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Naughty or Nice?
Texas researcher Dr. James Pennebaker has found that “when people write about emotionally difficult events or feelings for just 20 minutes at a time over three or four days, their immune system functioning increases.”
Kathleen Adams, the founder and director of the Center for Journal Therapy, believes that by “recording and describing the salient issues in one’s life, one can better understand these issues and eventually diagnose problems that stem from them.”
I was lookin around tha net basically searching for stuff on online journals. I came across these prompts that I found interesting.
Is there anything that you intentionally omit from your journal? Why?
Yes. I have about 3-5 journals floatin around and I tend to write what I truly feel in my tangible journal. Tha reason I do this is mainly because I know other ppl are reading this one. I try to give a lot in my entries but some things I feel will either upset someone, put someone in tha wrong mood, or I didn’t want to be criticized about how I think.
Rather take some secrets silently to the grave?
Yep. That’s what you’re supposed to do wit secrets. But sometimes I get to runnin at tha mouth.
Do you write to please an internal editor?
Yes I do. When I journal, I try not to just simply put down what I did that day (which is not a bad thing) but I’d rather evoke emotions or document them. I usually don’t write all that much unless I get some thoughts or had an extreme day.
How honest are you?
99.9% I don’t ever remember lying in a journal but I might have left out half tha truth. I’m as honest as I can be.
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