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Thursday, March 29, 2012

#JournalChat Live 3/29/12 Topic: Your Journaling: What Do You Think?



cherapple5:47pm via TweetDeck
@WarmMilkJournal @JournalChat Ok, I think that makes sense. I thought you meant it as a punishment for thinking negative thoughts.
WarmMilkJournal5:24pm via web
@cherapple @JournalChat ..the harm we are doing to ourselves with that negative thinking. It is a reconditioning technique.
WarmMilkJournal5:23pm via web
@cherapple @JournalChat I hear you, Cheryl. The idea with that image is not to attack ourselves but to quickly remind us of the harm we are
cherapple5:16pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat @WarmMilkJournal That replaces negative thoughts with a knife, another attack on oneself. The self needs love. #journalchat
cherapple5:13pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat @WarmMilkJournal It sounds gruesome, but the goal with #journaling is to learn not to attack yourself. #journalchat
cherapple5:12pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat @WarmMilkJournal Instead, I might imagine "cutting the throats" of those who inflicted the negative thoughts on my child self.
cherapple5:10pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat @WarmMilkJournal If we weren't born w negative thoughts, why would we imagine cutting our own throat? Imagine the child self.
cherapple5:09pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat @WarmMilkJournal In "Cancelling Negative Thought Patterns," Debra suggests imagining "cutting your own throat."#journalchat


DawnHerring4:57pm via HootSuite
@TyUnglebower Thanks for the RT, Ty. How are you? #JournalChat
TyUnglebower4:35pm via TweetDeck
RT @DawnHerring: It does seem our most anxious thoughts arise the most often at night when we want to sleep. #Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat4:26pm via HootSuite
Enjoy your #Journaling for positive thoughts, and don't forget to refresh yourself! #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:26pm via HootSuite
Enjoy your #Journaling for positive thoughts, and don't forget to refresh yourself! #JournalChat
JournalChat4:25pm via HootSuite
That wraps up this edition of #JournalChat Live; join us next Thursday, 4/5 at 5 EST/2 PST;#Journaling topic to be announced.
DawnHerring4:25pm via HootSuite
That wraps up this edition of #JournalChat Live; join us next Thursday, 4/5 at 5 EST/2 PST;#Journaling topic to be announced.
JournalChat4:23pm via HootSuite
Special thanks to Debra DiPietro @WarmMilkJournal for her post: Cancelling negative thought patterns, our #Journalingresource. #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:23pm via HootSuite
Special thanks to Debra DiPietro @WarmMilkJournal for her post: Cancelling negative thought patterns, our #Journalingresource. #JournalChat
JournalChat4:22pm via HootSuite
@cherapple I'll look forward to having you back, Cheryl. It's been delightful. :) #JournalChat
JournalChat4:21pm via HootSuite
@cherapple So glad you like the list, Cheryl. I've compiled quite a few from others I post on#JournalChat Links Edition. #Journaling
cherapple4:21pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat You're welcome, Dawn. There were a lot of great insights today. I hope to be able to join#journalchat again in the future.
JournalChat4:20pm via HootSuite
ow.ly/9XWmL Check out my profile page on LinkedIn for my bio and writing services!#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:20pm via HootSuite
ow.ly/9XWlo Check out my profile page on LinkedIn for my bio and writing services!#Journaling #JournalChat
cherapple4:19pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat Wow that's a lot of prompts! I look forward to looking more closely at those and using them in my #journaling#journalchat
JournalChat4:18pm via HootSuite
@cherapple Thanks so much for joining us today on #JournalChat Live, Cheryl; your contribution was insightful! :) #Journaling
JournalChat4:17pm via HootSuite
ow.ly/9XWdx My post:Signs.When we pay attention to life signs, we can gain a fresh perspective&have positive thoughts! #JournalChat
cherapple4:17pm via TweetDeck
RT @JournalChatow.ly/9XVXr #Journaling#Prompts to help you get started with discerning negative thought patterns. #JournalChat
cherapple4:16pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat Thank you, Dawn and others! I've enjoyed this #journalcat and the topic of negative thought patterns. #journalchat
JournalChat4:15pm via HootSuite
ow.ly/9XW5C You can also sign up for my weekly#RefreshJournal for a fresh perspective on those thought patterns. #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:15pm via HootSuite
ow.ly/9XW2B You can also sign up for my weekly#RefreshJournal for a fresh perspective on those thought patterns. #JournalChat
JournalChat4:13pm via HootSuite
ow.ly/9XVXr Here are some #Journaling#Prompts to help you get started with discerning your negative thought patterns. #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:13pm via HootSuite
ow.ly/9XVTD Here are some #Journaling#Prompts to help you get started with discerning your negative thought patterns. #JournalChat
JournalChat4:10pm via HootSuite
For those who want to be in the #JournalChat feed so others can see you, please use the#JournalChat hashtag in your tweet. :)
DawnHerring4:10pm via HootSuite
For those who want to be in the #JournalChat feed so others can see you, please use the#JournalChat hashtag in your tweet. :)
JournalChat4:08pm via HootSuite
@kaizenjournal Welcome to #JournalChat Live, Dolly; #Journaling works both ways! :)
JournalChat4:08pm via HootSuite
RT @kaizenjournal: @JournalChat @cherapple I don't have insomnia, but I certainly give my mind attention through #Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat4:07pm via HootSuite
@cherapple Oh, yes, Cheryl! I totally see how that would work for you. #Journaling #JournalChat I love that.
