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Take (a little) Time for Journaling

Since we’ve all got a million things to do, I’m going to keep it short and sweet here on the site until the New Year. I hope these bite-size journaling tips will help you survive the season. Happy holidays, if you celebrate them. If not, enjoy some tranquility for the rest of us. πŸ˜‰

It’s easy to get swept up in the glitter and glow of the holidays.

Whether you’re a big fan of the Yuletide, or you’re just trying to survive it, journaling can keep you grounded during this tumultuous season.

Shopping, cooking, entertaining, trimming the tree, setting up the guest room… there’s so much to do! Self care often takes a back seat to the urgency of entertaining, gifting and travel. It’s essential that you carve out a slice of time to honor your own needs.

Even if you can only find 20 minutes a day for journaling, stick with it. The little retreat will help center you, unload stress, and remind you what’s important. (Hint: YOU!)

Sometimes we need to shift our schedules a little bit to accommodate journaling this time of year. I’m a creature of habit and I get flustered when there’s a change to my schedule. I thrive on a framework. So I try to make adjustments that at least allow me to keep doing the things I need to do, like journaling, even if they’re not at the usual time.

Keep your journaling requirements flexible for the next few weeks and you’ll bend instead of breaking.

Remember that journal writing only a few minutes a day is always better than skipping it altogether. And sticking with journaling through the month of December will put you in a great spot to start the New Year off right.

I’ve got a whole bunch of fabulous prompts and projects for journaling into 2011, so keep the habit going and stay tuned!

3 comments

  1. Love the snowman!

    Happy hoildays, Kristin.

  2. Thanks Leah! I love the look on his face – kind of like me when I’m about to have my picture taken. πŸ™‚

  3. Yeah, the snowman looks like Calvin might have had a hand in it . . . πŸ˜‰