Tips In Making A Scrapbook

Scrap booking is simply an album of pictures and or with memorabilia like tickets, letters, certificates, or even candy wrappers, handwritten quotations from famous people and so on that can preserve and show in its subtle way or not, the stories behind each set of pictures. You can even right the story of the picture in the scrap book if you want to. The difference between a scrap book and a simple photo album is that a scrap book is usually decorated with a lot of materials and accessories.

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Scrap booking can be actually considered as a creative hobby, but it does not necessarily mean that you should put pressure on yourself to be creative or only creative ones can make a scrapbook. Anyone can be as creative as she could, and anyone can make a scrapbook. One can always have his or her way with scrapbooking. He or she is free to decide how his or her scrapbook would look like. One could decorate and work with different variety of materials and accessories which one can make use of and make something creative out of these things. One can always have the option to make it simple, put glitters on it, or make it colourful or not. What is more is that, along these options one can choose from, he or she can also seek help or get inspired by other people’s way of making scrapbooks and all. Here are some tips that can help you make your own scrapbook.

One, you can choose whatever theme you’d like. It can be as colourful as the rainbow or it can also look old and vintage. One can also make use of cut papers in different shapes such as hearts, circles, squares, and so on. You can make shapes of objects out of it too as decorations. For example, with a few different sizes of circles, you can make a teddy bear decoration on your scrapbook. After cutting shapes, do not throw the leftover papers though, you can still make use of it and make something creative out of it. You can use it as borders of the pictures or you can still make different figures out of it.

Also do not overdo each of your pages. Limit yourself by just putting a maximum of five elements on each page. You do not want to steal the limelight from the picture itself. Be as creative as you can when decorating your scrap book. You can inspire yourself by watching videos or reading tips about scrap booking, too, if you want.

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How To Make You Look Slimmer In Photos

105 How to make you look thin in picturesBecause of the popularity of taking “selfie” pictures from different social media networks like Instagram and Facebook, which are really annoying, many people have become more conscious with their looks particularly women and gays. Now, one of their “major” concerns is how they could achieve to look thin in photos? Not many people have an idea about this just like you, which is why you are on this page reading this article. There are actually several ways on how to make you look thin in pictures. Let me give you some ideas on how to achieve that.

 

Pose

One of the most effective tricks in making you look thin in pictures is the pose. There are poses that would make you look slim in the picture. Have you notice those celebrities when they are pose on a red carpet, they have these similar poses and when you see on magazines or in your DSLR camera, they really look thinner. You may need to work on the angle of your body, your arms and shoulder, and your head. And you also have to gently suck your stomach in, but not too much that will show your ribs.

 

Wear Dark Colored Clothes

Another technique or trick that you can do to make you look slimmer on photos is to wear dark color dress. Dark colored dresses will give that trick of making you look slim in photos particularly black color.

 

Positioning Of Camera

There are actually a lot of tips to look skinny in pictures and they are actually subtle. Photographers can use little tricks to get it done. One of those tricks that you and other photographers can do is to make sure that the camera is above you. But don’t get this wrong, you don’t have to place it so high, you can simply hold it above your head or you can place it somewhere that is above your head or taller than you. The reason for this is it will make you look up and that angle will elongate your neck and makes you wonderfully slim.

 

Photo Editing

But most of all, most of the pictures and photos that we see on magazines and photo shoots are edited. Photo editing is also very common nowadays, not to mention the makeup.

Now you see the tricks on how to make yourself look slim in pictures. So, go ahead and try them and enjoy the results.

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The ABC Of Scrapbooking: Be Creative

Scrapbooking is one of the most exciting things to do. Whether it be a school project, a hobby or something you need to for an event, scrapbooking requires good designing skills. Theme selection is important in scrapbooking so you would be able to identify supplies that are needed for the project. The following are some of the scrapbook supplies and scrapbooking tips that you might need when doing one.

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Select your theme

Some scrapbooking need not to have any themes. However, it is better to think of what colors you want your scrapbook to have, what kind of designs, what materials to use and supplies needed for the scrapbook. You can choose a very girly theme which means that you have to use mostly colored pink, red and orange papers. If you are making a scrapbook about nature, then you need green colors and eco-friendly materials to complement your theme.

