Let’s Talk: The Connection Between Journaling And Happiness
Journal writing (journaling) has been shown to increase happiness, reduce stress and improve relationships. Journaling is the practice of writing or reflecting your thoughts on paper or now there are digital options. It’s about writing our ideas and perceptions of particular results, situations, and people.
Journaling can be a great way to get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Writing in a journal helps us express ourselves in ways that are not always easy to do. It enables us to sort through our issues, helps us focus on what is important, and can help us communicate more clearly with those around us. Writing down your feelings helps you to “ ” your anxieties, frustrations, and pains in a journal.
Did you know that journal writing can help you to be more aware of your own emotions and how they affect others? Whoa!
One way to boost your confidence and improve your life is to fill a journal with short, deliberate writings. It is amazing how writing brief sentences or words can be a form of self-therapy.
You can use journal writing as a tool to help you deal with difficult situations or problems.
To find out the benefits of journal writing, just start writing down what you’re feeling and what’s going on in your life right now.
Need some help knowing what to write down in your journal?
Check out a few of my GO-TO journal prompts:
Describe your perfect day vs your real day
Write the best dream you’ve ever had
List 3 of the funniest memories you can recall
Take 2 minutes to write down everything that comes to mind no matter what it is (regardless of grammar or spelling); JUST WRITE!
Listen to one of your favorite songs and then spend time writing the emotions you feel and the thoughts you have about that song.
Write down three things you are grateful for, but don’t forget to include something positive that happened
Don’t overthink it and keep it simple. What other journal prompts would you add to the list? To help you get started, order this fabulous journal online today for Amazon Prime Day.
Let’s be honest. Perfectionism is a thing, and it sucks! Of course, I know it can depend on your perspective.
We need to loosen the rules a bit and accept that being imperfectly perfect is just as good.
To anyone who feels like they are chasing perfection, I would tell you that it doesn’t exist. And it’s not worth the chase.
Perfectionism is the voice that tells you not to take chances, to play it safe, and not to dream big. It’s the voice that says, ‘There’s no room for failure here.’ That voice is wrong. Let me say that ONE MO’ TIME – that voice is wrong!
Perfectionism has never been anything other than a dream thief robbing you of happiness and life. You spend more time getting ready to take action than actually moving the needle on your goals.
Everything may take longer than you expect — be optimistic.
Whether you are writing a blog post or building your dream business, there will always be room for failure. If you want to achieve something great, you must keep pushing yourself. Stop chasing perfectionism.
Steps to Help You Kick Into Action
Write a list of your goals that you don’t feel you can reach in a month or a year, then strive to achieve them. (Destiny Inspired Journal on Amazon.com)
Set goals that are just out of reach, and you will push yourself to be better than you thought possible.
Create a vision/dream board with graphics and words as your visual inspirationhttps://wp.me/pay60U-cUL
Soooo, since I haven’t posted on my blog since late April (2020). It is quite evident that this darn COVID-19 pandemic has impacted my life in more ways than one. Between the coronavirus pandemic, racial pandemic and economic pandemic, ya girl has been disconnected. Have YOU been impacted by the recent pandemics? Tell me how. I’d love to hear from you and share your topics.
Anyway, until recently, I have not had the desire to blog, assist others with their resume revisions or even post a simple inspirational quote. Yikes
Well, on another day, I will definitely chat about what my life has been like since the beginning of the pandemics. For now, I had to share a POWERFUL MESSAGE (inspirational video) posted this morning by Dr. Creflo Dollar. His message was simple, yet so effective. I don’t even know that “effective” is the accurate word to describe how this 20-minute video of confessions blessed my soul. I feel like I’ve had an injection of inspiration or (in coffee terms- a cup of inspiration with two added shots of faith. I am feeling so blessed by Dr. Dollar’s video that I decided to transcribe 98% of what he said, so that you and I can print out the declarations, post them in our homes, and CONFESS them in the name of Jesus.
There is just soooooo much going on in our lives, homes, jobs, state, churches, and our nation all at once. Since April or the end of March, I found myself feeling overwhelmed, stressed, nervous, uncertain and losing sight of the promises God has designed for my daughters and I. Oooooh BUT GOD.
GET BACK TO GOD’S WORD!
Listen to God’s word. Speak God’s Word. Declare God’s word in the midst of this pandemic.
Be encouraged! We will get through this TOGETHER!
For your convenience, below you will see the transcription of Dr. Dollar’s Godly Confessions. Print it or send me an email for the Word document at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE be sure to comment on this post or hit me up on social media @destinyinspiredconsulting to let me know how this blessed you and if having the transcription was helpful or nah.