JournalChat4:05pm via HootSuite
Yes, #Journaling gives us more control over our thought patterns and over our sleep. It is a powerful practice! #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:05pm via HootSuite
Yes, #Journaling gives us more control over our thought patterns and over our sleep. It is a powerful practice! #JournalChat
JournalChat4:04pm via HootSuite
RT @cherapple: When the mind asks for attention, I give it thru #journaling. I feel much less helpless against insomnia. #journalchat
DawnHerring4:04pm via HootSuite
RT @cherapple: When the mind asks for attention, I give it thru #journaling. I feel much less helpless against insomnia. #journalchat
cherapple4:04pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat Instead of staring at the ceiling, I journal. #insomnia #journalchat It gives me something productive to do.
JournalChat4:03pm via HootSuite
Restful sleep is just another practical benefit to keeping a journal. Makes #Journaling a higher priority in life! #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:03pm via HootSuite
Restful sleep is just another practical benefit to keeping a journal. Makes #Journaling a higher priority in life! #JournalChat
cherapple4:03pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat When the mind asks for attention, I give it thru #journaling. I feel much less helpless against insomnia. #journalchat
JournalChat4:02pm via HootSuite
That's why #Journaling before bedtime can help induce more peaceful sleep;we can write out our angst/our anxiety ahead of time. #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:02pm via HootSuite
That's why #Journaling before bedtime can help induce more peaceful sleep;we can write out our angst/our anxiety ahead of time. #JournalChat
JournalChat4:01pm via HootSuite
It does seem our most anxious thoughts arise the most often at night when we want to sleep.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:01pm via HootSuite
It does seem our most anxious thoughts arise the most often at night when we want to sleep.#Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat4:00pm via HootSuite
@cherapple Yes, so you can figure out where they are coming from and determine what needs to be done about them. #JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring4:00pm via HootSuite
@cherapple Yes, so you can figure out where they are coming from and determine what needs to be done about them. #JournalChat #Journaling
cherapple3:57pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat It also helps to listen to the voices that are causing anxiety and keeping you awake.#insomnia #journalchat
JournalChat3:57pm via HootSuite
@cherapple That's why I journal every night before sleep; it really does help to get it out of your system and out onto the pg! #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:57pm via HootSuite
@cherapple That's why I journal every night before sleep; it really does help to get it out of your system and out onto the pg! #JournalChat
JournalChat3:56pm via HootSuite
@cherapple No, it wasn't. And when you see that clearly, you can replace it with what you do know; Positively! #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:56pm via HootSuite
@cherapple No, it wasn't. And when you see that clearly, you can replace it with what you do know; Positively! #Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:55pm via HootSuite
@cherapple That is powerful, Cheryl. Yes, what we write in our journals gives us confidence when with others. #JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring3:55pm via HootSuite
@cherapple That is powerful, Cheryl. Yes, what we write in our journals gives us confidence when with others. #JournalChat #Journaling
cherapple3:55pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat Journaling for insomnia reduction. :-) It has helped me sleep at times. #journalchat
JournalChat3:54pm via HootSuite
RT @cherapple:Writing truth on paper is one way to say "I exist." Then you are more conscious abt that truth in convo w others. #journalchat
DawnHerring3:54pm via HootSuite
RT @cherapple:Writing truth on paper is one way to say "I exist." Then you are more conscious abt that truth in convo w others. #journalchat
cherapple3:54pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat As you said earlier, we aren't born thinking these thoughts. No one chooses to think bad things abt themselves. #journalchat
JournalChat3:54pm via HootSuite
I like what Debra says:being confident, worry free, and sleeping like a baby! That's what positive thought patterns can produce #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:54pm via HootSuite
I like what Debra says:being confident, worry free, and sleeping like a baby! That's what positive thought patterns can produce #JournalChat
cherapple3:52pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat Or someone told you that negative judgment about yourself when you were a child. The thoughts wasn't yours. #journalchat
JournalChat3:52pm via HootSuite
If we go back far enough, as in "I remember thinking that as a child," we can refresh and renew that pattern for right now. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:52pm via HootSuite
