Wednesday Writing: 20 minutes
To be done after yoga or meditation or post "chill" time, consider journaling using the following prompts.
Problem solving - Choose one problem you have right now. Summarize the problem in simple terms using one or two sentences. Be careful not to use broad terms, be as specific as possible. (Eg. I am really anxious vs. I am anxious about tomorrow's meeting). If you need to journal on this for a bit to find you root, set a time limit of five minutes.
After you have chosen your problem, begin to make a list of 10 - 20 ways you could solve it or things that might help the situation. If negative or doubting thoughts come in your head as you brainstorm possible solutions, just take a breath and let them go. The point is not to find THE solution, but a list of solutions that may or may not work. So use your imagination, make the list as if you have unlimited access to resources (time, money, assistance...) Feel free to add in a few goofy ones just to make the process a little more fun!
With you list in front of you, put a star beside all the solutions that could possibly work, even if they might take a little effort or you might need to find resources for. If any of these need resources you have available right now, put a heart beside them.
Now ask yourself, which solution with a star or a star and heart makes you feel a little more relief, brings you a sense of calm or even sparks your interest. 💕
With one or two solutions chosen, begin to work these into your regular planning. Break them down into what resources you have and what you still need. You can even use the journal prompt above to find your resources and work towards your solution.
Let me know if you use this method and how it goes for you.