For the month of April I took on a slightly different task to previous months. Rather than setting myself a list of goals according to an area in my life, I took on a 30-day journal challenge that saw me write in my journal every day for 30 days.
The idea behind this was to get me writing in a more creative way and rekindle my passion for the English language. When you write for your job it can be incredibly easy to leave it at work and not think about writing when you get home. While this of course can work for some, I wanted to remind myself why I love writing and take it out of an office environment.
So, how did I get on?
I was surprised at how difficult it was for me to make writing in my journal a daily habit. There were several occasions where I forgot and ended up having to backtrack. After a while however, I got into the swing of things and began to enjoy it. My first few entries were simply an account of my day, but as I went on I started having more fun with some creative writing.
What I found most helpful however was having the ability to write any worries down before I went to bed. Having those thoughts written on paper really helped me sleep when I was feeling tense.
Overall the experience certainly helped me fall in love with writing again, even if it was in a more practical way than I anticipated. And while I probably won’t continue to write in my journal every day – I do keep it beside my bed for moments when creativity strikes or when I want to jot down any worries.
In the Happiness Project book, May is dedicated to fun – a key part of cultivating happiness. With this in mind, I’m determined to have as much fun as possible this month:
- read for pleasure more often
- find something to laugh about every day
- do something spontaneous
- plan a fun day out.
Did you join me in my 30-day challenge? Let me know how you got on in the comments section below.
Catch up with previous happiness project blogs.