I’ve been writing in my One Little Word journal to reflect on some of my thoughts about practice. I actually wish I had remembered to write in it more because I really need to get some of my thoughts out on paper.
I’m having a ton of toxic thoughts that are a great cause for anxiety and doubt in my life right now. It’s one of those periods where I feel like I’m having an existential crisis like twice a day and I want to quit everything. I should keep this journal next to my bed so I can just reach for it whenever.
Anyway. Here are a few fancily angled photos of what I wrote down in January – when I was in a somewhat better place mentally (meaning: It’s not riddled with the doom and gloom stuff that’s currently occupying my mental space).
Side note: For some weird reason I starting writing the second (right) column first and then the left. Don’t ask me why. I guess I didn’t plan to write as much as I did, haha.
It’s pretty obvious to me that I’m making a lot of choices in my life that aren’t sustainable. It is not obvious to me how to achieve balance in my life, however this month I focused on achieving more balance in my health. ‘Cause if my health can’t be balanced then all the other stuff won’t make sense to try and balance anyway.
I’ve been implementing meat free days, dairy free week days and aim to move more when I have the chance. I failed at getting more balanced with my stress levels though. I keep saying yes to things and I honestly feel like I’m just hanging on by the tips of my fingers all the time. There is a lot of work to be done to achieve balance.
Okay, so there’s a touch of doom and gloom. That’s just my thing I suppose, haha.
And can we even achieve balance? I don’t really think (at least not in any permanent way) so but we can try, you know?
I’m still super stoked about the look of this journal I made. And I’m loving the look of the POSCA pens with the black fine liner pens.
How are you doing with your One Little Word (if you have one)? And if so, are you pleased with the journal you’ve chosen? Are you experiencing good balance in your life lately? I’m so curious so do tell if you feel like sharing. :)