Journal writing during the Summer and Beyond
Firstly find a Notebook
This journal is meant to be your companion. It’s a place to record your thoughts, feelings, memories and inspirations, favourite moments and what you feel thankful for. Use it when you feel inspired.
Happy mindful journaling!
Things for You to contemplate, do, observe and write down
Today’s Events & Observations
- Go for a walk
- Write down what you have seen for the first time
- Flowers, trees, birds, buildings, people etc
Favourite Moment of the Day:
- Was it the walk, bus, car, train or flight?
- Talking to people, the conversation?
- Something you ate or prepared?
- Someone you met?
- Somewhere you went?
- Or something you did?
Today’s Thoughts and Feelings:
- Did you feel: happy, sad, relieved, anxious, or..? What else were your thoughts and feelings?
Today I am grateful for:
- Use the 10 fingers of your hand to go through all the things you feel grateful or thankful for.
PS. This activity is to take stock of the positive things in your life. It can boost your self-esteem and improve your overall well-being. Life can be challenging but we all have something to be grateful for.
Plan for Another Day
- Explore the area
- Contact a friend
- Meet others and be a good listener, praise others and offer support
- Prepare a special meal or event
- Attend a function
Pocklington & District u3a Mindfulness Meditation Group are grateful for the inspiration of the journal notes from Azamara Quest and the book ‘Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world’ by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.
Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation.
Would you like to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, increase your focus, or improve relationships? Regular meditation can positively impact mental and physical health.
We do not favour any religion, or sit on the floor cross legged or shout out a mantra or wear special clothes. We are relaxed. There are no lectures but we are introduced to focused meditations and are encouraged to take part in the discussions.
Feedback from members has been encouraging both on our approach to understanding Mindfulness Meditation, our actual meditations and the relaxed style and the developing friendships within the group and the overall benefits gained. As a result, through word of mouth, more have joined.
Our u3a runs Mindfulness Meditation programmes twice a year.
Next course starts in September 2022.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07526 105482 for details.