Tonight’s monthly journaling workshop at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library was simply gratifying for all! Half of the participants were brand new and the other half were regulars who have committed to taking time for themselves.
The theme was gratitude, giving back, and being good to ourselves. Sometimes the best way to feel better is to give and remember what is wonderful in our lives. Here are some of the participants’ journal entries!
The month of Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start a gratitude journal. Waking up with the intention of striving for happiness changes your attitude and sets up your day for something great. When you take the time to journal on what was positive in your day then you are happier. Your world becomes a better place. You are creating precious and wonderful memories.
Everyone wrote about their volunteer experiences and other foundations they would like to get involved in. Giving back has a way of creating gratitude. Helping others can have a healing effect. Knowing you are having a positive impact on someone else lifts your spirit.
Giving to yourself is probably the hardest way to make a difference, but it can be the most impactful! When we are kind to ourselves, we can give more to others. But who is the first person we forget about when the holidays or life gets too stressful? Ourselves! Write about what the holidays mean to you and about what kind of holiday you want to have.
Then give the gift of doing something for yourself. You are worth it.
It can be as simple as being in the moment. Sometimes a pop, clink and fizz is needed to get through that stressful moment!
Positive and genuine affirmations are huge gifts to ourselves.
Buy that sweater you have been wanting, take the time to read a book, and treat yourself like the special person you are!
What are you grateful for?
How do you give back?
What will you do to be good to yourself?
Especially during this holiday season, take the time to journal and be kind to yourself. It’ll make a difference in your life and the world around you.
Next month’s journal workshop is December 13th! Take the time and register for you!