 

Prepare the things needed

Basically, you can buy a premade scrapbook that is already ready for pictures and other stuff to be posted. If you decide to make your own, you can make through the use of card boards, and other heavy duty materials as your base. Don’t forget the primary scrapbook supplies such as scissors, pastes, glues, rulers, pencils, erasers, protractors and such which will aid you to produce a concrete, clean and very creative scrapbook.

 

Additional paraphernalia

Once you have already put on the basic things necessary for your scrapbook, it is now time to put on those decorations. You can have lots of materials to choose from when designing your scrapbook. You can have Japanese papers to be folded and to be designed into variety of items. Used gift wrappers with good designs can also be reused as borders or backgrounds. Unused button pins of old shirts can be used also as decorations in your scrapbook. You don’t need to buy expensive scrapbooking materials and designs in malls to make your work look fabulous. Be very artistic and look for possible ways of making other available materials to have great designs.

Your scrapbook reflects your own personality on how you do things your way. Don’t limit yourself with the designs and creativity that you think of. Be unique. Bring out the best in you. Just remember that don’t overdo in designing your scrapbook because sometimes, having too much design can overwhelm the person looking at it and will not know the message that you are pertaining to. Make your scrapbook inventive and artsy yet simple in a way too.

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The Tools You Need For Tracking Weight Loss

014 Keeping track of weight lossWhen your goal is to lose weight, you should not forget one thing. That is keeping track of weight loss goals. That is a way for you to check your progress whether you have met your goals or not. It would be difficult to measure how far have you gone in your fitness plan when you do not have a tool or an aid for recording your progress.

Some of you might already have a way to track your weight. Some may think that there is only one way to measure your development. You might think that the weighing scale is the only way. That is where you are wrong. There are a lot of techniques now that allows you to record your weight and your weight achievement.

Below are just some of the ways of keeping track of weight loss progress.

 

Use A Measuring Tape

The measuring tape is a very handy tool that helps you in tracking your weight. Although, you have to make sure that you are measuring the same areas in your body in two weeks. Also, make sure that you record your measurements to see if you have indeed lost weight. Determine the size of the areas in your body you want to tone or flatten like your arms or waist. When measuring, you should not wear large and bulky clothes so that you will get accurate measurements with the tape measure.

 

Use The Scale

The scale is not reliable enough because it also includes your muscle weight. So, you cannot guarantee if you have lost weight when you are doing endurance exercises that strengthen your muscles. Use the scale only once a week or twice a month. When you opt to use the scale, it is recommended that you know your body fat percentage. Through that, you will have a more accurate way of keeping track of weight loss goals.

 

Keep A Journal

Buy a journal to record the food you have eaten and the weekly weight you have achieved. With a journal, you can effectively lay out your goals and the steps you should take to reach your goals. You can record what you eat and see if you have been eating the right kind of food. You can observe if you constantly give in to your cravings for fatty and sweet food.

 

Download A Phone Application

Other people may not constantly record their food and weight in a journal because it takes time and effort. Plus, most of us tend to forget we have a journal hidden underneath our pillow or somewhere. To address this, you can download phone applications that aim to track your weight and food.

Some phone applications even include features such as a calorie counter. Some can determine the calories you have burned in your exercise. A weight watcher application in your phone is very convenient and handy. Some even include alarms so that you do not forget to record what you have eaten for dinner.

Constantly keeping track of weight loss goals will help you oversee your overall progress. Also, you will be able to know your habits when it comes to limiting your food intake. That way, you will know what problems you can address to further improve your diet plan.

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How To Make Your Own Diet Journal

076 Diet JournalIt’s very common for people to make a diet journal but not all of them have lasted for a long time. Most of them have given up after a couple of days. In fact, it’s really effective to have a diet journal because you were able to track your calorie intake everyday and also monitor your weight and progression. But making a diet journal requires full commitment from the dieter. Because of you are not that serious and committed with the things that you will be doing, just like others, you won’t also last. At the end of the day, you will end up frustrated about yourself because you can’t do the things required in your diet journal. Before you buy your journal notebook, sit in the corner and think if this is what you really want. Because once you have bought a journal notebook, there is no turning back.

This may not be easy at first and that’s understandable but nothing starts easy especially when it comes to weight loss and maintaining weight. This will be challenging and you have to let that sink in your mind and in your system. The only time that you will feel frustrated is when you have already done all your best and still not satisfied with the result. But don’t get discourage. Think positive. Maybe you still need more time to reach your goal. Starting a diet journal can a great motivation: recording your original weight, the food that you eat every day, the number of your calorie intake, and your experiences. By taking note of everything that you do, you can easily track your progression. Taking note of every experience that you have like the temptations that you have resisted and what motivates you to go on. Recording all your experience will serve as a reminder why you are doing this and why you should live with your diet journal?

