Too often when people think of journaling the vision of a teenage girl writing in her diary pops into their heads. The truth is that that the ‘dear diary’ style is just one of the many ways to journal. Two other common methods are Free form stream of consciousness writing & pointed reflection based on prompts.
“Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.” – Robin Sharma
Stream of Consciousness writing has a free form of non-judgmental style. You just write whatever comes to your mind, without organizing or analyzing. The writing becomes a conduit to flush out the subconscious mind. It can be a truly liberating and eye-opening exercise.
Prompts are targeted questions or statements that are designed to bring your focus to a particular subject matter for intentional reflection. Here are some prompts I love:
- List 5 moments you have felt great Joy.
- Name 3 places you have visited that have touched your soul.
- If you could talk to your self as a child, what would you say?
- List 3 wins you had this week.
- *What do you really want to accomplish in the next month?
Make a date with yourself to journal once this week and see what happens. What you write may surprise you. At a minimum what comes out will forewarn & forearm you against future burnout.
Burn-out can happen to anyone. Thankfully you are capable of coming back from it stronger than ever. You are now armed with three (3) FREE self-care methods that will help to not only replenish your well but also to avoid getting burned-out again! Want more tips like this in your inbox? Then click here to join my tribe!
Time and again, we have heard people say that life is a race and you need to win it. But, is it? Sure, it is important to be successful and financially stable in order to lead a comfortable life, but that is not everything there is to it. Life is a beautiful thing and if you spend the whole of it working, you won’t be able to enjoy the beauty of it. Work hard, hustle and fulfill your dreams, but do not burn yourself doing all that. Take a deep breath, focus on healing yourself and getting your mojo back. Keep in mind that you need to enjoy the fruits of your labor!
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