Thoughts on rest: Timeout. A necessary ritual of life.

Sometimes we need to take a little time out, perhaps put ourselves in the adult version of the ‘naughty corner’ to breathe and heal our mind, body and spirit. Anything can trigger such a need for space, but I’ve found that it’s always good to use that alone time wisely to reassess, evaluate and set intentions for new goals. Life is chaos, and we cannot expect everyone to meet our needs. Being alone enables us to dive into our voids, get reacquainted with our strengths and shortcomings while we work through the process to become the better version of ourselves. Go with the flow and just let the progress unfold. You’ll be surprised at what surfaces. Time out is also an excellent way to cleanse and protect your energy. So don’t be afraid to hit the pause button on the daily grind to find some peace. Take a bath, read a book, meditate or just embrace the silence. It may seem overwhelming or scary at first, but you’ll see how quickly you unfold like a lotus flower.

Until next time.

Thoughts on self-reflection: The Useful Art of Journaling

Let’s go back to our childhood and remember the ‘Dear Diary’ moments. As much as some of you may cringe at such memories, the art of journaling may have helped us to connect with ourselves. In the privacy of blank pages, journaling allows us to open the heart’s vault of our deepest desires or help us to release emotional trauma without judgement. Today, journaling can be just as soothing and cathartic.

Journal your way to reducing stress

In today’s hustle and bustle of our daily responsibilities, it may become easier to hoard an abundance of stress that could hinder your mental health. You can pen your positive daily habits and break down your responsibilities in a fun to-do list to lighten the load off your plate.

Manifest your desires with journaling

You can use journals to understand what you desire and work with this tool to manifest your goals into your reality. There are plenty of strategies for this, such as practising the Law of Attraction. In addition, a Journal can be utilised for your vision board, mood board, affirmations, expressing gratitude and intention setting, etc.

Sketch your way to good moods

A journal doesn’t always have to be for expressing yourself in the form of written words. For example, you can use a journal to sketch your thoughts or your environment.

Journaling is also a way to enter a meditative state which can aid a more peaceful approach to life. At the least, it can help you process your thoughts, which could turn into a book or an art portfolio. I began journaling when I started my spiritual awakening. It started with a few lines a day which eventually turned into a few poems a week. It was then that I realised that I could become a published author. The spiritual journey was arduous, but I found solace in creative writing. There is no right or wrong way to utilising a journal for your personal growth. The journey is yours to be experienced.

Until next time.