Magazine article Working Mother

Time for You

Magazine article Working Mother

Time for You

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Examine your innermost thoughts and feelings lately? Scribbling "Who am I?" in the margin of your to-do list doesn't count. Here, a no-excuses primer on journaling.

7 minutes...

Freedom of Expression

Begin by writing freely. Don't worry about spelling or grammar, smudged ink or crossed-out words, and avoid self-censorship, says Carolyn Koesters, a journaling expert who leads seminars on the subject. Save time by abbreviating words and sticking to key words or phrases. Start sentences with "I wish" or "I want." If you're still staring at that blank page, try describing your surroundings and see where that takes you. A gorgeous leather journal can be intimidating, so try the "Everything I Say Is Fascinating" journal from SimplyShe ($17,

5 minutes...

Take It to Go

Throw a journal into your bag and write on the bus, or toss a notebook into your car's glove compartment and scribble down thoughts at soccer-practice pickup. …

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