Many of you are thinking "This started a week ago and I am so far behind already..just forget it" or " I don't think this will work for me because I am just not that disciplined" or " I always start out strong but we will just see how long I last".
If you are thinking any of those things you are making it too complicated! Who cares if you do every single prompt? It is YOUR journal! This is a tool to help you write, to help you know yourself and it is to be enjoyable. Don't make it a (things to do today) activity or it will soon become an unwanted responsibility instead of what it is meant to be. Go at your own pace. Write out the prompts that you wish to. Dig as deep as you wish. There are no rules here which is one of the things I like most about Your Life Spelled Out.
At the end of the day I want you to feel GOOD about journaling and about what you have accomplished not bad or guilty about not having done the prompt that day or two days ago. We have enough bad feelings already and this is a tool to help turn that around not highlight them.
Now onto YOUR PROMPT TODAY is..There will come a time while writing my journal that I will become very busy, forget to journal, or that I will set my pen down for days maybe weeks at a time. How will I pick that pen back up? Why would I be tempted not to?
Important questions to answer if you plan to continue keeping a journal. What is your plan?
One of the things that I will encourage you to do if you have set your pen down or if you are stuck is to email me directly. I will try to help you through any block or figure out why you pen has become silent. I am very committed to helping you through this process as I believe keeping a journal is one of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves.
See you Saturday.