Freewrite. Brain dump. Journaling. Morning Pages. All of these systems help us get our ideas out of our heads and onto the page. A page we can then take a step back from and look at objectively. Engaging in free flow writing (either by handwriting or typing) helps us tap into our subconscious. I used to laugh at Flannery O’Connor’s quote: “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” CLICK THROUGH TO CONTINUE READING + DOWNLOAD THE FREE WORKSHEETS!
From the outside looking in, journaling is just writing, right? Eh...it's a little more complicated than that. The act of writing in a journal may be easy, but being alone with yourself and your thoughts isn’t. Why? Because regular journaling asks us to dig deeper. It begs us to stop complaining about Problem A every day and DO something about it. It asks us to get clear, really clear, about what we want. It’s not enough to say I want to write a book or run a half marathon—what are you…
“Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.” Don’t let life pass you by; live in the moment. When I read that, I knew exactly what I had been doing wrong for almost three decades...CLICK THROUGH TO CONTINUE READING + DOWNLOAD FREE WORKSHEETS
As I thought about what has helped me enter this focus of mindfulness, one tool came to mind almost instantly: journaling. We've chatted quite a bit about journaling lately, but of all the different mindful practices I've tried and incorporated into my life, journaling still proves to be the most beneficial. How can journaling help with mindfulness? Click through to continue reading+ download the FREE mindfulness worksheets