What if journaling changed everything?
So, during the 6 years of my married life I rarely journaled. Sometimes I’d put pen to paper to brainstorm but journaling felt like an indulgent waste of time that didn’t seem to get me any closer to my GOALS. “Who’s got time to journal when there’s work to be done?”, I thought.
Then, KABOOM, my marriage blew up and in the aftershocks of that earthquake I realized I had a lot of intense unacknowledged feelings that had to go somewhere...FAST.
And when you’re face to face with a transition, whether it’s a divorce, a career change, wanting a partner, moving, having a child or trying to find compassion and be kinder to yourself, it’s hard to know where to start.
For the first year of my separation my routine was to RPJ: Rise, Pee, Journal. (Though some mornings I just went straight to the pages).
Journaling became a way to name what I was feelings and bring relief to what felt like a high-speed game of pingpong in my brain.
Now, years later, journaling has become a sweet refuge where I address what’s happening in my life to help me question, get curious and grow.
Lots of people journal. Oprah does it. Thomas Jefferson was famous for it and President Obama is all about it.
Journaling a go-to activity for both history figures and seeker-types like you and me because it’s a low stakes way to get relief and insight into what’s on our mind and swirling around our heart.
It give us wide blank space to let whatever we’re feeling be OK without judgment, criticism or expectations and creates an opening for our inner wisdom to come through after we’ve written out all the sh*t blocking its way.
And even though many of us want to journal, we don’t. We have all kinds of reasons why we don't take time for writing and yet, when we do, we always feel better.
We feel lighter. More expressed. More connected. We experience more peace in our heart, feel clearer about our path, and more accepting of our experience.
And the thing about journaling is it doesn’t have to be an epic endeavor. Just 10 minutes a day is enough to let off the steam of life that’s been building up.
OK, so are you ready to start journaling but aren't sure where to begin?
Good news: Just F*cking Journal is BACK!
Just F*cking Journal is a FREE 5 day class where I send you fresh a writing prompt every morning to get the journaling juices flowing, along one of my favorite songs to go with the theme of the day. (Because writing, and life, is always better with a soundtrack.)
What’s the goal of the class? To get you feeling energized, lighter and more connected to yourself by putting pen to paper.
Over 300 people signed up for Just F*cking Journal last Spring and here’s what a few of them had to say:
To join me for JFJ, sign up here.
Now, don’t worry. This is not a major commitment or another thing to put on your to-do list. This course is going to be fun, easy and inspiring- the perfect initiation to gently get you into your new journaling groove.
The only way to get the writing prompts is to sign up, so be sure to do so by October 12, 2015.
Lastly, if you participated last time, join me AGAIN!
Though the prompts are the same, you my dear, are NOT and you’ll be shocked at how the same question, asked 6 months later, can uncover new levels and layers.
Thank you, you rock AND I can’t wait to journal with you.
P.S. I’d love to get as many people journaling as possible because, as we know, self-aware people make the world a better place. AND as a thank you for spreading the JFJ love, you’ll be in the running to receive a hand-stamped Get Present bracelet.
(I haven’t taken it off in 2 months. Every time I look at it I think, “That’s right Jamie, girl. Take a breath and GET PRESENT.”)
So, if you know someone who needs a gentle fire under their tush to start journaling and you want your own Get Present bracelet, be sure to pass this along.
P.P.S. If you feel so inspired, feel free to use one of these invites on social media or wherever you hang out.
I know I should journal + always put it off. You too? Join me for @jamieliving’s free class #Justeffingjournal. http://bit.ly/1E29DFk
5 days. 5 prompts. 5 ways of making journaling fun. Join me + @jamieliving for her FREE class #Justeffingjournal http://bit.ly/1E29DFk
Signed up for @jamieliving’s FREE class Just F*cking Journal, cuz who can pass up a class with a name like that?http://bit.ly/1E29DFk
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