Here’s my new journal:
Monday, November 4, 2013
Out of My Head, Onto the Paper
I live too much inside my head.
Thoughts run through my head like the TV news tickers that run across the bottom of the television screen. They are never-ending and seem to recycle themselves, running over and over through my mind. I realized that a key to moving on is releasing those thoughts, getting them out of my head and onto the paper.
Journaling is a struggle for me. I have always been envious of those girls who kept one of those little diaries with the tiny locket key. Try as I might (I had MANY failed attempts) I could not tackle the discipline of writing daily in one of those small books. I struggle now with my morning reading ritual. When stress hits, out it goes!
I completed one of my books, Choosing Happiness; Life & Soul Essentials by Stephanie Dowrick. Upon finishing the book I realized I’m not any happier and I’m not any more pleasant to live with. How can this be? Because I don’t take action! I read it, I write out what inspires me, and then I shelve the book on my desk until the next morning when I do my reading. I don’t take any action towards what inspired me. The list of things I have to get done pushes out that inspiration and replace them with stress. So with the starting over from page one I am going to journal differently. The main goal is to stop living in my head and take action. I need to get my thoughts out on paper; making myself journal them instead of letting them continuously recycle like that news ticker tape at the bottom of the TV screen. Every day I need to take one action step in the direction of my life’s purpose. I need to give up worrying whether it’s in “right” direction and trust that the angels are guiding me towards the right path.
This is what my old journal looks like:
Linking today with Monday Mugshot over at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal: