“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz”
Mindfulness improves the texture and quality of your life.
It’s easier to be mindful if you keep a journal.
I’ve been keeping a journal since I was twelve years old. I haven’t kept it consistently, but when I look back at the trajectory of my life, I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that when I keep a regular journal, I am:
- more mindful,
- more grateful,
- more prepared for hardship,
- more centred and grounded,
- more present in my relationships, and
- more cognizant of how the world impacted me.
Here’s another couple of things I know:
- Writing regularly improves your creativity and problem-solving ability.
- According to Malcolm Gladwell, you have to put in 10,000 hours to become an expert at anything. This includes writing.
Even if writing is not your artistry of choice, journal-writing can enhance your creativity, especially if that writing is helping you to be more mindful of the world around you. If writing IS your artistry of choice (or you have to blog regularly to support your work), then writing in a journal is a vital way to put in those 10,000 hours.
Fall Reflections (like Summer Lovin’ before it) is a simple journal which will help you be more mindful of your world and your inner landscape throughout the Fall season. It will also help you stretch your creative writing muscles.
There are 60 simple journal prompts in Fall Reflections. Each day, you’ll be encouraged to notice something – whether it’s the colour red, the sky, or something mysterious in the world around you – and then write about it. Some prompts are fanciful, some are simply about noticing details, some invite you to reach back into your past, some are about relationships, and some help you explore the world of your imagination.
In creating Fall Reflections I’ve drawn on many years of teaching writing and creativity workshops, coaching writers, and doing my own mindfulness journal writing. Some of these prompts have been used in my workshops, and many of them are new.
Click on the image to see a sample page.
For only $10, you’ll receive 60 prompts to help be more mindful this fall.
Are you ready for a more mindful fall?
Questions? Feel free to contact me.