Learn to Journal in 4 Weeks - Week 4

You've made it to the final week of our course to help you develop the habit of writing in your journal every single day.  Congratulations!  We are so proud of you for sticking to it and your willingness to spend time with yourself, to dream, explore, assess and hopefully have some startling and unexpected revelations about YOU!

This week we will explore more creative writing prompts, along with some prompts for brainstorming, planning and dealing with emotional or troubling issues.

We always recommend you follow along with these prompts, but of course you don't have to. If there is something else you want to write about, do it.  Just write every single day. You are developing a habit, and a good one.  Some of our prompts are designed to get you to think outside the box, to develop stronger analytical skills and help with problem or task resolution. Others are just for fun, for writing's sake. 

Always review the entire week's prompts.  Date each day's journaling, and if you are responding to our prompts, inscribe the prompt, and follow with your writing.  Remember to set aside a specific time of day for your writing and at least a specific amount of time in which to do it.  This helps develop a writing routine. 

THE PROMPTS

Day 22:  How are you doing with your commitment to journaling every day?  Have you kept up the commitment you made to yourself?  Are you enjoying the experience? Do you feel you have formed the "habit" of writing into your daily routine?  Have you experienced any personal revelations yet? Is there anything about writing in your journal every day you don't like?  What, if anything are you loving about your daily writing experience?

Day 23:  List 3 things that make you happy and bring a smile to your face and your heart.  Why these three things?  


Day 24:  Write out the lyrics to a favorite song.  Now play that song. Enjoy the glow, then write about why it is one of your favorites, how it makes you feel, what kind of mood does it put you into? What people, places or things does this song remind you of or make you recall?

Day 25: 
Today, address your 3rd circled item from Day 11's list of troubling issues.  Why is it important to you? What do you think might bring about resolution? What steps to resolution seem the most logical? How does this issue affect your daily life?  If resolved, will it help you to restore peace, harmony and well-being for you or your family? What will you do to implement these changes to make this issue better or disappear entirely?  Be resolved in making this change to eliminate the issue.  Write out a step-by-step action plan or short term goal list for effecting this change. Add it as a tip-in to your planner or your journal for easy future reference.  (use a journal card, index card, cardstock, scrapbooking paper or notepaper for this part and affix it to your journal as a flap or tip in).

Day 26:  What does 'sleep' mean to you?  Is it restorative? Fitful? Non-existent? Do you fall asleep easily? Is sleep an issue for you? Do you experience sleep deprivation or wake during the night?  Do you nod off within just a few minutes?  Do you need to seek some professional help regarding your ability to sleep?  If so, commit to making an appointment and discussing with your healthcare professional.

Day 27:  If you could end one world problem with the snap of a finger, what would it be and why?

As always, if you have concerns or difficulty along the way, hop on over to ARTFUL WRITING and share your question or concerns.  By asking questions, you may also benefit someone else with this same difficulty or issue.

We thank you for taking time out of your life to begin the experience of learning to journal and making it a daily habit and routine part of your world.  If you want to continue this lifelong journey of self-discovery and awareness, and find a whole new year's worth of daily prompts to inspire you and spark more writing, join us at ARTFUL WRITING where you will find interesting, thought provoking, creative writing prompts each day of the year.  Artful Writing is a group where you can share your concerns or fears associated with some of your writing, your experiences, your own tips and tricks, and perhaps learn a few more.  Be sure and join us, and thank you again for starting your personal writing journey with us.

Happy Writing!!
~Betty



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