth it for YOU, you’ll be less likely to surrender. It’s great advice! Knowing your WHYs, and having not just a solitary WHY but several compelling ones, will keep you focused when someone, shall we say, “borrows” the light bulb at the end of the tunnel!
Wishing you your best year and best journaling ever,
WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! (Volume 1–A Learning & Development Journal)
AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY! (Volume 2–A Reading Companion Journal)
WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! (Volume 3–A Gratitude Journal)
WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY! (Volume 4–A combination of volumes 1-3)
“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola
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Disclaimer: JD Dyola Journals ❤™ are informational only. They contain JD Dyola's opinions, and are not designed to provide health, psychological, or any other type of therapy or guidance. Please consult a health professional for any issues that you may be facing. JD Dyola is not responsible for any consequences resulting from journaling or using the informational content on this site or in her journals.
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