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TOPIC TITLE: If you journal regularly, how do you manage yom tov?
Created On 10/6/06 12:40 AM
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beaten
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10/6/06 12:40 AM
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If you journal regularly you may relate to my question:
How do you manage not writing for two days?
For me, writing is my lifesaver of sorts.
Writing helps to clear the fog, helps me center myself, clear my mind so I can fall asleep, it is so therapeutic for me.

I always have it very hard on Yom Tov, being that I may not write.
I'm wondering how others cope with this on yom tov, perhaps your tips could be of help to me.
Thanks!
 
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gad
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10/6/06 11:50 AM
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Maybe try (in a room by yourself) talking out loud to yourself. You could also pretend you are talking to a friend, imagine what the friend would say and say that also out loud.

They say that the Rogotchover (a great Rabbi who was a genius) found Shabbos the hardest day of the week, because his mind was overflowing with ideas and he couldn't write them down.
 
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killedlastyear
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10/13/06 12:42 PM
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mmmmm yeah that is really hard. i don't journal every night, but i certainly do when i'm really upset about something. i don't have any really good suggestions though. maybe you can sit down and think about what you'd write if you could be writing. write it out in your head. if you're upset about something dont' just think "ugh i'm soooo upset right now i wish i could write about it" but actualy write it out. "i'm so upste because....." and keep "mental writing" in your head till you're finished with the entry. then "close" the journal (lol pretend to) and go off and try to do something like read a book or study something. maybe get a book on whatever holiday it is so you can learn some more about it or read some kind of book or study some torah or something that makes you think. then after the yom tov if you still need to write try copying down what you wanted to write during the yom tov.
thats all i really have to suggest, sorry.
 
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