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New Release: I Feel Playful When… A Guided Journal

Here is a journal that’s been in the works for awhile, at least on a subconscious level. One of the things I have struggled with continually has been to relax, lighten up, and not take life so seriously all the time. So I decide to make it one of my new year’s resolutions, and while at first it seemed like I was making no progress at all on this particular resolution, about April/May time frame I realized I actually had.

That’s the thing about some resolutions or desires for change. They can happen when you don’t even realize it. This was certainly one of them. The realization came as I noticed that I had been making progress with being more playful in small, but consistent ways like getting even more into role playing video games, reading more books (especially series, which I love to do), and just allowing myself to experiment with ideas, thoughts, and even my daily schedule. In doing more of what I loved, and being more open to change and new ideas, I discovered more playful energy in my day to day life.

So with that in mind, I created the seventh book in my Journaling To Feel Good Series called I Feel Playful When as a reminder to me of all the ways I have invited more playfulness in my life. Not only is this a great reminder for me, it’s somewhat of a blueprint for others to find their playfulness as well.

The journaling prompts inside this guided journal, which are… I feel playful when, I feel excitement doing, I love to experimenting with, I enjoy thinking about, I think it’s fun to, I feel the most joy when I, I feel adventurous about. Each help dive and dig out the things that bring out the playfulness in us (at least it did for me!).

Here is the official book blurb…

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Self-Care Tip: 5 Ways To Be Kind To Yourself

A small act of kindness can go a long way. A smile can brighten someones whole day. A thank you can make someone feel appreciated. And giving yourself some positive self-talk can completely change the way you feel about something. Kindness matters, especially being kind to yourself.

When the topic of being kind is discussed, it’s usually about a kindness someone else has done, or something you might have done for someone else. All types of kindness are important. Every single act of kindness (no matter who is doing it) helps spread more kindness. But in the process of being kind to others, are you also being kind to yourself?

You can be kind to yourself in many ways. In this post, I have listed 5 ways to show more kindness to yourself.

1. Positive Self-Talk is one of the biggest ways you can be kind to yourself. It can be easy to fall into the pattern of negative self-talk. In fact, you probably do it all the time, but may not even be aware of it. I challenge you to see if you can catch how you talk to yourself.

Are you being your own cheerleader? Are you giving yourself positive feedback? Are you being encouraging and compassionate? Are you forgiving yourself for past mistakes? I bet you say these kind of encouraging words to your friends and family all the time, so why not say them to yourself as well?

2. Do Something Nice For Yourself is a really great way to put yourself in a good mood. Maybe you deserve a nice massage? Or perhaps a new hair cut? What about a new outfit that makes you feel fabulous? Or maybe just an extra long soaking bath?

When you take the time to do something nice for yourself, you are showing kindness and love to a very special person––yourself. Isn’t that a beautiful thing?!

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My Etsy Shop Is Now Open!

I’m so excited! My Etsy shop is finally up! It took a little while to get the files ready and the pictures for the store completed, but it’s all done.

Even though Etsy does suggest ten items to start a shop, I settled for five. That’s what I all I could do for now, but I am working on more content. In fact, any guided journal I make for paperback for Amazon will also be made as a printable for Etsy.

So for now, I am only offering printables on Etsy. I will be offering digital journals at some point in 2021, but I really haven’t had much experience with digital journaling. I guess I’m a bit old school and really like having that physical book to write in. But I look forward to starting my digital journal journey and see where it might lead.

Right now I have the following Printables available on Etsy…

I Feel Peaceful Because…

I Feel Appreciation For…

In This Moment, I Feel…

I Feel Joyful Doing…

The Daily Self Care Journal

Each printable journal is offered in two sizes, Letter and A5, and in color and grayscale for each size, which is a total of 4 downloadable PDF files.

I really love the idea of doing printables because you can print what you want when you want. You can also mixed up the writing prompts if you want as well. There’s also the added bonus of being able to print off on different types of paper.

So if you like getting creative with your journals or just want to try some of journal writing prompts without committing to buying a paperback, then this is the way to go!

Look for more offerings in my Etsy shop coming soon!

And just a note: I just added a Guided Journal Page to this blog so it will be easier to find out about what journals are available and in what format.