Dr. Creflo Dollar, thank you for sharing these confessions. My mom has been listening to your Psalm 91 confessions daily and forwarding them to my sisters and I. (Thanks Mom)
Honestly, today is the first day I listened to the entire video. I was inspired to share the wealth. May God continue to bless you, Taffy, and your family as you bless others. Whether it is Dr. Dollar or Maya Angelou, sometimes we need a cup of inspiration.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM DR. CREFLO DOLLAR’s 7/27/20 POWERFUL MESSAGE (TRANSCRIPTION)
7/27/20 Highlights from Dr. Creflo Dollar
“Confessions and Walking in the Power of Your High Priest”
We are believing God that this is going to be a BREAKTHROUGH week
God will give you answers. Go to God for your answers. He will lead and guide you and show you what to do.
DECLARE THIS SO THAT YOU ARE PSALM 91 EQUIPPED
I declare that I will dwell in the shelter of the most high
I declare that I will find rest in the shadow of the almighty
I declare that God is my refuge and my fortress
I declare that you are my God in whom I trust with great confidence in whom I will rely
I declare that God will rescue me from every trap and protect me from every disease
I declare that I am covered and protected by his outstretched arms
I declare that God’s faithful promises are my armor and my protection
I declare that I will not be afraid of the terror of the night or the arrow that flies by day
I declare that I will not dread any disease that stalks in the darkness nor any disaster that strikes at midday
I declare that because God is my refuge, the almighty God of my home, no evil can befall me and no plague can come near my dwelling place
I declare God is sending his angels to protect me and my house
I declare that because of God’s love for me, he will deliver me from my fears. I will walk unharmed and kick anything that is evil from my path
I declare that he will reward me with long life and show me his salvation. He will honor me with his presence and his power.
In the name of Jesus. SAY THAT I AM PSALM 91 EQUIPPED!
We can walk in the power of our HIGH Priest. Jesus is our HIGH PRIEST. Power is the ability to get the job done and get results. You and I can walk in the power of Jesus, Our High Priest.
Hebrews 4:15 & 16
15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
SAY THIS PRAYER
Lord, I am so thankful you possess the greatest power in the whole earth. I am not serving a dead God. I am serving a living Lord who is interceding for me at the right hand of the father at this very moment. Jesus, I come to you as my great high priest and ask you today to fill me with your power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I want to know you and experience your power and experience your ways. In the name of Jesus.
I declare by faith that the greater one lives inside of me. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside of me and is at my disposal 24 hours a day. His power is continuously resident in my heart and is more than enough to face and overcome any obstacle that tries to come my way. I declare this by faith in Jesus.
SPEAK FAITH AGAINST EACH ISSUE THAT MAY BE IN YOUR LIFE
In Jesus name by the authority of his holy word, I call my debts paid in full. Debt, I speak to you in Jesus name, be paid, be gone, be materialized and cease to exist. I now declare that all my debts, mortgages and notes are paid in full, cancelled, dissolved in Jesus name.
*Debts owed to you or Accounts Receivable*
(To collect monies owed to you)
PRAY THIS PRAYER…
Jesus said whatever I loose on earth is loosed in heaven, therefore, I loose the finances owed to me. I call this money in, so that these accounts are paid in Jesus name. Amen
Speak to those bills being paid ON TIME!
Say this… God supplies all my needs according to his riches and glory by Christ Jesus. God is the source of my supply and I have more than enough to pay my bills on time. Bills, be paid in full in Jesus name.
*Speak to property you are selling*
Listen to me (property), I am talking to you in Jesus name. Jesus said you would obey me. Jesus said you will be a blessing to someone and I call you SOLD. In the name of Jesus.
If you are in the midst of buying property, then SAY THIS…
I call those things that be not as though they were. I now call the property that fits my needs and desires and will be a blessing to me. I call you to me now. I declare God’s highest and best is done in this matter and the angels are now working on my behalf.
Maybe you feel there are some hindrances in these areas. Let’s pray to remove ALL hindrances.
God, your word says that whatever I bind on earth is bound in heaven. Whatever I loose on earth is loosed in heaven. Therefore, on the authority of your word, I bind every force that has set itself against my financial prosperity. I hereby declare all curses against me are null, void and harmless. I am redeemed from the curse of poverty. I am free from oppression. I loose the abundance of God. All that rightfully belongs to me now comes to me under grace in a perfect way in Jesus name.
Call things that are not to increase your paycheck…
Heavenly Father, I call for a raise as I honor you with my increase. I give thanks for this job and I bless my employer. I now declare that this check is multiplied and increased. I am now richly rewarded for my work both creatively and financially in the name of Jesus.
To increase investments or bank accounts you have,
I call for abundance as I honor the Lord with my capital and sufficiency. My storage places, investments and bank accounts are filled with plenty. I am abundantly supplied with new wine.
Speak over employment…
I now dissolve and put aside all negative limiting beliefs about where I will work and what job is available to me. I open myself to all of God’s possibilities. I call for a perfect, satisfying, well-paid job to manifest in my life. I am always in the right place at the right time for the spirit of God orders my steps.
We are walking in the power of our high priest.
We are calling things that be not as though they were.
