A calming pause to the day!

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It is 6am the alarm goes off; you wake up feeling tired. Hopefully your partner brings you a coffee to get you started. Out of bed, shower, drag grumpy teenagers out of bed, breakfast, lunches, and school drop off. Plus, emptying dishwasher, finding lost items, another load of washing, and making beds all squeezed in the small free spaces. It is nice to come home, fall in a heap, enjoy a coffee/tea and some writing time in your journal. Mornings are just crazy and they need a calming space. Morning journaling time can be one way to provide that calming space. A beautiful pause in the day before jumping back into the rest of your full day of housework, work, voluntary work, and personal projects.

 

 

Whilst a walk during the day can re-energize the body, as well as being another peaceful pause, added to the day, it can be fitted in free moments during the morning, lunch, or after dinner.

 

 

That is what a journaling practice and walking can do for you, bring more calmness to your day, which makes life so much more enjoyable.

 

 

Easiest way to start journaling is with a cheap note-book and a pen, then just start writing. Whilst walking is free!

 

 

Happy Journaling!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON

Last night I dreamed……………..

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Last night I dreamed, a crazy ridiculous story about me and my life. It is so awesome that dreams don’t need to make sense. That dreams are my soul’s way of speaking to me and giving me clues and answers to my day time life. I love how my dreams are so imaginative, so weird, so out of the box, and even so disturbing. Whilst sometimes I think my dreams are the best movies that I have ever seen.

 

 

We dream every night, and every morning I struggle to recall my dreams, and I feel like I am missing out on a bonanza of night time soul movies. I have been trying to recall my dreams as part of my regular journaling practice. What I have noticed is the more I try to recall my dreams the easier it gets to recall them. I also read somewhere that before you go to sleep, tell yourself that you will remember your dreams. I am not sure if this helps however I am certainly trying it. I also was told going to bed early and getting a good night’s sleep is good for dreaming and helpful for recalling dreams. I have noticed if I am really tired that I find it harder to recall my dreams.

 

 

Another idea is to have a dream journal. I have been reluctant to add another journal to my collection. However, having a dedicated dream journal would make it easier to track and find patterns with my dreams. One of the things I am finding with my dreams is they are prompting questions about my life, which is a good thing, and makes what I am journaling about much deeper and more interesting.

 

 

I really don’t know what I am doing when it comes to dream journaling but I am thinking there is some value in it so I have done some investigating and found the following.

 

 

Wiki How: How to keep a dream journal – http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-a-Dream-Journal

Wiki How: How to interpret your dreams- http://www.wikihow.com/Interpret-Your-Dreams

 

 

Both good articles for getting started and also I am thinking maybe I should have a dedicated dream journal. Whilst I have ordered some books from the library to try and learn more about dream journaling. If you have any tips on keeping a dream journal it would be great if you could share your thoughts in the comments section.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

 

 

FRAN DISHON

 

Journaling is soul work, so look deep inside and just let it flow on the page.

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“There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.

There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that

mine. 

O traveler, if you are in search of That

Don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek That. “

 

 ~Rumi

 

 

 

Journaling is one way to look deeply inside yourself. Lately my journaling has just being going with the flow of what turns up on the page and really focusing on my emotions, and having a conversation with them. Asking what is the purpose of your visit today? What do you want to tell me? Why are you showing up so much lately?  My emotions provide so much insight for me, and they are really helping me to explore and delve even deeper into my life. These conversations are helping me to see a different perspective to my life.  They are also triggering a few light bulb moments for me. Journaling is my daily soul work.

 

Journaling is a journey into the depths of our inner life, a practice that we can use to find the answer to the questions life brings up. It is also a way of coming up with solutions. Journaling is daily soul work, and a practice that  can help us  move towards living an authentic life.

 

Whilst I have come across another wonderful journaling blog full of great journaling ideas and prompts. I really love that she list a whole page of prompts to explore for each month. Go check out http://journalingsage.com by Dr. Akiyo Kano. I recommend that you visit her website and check out her November journal prompts.

 

Wishing you a wonderful day.

FRAN DISHON