I write every single day. This does not make me a better person, and I'm not saying it as fodder for a sense of accomplishment. I am saying it, because I write everyday for my well-being, and I know you can too. That's all I expect, and if there is more welling out of me, I'll take it, but I never force it.
The writing I complete without fail is reflective in nature and always in my journal and just for me. On occasion, just like having other ideas for more than journal writing, there is a nugget or two I feel worth sharing with others, but more often than not, there isn't. I write for health and sanity and to practice self-love. If I go even one day without reflecting and creating a better emotional and psychological state through journaling, I absolutely feel the difference, and it's a less desirable version of myself—the cranky one, the overwhelmed one, the stressed out one, the one who just wants to give up. But when I am consistent about reflecting and building positive momentum through writing, I feel vital, connected to source, connected to everyone, confident, clear, and full of unconditional love and high energy. I know I can create my own beautiful world after taking the time to reflect in my journal.
Tips for getting started on consistent reflective and journal writing:
- Do it first thing in the morning or right before you go to bed (or both). It is an excellent way to clear your head of any negativity that may be bubbling under the surface.
- Don't take too much time in your reflection for negative energy. Let it out quickly, but don't harp on the subject. As quickly as you can allow, turn your thoughts to the more positive version of what is you want at that moment.
- Take time to envision what you want to create with positive intention. You can't create a fantastic existence by consistently writing or thinking about what isn't working. Focus on what is working and what you want to work.
- Acknowledge what is going well and what you feel really good about. Give yourself ultimate love through writing.
- Listen to soothing meditation sounds while writing. There are tons available on YouTube. I'm partial to binaural and energy frequencies masked in water sounds.
- Do it in a quiet room without distractions. This is why it works well for me early in the morning before the kids are awake.
- Write for at least 5-10 minutes, more if you have the time.
- Most importantly: listen to your own guidance as to what works. I love providing suggestions, but I am not you. Only you can truly know what works best for you.
Happy writing, my loves!