Hello Bright and Happy peeps. I am a writer. If you haven't noticed, just taking a look at this blog might help back up that statement. Anyways, it wasn't until this past summer when my mom mentioned that out of everything that I liked doing, coaching, blogging, making videos, helping run other businesses, and so on, it all boiled down to liking writing. You ever have that moment when someone says something and you were like 'how did I not see that? It was right in front of my face!' Ya, that's how I felt. With that realization, I turned my attention to writing. I did the NaNoWriMo challenge in November, I bought a bunch of pre-writing worksheets, and I started writing more.
Fast forward to now, things have shifted again. I still write and I am focused on it, but I've turned my attention back to my website. I feel that writing is still an integral part of my life and I have no idea where I would be without it. However, I don't just want to write for my website. Don't get me wrong - I love you guys and this is the most fun I've had in awhile, but I want to take it a bit further. I don't have the time or energy to focus on a full fledged story, but I don't want to write something for nothing. Therefore, I've decided to focus on writing to improve my life. How do I do this you ask? Well take a gander at everything I've laid out below.
I was considering writing a whole blog post about this challenge, but I really didn't see how I could write a whole post on something as short as this, so I decided to change it up and see how I could apply it to improving one's life. Therefore, I have started a year long journaling challenge. If you want the prompts, click here. My goal is to write at least one page a day for each of these prompts. It is going to be a really difficult goal for me. I'm really bad about finishing challenges. That's my goal for the year.
How Will Writing Improve Your Life, Kaylee?
Writing can do so much for one person, it's crazy! Writing is not only therapeutic, but it is also relaxing. What better way to unwind from a long day at work than to grab a pen and paper and just write. Don't think about anything else, don't worry about anything, don't have any links or annoying pop-ups that demand your attention. All you do is write whatever comes to mind.
The prompts help me focus my writing so that I am not just writing to complain and I am able to spend 10-15 minutes to myself, helping me get my focus back. I also am able to use this challenge as a way to develop good habits. As I mentioned, I fail epically when it comes to completing challenges. It's not just that - I'm bad at any habits. The only habits that I can honestly say that I may have are watching way too much Netflix and failing at habit developing challenges. I have been going strong so far! I missed a few days, but instead of starting over, I decided to just write those on catch up days and keep going. I can't be perfect my first try can I?
Not only does writing help me personally, but there are even smart science people who tell you to write more! I promise, it's true. There's an awesome Huffington Post article that talks about the benefits of writing. It can help you cultivate gratitude. The New York Times published an interesting article about being able to change your mind set and the way you act through writing. Just getting your feelings out on paper can really help you cope with things that are bothering you or help you create and think through new ideas.
The Best Part?
It doesn't involve having to find a charger. You get to work on expressing feelings, creating content or products, and just improving your writing skills without having to worry about being near a plug-in at any point in time. The one cauvet to this is if your pen runs out of ink, then you are basically in the same position as if you didn't have a charger. This is totally rare though, because if you use the pens that I link below, it will take you forever to be able to finish using the ink in the pen.
Review + Action Steps
Here's where I give you a bit of review of everything that I wrote (mostly for those who just skimmed the whole post) and give you some action steps so that you can put this information to good use! So here are the following points:
- Writing will help you improve your life.
- You won't have to worry about the next notification that might pop up.
- You don't need to worry about charging anything.
- You are able to get your mind to focus on one simple, specific task.
- You are able to put forward better and more effort into your work.
- Writing can help you change your habits or mind set.
- Writing can help emotionally and be very therapeutic.
That's all for me today. I hope you found this post interesting and helpful! Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about anything below. Have a bright and colorful day! See you tomorrow.