Ten ideas of the day journal prompt.

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(It is so amazing I can go and take a photo with a mobile phone, use a app called Brushstrokes and turn it into a painting. This is what I know, I imagine there is so much more I can do that I don’t even know about. The possibilities are so exciting these days!)

I love asking a question and coming up with 10 ideas. This is a really great journal prompt. I think you can use this technique to quickly explore so many questions. I find this technique to be quick and easy, it also helps to move my thinking in a more focused direction. I thought I share the following question, it was very uplifting.

What 10 things  make me feel good about life!

  1. Happy surprises come to me each day I look with wonder and curiosity at the day before me.
  2. I am surrounded by the people I love and who love me.
  3. I live an abundant life and I am grateful for all the abundance I have.
  4. I love learning and have abundant opportunities to learn and grow.
  5. It is what it is, accept and move on.
  6. I have avalanches of books to read, enjoy and learn from daily.
  7. A picture a day capture something about my life and creates a collage of the life I am living.
  8. My dog Little Miss Popularity is my daily pick me up!
  9. Cooking has gone from drag to fab. I purchase some fresh food meals to create. Creating new unusual meals has been a creative adventure full of success(Yum) and failures(Yuk)
  10. Sunshine makes me happy, rain is meditative, and thunderstorms delights me.

 

I find doing this exercise each day can be very helpful in building my idea muscles up. Another idea I can use some of these idea statements as positive affirmations.

 

What 10 things make you feel good about life?

 

Wishing you a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON

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5 ways to live a beautiful life!

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At the moment I am really exploring this idea of living a beautiful life everyday. Here are 5 ways I try to live a beautiful life.

  • Being grateful for the blessings and gifts you already have.

A way to do this could be a gratitude journal or a gratitude practice like ten blessing of the week. Life just feels more joyous when I take time out to focus on all the good things, experiences and people in it.

 

  • Try to know and understand yourself.

Journaling can be a wonderful tool for self-discovery. This is about knowing your values, who you want to be in the world and what you want to achieve in the world.

 

  • Define what “ a beautiful life” means to you.

This could be writing out your perfect day. It could be identifying all the different components of a beautiful life.  It could be doing a yearly 100 list of all the things, experiences, habits, even some of the things you want to achieve for the year, places you want to travel to, people you want to meet. Journal about what is missing from your life e.g. love, friendship, adventure, connection, spirituality, abundance, work that you love, knowledge and skills etc. Once you know what a beautiful life is to you, then you can appreciate the parts that are already there and move towards the missing parts.

 

  • Start working towards living a beautiful life.

Start looking at ways to move your life towards that of the beautiful life you desire. Identify what is working, try to eliminate what you don’t like or hate. Put some of the experiences you love into your calendar, create a no list for the things you are trying to eliminate.   You could even start a dream savings account for that holiday, experience, education, home, or thing that you want.

 

  •  Relationships.

Having good connections with family and friends brings more joy into our lives. Appreciate your love ones, and enjoy the time you spend together. It is just so important. I love that I have a healthy relationship with my boys, that even though they are teenagers they still want to do activities and spend time with their parents. Whilst there is nothing like a birthday to bring the family together for some fun and celebration. Even just knowing you are loved and have someone to love provides joy. Moments of daily connection, and experiences seem so much better when shared with others. It not all just people either. I think the relationship with a pet is so valuable and rewarding. The family dog is just so lovable every day, it hard not to feel loved when she is around.

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There are also many more ways to live a beautiful life, however I think these are my first five that I think about when trying to create a beautiful life.

Wishing you all an amazing week.

FRAN DISHON

 

Where does journaling inspiration come from?

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Where does journaling inspiration come from?

EVERYWHERE!

 

This is what I wrote in my journal. I asked a bird to tell me a story. It told me once this was a paddock with lots of trees, and covered in grass. Once this place was always peaceful and quiet. Once I had the freedom to come and go as I liked. Then you people came along and built homes, you took my paradise away.

 

I replied to the bird’s story. Sorry birdy I didn’t mean to be cruel. I will plant you some trees and a garden. It will not be the same but it will be something.

 

Inspired by one of those birds hanging out in the trees of my front garden.

 

Where does journaling inspiration come from?

EVERYWHERE!

 

 Happy Journaling.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON