I don’t believe there are any mistakes. Whatever we do, how we act or react, can be used to help us learn more about ourselves and others.
Amends and apologies however are most important if others are hurt while we hopefully learn from our actions or reactions.
Journaling, putting thoughts and feelings on paper without monitoring ourselves is a helpful tool to use in order to uncover, discover and grow.
People make resolutions as the page of the calendar changes from one year to the next. They want a change, attempt to do it and then it fades away without the person understanding why they don’t continue long term. The answers to our thoughts and behaviors can always be found within. We just have to explore.
Those who have an interest in journaling and don’t do it, tell themselves they don’t know how. Others have a million reasons why they don’t start. Fear is usually hidden and can be addressed by “just doing it”. There is no right or wrong way to journal. Keep inmind that fear is NEVER experienced in the current moment. We only feel fear when we imagine the future.
Take a chance, explore - discover - and then take a deep breath and take an action. What do you have to lose? The simple suggestions made in the Color Outside The Lines journal before the actual pages you’ll use, are very helpful to the novice or regular journaler.
Healthy, happy New Year to you with easy life lessons.
December has arrived.
A month of religious holidays and traditions. A month of over indulgence - food, drink, spending money or all three.
The last month of the year is known to spark depression and lonliness in some people. They read posts and see pictures on social media of parties, friends and family gatherings and tend to compare their lives with others. Whenever we compare, our lives never measure up.
Rarely do people post the bad hair days, arguments, their own “less than” feelings and lonliness. Life is bittersweet, a mixture of joy and sadness. During this month of holidays people deal with cancer, with loss, unemployment and an array of other life issues.
Happy holiday or happy “any day” is a state of mind, an attitude. Think gratitude rather than poor me. There is always something to be grateful for. Always start a gratitude list with being able to take a breath, with or without an aid, and continue on.
Volunteer and help someone else have a happy “any day”. Start journaling and discover what will help you to have a happy “any day”. Sending everyone reading best wishes for a happy “any day”.