JOURNAL WRITING: BRAIN DUMP FOR MENTAL CLARITY

Sometimes there could be so much going on that you don’t know where to begin. Trying to keep up with work, family, activities, and yourself gets overwhelming. A good journal exercise to do is a brain dump. Just dump all your emotions, feelings, and questions into the exercise to free your mind up.

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Doing a brain dump in your journal every so often helps reduce stress and tensions. After dumping you’ll feel lighter mentally and emotionally. Thus, you’ll be able to get organized and accomplish some tasks. Big or small. Lastly, overall it provides perspective. Brain dumping lets you know what’s working, what isn’t, where you need help, and in what areas you may need to put a little extra time into. 10 FUN JOURNAL PROMPTS TO GET YOUR MIND OFF YOUR PROBLEMS

Brain Dump Journal Prompts

  1. What are my plans for Halloween?
  2. Have I started Christmas shopping?
  3. Have I created a Christmas list? Do I have a wish list?
  4. What are my plans for the holidays?
  5. What project have I started at home that I need to finish?
  6. Is my car clean?
  7. What meal have I been craving?
  8. What person have I not talk to that I need to, or has been on my mind?
  9. What do I need right now to make me happy?
  10. What is something new I want to try, buy, or do?
  11. Where do I want to go on vacation?
  12. How am I feeling about my job, work, or career?
  13. Is there something that took place that I was’t able to process?
  14. Emotions I’m currently feeling.
  15. When was the last time I balanced my checkbook, bank statements, and reviewed my finances and budget?
  16. What is the current status of my relationships: family, friends, work, or partner?
  17. When was the last time I went to the movies or out to dinner?

Those are just a couple of brain dump prompts to help you clear some head space. When journaling don’t just say yes or no. Or give an answer. Go into detail as to why you want a certain meal. How come you want to go to a certain restaurant or see a movie. I know it may sound crazy, but diving into the why is the true part of healing, growing, and learning about you.

Happy Writing!!!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

10 FUN JOURNAL PROMPTS TO GET YOUR MIND OFF YOUR PROBLEMS

Sometimes doing something so out of the box is what you need to get you out of your comfort zone. Here are some fun journal questions to have fun with especially if you’re feeling down, stressed, or need to spice it up.

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Fun and Stress Free Journal Prompts

  1. What’s the longest you’ve gone without taking a shower?
  2. If you could have one super power, what would it be? Why?
  3. Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
  4. What’s the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you in public?
  5. If you could trade places with anyone for 24hours, who would it be? Why? What would you do?
  6. If you hit the lottery, what would be the first thing you do? Why?
  7. When was the last time you told a fib?
  8. What is the craziest thing you did for love?
  9. What is the first thing you see when you look at someone? Why?
  10. Are you a coffee or tea person? What’s your favorite flavor?

Those are some funny and interesting journal prompts to get your mind away from whatever stress you’re going through. JUST TAKE ONE DAY AND BE WORRY FREE Yes, some prompts may be a little embarrassing but remember you’re the only one that is going to see your journal. So let lose and have fun. You owe it to yourself to free your mind. Happy writing!!!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you could be free.

JOURNAL WRITING: LIST OF 25 FAVORITES

Journal writing isn’t all about sadness and pouring out your tears. Journal writing is a good way for you to navigate your way to happiness. I did a fun list of 25 favorites that helped me learn a little bit more about me. What your favorites are when you’re a kid is different from when you’re an teenager, adult, or parent. Even life circumstances shapes and shifts your perspective.

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If you’re looking for a fun writing challenge, try doing this list of 25 favorites. Pay attention to what comes easy for you, which ones may have you think a little harder, and also the ones where you may have more than one potentially. 10 JOURNAL PROMPTS TO A BETTER YOU

What is your favorite…

  1. Color?
  2. T.V. Show?
  3. Movie?
  4. Car?
  5. Food?
  6. Restaurant?
  7. Vacation Spot?
  8. Ice Cream?
  9. Season?
  10. Sport?
  11. Kind of Cake?
  12. Song?
  13. Music group?
  14. Flower?
  15. Subject?
  16. Book?
  17. Shoes,shirt,pants?
  18. Breakfast, lunch, dinner?
  19. Gum/candy?
  20. Store?
  21. Scent?
  22. Soap/Lotion?
  23. Drink?
  24. Candle?
  25. Animal?

