There is a powerful journalling exercise that I use every so often. It is a very simple technique, but it never fails to give me clarity. It also highlights areas of my life that aren’t working, shows me where my resentments and frustrations are, and uncovers my deepest dreams and desires.
It works best when you do this exercise for five continuous days (seven would be grand!).
You don’t need to write a lot – even a paragraph or two will do, but if you find yourself writing more that’s okay too.
All you have to do is sit down with a pen and paper and answer a simple question. Don’t over-think your answer. Let the words and emotions flow from you without judgement. Understand that you may uncover unexpected information, and that your answers will vary each day. That’s okay. And that’s also why you need to do this exercise over a whole week in order to get the most accurate picture of what’s really going on for you right now.
When you’re ready, there is the question I want you to answer. Write these words at the top of your page, and put today’s date. Then simply start writing…
Here’s your question: What do I want?