If we go back far enough, as in "I remember thinking that as a child," we can refresh and renew that pattern for right now. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:51pm via HootSuite
Returning to the very beginning of our thought patterns can help us understand our current patterns more so. #JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring3:51pm via HootSuite
Returning to the very beginning of our thought patterns can help us understand our current patterns more so. #JournalChat #Journaling
cherapple3:48pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat Writing truth on paper is one way to say "I exist." Then you are more conscious abt that truth in convo w others. #journalchat
DawnHerring3:47pm via HootSuite
We need to stay in tune with our thought patterns so we can determine if they are remaining true or if change is needed. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:46pm via HootSuite
As people and individuals, we are constantly changing, whether it's our viewpoint or our thoughts. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:46pm via HootSuite
As people and individuals, we are constantly changing, whether it's our viewpoint or our thoughts. #Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:45pm via HootSuite
Once you have created new patterns of thinking by recording them regularly, it's good to check for new truths to discover. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:45pm via HootSuite
Once you have created new patterns of thinking by recording them regularly, it's good to check for new truths to discover. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:43pm via HootSuite
I believe one of the keys to staying in our truth, is to validate that truth on paper every day to keep it fresh and alive. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:43pm via HootSuite
I believe one of the keys to staying in our truth, is to validate that truth on paper every day to keep it fresh and alive. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:42pm via HootSuite
Once we enter that truth and begin to live in it, it can be life-changing. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:42pm via HootSuite
Once we enter that truth and begin to live in it, it can be life-changing. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:41pm via HootSuite
@memomuse1 Hello, Megan! Thanks for the RT, and welcome to #JournalChat Live. :)
JournalChat3:40pm via HootSuite
@cherapple I agree, Cheryl. Once we listen and discern what they are telling us, we get more centered and enter our truth. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:40pm via HootSuite
@cherapple I agree, Cheryl. Once we listen and discern what they are telling us, we get more centered and enter our truth. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:40pm via HootSuite
@cherapple I agree, Cheryl, that we need to pay attention to these painful patterns because they can give us valuable insight. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:40pm via HootSuite
@cherapple I agree, Cheryl, that we need to pay attention to these painful patterns because they can give us valuable insight. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:39pm via HootSuite
RT @cherapple: They inform you about past experiences that caused them, bring self-knowledge, if you're willing to listen. #journalchat
DawnHerring3:39pm via HootSuite
RT @cherapple: They inform you about past experiences that caused them, bring self-knowledge, if you're willing to listen. #journalchat
cherapple3:39pm via TweetDeck
@DawnHerring Exactly. Fighting them doesn't work. They just come back stronger. Listening quiets them. #journalchat
JournalChat3:38pm via HootSuite
@cherapple I know what you mean about it being painful to listen to what those thoughts are telling you. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:38pm via HootSuite
@cherapple I know what you mean about it being painful to listen to what those thoughts are telling you. #Journaling #JournalChat
cherapple3:37pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat It's really hard to listen because negative thoughts hurt. #journalchat
cherapple3:36pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat They inform you about past experiences that caused them, bring self-knowledge, if you're willing to listen. #journalchat
JournalChat3:36pm via HootSuite
I can then focus on where they're coming from, what emotions they bring out, and why they leave such an impression. #JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring3:36pm via HootSuite
I can then focus on where they're coming from, what emotions they bring out, and why they leave such an impression. #JournalChat #Journaling
JournalChat3:36pm via HootSuite
In my experience, it has helped tremendously to record in my journal the negative thoughts that trouble me. #JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring3:36pm via HootSuite
In my experience, it has helped tremendously to record in my journal the negative thoughts that trouble me. #JournalChat #Journaling