Death and life is in the power of the tongue.
We will not sit silent.
We will speak the word of God and release our faith in every area that concerns us.
In the name of Jesus, God is right now perfecting everything that concerns me. In Jesus name. Amen
All is well.
Continue to say these confessions. Watch God go to work on your behalf.
SAY THIS OUT LOUD
I am in it for the relationship with God, not just for what he can give me.
ALL THESE OTHERS THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.
Be sure to testify and tell people all that God has done on your behalf so others can see God is real. We serve a mighty God is moving in the midst of a pandemic.
TELL SOMEBODY – TESTIFY ABOUT THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD – GOD GETS THE GLORY, PRAISE AND ADORATION.
YOU WILL NOT LACK IN ANY GOOD THING. GOD IS PERFECTING EVERYTHING THAT CONCERNS YOU.
Welp, I knew I owed y’all a BRIEF update from that previous post to share the HUGE SUCCESS of Saturday night’s Sacramento Fashion Week Runway Event (SacFW). The theme was of this year’s fashion “Fashion in the City.” The show was held in North Sacramento at The Rink Studios. Actually, the show was held on February 21 and 22, which 5 or 6 designers on their respective days. For some pretty obvious reasons, I attended the Saturday night show.
Let me start by sharing how proud I am of my favorite 16-year-old supermodel aka my daughter, Tyra Simone. I recognize I am a bit partial, however, Tyra SLAYED the runway. She had poise, swag, passion, and professionalism with every stride. Through a model casting call, Tyra had been selected to model for Zenzele Nuru partnered with Mario B, and Samantha Wall of Unlimited Fashions.
Tyra’s first look of the night was her hot pink, crochet 2-piece skirt outfit. Zenzele is a BEAST who crochets all her amazing designs. This was not your average 2-piece, it was an adorable mini skirt along with a top that included a wrap-around belt and exaggerated huge sleeves.
Tyra’s second look was her beautiful African print skirt from Samantha Wall at Unlimited Fashions. She came out with the skirt pulled up like a tube dress then, at the end of the runway, she pulled it down to show how it can also be a long full skirt. The skirt was accented with a black shirt and silver heels. Samantha Wall “specializes in women’s fashion and accessories.”
Thank you to Zenzele Nuru, Samantha Wall, Mario B, Cosmo Beauty Academy, DMR Productions and the Sacramento Fashion Week staff for an awesome showcase highlighting many talented designers, stylists, and models.
This post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t share the moment when I hit the red carpet looking fabulous and stuff. This momager cleaned up nicely, wouldn’t you say? By the way, remember to CLICK THE LINK above to glance at the highlights. Thank you sooo much.
The countdown to Sacramento Fashion Week (SacFW) begins. My 16-year-old daughter, Tyra Simone, will be walking the runway modeling designs by Samantha Wall-Laidler and Designer Zenzele Nuru. Partnered with Stylist, MarioB, they are preparing a runway experience to remember.
The rehearsal leading up to the show is all about being fitted and styled in flattering custom outfits, practicing model walk and poses to the music, as well as going over the show lineup from beginning to end.Rehearsal was held in room facility on the beautiful campus of California State University Sacramento (Sac State). Being that I completed the last three semesters of my undergraduate studies on this campus, I always look forward to coming back to see the beautiful enhancements.
Week of SacFW
While my daughter is walking (modeling) in Saturday’s show, there are various makeup, beauty, modeling workshops being held later in the week for all those interested.Welp, there will be more details after the show, but just wanted to share some behind the scenes leading up to this weekend.
SacFW Event Details
“Fashion in the City”February 21 & 22, 20208pm to 10:30pLocated at The Rink Studios in SacramentoCheck the EventBrite link for more details.Let the countdown begin. We are looking forward to this weekend’s show and can hardly wait for everyone to see the designs Zenzele selected for Tyra and her bestie Tejah.It’s not easy getting Tyra to and from casting calls, rehearsals, fittings and shows throughout Northern California and beyond, but she loves it so that’s what matters. A mommy’s working never done.Click HERE if you missed the Throwback video.Will you be at the show?
It comes down to the why, how and what. “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they explain WHY you do it.” Let Simon Sinek remind you of the importance of your WHY. This simple video from Simon Sinek reminds us how important it is to express our why, how important it is – as leaders- to be sure our staff knows their why, and why we do what we do. Other times, it goes back to the need for a hard reset in your life.
Check out what happens why my teenager and I get together Amateur Video Extraordinairez We get to creating. Every expert was once a beginner. Saturday Night Vibez with 2 different phones recording. Ha ha We had fun. We had to edit Tay Tay (my 4-year-old) out cuz she wasn’t in recording attire. Lol
What you didn’t see in this video is how I BUSTED OUT in crocodile tears when it really registered to me that my firstborn is almost 16 and taught herself to do lashes. Yes, I cried. That’s all. Carry on. Good night
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