Write for 10 minutes to yourself this week
There is nothing quite like waking up to coffee, lighting a candle, and writing without an agenda for 10-20 minutes to start your day.
I used to roll my eyes at the thought of a slow morning. Concerned that starting slow would mean missing out. But writing for even 10 minutes before hopping on email or rushing to a meeting isn’t as counterintuitive as it seems. It sets the pace for my day and allows me to focus on one thing at a time, which is truly all we can do successfully anyways.
I started doing this a couple years ago from a prompt in The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. The idea is to write stream of conscious in a journal to just get it all out. I do it a few times a week in a journal for my eyes only. Sometimes in the morning, but not always. Sometimes I throw the pages away to clear my head or get the negative emotions out which tend to run rampant in my mind if I don’t actively remove them.
So, a self-care prompt for this week:
Gift yourself a journal and write a few times this week for 10-20 minutes. Maybe a set time just to hold yourself accountable to a new habit. I like to include a nice little note to myself at the end; we are to others as we are first to ourselves.
Let me know if you’re doing it with me by tagging a photo or story of your journal with #iamlovingme on Instagram. I’d love to cheer you on. 🙂
Have a great week! xo, Em