SLOW DOWN

Good morning.

Last night, and this morning, I found the time to journal.

I don’t mean the journal that you keep digitally on your computer, your phone, or whatever device you use. I mean an actual journal and pen. For 30 minutes, before I started my day, I filled up close to three pages of what my ideal day would be like. I’m practicing visualization thanks to the prompt in my Passion Planner this week. Each day, I practice visualizing what my day is going to be like for five minutes, and then I go and do it.

Monday was the first day I did that, and it actually happened for me. I listened to sermons all morning as I worked, and then listened to “Shatter Me.” I also was able to post to the blog for the first time in months, and I got all of my important work done before leaving for the day. Yesterday was different, I got to work and did not practice visualization, which caused my day to feel more stress than productive around nine. I was also feeling tired for the day, and found myself dozing off at my desk. Luckily, no one saw me… I think.

Today, I journaled about my ideal day again, and I don’t feel stressed or anxious. I guess taking that little chunk of time out of my morning at work, really helps me get my day started. I’ve created a timer on my calendar to remind to write later on in the day, in case I don’t do it as soon as I wake up, or right before I start my work. Wish everyone felt the same way I did about taking things slow in the mornings before getting their day started. Even though I no longer work from home, I still practice enjoying my morning, whether just sitting still and drinking tea, or journaling for 30 minutes, or reading scripture in the Bible app. I’m going to enjoy moments like this more often.

Do you guys journal first thing in the morning? Do you have a journaling routine? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time…

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