Have fun, get creative, and if you think of more, list more. https://amzn.to/3P5m49U Was this list of 25 fun? In the end, what did you learn about yourself? Is there anything that stood out to you or surprised you? What has changed from the past and why do you think so?

Happy Writing!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

JOURNAL WRITING: 10 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU FIND YOURSELF

This weekend I found myself speaking with someone who was having a hard time expressing themselves. Before I knew it, I started a rapid fire of questions to help get their mind flowing with thoughts, views, and ideas. 4 WAYS TO KNOW YOU’RE ON THE PATH OF HEALING

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So often we seem to make things complicated. It’s the simple and most common questions that would help us get past the starting line. If you are having trouble figuring out your next move, what you want to do next, how you’re going to figure it out, and where you’re going, then in your next journal session answer the following.

Questions To Help You Find Yourself:

  1. Am I happy in my current job/career? If the answer is yes, then what makes it joyous for you? How do you feel every day getting ready for work? What excites you about going to work everyday? If the answer is no, then what would you like to be doing? What is your dream job/career/profession?
  2. What do I like to do for fun? When was the last time I had true fun?
  3. What is a typical day in my life like?
  4. What am I passionate about?
  5. What am I good at?
  6. What is the one thing I get complimented on the most?
  7. What do I enjoy doing for others the most?
  8. What are 3 things I do very well?
  9. What is my greatest accomplishment?
  10. What keeps me up at night?

Use the above 10 questions to get your mind going on how to find yourself and move forward in the direction you’d like. If you need more guidance on how to find yourself, use this workbook https://amzn.to/3I1ETI5 “Find Your F*cking Happy: A Journal to Help Pave the Way for Positive Sh*t.”

As a reminder, take your time, be detailed, and be honest. That is the path needed to get you to your happy place. It’s not a race, it’s a journey. Only you can answer the questions. Dig deep and regain your power and happiness back.

Happy writing!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

10 JOURNAL PROMPTS TO A BETTER YOU

”So tell me about yourself.” That is one question or phrase that stumps us all. We typically go to what we do for a living or what our job title is. It’s always easier to explain what we don’t like to do, what we don’t like about ourselves, or any negative thing. The journaling this week is focused on the better you. I set out on this challenge because I no longer wanted it to be a challenge for me. To do this, it’s sometimes helpful to use a guided journal or workbook to give you a boost. https://amzn.to/39qbkTJ

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10 Journal Prompts To A Better You

  1. What is something good that happened to me? (Big or small)
  2. When was the last time I laughed uncontrollably? What made it funny? How did it make me feel?
  3. What was the last book I read?
  4. My favorite memory that I tell over and over again.
  5. What do I like to do for fun?
  6. I feel most comfortable in…(This could be a place, time, clothing, or anything that makes you feel comfortable.)
  7. If my friends were to describe me they would say…
  8. The one thing I can’t live without…(Use this and run with it. It could be food, a person, object, product, or anything.)
  9. My favorite movie and why?
  10. Three words to describe me and why?

Use these 10 journal prompts to help you understand you. Sometimes we do things so routinely and don’t know why. Learning the why will help us know why we gravitate towards certain things in life. From there we’re able to understand our deepest self. As always, remember there is no right or wrong way to journal. Be specific as possible. Lastly, be as honest as possible. I know being vulnerable is uncomfortable. CHANGE IS UNCOMFORTABLE But to get to being your freest self, you must do the uncomfortable thing.

Happy Writing!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

7 SELF REFLECTION JOURNAL PROMPTS

We just reached the half year mark. Have you accomplished any of your New Year goals? Are they even still goals of yours? We have six months to make a difference and hold ourselves accountable. While the weather is nice and we have more daylight, now is the time to do some self reflecting. Here are 7 journal prompts for self reflection.

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7 Self Reflecting Journal Prompts:

  1. What do I enjoy doing over and over again without getting bored that I will do for free?
  2. List the 10 most interesting characteristics about yourself. (It could be physical, mental, emotional, talent, dream, desires, or whatever makes you you.)
  3. What are three things I do well?
  4. What is one goal that keeps making it to my list that I start but don’t finish, never start, or too afraid to start?
  5. What do I need to let go of, but having a hard time doing?
  6. List three things I can do everyday to make myself feel better? (If you can write more, then do so.)
  7. What are my favorite ways to unwind?

