10 Apr Self-Care Made Easy (Part 4)
Has your thinking ever been overwhelmed by other people’s ideas, thoughts and opinions making it tricky to know your own mind? Or perhaps your thinking has felt scrambled or chaotic like a ‘dog’s dinner’, making it hard to see the forest for the trees? Or perhaps a nagging stress has been slippery to pin point and release?
If you said yes to any of the above, you’re not alone. In fact, the good news is you’re in the right place because I’m about to explore how you can do a ‘Marie Kondo of the Mind’.
Yes, you can declutter your thinking, release stress and tidy up your mind so that you can find clarity using the transformative power of journal writing.
First of all, let’s quickly address the effectiveness of journal writing …
The premise of journal writing is this: it believes you can access what’s best for you and your life through gentle, honest, supportive, playful self-enquiry.
Journal writing is an active, purposeful, nourishing communication with your self. You can reflect on what has come from within you and discover parts of your personality you were unaware of previously. You can see patterns occurring in your life and expose secrets of your self, more interesting than any detective story.
Keeping a journal is one of the oldest methods of self-exploration and expression. It’s an easy, effective way to closely listen to your heart, mind and spirit. It teaches you how to know the inner-core of your life so that you can live in accordance with your dreams, desires and values. Some journal keepers say it’s better than meditation, coaching or therapy.
In a journal you can write, sketch, scribble, doodle, collect ideas, write poetry or prose and freely play with your imagination. In the pages of your journal you can be anyone or anything you want. Journaling also empowers you to take the action necessary to change your life and unlock your creative potential.
This is rich, insightful, mindful work and the best part is, you don’t have to be a writer to thoroughly benefit from journal writing!
I’ve been keeping journals for decades and believe it’s supported me to move through fear, pain and uncertainty to achieve what I’ve wanted to in life for myself and those I love. Journal keeping has been instrumental in cultivating my creativity, deepening my intuition and enriching all aspects of my life.
I’m super excited to be sharing what I’ve learnt about the power of putting pen to paper in the upcoming ‘Writing for Wellbeing Workshop’ held at Clarity on April 28th 11.00 am to 3 pm (light lunch included).
Unfortunately, places are limited so please don’t miss out.
Book into the workshop now by clicking this link: https://goo.gl/EkpxEm
New journal writers and seasoned campaigners are most welcome.