Aside from taking note or the calories, experiences, and recipes, I would also suggest that you include the activities that you will be doing to enhance the diet program that you are doing. Like for example you can put how many hours of swimming you are willing to spend each day, or how many hours of running, and other physical activities that will help you shed those fats off your body. You have to be strict and just stick to your diet plan if you want to get the result that you want.

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Great Benefits Of Keeping A Journal

Aside from our work and our family obligations and responsibilities, we might have a lot more to tackle with or there might be a lot of things that we might forgot to deal with. These are some of the things that some people consider and made them realize that they should have some or they should make a journal. Some might people might question it and say “I cannot afford to waste my time writing on a journal after a busy day, besides what can I get from writing a journal?”  Well, for some people, a journal is something that can keep their life balance. Out of all the things that can help us develop our personality, why is that journaling can really help and can really give us benefits that other development tools cannot? And what are the benefits of keeping a journal that can help improve ourselves?

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Everyday, we encounter things such as talking to different persons or completing a gazillion tasks that your boss ordered for you to do. At these certain times, we tend to take a break and within that break, we can share our thoughts to ourselves by writing it on our journal. Why? It can give you a whole new perspective and it can make you realize the things that you must prioritize. There are some people that are wondering about the things that you must write on that blank page of your journal. Well you can actually write stuffs like the things that you have been doing whether it went fine or the other way around which is a disaster. In that case, you can orient yourself and you can give yourself an output of what is the outcome of something that you have done. It can also give you alternative options that you can do if something went wrong that day.

Your intuition is hidden at the very deep end of your mind and one of the ways to make it go out of its surface is to write a journal. Writing a journal can able you to express your deep emotion, feelings, reflection. Therefore, it can really enable you to access your subconscious mind by observing and analyzing the things that you wrote in your journal.

These are only a few benefits of keeping a journal that would really help you to boost your confidence, analyze things carefully, observe the things that you have done and to reveal the real you. Once you have started to write a journal and if you write it by heart, then there would be some changes that you can see in yourself that would greatly affect your life.

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The Importance Of Keeping A Journal

050 keeping a journalBack in high school, do you still remember if you had at least experience writing a diary? During those days, we used to write things that are important to us like those events that we don’t want to forget. One example is the first time that we talked to our crush or your first date in school, and so on. Writing a diary and writing a journal is actually the same, they only differ in name. But why do you think it’s important to keep a journal? How can keeping a journal affect or change your life? In fact, there are lots of benefits that an individual could get from keeping a journal. Later we will discuss some of them. Let us first know what “keeping a journal” means?

Keeping a journal means writing your memories and important events in your life. It could be both negative and positive. But most of the time, the content will depend on the owner of the journal. There is also no proper format or pattern when a writing a journal. You can write in your own convenience and comfort. You can even put some picture and other items that are related to that event. Now, why is it important to keep a journal? Keeping a journal can actually help an individual coping with the situation. Like for instance, if the person is a victim of abuse, he can write about the incident in detail and that can serve as evidence in the future and can win the case. Another is, it can also help in relieving stress and problems because journal can serve as their friend where they can write everything with regards to their emotions and thoughts. Not just friend but best friend because they can write secrets and keep it. Aside from that, when you are down or if you have a bad day, you can always open your journal and read those happy memories you had, which can result to happy thoughts and feelings.

Journal would also serve as information for family matters like for example if you have a rich family and your father would leave something to you and your siblings, his journal (if he is keeping one) can help you know what your father really wants for all of you. lastly, journal can also serve a reminder of the good and bad things that you have done in the past and it will remind you of the lesson that you have learned from that moment.

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Documenting Life Of Animals Like A Pro

121 documenting lifeAre you an animal lover? Do you like to watch those segments in Animal Planet, Discovery, and National Geographic about different life of animals? Like for example when they show you how animals behave in their own habitats such as lions, tigers, insects, birds, and water creatures. This is actually a good show to watch because you will have an idea how these animals behave. Because most of the time we have this different impression about animals that’s why we get scared of them and worse we hate them. Maybe the only species of animals that you find cute are dogs, cats, birds, gold fish, and other tamed animals. But with regards to wild animals, our normal reaction would be aloof and scared with them. It doesn’t mean that they are wild they will already hurt you, they might be capable of hurting you but most of the time animals only do that to protect themselves if they sense any danger. So, if they see you as a threat they will do all they can to protect themselves from you, but if they see you as a friend they will not going to hurt. But how will you know these factors? The best way to know animal behavior is by studying and documenting life in their habitat.

