A Melancholy Monday

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.”

Christina Baldwin

I would not be the person I am without my journaling practice. It is the greatest act of self care I regularly participate in. Through it I’ve witnessed how draining sadness is AND how quickly it moves through. Sadness feels suffocating, like it will never end when we’re in the midst of it, but if we are able to watch our thoughts, maybe even learn to change them, the sadness fades and transforms into something else.

I’m a bit sad today. I’ve noticed patterns through my journaling practice. Mondays are often melancholy.

Today my focus is a relationship that needs great repair. I’m kinda making myself crazy trying to figure out how to make it right. For now I need to let it go.

My writing coach sent a prompt related to self care. She also sent this article which provides excellent tiny self care acts, things you can do in a few free minutes. I am partaking in some today.

Tiny Promises to Myself this Week (that I hope have big impact)

  • This week I will attend to my mind by journaling each time I have a situation that’s making me upset, crazy, sad, mad or generally uneasy. I will breathe and let things go.
  • This week I will attend to my body by moving in nature at least four days.
  • This week I will attend to my spirit by centering myself each day: breath work, writing practice, gentle movement, spiritual reading.

Have a beautiful week all!

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