The 2017 Challenges is off to a good start!
I’ve recently added a Life on Paper Instagram account to support the group. In my previous post I talked about the goal of the challenge is to write down our memories at least once a week… or to write down a few snippets of our lives via the monthly prompts. You are invited to participate in the manner that is best for you.
Author Julia Alekseyeva's great_grandmother Lola lived to be 100 years. Read @npr article on the 'Soviet Daughter' who turned a diary into a graphic novel! http://www.npr.org/2017/01/22/509158334/soviet-daughter-how-a-great-grandmothers-diary-became-a-graphic- (link to article posted in group) #lifestory #inspiration #memories #lifeonpaper52 #memorykeepers
One of the ways I’ve decided to embrace this challenge is by keeping a mini journal. I’m a very curious sort of person and I’ve always wondered what my parents’ and grandparents’ normal day looks like. What were their daily ups and downs? Did they struggle with something I could relate to? Did they have small victories that made life bearable?
I also wanted to do this mini journal not only as something my kids might one day enjoy, and use to get to know me better, but also as a reminder of my own victories and the positive moments in my life.
Lately it’s been too easy to fall into mind traps that reinforce bitterness and selfish behavior… to the point where we over look the good in our lives. So instead of giving in to the negativity that seem to surround us, I came up with this Daily Life on Paper Challenge.
Now this is something I am doing all of 2017. However I am inviting you to join me for 28 days in February to look for the good in our lives.
In a couple of days I’ll share February’s prompts on Instagram and the group which will also be about sharing your life as it is happening. To help you get in the spirit of the challenge, ask yourself, “when the month is over what parts of my life will I want to remember?”
Here is what I want to remember…
Write down at least ONE thing that happens each day;
- One thing you want to remember about today
- A good deed someone did for you
- A project you are working on or finally completed
- A good thought about someone or something
- Your happy moment for the day
- Quotes that inspire you
- Things that you are looking forward to
- Books you are reading
This list could go on but hopefully you get the idea that this is something you can easily jot down. Journals can be intimidating, but a sentence or two isn’t!
Here is a look at one of my weeks in January;
My mini journal is actually a weekly planner. Use what works for you. Are you an avid Bullet Journal Junkie? Consider adding your own Daily Life On Paper Challenge section!
On the left under each day I have room for a sentence or two to share my highlights. If my day was rough or totally sucked, I say why it sucked. If I am dishonest with myself then it doesn’t allow me to name the problem I’m having and address it. The last thing I want to do is ignore it or dwell on it in a negative and cyclic manner.
On the right I scribble down the quotes that I came across on social media or in the books I am reading. My goal is to discover at least one quote each week that inspires or resonates with me. Whatever you decide to write down, let it mean something to you!
So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join us for 28 days to discover the good vibes that surround us!