I am still feeling really uninspired at the moment so I had a look online for some journal prompts to inspire my writing of this blog.
The problem is that for someone like me with ADHD (self diagnosed :P) is that I then spent about 30mins reading through all the possible prompts on about 20 different websites; deciding that each prompt and suggestion wasn’t appropriate/I wasn’t in the mood to write about that particular subject.
So, yeah, perhaps journal prompts aren’t for me and this blog needs to be more natural and not forced…Just stuff I feel like writing about when the mood so takes me.
AND If this means I don’t write anything for days then so be it.
However, with all that being said I did actually find a journal prompt site that did have some good ones on. These were on discobumblebee.com and were on the subject of depression and anxiety.
I guess in these difficult times of self isolation and self distancing journalling might be a good idea. Even if you don’t normally suffer with depression and anxiety, you probably are experiencing it at the moment.
It’s actually a great opportunity for everyone, because we all need a little help with our mental health, especially now. Journaling can give perspective, perhaps. Anyway, it seems like a good place to start to think about what we have to be grateful for; even though this whole situation is really pretty sh*t – we are human so we have to have hope.
So here is my first ‘successful’ attempt at a post inspired by a journal prompt:
‘List 20 things that make you smile’
Cwtches with my doggie siblings
Starting a new book (actual books preferable over Kindle books)
Buying new books (many kindle book buying binges have already occurred during lock down!)
Listening to audio books while running (especially thrillers)
Matt Haig’s books/quotes/audiobooks/insta/twitter posts
Travelling (preferably on planes but trains and boats are cool too. Not a fan of buses or taxis!)
Long walks/hikes in the mountain or by the coast
New shoes (specifically those with make me look like a gangsta)
Phone calls with my parents
Voice mail conversations with my friends in far flung countries
Decaf coconut lattes (specifically from Pret on the Uni campus)
Astronomy themed clothing
Dancing (kitchen dancing will have to do for now!)
Dead lifts (#GetThemGains)
Singing/ rapping (specifically to Lady Gaga, Eminem or the Greatest Showman soundtrack)