“It’s very important that we relearn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
Today we are the halfway point of the FIRE: 30 Day Journal Project.
Is it just me, or is this 30 day challenge flying by?
The middle of any journey is a good time to pause, reflect, rest and regroup.
I’d like to emphasize, Rest.
Let your writing today be restful, nourishing, and restorative. See how you can approach your page with a little more kindness toward yourself.
Resting is counterintuitive to the ambitious, responsible, go-getter part of ourselves that has a million ideas and a never ending to-do list to match.
What if there really is an art to resting? An art to relaxing?
I think there must be, because I’m not good at either. Which means, I’m not practiced in resting. Stopping. Allowing myself to let down and relax.
How might you apprentice yourself to the art of resting? How might rest become an art form in itself? What can rest teach me?
These are the questions I am asking myself today.
Today’s Journal Prompts:
If I practiced the art of resting…
I am most relaxed when…
What helps me let go of worry…
My mind is clearest…
I am at my most creative and resourceful…
For your creative journey…
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This post is part of the 30 Day Journal Project.
Your Writing Made Easier
During the first 30 Day Journal Project, I found that having the prompts printed out in advance helped me get right into my writing for the day.
This is my lazy writing & journaling method. It works!
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My goal with this project is to help you discover the power and magic of regular creative journaling.
Whether you are brand new to writing or journaling or simply want to break out of a rut in your creative practice, these printable prompts make it fast and easy to get going.