Treat Yo-Self Challenge Accepted: Journaling

June 2015 Guidepost to Wholehearted Living
Cultivating Calm and Stillness: Letting go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle 

A few days back, I received an email from the “Treat Yo-Self Committee” here at PC Nicaragua, aka, miss Kimberly at P.S. from Nicaragua.  This is her 30-day challenge to PCVs:

“The purpose of this challenge is to dive right into YOU and refocus your mind, body, and spirit to be able to release old habits and develop new ones!  … Would you like to add meditation to your daily activities? Increase your confidence reciting daily words of wisdom? Drink more water? Work out regularly? Suffer from extreme forward thinker anxiety and want to live in the ‘right now’?…”

She must have been reading my mind.

“…Pick ONE thing/skill that you would like to do or develop and just focus on that ONE thing!”

Well Kim, one thing I greatly miss in my life is journaling.  You know, the just-for-me kind.  Where it’s mostly rambling and cataloging what we’re up to here, putting to words and memory the crazy things that happen that don’t even seem that crazy anymore, but will seem so in 10 years.  The kind that sometimes turns into writing poetry, Stabilo doodling, or deeper insights.  I journaled frequently through training and here and there the past few months, but I’d love to be a bit more consistent.

So for your challenge, and to cultivate a little more calm and stillness in my life, I’m going to sit down and write something, anything every day in my journal. Even if it’s just writing the date on the page.  You’ve got to start somewhere, right?

I’m excited to see where this goes and hope it can provide me a little zen this month.

Any other journalers, poets, or doodlers out there?  Feel free to join in on the challenge with me!

“P.S. – Anything is possible…”


We invite you to join the conversation:
+ Do you let anxiety run wild?
+ How do you try to find your zen?  

 

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5 thoughts on “Treat Yo-Self Challenge Accepted: Journaling”

  1. the daily discipline is important. i used to write not just the date but also the exact start time. closed with the end time. in the back of every journal i kept, i recorded the number of minutes i wrote each day. i loved adding it all up at the end of the week, and try for ever-growing numbers each month. writing is so habitual to me now that i know longer do it, but i followed this method for 7 or 8 years.

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