Julia Cameron and Barbara Sher are great coaches for folks like me who have Saturn in Leo and/or Saturn in 5th house. They teach you how to create and write freely, loosen up, tame the ego.
I really adore Garance Dorè. I won't bore you with details but she is a talented illustrator and design person. Here is her insta video about journaling. I liked her refreshing candidness.
Awesome! Will check it out thank you!
This is like journaling mini: anagrams. Ill do this if I don’t want to dig super deep but just want to kind of give my mind something to focus on thats healthy and it kind of honors a principle or ideal that I want to embody. An example:
This is such a relevant topic, particularly during these times. Journaling is one of the most valuable activities we can do to sustain or improve our emotional/mental well being. Even though I know this and advise this to others, I am guilty of not consistently taking time out to write and reflect upon my self, and my own thoughts/ feelings.
During this crazy pandemic period, I have been suffering from extreme cognitive fatigue. By not journaling I have allowed myself to become overloaded (mentally) and overwhelmed (emotionally). Consequently my judgement has been off, I am not always able to think clearly, and I’m doing silly things like forgetting to put the milk back in the fridge and throwing new stuff in the bin. I am disappointed in myself for neglecting my own emotional/ mental wellbeing. I shouldn’t have let it get to this point.
Last night I hopped back on the bandwagon of journaling. I spewed out all the garbage that was filling my mind. I then read what I wrote from a place of objectivity through imagining I was not “me” but instead a loving friend. Through doing this, I was able to advise myself on what alternative behaviour I could engage in to alleviate my pain.
One major piece of advice was to minimise, with a view to even eliminate, my obsessive preoccupation with political and medical covid breakthroughs/updates. Media/news for me personally is a poison ☠️ on this 3D realm. I was feeling fine till I began to read 24/7 articles. Whenever I feel like peeping at a news site, I’m going to try and resist the urge by playing some nice music or looking at scenic, relaxing pictures etc.. I realise because this has become habitual, I will make mistakes. I already went into the covid thread here ?, today. It was a lighthearted topic so that’s ok.
I also use journaling to make decisions. I have a pro and a con column and add up the points. Sometimes I even add a numerical value next to each point giving weight to each value.
Another practice I like, is to randomly write out all of my thoughts and feelings and then organise them under the headings of Love and Fear. This shows me what I need to let go of ?
Awesome tips. I really like the one about Love/Fear.
As far as news, Ive found that catching up every OTHER day is enough to stay informed but have some time to let my own mind be free and/or process what I’ve heard. Maybe that could work for you?