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The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started


One of the most common questions I answer in my journal-writing courses is “How can I keep consistent in my writing?”  In this special episode of JournalTalk, I share some material from my new, upcoming course, Getting Started, Staying Started; and I propose that today is the best time to consider your New Year’s Resolutions.

Rather than basing our goals on a twelve-o-clock wish without any plan or support, what if we take just a few minutes each day, starting now, to make a fresh start.  The reason so many people fail to keep their resolutions isn’t laziness or lack of motivation.  We’re great at starting something new, but we don’t always know how to stay started!  I share three traits of successful journal-writers that keep high enthusiasm for their personal growth.  And I offer a special introductory discount for my three-week journaling workshop that starts December 1st. (JournalTalk, Episode #18, October 28, 2013) 

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Voiceover: Tami Egbert, Pam Alexander
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10 thoughts on “The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started

  1. Dawn Herring

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this podcast. I love your forthrightness, your sense of humor, your take on journaling. I so agree with the three tenants of those who stay with journaling: investing in ourselves, focusing on today, and learning from our life experiences. I think this premise is fabulous! And I totally relate to all of these tenants. I certainly see my journaling time as time well invested in all of my life dimensions; I love re-living those fab moments from my daily experience and learning about the stuff that gets under the skin. Journaling is just awesome; thanks for pointing these qualities out.

    I have chosen your podcast, for the #JournalChat Pick of the Day on 10/29/13 for all things journaling on Twitter. I will share a link on my website, in Refresh Journal and on the social networks.

    Our topic this week on our next Sunday Session of #JournalChat Live (11/3, 4 EST/1 PST) is Your Journaling: Access, Ask and Answer as we review journaling techniques and questions from this week’s Pick of the Week choice by Vicky White.

    And congrats to your nomination for the Podcast Awards, Nathan!

    Fab evening to you.
    Be refreshed,
    Dawn Herring
    Host of #JournalChat Live on Twitter

  2. Nathan Ohren Post author

    Dawn, thank you so much for this honor of “Pick of the Day”! I’m touched; and so glad that you enjoyed this episode. Chat with you soon on #JournalChat! ~Warmest regards, Nathan

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