Are you dreamy? Do you drift? Do you ever want something more or different for your life?
How can we live the life of our dreams if we are not sure what we want?
To get clear on what you want I offer you this morning these five ideas:
1. In your journal or on a piece of paper, write down 100 things that you want to be, 100 things that you want to have, and 100 things that you want to do.
2. Imagine that you only had a few months left to life. What would be most important to you then?
3. Read about and talk to people who are doing what you want.
4. Express your desires to the people closest to you. Ask for their support (there is also the element of accountability when you share your dreams and goals with others).
5. Keep trying new things and be persistent. It is easy to give up quickly. If you believe in something, stick with it.
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
Have a blessed day,
Here are five reasons why writing lists in our journals is a great exercise:
it’s fun! (everybody loves a top ten list), it’s relaxing (help you go back to sleep if you are up due to insomnia), it can reveal insights and ideas for you and your life, and it may help you move closer to your goals.
Here are five list ideas for your journal writing:
1. A favorite places list.
2. List of goals.
3. List of action steps to attain those goals.
4. Adventures you want to experience.
5. Ideas for something new to try
I will stop here. I’m sure you will come up with many more on your own.
Enjoy and keep writing!
Debra : )
I started my first journal when I was about ten years old. Even then, one of my favorite activities was writing lists: my favorite movies, favorite actors, favorite books, my best friends, etc. I’ve always enjoyed books such as The Book of Lists, The Guiness Book of World Records, Almanacs, The Best Places to Kiss series, 100 reasons to be happy, 100 things to do before you die, etc.
There’s just something about lists that gets my imagination and energy going. I am a school teacher and even young kids seem to really like these kinds of books and writing lists in their writing journals. I teach them that list writing is a strategy to use as a source of ideas for their writing.
What are the benefits of making lists in our journals? I can think of many:
Try writing some kind of list in your journal tonight.
Debra : )
One of the worst things we can do when we can’t sleep is lie there and stress about it. That is why often here at The Warm Milk Journal I encourage you to get up, sit in another room and relax: read, meditate, gently stretch, listen to some music or write in your journal.
Some ideas for tonight:
Debra : )
Here is an exercise to try with your journal when you can’t sleep. This idea was inspired by the Best Places to Kiss in _____ book series. You can keep writing until you get sleepy again.
Write a list of:
You get the idea. Come up with more ideas of your own. Writing lists is always a great journal writing exercise. It is simple and it gets your mind on something else besides your not sleeping… have fun.
Making lists in our journals when we can’t sleep is a good mental exercise that will get our minds off our insomnia and hopefully will get us sleepy again.
Here is a listing exercise to try:
Make a list of all movies of a certain genre (ex: all horror movies, all chick flick movies, classics, thrillers etc.) that you can think of
Make a list of your all time favorite movies
Make a list of the worst movies you have ever seen
Make a list of movies that make you cry
Make a list of movies that make you laugh
Make a list of every Oscar winning film that you can think of
1. Write down 100 things you want to do.
2. Write down 100 things you want to have.
3. Write down 100 things you want to be.
4. Write down what your life would be like if failure was not possible.
5. Write down your proudest achievement. How did that feel?
6. If you had just one year to live, what would you do? Who would you do it with? Write it down.
7.Get on the floor and stretch like a cat.
8. Try to remember and list all of your teachers starting from Kindergarten.
10.Write down as many things as you can that you are thankful for.