Friday, June 20, 2014

More Pocket Journaling & A Site You Will Want To Check

It's late, we've been having bad thunderstorms with high winds and hail and I've got a bit of a headache. I'm going to try to cram lots of information in for you quickly. First, more Pocket Journaling. I have another zip for you tonight but forgot to make a preview. You can download here: Today I'm going to ask you to be brave, We all have fears; they are things we try to put out of our minds usually. Facing up to them is a big step towards defeating those fears. So, today, choose a card and write down one of your fears. That's it. Right now we're not going to do anything but acknowledge the fear. When we start doing journal jumps, this would be a good card to pull and explore, but for right now just own it and put it aside.
I've been feeling stir crazy the last couple days. It's not that I'm usually out and about so much as being told I shouldn't be. (Yeah, follow that logic lol). I'm not supposed to be driving yet so I'm looking at the same walls. I've slept plenty and I'm not supposed to be lifting anything over 10 lbs which lets out doing laundry because my husband's uniforms are so heavy. Sure, I don't like housework anyway but gee, I've been bored. So I've been doing some internet surfing, Initially, I was looking for some free meditation downloads, which I found. But I happened upon a lot of interesting stuff. One find relates to our summer challenge and I want to share this with you. Most of you are scrappers so I'll bet you know Ro Paxman of Scrap Girls? A very interesting and talented lady to be sure. I was visiting her site called Life Muses by Ro here: and discovered that she is offering a freebie I think you'd find useful. It's a free printable Life Planner. Just sign up for her mailing list and she will send you the links. With so many of us trying to make improvements in our lives, this is a great find. While reading other posts I'd missed, I learned she also has some wonderful Inspiration Cards (also free). These cards feature affirmations that will help you change self sabotoging thoughts and move you in the direction you want your life to go. Change your thoughts; change your life. Seriously, this isn't wishful thinking. In addition to being a source of inspiration and positive affirmations, I can also see how we could use those cards as prompts to journal. For instance, say you randomly draw the card that says, I am brave. Maybe you don't think you are, but I'll bet if you try you can think of instances that prove you can be. What about the day a big dog menaced your child? Bet you didn't think twice before stepping in between the dog and child. Don't discount that. We need to learn to give ourselves credit. Doing so reinforces behaviors we want to increase. If you sign up for Ro's mailing list, she will also share her personal story with you and you will understand why she is interested in passing along wisdom she's gained. Hope I haven't muddled that too much as I hurry to finish up before the storm takes over again.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Stay safe from the storms! Hope you can move around soon. never fun to be bedridden! Sure wish you could send the storms to the west coast - we are sweltering. 108 is icky anyway you look at it. Love to read your posts always gives me food for thought!