Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Journaling I = Intuition
Rabbit Trail: veering off subject or off the point of conversation.
Perhaps not exactly synonyms, but when it comes to journaling, these terms are definitely related.
I am highly focused. As much as I try, I cannot multi-task. Instead, I can easily sit for hours researching a project. As a teacher, I rarely allowed students to distract me from the lesson at hand.
However, I've learned this kind of laser-lock focus can limit journaling effectiveness.
When I begin a journaling session, I either start with a designated writing prompt, or I hope to find direction and/or clarity in a given situation, or I need to release pent up emotion. But this only serves as a starting point.
As I've repeated several times already, there is no one right way to journal. Which also means... there is no one right answer to a journaling prompt.
For perfectionists like myself, we can't get so wrapped up in the prompt that we ignore our needs.
If an idea pops into your head that appears to be random and not at all related to the task at hand... FOLLOW IT! This is your subconscious trying to communicate with you. Trust this thought. Follow your intuition. For oftentimes it is the bunny trail that leads to the aha moment - the insight - the nugget that helps set you on the proper path
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I encourage you to let go ... follow your mind wherever it may lead ... and see if it takes you where you need to be.
Up next: Journaling - J is for Journey