Hello sweet friends! This is Entry No. 22 of my Tapas Journey to Self-Discipline. My week consisted of gnarly sinus infection filled fun, but am finally feeling energized and not like a human snot factory (cute right?). Since I can breathe once more but am still recovering, I skipped the physical Yoga practice, did a guided meditation by @Headspace, and spent some time with my good ole journal. I love journaling…scratch that, I NEED journaling. Journaling for me is like ‘Brain-Dumping.’ I write down all of the brilliant ideas, the random tasks, the cool memories, any problems/issues/concerns, interesting dreams, etc., then its out of my head and on paper and I don’t have to worry about it or try to remember it, which creates space in my mind for new thoughts. I have about 60,000 thoughts a day (@Google said 50,000-70,000). By the end of the day, those thoughts are swimming around my head on repeat like picture-wheels in one of those View-Master’s we had when we were kids. If I didn’t write down my thoughts, they would just stay up there, going around in circles and growing at a rate of +60,000ish thoughts per day. After only a week I would have 420,000 thoughts just swimming around!
If I don’t journal for a couple days my head physically feels full. I have a difficult time staying present and focused because I’m so caught up in my mind-movie. I’ve also observed that I don’t remember as much and have a difficult time being fully engaged in conversations, even when I really want to be.