JournalChat3:33pm via HootSuite
@cherapple How do you think they inform? You're welcome to elaborate, if you wish. #JournalChat#Journaling
cherapple3:33pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat Negative thought patterns were the worst for me for a long time. I went in circles for years and got nowhere. #journalchat
JournalChat3:33pm via HootSuite
@cherapple You know, I like that, Cheryl. They keep us informed. As long as we no longer believe that old thought, it can help. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:33pm via HootSuite
@cherapple You know, I like that, Cheryl. They keep us informed. As long as we no longer believe that old thought, it can help. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:31pm via HootSuite
@queen_elisheba Thanks for stopping in, Elizabeth. Enjoy your day! #JournalChat
cherapple3:31pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat Or informed about the present. I hesitate to replace or get rid of them. They came about for a reason. #journalchat
JournalChat3:31pm via HootSuite
Negative thought patterns can be persistent;that's why we need to determine their source to combat/transform them into positive #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:31pm via HootSuite
Negative thought patterns can be persistent;that's why we need to determine their source to combat/transform them into positive #JournalChat
JournalChat3:29pm via HootSuite
@cherapple They are stuck in the past, but they also affect us in the here and now; which is why they need to be replaced. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:29pm via HootSuite
@cherapple They are stuck in the past, but they also affect us in the here and now; which is why they need to be replaced. #JournalChat
queen_elisheba3:29pm via TweetCaster for Android
Apologies #journalchat and @JournalChat I was taking my maternity pictures! Enjoy the chat. See you next week.
JournalChat3:28pm via HootSuite
When we discern what thought we actually believe about ourselves, we can see what needs changing based on what we know is true. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:28pm via HootSuite
When we discern what thought we actually believe about ourselves, we can see what needs changing based on what we know is true. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:26pm via HootSuite
Debra shares some good examples of changing your thought patterns to positive ones. #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:26pm via HootSuite
Debra shares some good examples of changing your thought patterns to positive ones. #Journaling#JournalChat
JournalChat3:24pm via HootSuite
When we begin to replace those thoughts with ones that are true & validating, we change our whole way of thinking. #JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring3:24pm via HootSuite
When we begin to replace those thoughts with ones that are true & validating, we change our whole way of thinking. #JournalChat #Journaling
cherapple3:24pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat Exactly. They are trying to help us, just not doing a very good job of it. These voices are stuck in the past. #journalchat
JournalChat3:23pm via HootSuite
I think Cheryl has a good point;when we pay attention the cause of our negative thought patterns, we can break them with truth.#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:23pm via HootSuite
I think Cheryl has a good point;when we pay attention the cause of our negative thought patterns, we can break them with truth.#JournalChat
JournalChat3:21pm via HootSuite
@cherapple You know, Cheryl, I understand what you mean;when we discern where they came from, we can take them out by the root. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:21pm via HootSuite
@cherapple You know, Cheryl, I understand what you mean;when we discern where they came from, we can take them out by the root. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:20pm via HootSuite
@cherapple I am referring to #Journalingresource:Cancelling negative thought patterns by Debra DiPietro. ow.ly/9XSdl #JournalChat
JournalChat3:19pm via HootSuite
@merylkevans Oh, I agree, Meryl, especially when we already know their root and know it's false. Welcome to #JournalChat Live! #Journaling
DawnHerring3:19pm via HootSuite
@merylkevans Oh, I agree, Meryl, especially when we already know their root and know it's false. Welcome to #JournalChat Live! #Journaling
JournalChat3:18pm via HootSuite
It can truly help to know where such thoughts were initiated and then turn them on their heads into positive power thoughts! #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:18pm via HootSuite
It can truly help to know where such thoughts were initiated and then turn them on their heads into positive power thoughts! #JournalChat
cherapple3:18pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat I think these thoughts want to be heard and dialogued with. They won't go away until you give them attention. #journalchat
JournalChat3:17pm via HootSuite