 

Choose What Type Of Animal You Want To Study

Of course you can’t study all of them in just one sitting, you need to choose one animal that you will be studying and documenting. To make it easier with you, try to choose the animal that you are really interested in. Each of us has our own favorite animal since our childhood; it could be tiger, lion, wolves, eagles, penguins, and etc. Whatever animal is that, it should be on top of your list.

 

Have A High Quality Camera With You

Next, you need to have a gadget to help you study and document their day-to-day life. You can set up a high quality camera around the area so you can record all the things this animal does every day like how they hunt, how they sleep, how they eat their food, how they take care of their young, and so on.

 

Invest Time For Research & Observation

When studying and documenting life of animals you need to invest time and effort. It may even require you to stay in that place for couple of days to observe. This may not be easy because it could be risky especially if you are documenting a ferocious flesh eating animals.

This job is not an easy job but it will all be worth it once you have already compiled and put things in order.

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Scrap Booking: The Perfect Activity For The Whole Family

020 Scrap bookingWho doesn’t want an entertaining and at the same time an intelligent activity for the whole family? Other than watching TV and gardening, why not try scrapbooking? You can do it alone, with somebody or with your family. For sure, they’ll love it. This is not a tiring activity or an expensive one. It is brain stimulating, simple and fun. It can be learned easily. Besides, you don’t need to be very good in art in order to qualify. In this activity, you only need motivation and patience. Be patient until you finish the product. Have that motivation so you can complete what you have started. Don’t be afraid to commit errors while making. That way you learn.

There is no age requirement when you decide to design your first scrap book. At whatever age, you can make one, two or even more. This is why it’s perfect for various families who really find quality time for bonding and fun moments. Today, there are a lot of scrapbookers. They show different levels of creativity on their work. They put meanings on those works. They even put their lives on scrapbooks. This way, they can preserve whatever it is to be preserved and let the future generations know. The activity is not just to ease boredom or emotional pain. It is really for the whole family to share. It is where family fun starts.

Scrap booking is something enduring. Whenever you design one, it feels like you are trying to take care of something. You document not just pictures but memories. You try to preserve something so you can have it longer or you can hand it down to your children’s children. Completed projects can be kept at home, displayed in family museum or given to those really entitled to receive. Sites like pinterest that act like online scrapping cover popular doctor oz garcinia cambogia supplements. Scrapbooking is really for the whole family regardless or the artistry or creativity. There is no specific requirement or no excuse in creating one. So, if everybody’s busy the entire week, this activity can be very relaxing. You don’t even need to spend cash. Use recycled materials for your scrapbook.

There are many reasons why do people indulge in scrapbook making. Some can’t even live without creating one each month. So, who says that scrap booking is just for an individual? It is best for the whole family. That way they can brainstorm or exchange ideas. They can talk about so many things while laughing and having fun together.

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Getting Scrap Booking Ideas Online

Scrapbooking is a nice hobby to do. You can actually put lots of memories of your children or even your own childhood. You can decorate it, you can put pictures that describe the events on a specific time and place, and you can also use some artworks in it to make it more interesting. So, if you haven’t tried doing scrapbooking, it’s not yet too late to start your own scrapbook. If you want to preserve memorable events in your life then you can start making your own scrapbook. Scrapbooking is not that hard to do, it only requires time, effort, and creativity. If you check online, you can find thousands of scrapbooking ideas and outline that you can follow or be inspired. In case you really don’t have any skills in making scrapbook and being creative in decorating your scrapbook, then you can simply take a scrapbooking lesson online. Luckily, there are free scrapbooking lessons that are being offered online. Try to find those websites that offer free scrapbooking lessons and start learning from it. While you are watching and learning the video, you can actually get started as well. This will help you learn the basic techniques and steps of doing scrapbooking. Aside from watching videos of how to make scrapbook, there are also articles that you can read that contains steps and tips.