As you begin to reflect remember to be as detailed as possible. No detail is ever too small. The more in depth you’re able to go, the better your self awareness you’ll become. In result, leading you to your goal of living the life you want. Use the link provided to begin journaling to a better you. https://amzn.to/3xbjxmA These journal prompts are for you to have a deeper dive into who you are now and where you want to go. There aren’t any right or wrong answers here. MENTAL HEALTH AND SELF CARE IS FREE

Journaling for self reflection is a great way to check in on ourselves. This is one way to hold ourselves accountable. Also gives you a mental check on where we are and where we need to go. Furthermore, self reflecting journal prompts gives us an insight on what’s working and where we may need to adjust our self care. These 7 self reflecting journal prompts help me to get clarity on what I wanted to do with my time, who I wanted to spend my time with, and how I show up in certain relationships.

Happy Writing!!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

7 JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR A GOOD WEEK

In the last month or so, I’ve decided to journal write every morning. As previously stated, I would journal randomly. Because I really been trying to be intentional about being present and emotionally sound, I thought I’d journal every morning to see where it takes me.

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I can say I’ve been more calm, stable, and aware of myself mentally and emotionally. I can make decisions and not feel guilty. I’ve learned the importance of responding to situations and events as opposed to reacting to them. Furthermore, journaling every morning has giving me peace to not respond to some situations at all. HAVE YOU HAD YOUR ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH CHECK UP?

I think one of the reasons I didn’t journal regularly before, even though it was helpful when I did, I wasn’t sure if I was doing it ”right”. In this last month I’ve gotten comfortable in journaling my way. Even if you don’t have anything going on, nothing is bothering you, journaling for a specific time is healthy for your own personal clarity. Journaling For Mental Health, TRY IT

Here are 7 journal prompts to try this week:

  1. Today I feel(this three word prompt allows you to be free and express every emotion you are feeling, be as specific as possible.)
  2. The school year is coming to an end and I feel…about it (this prompt is great for you to express yourself as a parent and what the transition of changing routines makes you feel)
  3. This time of year spring/summer is my favorite or least of the year, why or why not? (exploring how you feel about different seasons allows you to determine if you have seasonal depression or anxiety, and a different perspective about your personality)
  4. One thing that will make me more confident is…(be completely honest about the one thing that nags at you that you want to be more confident about)
  5. The one thing I need to stop doing and why…(we all have that one thing that hinders us from getting to where we want to be, verbalize it, express it, and leave it on the paper)
  6. Dream day in my life…(this was my absolute favorite, get as detailed and specific as possible of what you dream a day is like in your perfect world)
  7. If you’re not happy doing what you’re doing, what would you like to do? (be as specific as possible, about your dream career, job, or profession)
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These 7 journal prompts allows you the ability to explore every area of your life and where you are. Some fun and some serious to give you balance. The most light hearted can be the most eye opening sometimes. It makes for a fun journaling session. Journal your way, how you want to write, and get out what you need to be the best you. The provided link to this amazing calendar and organizer is the beginning of you prioritizing your self care needs. https://amzn.to/3QchQy3

When setting up your journaling session, clear the table or desk. Then make sure there aren’t any distractions like television, phone, kids, or spouse. Get you a cup of tea, coffee, or water. Allot yourself a set time. You can opt to start at 15 minutes or even an hour. Either way, you’ll come to learn you won’t be able to put the pen down. Have a specific place to put your journal when you’re finish. Lastly, use the same pen each day.

Happy Writing!!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

MOTIVATION TO WRITE: CAN I BECOME A WRITER?

I am one of those that believe if you want to do something you can. Specifically if you want to write, then you can write. Someone asked, ” how do you get the motivation to write and where to start?” For so many they have a story they want to tell but don’t know where to begin, if they should tell it, or how to tell it.

The first piece of advice I could give to anyone, is to journal. My 7th grade teacher once told me just pick up the pen and start writing. Journal writing was something we did the first 15minutes of class everyday. Don’t think about what you’re going to write or if it even makes sense. Once you begin writing, your true feelings, thoughts, and emotions will give you motivation to continue. The ideas will begin to flow and you’ll start to find what makes you want to keep going.

Next, I would say, whatever it is that you want to say just say it. Your story is unique and someone in this world will relate to you. Your experiences that you may be afraid to share will give someone else the confidence to open up. The more authentic you are the better.

