Have you ever read your own journal backwards and got surprised by the exactness with which the scrawls come true? I was in awe when I flipped the pages of my journal and realized it was a blueprint of my life lived until now.We are the ones designing all our experiences. So strange is this maxim that it takes time to gulp it all down in one go.
I suggest sip some nice masala chai or a cup of freshly brewed joe and ink your life’s blueprint. Kick off the creeping disbelief. Live the magic. Else you’ll miss out a lot of green in your life.
When I was a teenager I used to dabble in the embarrassing and gloomy stuffs that happened with me and when I went back to it I felt depressed so finally I got rid of it.
Now I know we need not revisit the painful memories of the past unless we want to recognize the lessons hidden in the precarious moments or do some closures or drop some doleful stories we might have weaved with our limited understanding.
I call it ‘the trash bin activity’ which we need in times we want to vent out and let go. We save ourselves from unleashing the sorrows on our oblivious folks. But I recommend once you’ve vented out keep only the insights.
I recommend to journal in a way which can uplift and give direction.
The way we record our thoughts can accelerate our personal development. It helped me gain a better perspective on life. I filled light in my life by learning to look at the brighter aspects of the days spent. It is like a treasure hunt of happy and grateful moments which hide beneath the layers of trials that we face. Snide remarks, unfinished work, unexpected breakdowns all have a place in my journal but in the form of lessons that will propel me to bounce forward.
I thought of sharing the ways of maintaining a positive journal with you here, to cheer you up and fill your days with unlimited joy.
I urge you to create a map of your life goals this summer.
So here’s my daily drill, you could create your own based upon your life experiences and inspiration.
- Map yourself in your life path today. Sat-Nav Activity : Where are you ? Where are you going? What is the path you have taken? Notice the one-way streets to avoid. Check the weather. Are detours allowed or you rather focus on your end goal ? How much time it is going to take? What values drive you? Which beliefs need to be dropped to travel light ? Who all are in your core support group ? Identifying people doesn’t mean loading them with expectations but trusting that in trying times you’ll see them come around with kindness and love in their hearts. Sometimes you need to reach out or call out to them, which is okay, don’t always rely on someone’s sixth sense and sit there sulking for their absence in your life. Ego games are too complicated, don’t be a victim.
2. Write one best thing that happened to you today.
3. Follow the traffic lights rule and jot down one thing you can stop doing, one thing you will continue doing and one thing you will start doing.
4. Remind yourself about the grateful moments and note them down in your journal.
5. Indulge in an inner dialogue with self, write down the question and hold the pen in your subdominant hand and scribble the answer spontaneously in the childlike doodle.
6. Write down a lesson you learnt on this day.
Be filled with enthusiasm and remember the inner potential you have to get whatever you set your eyes upon. Forgive people for they do not know what they do said Jesus while he was getting crucified, isn’t it ? And Krishna says, let karma take over from here. So, release the heavy load of grudges from your heart.
Journal your way to freedom, personal growth and a life of dreams and love. Begin now.
Share your #JournalTherapy secrets and how you create a blueprint of your dreams.
Originally Published in 123greetingsCom