Q&A with Mal Duane as asked by Sue Ingebretson, founder of Rebuilding Wellness and author of FibroWHYalgia
Sue Ingebretson: How do I keep clients (or myself) motivated to continue with gratitude journals?
Mal Duane: To continue to stay motivated to write in your gratitude journal I suggest that you put the journal in a very convenient place where you are likely to see it before bedtime. The night table is a good choice. You can also challenge yourself to come up with new things to be grateful for each night – even the smallest things matter. I try to find five things every night. Just noticing these things can help bring a smile to your face and bring peace to your heart. I go to sleep feeling so good about my day and what I have in my life. I wake up in a better place, feeling my gratitude
The healing effects of self-realization that come from journaling make the process well worth doing. It gives each of us an opportunity to speak our truths. We can say anything we want on paper. Writing helps us to release old beliefs, hurt feelings and self- imposed fears. Through the writing process we can then carry those truths in our lives. Journaling is a cleansing for the soul and instrumental in putting new action steps in place. When we write we become clear to the true nature of our desires.
Mal Duane is a Best Selling Author and Personal Life and Recovery Coach who has overcome life challenges using the steps in the Alpha Chick Process. Her personal mission is to help women excel in all areas of their lives from business to personal relationships. Mal has been featured with Fox 25 Boston Morning Show, Aspire Magazine, Healthy Living and Metrowest Daily News. She has also been a featured guest on over thirty Blogtalk Radio shows discussing recovery and personal transformation.
Mal’s book, Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power, is a best selling book and is available on Amazon.com.