Journal Idea #2I don’t know what has me thinking about the Wizard of Oz lately.
I even made a “Kim Finder” for the office so that folks would know where to find me, and one of the choices is “The flying monkeys came and got me and I’m finding my way back to Oz”. Yes, some of those days are like that!
As and empty nest mom when you are working through all those emotions at first, you may feel as though the flying monkeys came and whisked your baby away from the safety of your nest.
A way I have found to help me work through trying and difficult times is to start a 30 day Grateful Journey.
It’s probably the most simple of journals to keep but it can be one of your most powerful personal improvement tools.
Treat yourself and buy a pretty little journal book, although I will admit that one time I kept mine on a pad of sticky notes. Each day, write down 5 things, people or events you are grateful for.
It may look something like this:
1. I am grateful for my health today. No sniffles even though many at the office have the flu.
2. I am grateful for the beautiful stars I saw outside my window as I went to bed last night. They were like diamonds in the sky.
3. I am grateful for my stunning sunrise I saw his morning. The ribbons of pink, purple and blue were breathtaking.
4. I am thankful for my silly cat that likes to drink water from the bathroom sink every morning while I’m getting ready for the day.
5. I am thankful for the purple pen I found in my drawer. I can add some color to my day!
Yes, those are my “Grateful” moments for today!
When you are doing the Grateful Moments Journal for 30 days you will do this quick exercise every morning for 30 days or you can do it every evening. I personally like doing my Grateful moment first thing in morning as it puts me in the right frame of mind for the day. But either way works, just find which one feels more natural for you and which time you WILL do your entry daily. No fair missing 5 days and then going back and catching up, hehe!
At the end of 30 days you will have 150 things that you can read through. I promise you, when you are feeling down you grab that journal and start reviewing your “Grateful Moments” and you just can stay down for very long! Some positive emotions will bubble up!
Remember what I always say…A map not drawn is a treasure not found! The “Grateful Treasure” is beautiful treasure to find!