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Ways to avoid “Oversharing” on Facebook




Don’t overshare


I can’t count the number of times I’ve been encouraged to write in a journal; probably hundreds of times from well meaning therapists and doctors. And I’ve purchased many, many journals: those with lines, those without; with bible verses and with witty sayings, with beautiful leather covers, and simple composition books. Yet, to no avail.


One day recently, however, I discovered a sketchbook in a plain brown cover with the most beautiful 90lb acid-free drawing and mixed-media paper. It looks like a novel, but delights my tactile senses of touching the paper. I’ve also discovered micron pens when I began to Zentangle to relieve stress. I never realized how senses-oriented I am. I love art, though I am no artist but I do have a minor in art history.

6 thoughts on “Ways to avoid “Oversharing” on Facebook

  • October 14, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I myself was hesitant to journal in the beginning but I quickly found the benefit to putting thoughts and feelings onto paper to help you express yourself and see patterns not normally noticeable in your daily life and thoughts, I appreciate the article and the suggestions of different types of journal style to fit your personality.

    • October 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

      HI….I understand about being hesitant – glad you have found some good use to it as I have. Thank you for your kind words, I hope you’ll try one or more of the different types of journals I listed.

  • October 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Hi. Good ideas. I need to put down the Facebook at night, and this might be a good way for me to do that. Where did you find the wonderful sketchbook? Is it a particular brand? And the pens? I’m thinking of a combination of the kinds of journals you describe. Expressions of gratitude, but also reflections on scripture and daily mementos, travel stuff I always want to save but don’t know where…. Thanks for your article. 🙂

    • October 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Hi. Glad you found the article useful and interesting. I found my sketchbook at Barnes & Noble, but might also be found at Amazon. The Micron pens are available at craft stores as well as from Amazon. I, too, put different things into one journal, that’s why I kind of call mine a Smash journal – because I just smash stuff in there!! Enjoy your journaling!

  • October 24, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I love, love, love Zentangle! I’m by no means . There are a ton of Facebook pages and groups,an artist,but that doesn’t matter with Zentangle. They give you step by step instructions on how to do the pattern and the BEST thing is there are NO mistakes! is a great resource.

    I would recommend everyone give it a try. There are so many benefits from tangling. If you’d like to see some of my tangles, you can either go to my blog at or you can go to Flickr and my username is onenonly782. There are a ton of Facebook pages and groups, and also a lot of groups on Flickr. I did start a Zentangle journal, but I didn’t do much.

    Thank you for an awesome post!

    • October 24, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Thanks Mary. I,too, find Zentangle very relaxing -a good tool. Enjoy!


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