Please enjoy this excerpt from the Introduction to The Becoming Journal!
There’s something really wonderful about putting our thoughts on paper where we can see them. Writing slows us down and gives us time to think. Intuition and random thoughts start joining into vivid pictures until all of a sudden, we see new connections, aha’s!, and fresh ideas.
Kind of like turning a sweater inside out so we can finally see the tag that’s been itching us, putting a vague idea that’s been drifting around in our heads down on paper gets it out where we can see it. In the light of day, it may look amazing; it may not. Either way, writing it down gives us power over what happens next.
Putting our thoughts in writing also keeps our memory fresh, a big plus for those of us who can’t remember what we had for breakfast, much less our life-changing thoughts from a month ago J. When they’re written down, we can dip into this filing cabinet of our best ideas and most important memories for inspiration and maybe a hug when we need one.
Inside The Becoming Journal
I designed The Becoming Journal to be easy to use and take anywhere. There’s plenty of room for musings, brainstorms, and even some healthy venting.
So it’s great for when we need to get something off our chest, but there’s no one to talk to.
Or when we want to think through the pluses and minuses of a big life decision.
Or when someone inspires us, and we don’t want to forget why.
Or when a wild idea hits us, and we’ve got to capture it before it vanishes into the gazillion things we’ve got to do in the next hour.
I also created pages like One Day…, Right Now…, and What If… to spark fresh ideas and new dreams for ourselves.
And because it’s tough to feel excited about the future when we’re tired or run down, I hope you like Smart Moves, some of my best tips for staying healthy and energized through our awesome lives.
My hope, beautiful someone, is that this is more than just another journal. I would love it if it became a way of thinking: a way we capture ideas, look at the future, brainstorm, create, remember, and inspire ourselves. So let’s fill every corner of these pages…and when we run out of space, we can grab a notebook and keep writing. Because sometimes, nothing is more powerful than our own thoughts in our own handwriting.
Blue skies to you, beautiful!