If you check some of the finish scrapbooks online, you will see that it’s not that complicated as you think. All you need to do are materials needed for scrapbooking. Then, you just need of the design that you want to put on it. You can use pictures, colored paper, letters, dust, beads, lace, and etc. You can actually buy scrapbooking materials online or at book stores. But your creativity will really help you in creating a stylish and beautiful scrapbook. You can actually start your scrapbook from scratch or you can buy readymade scrapbooks in book stores where you just need to add pictures and decorations of the memory that you want. In your scrapbook, you don’t need to put or write all the details, you just need pictures and some text that describes the specific event like your sons first birthday, graduation, debut, anniversary, valentines, and other memories that you want to include in your scrapbook.

Making a scrapbook may take time and space. So, you need to have a good space where you can cut and put your decorations like table or on the floor. Also make sure that you are done with your house chores before you do this to avoid hassles your daily schedule. You can do this on your spare time like before going to bed or in the after where you have nothing much to do. Scrapbooking can also be a good family bonding. You can get your children involve in making your scrapbook. Children love to color, decorate, and cut papers. So, you can assign them with different tasks and make sure that they are doing it right. This is a best time to spend quality time with your children and believe it or not, they might also contribute in giving ideas in decorating your scrapbook. Children’s creativity and imaginations are really amazing so don’t hesitate to ask the opinion of your children.

Now that you know where to look for scrapbooking ideas and lessons, go ahead and start watching videos and reading articles like this one. Before you know it, you already have your own scrapbook. And, don’t get discourage if your scrapbook is not that fascinating as what you see in the internet since it’s just your first time, there is always room for improvement, and you can make as many scrapbook as you want.

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Documenting Life Through A Journal

There are people who find it difficult to open up to other people or to share their feelings. This is why most of them would start to document their feelings through the use of many mediums. It is also because they understand that there are times that we end up only in the wrong side of things where they can see to it that they can somehow give their feelings some perspective. It’s really odd that sometimes, writing, painting, sculpting, or even any art form will be able to express how one feels. It is important because most of the time, we wouldn’t like how these will turn out.

That is why we document our life through art or other work. It is important that we do this in order to allow us to feel great things after we have expressed ourselves. It should also be a good thing to be able to really just be real about how we feel about things because we need to be expressing who we are. Just like everything else in our world, we have to learn to express ourselves with the write words, and vision. Sometimes, it may be difficult to allow ourselves to just not say anything and keep things inside.

That kind of way doesn’t work because it just allows us to be what we are and see to it that the things we do are what we can really do. Some of us would even end up discovering what we would be good at like writing, painting, or sculpting. These are definitely things that we would like to be able to see to it that the feelings we have can even end up looking like a masterpiece. It does surprise many of us because most of the time, we wouldn’t expect it. Sometimes, we do the things we do because we want to be able to make sure that we also express ourselves tastefully.

We don’t want to end up making the same mistake of not being able to provide for our own emotional needs because being able to express ourselves is one of the things that can keep us healthy and happy. We want to be able to also share these things with other people because we want them to experience why we feel the way we feel. Also, it is important that we be able to see to it that the things we have are the things we need so that they also know and have an idea of how they can express themselves too. There are people who can also see to it that they will try different things like other than writing, they will paint. It is important that they be able to document the things that they feel or see or they are wondering about.

Many people feel that it is what they would like ot be able to see to it that they can have to say the things that they want as it is but they should also be able to make sure that they can do the things that they will be able to do. Sometimes, it is not easy to do the things that we do but what we need is to have an outlet. Expressing ourselves are definitely something that we should be able to do so that they can see to it that they are releasing all their own negative emotions. It can be something that one can make a business out of or they can just really make sure that it’s for their private eyes only. Regardless, this is a form of freedom for everyone.

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Relieving Ideas About Scrap Booking

Scrap booking is an enjoyable activity that can be shared by all. It is in fact relieving to the doer and meaningful to somebody who does it for a purpose. Can you remember the first time you did it for yourself? When was it? What did you feel right after you completed the project? This activity opens a lot of opportunities to people especially to those who have physical disabilities. When you are truly creative, you can make extraordinary projects with just your hands and mind alone. You don’t need to be physically perfect to complete a scrapbook. But, you need to be creative enough and patient in order to make the best project. When a loved one who is dear to you is ill and almost all the wonderful memories the two of you have shared are all gone, why don’t you build good memories? The memories that are all gone can still be put back into pieces and new memories can be made. How? It is through finding the right activity and for sure, scrap booking fits.

