... to hear from yourself
One of the ways that it has become apparent to me why some social media just doesn’t work for me is because it doesn’t allow any time for it to sink in. A thought barely touches the surface before it’s whisked off: replaced by the next twenty images we’re given a nanosecond of time to take in. We like, share, maybe take a screenshot that we likely never revisit, and that’s it: it’s gone.
I like to revisit and ponder and mull, which is probably why I love journalling. The other day I thought about the phrase that Glennon Doyle mentioned in Untamed, about “shortening the gap between the knowing and the doing.” And I’ve realised for me, that’s what my journal is. It’s the processing place. It’s the space between my knowing and my doing.
In a bid to try and redress the balance, I’ll be sending weekly journal invitations that invite slow consumption and co-creation; through my words, but most importantly, your own.
These will come in various forms as I experiment with them and each prompt will go on to live in what will eventually become The Journal Library. Visit the library when you like, choose a prompt that suits you and use the space provided to turn intention into action. Simple and autonomous; invitations not expectations.
I noticed the felt resonance from my last two posts about believing in yourself, so I thought I’d start there.
I’ve written a few prompts below, and here’s the link to a playlist you might like to accompany you as you sit with your pen, voice recorder or keyboard.
Revisit the posts, read or listen to the audio and see what stands out this time round (if you’re taking them in again). Take note of any words that feel important to you. Maybe they are prompts in themselves.
Some journal prompts to accompany the posts Because we believe in ourselves part one and part two:
List the things you’re already doing (or have done since reading those pieces)
To whom do you envy?
What do you think that is telling you about what you want to bring into your own life?
How can you re-route that energy into getting closer to that thing?
What do you want to do, start, continue, or come back to? Even if? Especially if?
A quiet P.S. I’d love to know what you think of this addition to A Life of Words as it’s definitely something I’d like to focus on bringing to this space this year.
The Journal Library. Finally. Yes. Thank you. And more please. That is all, friend. ✨
I think that every time I couldn't love more what you do, you do something that takes it up another notch! Love this idea, thank you so much x