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2. Journaling Is writing: 1. Feelings 2. To do lists 3. Goals 4. About relationships 5. Plans 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 3. Journaling CVW- writing down Recording/writing: Goals Desires, thoughts and feelings Acts ( What I do) Then balancing them like a check book 4. Key concept #1 purpose of journaling: To implement a positive action To replace a negative emotion 5. Heart feelings emotions Mind / cognitive/ Frontal lobe actions 6. Key concept #2 Journaling helps us : Define and understand goals 7. Daily- Journaling It lists and clarifies our goals in life ( while seeking Gods Will ) 8. Key concept # 3 Journaling assists us so that our: Feelings, thoughts and actions correspond with goals 9. Daily- Journaling It makes sure our desires, thoughts and feeling are consistent with our goals It checks if our behavior is in line with our goals ( Gods Will/ purpose for our life) 10. Journaling Helps with problem solving ( emotional and physical) How and what do I feel Is my feelings True Christ like or worthwhile Are my actions that of loving kindness ( Do I show caring ) Forming a new habit Goal check feelings check action example loose weight record keeping of what you eat is key. 11. JOURNAL categories Relationships 1) Myself: Emotions Physical Financial 2) Spouse /family 3) God 4) Others 12. JOURNAL categories Relationships 1) Myself: Emotions Depression, anxiety, fear and lack of forgiving 1)Replacing negative feeling with positive actions ( feelings follow action) ( Action is mental glue) 2) Daily routine incorporating holistic heath principals ( Sunlight exercise- work- Rest) 13. Heart feelings emotions Mind / cognitive/ Frontal lobe actions 14. JOURNAL categories Relationships 1) Myself: Emotions Physical Doctor and dentist visit Daily routine incorporating holistic health principles Keeping track of progress Exercise Diet Write /plan what and how much you eat Exercise ( 90%+ regain weight without exercise) 15. JOURNAL categories Relationships 1) Myself: Emotions Physical Financial Goal Pay off all debt Live within your means Educate yourself/ learn a new skill 16. JOURNAL categories Relationships 1) Myself: 2) Spouse /family Shared ? Journal Leaning love languages Affirming and compensating each other Example I felt loved this week when you did.. I felt pressured when you said I felt angry when you 17. 2) Spouse /family This could be a separate journal which you write together. Topics could include: Seeking God's will together. What made you feel that you compromised What make you feel controlled? When did you feel alone What make you feel loved What made you feel appreciated What made you feel frustrated How did you serve your spouse? What made you feel frustrated Are you encouraging healthy habits.(for example walking together) Did you read and pray together. How do you perceive God's plans for you What are your goals and desires? What you make you feel support or encouraged. What could be better for you? 18. JOURNAL categories Relationships 1) Myself: 2) Spouse /family 3) God (EITM) Seeking Gods will Thanking and praising God Writing how God has led in the past Seeking how good God is 19. 3) God (EITM) Seeking Gods will. Time spent with God. Reading and praying. Thanking and praising God. Seeking how good God is. Delight in his beauty and grace Writing how God has led in the past List of people you praying for Time spent with God. Delighting in God's beauty and grace. Time spent in nature Serving others. (+ Relationship with others. Done unto them.. you have done it unto Me.) Write His will and future plans for you Gen 15 Gods reminds Abram.. 20. Learning to trust God requires action. Read your Bible- You can trust him The personal experience Remembering what God has done And the future he has planned for you And sharing that of others. Sharing with others is also called the Conative form of learning 21. REMEMBERING WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU HOW HE HAS LEAD IN THE PAST BUT ALSO BELIEVING HE HAS A FUTURE FOR YOU PLAN WITH GOD DREAM WITH GOD- JOSEPH DID 22. SO DID ABRAM-ABRAHAM Genesis 15 1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward. 7 journaling --, I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it. journaling remember how God has lead in the past 23. JER 29 11 For I know the plans that I [h]have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 24. Gen 15 5 Then He brought him outside and said, Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them. And He said to him, So shall your descendants be. 6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. 