I first discovered journaling back in college. A professor asked us to keep a daily journal of our activities. The first major lesson I learned from journaling was the importance of writing down and working through the feelings. Journaling is an excellent method for acknowledging your feelings and working through them.
Over the years, I have lost the patience to physically journal. However I have found a couple of computer programs that bring journaling into the new millenium. They have moved beyond just a resource for jotting down your thoughts and emotions. They are truly life tools.
The Journal – This software has a lot of different components:
- An address book
- Writing templates to inspire journal entries, poetry, prose, etc.
- A password and encryption to protect your notes from spying eyes.
- A free 45 day trial
- Prices start @ $49.95
LifeJournal – This software is very similar to The Journal but has some other features. You can classify your entries, add a mood stamp, track miles walked etc. It is available for a trial version and for purchase @ $39.95.
If you have questions about journaling, shoot me a comment or email me.
Happy thoughts and positive feelings!