If I am to build my nest let the foundation be the strongest I can find. One sheet of paper per day to strengthen my nest.
How to start: Get a composition book, a note pad or scratch paper. Pick a time(s) that work best for you. I find evening works best for me. I write all that I am grateful for, what I know to do the following day, and solve any problems with reflection and peace. My evening and/or morning journaling can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes. Set a timer for 10 minutes and journal every day this week. You will learn something new about yourself by the end of the week.
- Clarify your thoughts and feelings. Get all thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Explore your creativity leading to self growth.
- Know yourself better. By writing routinely you will get to know what makes you feel happy and confident. You will also become clear about people and situations in your life.
- Reduce stress. Writing about anger, sadness and other painful emotions helps to release the intensity of these feelings. By doing so you will feel calmer and better able to stay in the present.
- Solve problems more effectively. Journaling can help you decide what to do and give you perspective that you may have missed by not stopping to ponder.
- Create. Writing with no alterer motives unlocks creativity deep within your soul. Enjoy days of constant scribble and the days when the pen barely moves, all journaling is good journaling.
- What am I grateful for?
- What do I know to do?
- Are there any areas in my life that feel incomplete?
- Do good. Do something daily for someone else: I can _________ for __________.
- What one thing ___________ can I do today/tomorrow to get me closer to _______________.
- Scribble: freestyle writing, write, draw, dream on paper.