One of the best ways to relieve stress and process emotional issues is actually free, easy,-and it’s something you learned how to do in grade school. We’re talking about journaling.
The simple act of describing one’s feelings helps people to clear their minds, makes them less anxious, and makes them happier. So to make 2020 the year you pick up a journal again, here’s what you need to start.
[LEARN MORE: https://www.apa.org/writing ]
Find Your Journaling Routine
When it comes to creating a self-care ritual you’ll actually stick with, establishing a routine is key.
*Have a specific set time of day
*A place where you write
It’s about creating the rituals that work for you-there really is no wrong way to do this. There’s no bad, there’s just do. You have to be your own scientist and try to experiment with what works for you.
Focus on Feelings
When researchers talk about the benefits of writing for stress relief, they’re actually talking about something called “expressive writing,” putting down on paper positive or negative life experiences, rather than creating stories. Expressive writing is aimed at trying to understand and come to terms with difficult events in your life. Creative writing, in my mind, is playing with new ideas. While beginning to write may very well get your creative juices flowing, for maximum health benefits, focus your journal on events in your own life and explore your feelings around those events.
Carve Out 15-20 minutes
Simply write for 15-20 minutes to get a handle on the event, and your reactions to it. If trying to understand the stressful event isn’t helpful, you can work to look for some positive features of the event, or something positive that may come from it – There are lessons in everything we go through in life. I would also recommend using a timer to provide some structure to your free-writing.
Try a Prompt
Some people find it easier to begin writing when they are given a prompt that directs them to a topic, like writing assignments in high school when the teacher asked the class to describe their happiest or saddest childhood memories. I will sometimes use prompts to get my creative juices flowing, you can find plenty of websites dedicated to writing prompts.
Peace Harmony & Happy Journaling!
Here is a 30 Day Organize & Clean Calendar I created, use it to give yourself a timeline in “getting things done!” You can use it as a parenting tool for assigning the kids tasks around the house or when creating a “Honey-Do” list.
If you look at the calendar and say “Is Cheryl kidding? I’m not doing anything on this calendar” Then contact me, let’s chat! (860)firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace Harmony & Welcome To 2020
We have about 13 hours left to 2019 folks! Make It Count . . .
Just enjoy the relaxing music while you’re working, maybe you’re finishing up some lingering projects, getting the home or yourself ready to celebrate tonight.
With everything going on in the world TODAY and throughout the year, take today to relax – reflect – redefine what’s most important to you at this time in your life.
Make 2020 count for you and all your dreams and passions, if I can help in any way – please reach out to me.
Peace Harmony & Happy New Year!
This is Christmas for you. It does not happen only once a year, but it is a reminder that beyond all of your personal needs and immediate difficulties, you have a greater quest. And as in the life of Jesus, you must come to find this. You must feel it and allow it to emerge. You must recognize that alone you cannot fulfill it because it is not for you alone.
You will wander in the desert, you will experience the temptations of the world, and you will feel the conflict between this greater emerging part of yourself and your personal wishes, preferences, and fears. For, like Jesus, you must allow this greater power and greater purpose to outshine your life, to surround your life and to reorganize and redirect your life. This is Christmas.
Peace Harmony & Joy
Let’s Raise Your Game
I have done this several times in my life, just like I know you have. You took a step outside of your comfort zone and did something of great success . . . then life steps into the path. I know when this has happened with me be it sickness, death, my depression. I put myself in the slow lane letting others and success pass me by which was okay at the time because I was on my way to my “Comfort Zone”. For the last couple of years, I have been Raising My Game! I now have zones, but they’re all of comfort and purpose.
I can help move you from the slow lane to the passing lane – while yelling out the window to those that you pass along the way “Don’t choke on my dust”.
Where is it you need help to start getting you on that path of success? Having a clean and tidy space to work and renew your mindset? An organized home to recharge after long hours? Having a place of sanctuary where you can write, design, journal or just have some “Me Time” to revive and refresh for another day? I can help . . . .
Contact me @ (860)961.6824 or email me at email@example.com
Let’s chat! Take advantage of the 40% discount on the Concierge Services we offer.
Transformation by “Getting Things Done!”
Peace Harmony & Raise your game!
Peace Harmony & Have some fun!