What is scrap booking? Who can make scrapbooks? Is this a tiring activity that stresses the mind? Scrapbooking is a fun-filled hobby wherein you can give your 100% effort. It is a very good way of spending your extra time during weekends, holidays or day offs. For many, it is relaxing activity that soothes your mind particularly if you are stressed out. If you like to keep all memories forever despite the worldly cares you have, keep it through scrapbooking.  That project should contain everything that you wish to keep forever. There are cute and colorful accessories that you can use when you make your own book. You can use beads, strings, ribbons, stickers, pictures, cutouts, and more. Of you like to make it extra special, you can make your personal write ups and have them glued. You can also record a video of yourself while you work on that meaningful project. At least, you can recall the good and bad moments that you’ve been through while making that project. It can be tried by anyone. Take note, it is not tiring if you sees it that way. Instead, it is relaxing and soothing.

The art of scrap booking is incomparable. It gives people a different kind of satisfaction. Instead of worrying and being angry over something, the activity will make you happy, positive and motivated towards life. This craft will improve not just your creative skills but even your workmanship and eye coordination. You will even get the chance to discover yourself more. Life is very unpredictable. People come and go. Events happen for a reason. Problems and obstacles are always in strike. If you keep on thinking of all the negatives, what do you expect to happen? So, one of the best ways to enjoy life and fight the tough battle is to focus yourself into worthwhile activity that relieve stress and makes you fit. Before you start, take a deep breath. Set yourself a goal to achieve. Expect problems along the way. Say to yourself that you’ll be persistent.

Every scrap book tells a story. Some stories are bigger than the others and others are more meaningful. Some are inspiring and others are mysterious. Some are based on the bad sides of life while some are very positive and encouraging. Whatever the story of your scrap book is, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the memories you have kept and memories you wish to share to the future generation. Truly, it is a wonderful activity that allows you to reflect, be better yourself and happy.

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Why Should You Keep A Diet Journal

If you want to lose weight then having a diet journal can be a good idea. As a matter of fact, bringing along a journal with you will keep you motivated and reminded at the same time. You also need to bear in mind that taking time to record your food and drink in take may seem to be such a hassle for some but this is among the most effective way to assist your weight loss. While, it is true that it may take a lot of hard work but the end result will make every single effort you exert all worth it. There are other and more benefits that you can surely get as you keep this special journal with you.

To begin with, you can use it to help you determine the volume and the composition of the current eating habits that you have. You can review this before you eat your next meal, in this way you will know if you have over eaten or not. This can also force you to think consciously about what you are eating, and keep you focused on your weight loss program that you are having too. More often than you get entice by the delicious foods that are place before your eyes but when you do have a journal with you then you can just read the things mentioned there and you can by then have an instant reminder. This can even be a good help even if you are not eating yet because it can help you visualize what you are going to eat.

You need to be patient enough to write down every food intake and by doing so you will surely be amaze on where your diet goes wrong. As you determine the reason why your diet seems to work, you can either change your entire diet or you can just also try harder. It helps keep you honest as well. There might be times that you feel like you just want to forget about what you have eaten and just focus on your cravings but as soon as you open your journal then you will be reminded on how unhealthy that food that you are eating is. As stated above, it can indeed be the best reminder to you during those times that you just want to give up and just eat whatever it is that you like. It will also remind you about your nutrition goals such as drinking enough water, or having the right number of serves of fruits and other healthy foods every single day of your life.

In addition, if you are planning to have a long term diet journal, then you need to look back over the records of the diets that you did in the past through your old journal. By then you can make a good start in you long term food journal. You may even start to see some patterns emerge regarding why you are eating when you do, increasing awareness and also with assisting behavior change. These things are indeed important that you just for you to lose weight but be healthy also.

Lastly, since this diet journal is handy you can just bring this along with you wherever you may be. You can just put it in your bag and then open it every time you feel you are tempted to eat unhealthy food. This is even the same with health professional or a dietitian, they make sure that they do have an accurately recorded food diary so they can determine all the underlying nutritional problems. They can also give the right professional dietary advice and give their own recommendations.

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The Great Benefits Of Keeping A Journal

Do you keep a journal? Before we talk about it, do you know what a journal is? Having a journal is simply keeping a record of some special event that have occurred in your life or things that happened around you. This is like keeping a personal history record. Did you know that there are great benefits of keeping a journal? Many people who have actually benefited from journal are those that have been kept by their ancestors. You can actually start your own journal as well and in the future. Who knows, your children might also benefit from it. Out of many benefits that you can acquire from having a journal, let me just give you three.

