Do you ever feel like you have so many thoughts going through your head that you can't keep them straight? When this happens you can't give any one idea your full attention because there are so many other things rattling around in there. I know this happens to me pretty much every day.
This is why I decided that my Wellness Challenge for April would be to journal every day. Then I could take a thought, write it down, and come back to it later if I wanted, instead of trying to keep everything straight in my head. This has been a great benefit because I have so many great things coming up, but they all need my attention!
I began the journaling on April 1st, while on vacation in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Starting this challenge while away was perfect, it gave me a little time to start with a clear head and focus on what was important. Over the next few weeks, the journal became more than just paragraphs on my daily life. I also started exercising more and used the journal to plan out work-outs and basic guidelines. This month has also brought about many in-depth discussions regarding future plans for my relationship and opinions on important subjects for us. Having the journal has been a great outlet to help organize my thoughts. (Side note: This challenge was actually my boyfriend's idea, so I also got him his own journal which has been helping him, too!)
This year is also going to bring many significant changes to Evolve, which I am hoping to introduce in a few months. Being able to keep my mind clear and thoughts organized, has allowed me to put in the planning that these changes deserve.
I hope to continue journaling, as it has been a great comfort and wonderful help in planning the future.
What's the challenge for May??
I will set aside quiet time at least 30 minutes before bed. No TV, no music.
Let's see how it goes!