If you're like me "journaling" or "meditating" can seem daunting. The mere thought of sitting in complete silence and stillness for more than 5 minutes can appear eerily impossible. The journal prompts that I've provided for you below are extremely tactical and straight forward, and designed to provide just the right amount of guidance for you to center yourself in your environment.
These journal prompts slowly encourage you to recognize and become hyper aware of your environment (i.e.: the sounds, textures, feelings, etc.). Being able to distinguish your surrounding environment from yourself (i.e.: your mental state, your physical presence, your emotions, your thoughts) is its own form of meditation; this ability to differentiate these two entities is absolutely key in getting to know oneself, and strengthening your relationship with your reactions, your emotions, and your preferences.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control you, that means everyone else can control you. Breathe, and allow things to pass.
- Bruce Lee
6 Reasons to Journal
- Increased awareness, not only of oneself, but also of ones surrounding environment.
- Keep your thoughts organized.
- Relieve stress.
- Boost your memory.
- Inspire creativity.
- Improve your overall writing skills, and ability to lean into rich, descriptive explantations of your environment.
download the prompt below, print it out or save it to your desktop,
and try allocating 5-10 minutes per day to jot down the first elements that come to mind.