 

Written Memories

A journal could be a written history of a person’s life. Anyone can record some special and important events of his or her life. He could also write memories that he or she doesn’t want to forget. If memories are written you can actually read it again and again and be reminded of the good things that happened that day. Like for example you can write about your wedding, proposal, birthday, anniversary, prom, and other special events that you want to remember. The good thing about this is you can eventually share your story to your wife and your children in the future.

 

Written Thoughts & Ideas

Another way of writing a journal is you can write some inspired thoughts and ideas. Some of the successful people usually have small notebook in their pockets because they tend to write the things that they have observed, heard, and good thoughts and ideas that pops into their mind. Written thoughts and ideas could be a good resource for future references. Like for example if you are asked to give a talk in a conference or seminar, you can use those thoughts and ideas as part of your speech. Those thoughts and ideas could be wisdom once you have applied them in your life and learn a significant lesson. Then, you can also use that again in case you encounter or be placed in the same situation. You can always re-learn that same lesson. Writing down your thoughts will also enhance your understanding with the things that you want to learn. Sometimes if we don’t write the things that we want to learn, we always tend to forget it and that becomes knowledge and will not become wisdom.

 

Therapy

The best benefit of keeping a journal is it also serves as therapy. You might be wondering why keeping a journal is a therapy. It is because you can simply express your thoughts by writing it down. This could be your best companion if you can’t trust anyone with what you feel. You can always write it down and re-read it if you want. Your journal could be your outlet and it can relieve any burden in your heart. If you have an outlet of your problems, that could really help in keeping yourself healthy. That is why, if you haven’t started to keep a journal, it is not yet too late to start keeping a journal. You can still start now if you want. A journal can also help you keep track of your progression in life. If you see your progression over time, you will also see the result of your hard work. If you see your success in life, that can also bring happiness to your life, and if you are happy then that can help in keeping yourself healthy. Another way in making yourself happy is by simply reading happy memories and events. Reading those events again will help you remember the happy feeling that you have experience during those times.

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The Brightest Reasons For Keeping A Journal

There are indeed several good reasons on why keeping a journal is a must but given here are some of the many reasons. To begin with, it is by writing in your journal that you can at least process previous events. Since, it is not nearly possible to bring back yesterday you can at least keep something on which you can read and remember every single detail about what had happened. It is indeed through journaling that you can at least sort through your experience and be intentional about your own interpretation. It is through a journal that you will be able to clarify your thinking. While it is true that there are some people who can express themselves best in speaking, there are others that feel more comfortable with writing.

As a matter of fact, for others writing in general can be among the best help in order for them to disentangle their thoughts. It can even take you to a new level because you are not performing in front of a live audience which simply means that you can explain yourself from the heart. You may even understand the context more when you choose to write your own journal. More often than not life is often happening so quickly you usually have little time to stop and reflect on where you are in the over all story of life. Yet by writing a journal you can at least discern the difference between many things in life.  You can by then notice small details about yourself which will surely open a lot of new insights in your life.

Furthermore, keeping a journal can be a big help in noticing your feelings too. You need to bear in mind that feelings aren’t always everything, but they also aren’t nothing at the same time. In fact, the older you get, the more you try to pay attention to them; they are often an early indicator of something brewing in your life. The best thing about it is that you will be able to connect to your heart through it too. By the things you have written in it you can also try to review then in order for you to be fully aware on what is the condition of your heart.. You can by then, change some of those that are just adding burden to your heart.  During the saddest moment of your life, the best thing that you can do is actually read and understands the thing in your journal.

More so, it can also be among the best tool that can help your record significant lessons in your life. There are several benefits that you can get as you do remember the past lessons you had experienced. You can indeed be a better person when you read the lessons you have learned from those experiences you had. It can even lead you to a deeper understanding and, wisdom. That’s why you need to write down what you have learned through it and then re-learn it later on. You can even share these with your kids so that they can learn from your own experience too.

Lastly, you need to keep in mind that keeping a journal is not merely a repository for the lessons you are learning but also the questions you are asking. If there’s certainly one thing you will discover, it is the quality of your own questions that often than not determine the quality of the answers you will receive. You need to ponder about the things mentioned here and start making your journal today. By doing so, you will surely get the best feeling in the world.

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