Journaling for peace...
Some of the most famous people in the world journaled - and still do. Join the thousands of achievers that use journaling to express, to create, to acknowledge their lives and their feelings. Scroll down for some journaling prompts.
How to start? You don't need a fancy leather-bound book with vellum pages. Any spiral notebook will do - but you can find blank books with binding also. My rule? It needs to be under $7.00. I'm frugal... My favorites are the spirals by C.R. Gibson. I find them at Walgreen's, CVS and Wal-Mart.
Journaling doesn't have to be in a special place, or a special time. It can be as simple as using the planner system that you already have - and writing down seven things that you are grateful for at the end of each day.
Thought - maybe use post-it sticky notes with a date, and then stick the note in a notebook later? Post-it notes are more portable than a notebook if you're a minimalist (like I'm trying to become!)
Journaling prompts to get started
What scares you?
Do you have a plan? Do you need a plan? Have you had a plan fall spectacularly to pieces?
What is your take on soul mates?
Are you a worrier? Is there a particular worry that you can’t shake? How do you cope with worry?
Dear Past Me . . .
Dear Future Me . . .
My favorite way to spend the day is…
If I could talk to my teenage self, the one thing I would say is…
The two moments I’ll never forget in my life are… Describe them in great detail, and what makes them so unforgettable.
Make a list of 30 things that make you smile.
“Write about a moment experienced through your body. Making love, making breakfast, going to a party, having a fight, an experience you’ve had or you imagine for your character. Leave out thought and emotion, and let all information be conveyed through the body and senses.” (A prompt from Barbara Abercrombie’s creative book Kicking In The Wall: A Year of Writing Exercises, Prompts and Quotes To Help You Break Through Your Blocks And Reach Your Writing Goals.)
The words I’d like to live by are…
I couldn’t imagine living without…
When I’m in pain — physical or emotional — the kindest thing I can do for myself is…
Make a list of the people in your life who genuinely support you, and who you can genuinely trust. (Then make time to hang out with them.)
What does unconditional love look like for you?
What would you do if you loved yourself unconditionally? How can you act on these things whether you do or don’t?
I really wish others knew this about me…