25. JOURNAL categories Relationships 1) Myself: 2) Spouse /family 3) God 4) Others 2nd commandment love your brother (and enemies) (Remember: feelings follow action) 26. Make sure people understand that you CARE. H FORD 27. Journaling Aids in achieving a good self image ( true) Via getting to know your strength and weaknesses Improving your weaknesses Listen and write down what others say about you. 28. Journaling Helps you to Forgive Help with problem solving ( emotional and physical) How and what do I feel Is my feelings True Christ like or worthwhile Are my actions that of loving kindness ( Do I show caring) 29. Journaling Can be done in 1. A notebook 2. 2x4 card 3. piece of Paper 4. Formal diary 5. leather book 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 30. DATE WAKE UP: 4 5 6 7 2 GLASSES WATER (W) EITM READ AND PRAY: Praise and Thank God Commit to God, Ask Gods will, Thank God for victory EXERCISE Aerobic Exer. Strength and Stretch E/S=10 MIN SUNLIGHT (morning walk, positive self talk) SHOWER (Bond Style) BREAKFAST Lunch Diner (No snacking) WORK / SERVE OTHERS (X6 DAYS 7th worship Creator) JOURNALING: Delighting in Gods beauty and grace (Thank God) TO DO LIST (1min Goal planner x3) SLEEP 8-10pm Set Alarm (Sleep 7- 9hrs)(+ MINIbreaks) WWWWWWWWWWWW ___ EEEE ____ S SSS____ ___Miles SUNLIGHT 10 10 10 NUTS FLAX FRUIT: F FFFF ___F Banana /apple/grapes/watermelon/orange VEGGIES: V VVVVVV ___V Green: Broccoli or Kale or cabbage Orange: Carrot or Sweet potato White: Garlic onion Corn Red: Tomato Bell pepper Floss teeth 31. Journaling Essential for emotional and Physical health 32. Thomas Edison When he was a young boy, Thomas Edisons parents pulled him out of school after teachers called him stupid and unteachable.Edison spent his teenage years working and being fired from various jobs, culminating in his termination from a telegraph company at age 21.Despite these setbacks, Edison never deterred from his true passion, inventing.Throughout his career, Edison obtained 1,093 patents.And while many of these inventions -- such as the light bulb, stock printer, phonograph and alkaline battery -- were groundbreaking, even more of them were unsuccessful.Edison is famous for saying that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. One of Edisons greatest stories of perseverance occurred after he was already wildly successful.After inventing the light bulb, Edison began a quest to find an inexpensive light bulb filament.At the time, ore was mined in the Midwest, and shipping costs were incredibly high.To combat this, Edison opened his own ore-mining plant in Ogdensburg,New Jersey.For roughly a decade, Edisondevoted all his time and money to the plant.He also obtained 47 patents for inventions designed to make the plant run more smoothly.And after all of that, Edisons project still failed thanks to the low quality ore on the East Coast. But as it turned out, one of the aforementioned 47 inventions (a newly-designed crushing machine) revolutionized the cement industry and earned Edison back nearly all of the money he lost.In addition, Henry Ford would later credit Edisons Ogdensburg project as the main inspiration for his Model T Ford assembly line, and many believe that Edisonpaved the way for modern-day industrial laboratories.Edisons foray into ore- mining proves that dedication and commitment can pay off even in a losing venture. 33. People who persevered despite handicaps and disabilities Beethoven (composer) - was deaf Ray Charles (musician) - is blind Thomas Edison (inventor) - had a learning problem Albert Einstein (scientist) - had a learning disability Terry Fox (runner) - is an amputee with cancer Stevie Wonder (musician) - is blind James Earl Jones (actor) - was a stutterer Helen Keller (author) - was deaf and blind Marlee Matlin (actress) - is deaf Franklin D. Roosevelt (president) - was paralyzed from polio Vincent Van Gogh (artist) - was mentally ill Woodrow Wilson (president) - had a learning problem Itzhak Perlman (concert violinist) - was paralyzed from the waist down Stephen Hawking (physicist) - had Lou Gehrig's disease (of the nervous system) 34. Write in your journal about difficult situations and how you handled them without giving up. learn to persevere 35. Thank and praise God Delight in Gods beauty and grace (Remember sin has blinded us we tend to see to evil/bad stuff) Remember how he has lead in the past Write his plan / future for you