A Mindful Moment in 10-30 Minutes: Journaling

This is a mindfulness technique I’ve used nearly every day for more years than I can count!

Journaling is an easy way to sort through your thoughts and calm the chatter in your mind.  You can use a simple notepad or find a beautiful journal. 

Start with something easy, like a chronicle of your day to start the writing process.  Use this opportunity to write five things that happened in your day that you are grateful for.  Then pick one moment and write down as many details as you can.  Pay attention to what you saw, heard, smelled, felt, or tasted.  Recalling these details can magnify the gratitude and happiness you felt in that one moment.

There are dozens of journals and journaling prompts as you seek to deepen your journaling practice. In the meantime, just start writing. It doesn’t need to flow or being anything profound. Just put pen to paper. I think you will find there is magic in the written word, more than there is in your smartphone.

Happy journaling!

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