As a life coach, I have centered my practice on journaling because of its many benefits.
Why I journal
Notice and appreciate details of life
Plan, cultivate, and anticipate wonderful life experiences
Break through blocks when I’m stuck
Create the vision of what I want and who I want to be
Sheer joy and happiness
The kinds of journals I use or create
Flow of consciousness
All of these types of journals and methods of journaling help me grow in my relationship with God and to walk in my calling. My roles in life have changed over the years, but my calling remains the same. My calling is the culmination of the gifts, talents, and skills God has given me. Journaling is a means of creativity, and our callings are enhanced through creativity. Creativity is play. Deep play, being lost in a moment of creativity, is essential for igniting our soul’s longings.
You water house plants to enjoy looking at them. You might have a few herbs for use beyond aesthetics, but mostly, plants are for your enjoyment. Let your creative play be for pure pleasure, and you will find that you have watered your soul. Let your soul shine without pressuring it to produce an outcome. Let your heart soften and feel the joy of playing with colors whether they are with pens, paint, or fabric. Just dive deep into some creative play even if it is just coloring. Let yourself enjoy the moment without thinking about what’s next on your to-do list.
Let me know if you need help getting started. I’d love to chat with you!