Another piece of advice I would give is to not put yourself in a box. If you want to talk about more than one thing then you can do so. Don’t feel like you have to follow anyone else’s path on becoming a writer. Take chances and risks. The more you write the more you’ll find your style and flow. You can get creative, try new styles, and figure your own way. No one ever has it all figured out.

When you’re doing your research make sure to pull inspiration out of it instead of trying to follow all the rules that you’ve researched. Remember those tools and tips is what worked for them. Some may work for you and some may not. The motivation to write will come from many different sources.

I know for me I wrote as a guest writer for years on several different topics. But I always had this burning desire to write for myself. Of course, fear of stepping out is what took me so long to step out on my own. But I can write what I want, when I want, and how I want. As long as I stay on my goal of inspiring others. I don’t limit myself on where I can get motivation to write. It could come from the least expected source.

Another tip, is to not get discouraged. Not everyone is going to like every post. You can spend hours researching, drafting, and editing making sure it’s the ”perfect” post, and no one will find it helpful. But sometimes you could have a thought that may spark something you want to share with others and do a quick post and people would love it.

I get a lot of inspiration from quotes. I love a thought provoking quote. One that makes you think and question. Also having the desire of always wanting to be better to be of service to others. A good question can inspire me. REMEMBERING WHY I BLOG, Motivation

For example, I was having a conversation with someone and I mentioned to them I haven’t heard them say they had a good day at work in a year. It’s always what’s on the agenda, what didn’t get done, or what went wrong. Then I asked are happy with where you are? That led into whole long thought provoking conversation.

Either way, make sure you have a purpose or mission. Then whatever topic or post you want to write ask yourself will this support my mission or goal.

Just follow your heart, know your why, and stay true to you.

Be well on your journey.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

Journaling For Mental Health, TRY IT

I used to be one of those who thought journaling or writing things down was useless or ineffective. I’ve learned journaling for my mental health is essential to my wellness journey. A few months ago I decided to go and purchase a journal. Even after I purchased the notebook, it sat on my table a while before I put the pen to paper. Boy, I’ll tell you when I did it was like drinking a cold glass of cucumber lemon water on a hot summer day. It was so liberating and I can feel every brick that was on my shoulder being lifted. Every worry, negative thought, and bad feeling just left my mind, but most importantly my body and spirit.

I wasn’t going to make a specific commitment or had any idea of what my process was going to be.

The first thing I noticed in keeping a journal is I’m more aware. I can specifically point out why I got upset or why something hurt my feelings. In turn I am able to let it go and not steal my joy. The more I journaled, I noticed how I was able to communicate better not just with my husband but with my children and family.

Coupled with being more aware I noticed I’m more sympathetic to others and express empathy more. Being in tuned and having my emotional health stable allows me to be of great service to others. I can connect with others more and encourage them through their journeys . Using my journaling therapy to help others has given me a new sense passion to motivate others to be the most fulfilled.

Journaling for mental health doesn’t have to make sense. For so long I thought when you journal you had to have correct spelling and grammar as if an English professor is grading it. Many times just jotting down my thoughts or feelings at the moment is more therapeutic than writing two pages. Sometimes its not a whole book that we need to read to get the message, in the same token a couple of random words may be the only thing that needs to be released.

Never say there isn’t anything to write about. I used to always think “what is there to write about”. Well guess what, there is plenty. Just picking up the pen and writing down the first thing that comes to mind is the best. Before you know it you may have several pages of purging.

I’m happier and doesn’t let things weigh on me. I’m not going to say things doesn’t bother me anymore but boy do I let it go quickly now. I don’t let people throw their trash to me and I keep it. Honey I’ll either let that trash fall and keep walking or simply laugh and keep walking.

You don’t have to do it everyday. I let my journal writing come natural to me. In doing this I noticed how much more relaxed I am and its ok if there is a shuffle in the schedule.

These are just a few things I’ve noticed in a couple of months. Journaling for mental health is something that is personal to you. If you are not in a good space, feeling depressed, having anxiety, or worried about what’s going to happen next I encourage you to begin journaling. Writing your thoughts down, being as angry as you want, as honest as you want, and completely vulnerable is the best free therapy you can have. It doesn’t have to be perfect or make sense. Just release the negative energy to make room for the positive.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.