"The notion that such persons are gay of heart and carefree is curiously untrue. They lead, as a matter of fact, an existence of jumpiness and apprehension. They sit on the edge of the chair of Literature. In the house of Life they have the feeling that they have never taken off their overcoats."
- James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Time to begin again

On Sundays we set our Intentions.

Journal about your goals.

  • What is your intention for this week?
  • What goals do you want to set for the week?
  • What does "success" look like for you this week?
  • What are your priorities this week?

Helpful hint: make certain your priorities and your goals are not at odds. 

Good luck!

Friday, July 9, 2021

Tell me a story

Saturday is for our Stories.

Journal about your stories.

  • What is something you have struggled with lately?
  • What is a story you are telling yourself that could be holding you back from achieving your full potential?
  • How can you reframe that negative belief into a positive one?

I can imagine myself journaling this every Saturday. The earlier days are writings that I will refer to, remind myself of, reassess every so often. But what did I struggle with this week, and what old stories contributed to that struggle?

Time to turn that car around.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Time to noodle

 Friday Review.

Review the past week.

  • What have you accomplished? Write down three things you've accomplished this week.
  • You can also journal about how you want to get closer to your goals next week. What tasks can you schedule that will enable you to do this?

As far as accomplishments, I don't think you should look at just the big things. Look at the baby steps, too. Maybe you put your laundry away and cleared that from your mind so you could pursue your dream. Maybe you were nice to someone who clearly didn't deserve it. Maybe you got out of bed this morning. 

Go you!

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Let us give thanks

 Thankful Thursday.

Grateful people are more likely to take care of themselves, make healthier choices, and feel happier.

  • Write down 5 things you are grateful for. Be as specific as possible.

To be honest, I don't know where they got the statement above regarding grateful people. But I do find that if I write three things I'm grateful for and three things I'm excited about each morning, that I do feel more grateful and excited than I was before.

Try it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Get ready to rumble

 On Wednesday we are Warriors.

Journal about the ways we trap ourselves.

  • Where are you making things more complicated than they need to be?
  • How are you complicit in creating things you do not want?

Oof. Think of what you'd do if you didn't "have" to do X. Do you "have" to do X? Have you said YES too many times when you wanted--no, NEEDED--to say NO? Can you release anything that would free you to live your ideal day, or move toward your goals?

Take your time. I'll wait here.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Get ready for Tuesday

Tuesday is about Transformation.

Journal about your ideal day.

  • What does your ideal day look like?
  • How would your ideal day look if it were impossible for you to fail?
  • How can you structure an ideal day that will help you achieve your goals?

Remember, it helps if you reframe these questions using "I/me" instead of "you." Make it personal. You are creating change.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Another new way to look at the data

 I'm always looking to be a better person.

It's entirely possible that this is dysfunctional behavior on my part. What does it say about someone when they are never satisfied with who they are and are constantly reaching for a firmer grip on what makes themselves tick.

Who am I looking for?


Oh, well. This is the way.

I stumbled across an article about productive/purposeful journaling (I wish I could attribute this to where I got it--I THINK it was on the Sivana website). The prompts indicated that it was something you would do for a week, then revisit at various points in time. I printed it out and tried it. And I really liked it, so I thought I'd share it with you, one day at a time. 

I'll post them a day ahead so you can be prepared for the next day. 

*One Caveat to This: I write each question in my journal before I answer them, and change the "you" to "I/me" to point the spotlight onto myself.


Journal about your motivations and goals.

  • What is your purpose?
  • What is your why? 
  • What does your life look like when you are at your happiest?
Open your books, turn the page, and write.

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