Those of you who have followed my blog long enough would know that spirituality is a big part of my life. I believe in taking regular me time, in meditating, and in being creative – be it through art or photography, writing or cooking.
In the busyness of daily life though, it is easy to let me time slide…to lose focus…but you need to give yourself permission to take a break and play.
And what better way to do it than by using art and journaling as a means to relax and comfort yourself and to get grounded while dealing with the craziness of every-day living?
It doesn’t have to be overly complicated, and you don’t need fancy supplies. You can start with a simple sketch book, a pen and a few minutes a day. Do some doodling, combine it with some lettering, write some thoughts down on the page, paste a quote into your sketchbook and doodle around it. Something that simple can help you deal with even the roughest of days.
If you’re not comfortable with doodling, try keeping a journal. Write down your thoughts or observations, or try answering a question a day. Often that’s a good way to start journal writing if you’re very new to it. The questions can be as profound or simple as you’d like – it’s your journal after all!
Here are a few prompts to get you started:
What was I yearning for today?
What was my biggest achievement today?
What defined my day today?
When I look back at my life, what do I wish I could have told my younger self?
If I had the time and resources, what would I most wish to do? Is there any way to start doing that anyway?
Try doodling, sketching, lettering or journaling – even if all you can spare is 10 minutes a day. You’ll feel more grounded, more centered, calmer, saner…just 10 minutes a day, more if and when you have the time, can make a world of difference.
Will you carve out a bit of me time? I hope you’ll join me in the kindness revolution!
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