When we write down any memories that come to mind with this negative thought, we can sometimes recall where it started. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:17pm via HootSuite
When we write down any memories that come to mind with this negative thought, we can sometimes recall where it started. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:17pm via HootSuite
In my studies and research, I have learned you can go back to the root of such negative thinking by going back in time. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:17pm via HootSuite
In my studies and research, I have learned you can go back to the root of such negative thinking by going back in time. #JournalChat
cherapple3:16pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat By whom are we conditioned? Is Debra here today, or are you reading something?#journalchat
JournalChat3:16pm via HootSuite
@cherapple That's a very good question, Cheryl; and worth dissecting. #JournalChat #Journaling
merylkevans3:15pm via web
Also helps to shut them out, change thinking to positive @DawnHerring #journalchat
JournalChat3:15pm via HootSuite
RT @cherapple: @JournalChat Thanks. It's good to be here. Good topic. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:15pm via HootSuite
Debra suggests writing down all of the negative thought patterns, or 'tapes' you've been playing in your head onto the page. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:15pm via HootSuite
Debra suggests writing down all of the negative thought patterns, or 'tapes' you've been playing in your head onto the page. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:14pm via HootSuite
We can cancel all of this bad thinking in our journals! Woot! That's worth celebrating. :)#Journaling #JournalChat
cherapple3:14pm via TweetDeck
@JournalChat So true that we are not born feeling bad about ourselves! Where do such thoughts and feelings come from? #journalchat
JournalChat3:13pm via HootSuite
We learn and are conditioned to fear, be anxious, and feel bad about ourselves, as Debra explains.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:13pm via HootSuite
We learn and are conditioned to fear, be anxious, and feel bad about ourselves, as Debra explains.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:11pm via HootSuite
I appreciate Debra's point: We are not born anxious or fearful or self-loathing! (No, we are not!)#Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:10pm via HootSuite
These kinds of thoughts can initiate a horrible sense of self. :( #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:10pm via HootSuite
These kinds of thoughts can initiate a horrible sense of self. :( #Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:08pm via HootSuite
@cherapple Hey, Cheryl. :) Welcome back to#JournalChat Live; good to see you. :)
JournalChat3:08pm via HootSuite
Of course, these thoughts have a very depleting energy to them and when you think them regularly, they can drag you down. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:08pm via HootSuite
Of course, these thoughts have a very depleting energy to them and when you think them regularly, they can drag you down. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:07pm via HootSuite
Several are: I'm not good enough, I don't have enough, I can't, and I'm no good at (fill in the blank).#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:07pm via HootSuite
Several are: I'm not good enough, I don't have enough, I can't, and I'm no good at (fill in the blank).#Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:05pm via HootSuite
Debra starts us out with a list of negative thoughts we may have about ourselves. #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:05pm via HootSuite
Debra starts us out with a list of negative thoughts we may have about ourselves. #Journaling#JournalChat
JournalChat3:04pm via HootSuite
Our topic for #JournalChat Live today is Your#Journaling: What Do You Think?
DawnHerring3:04pm via HootSuite
Our topic for #JournalChat Live today is Your#Journaling: What Do You Think?
JournalChat3:04pm via HootSuite
Today's #Journaling resource is Cancelling negative thought patterns...by Debra DiPietro @WarmMilkJournal ow.ly/9XR1C #JournalChat
JournalChat3:01pm via HootSuite
I recommend hootsuite, tweetdeck ortweetchat.com to follow along; use #JournalChatas your hashtag to join in. #Journaling
DawnHerring3:01pm via HootSuite
I recommend hootsuite, tweetdeck ortweetchat.com to follow along; use #JournalChatas your hashtag to join in. #Journaling
JournalChat3:00pm via HootSuite
I am Dawn Herring, host and avid journal keeper of 28 years with 50+ journals filled; I am passionate about #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:00pm via HootSuite
I am Dawn Herring, host and avid journal keeper of 28 years with 50+ journals filled; I am passionate about #Journaling#JournalChat
JournalChat3:00pm via HootSuite
Welcome to this edition of #JournalChat Live for all things #Journaling.
DawnHerring3:00pm via HootSuite
Welcome to this edition of #JournalChat Live for all things #Journaling.

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