SUPER TOOL FOR THE MIND
Super tools. Love em’, hate em’, doesn’t matter. I have the mentality that life is all about the choices we make, and there is one resource that I am absolutely obsessed with. It’s not that it solves all of my problems, but it makes decision making easier and simplifies my life.
Discovering this was the beginning to my success and looking back, I cannot believe that I was so against this practice.
My super tool is writing.
Guys, writing is really powerful, and I honestly feel ignorant because I used to think that I was above writing. I never thought I needed it. I never thought it would be useful. I thought it was a waste of time if we are being real.
I feel like the biggest realizations happen at some of our lowest points in life. When we aren’t doing so great, maybe we failed at something or we are desperate for a change.
Yup. I was there. I had that point. And at that point. I chose to write.
One of my best friends got me journal because she had always encouraged me to write. It was this super cute little notebook that she got me on her trip to Paris. It was red, black and white, and now that I think about it, I think that’s where a lot of my brand aesthetic inspiration comes from. That was the beginning of the change.
So, I’m in this dark place in my life, literally sinking into a black hole, and I pull out this journal, grab a pen and there it was.
My mind was blown.
I literally wrote out everything that I was feeling. I wrote out what was happening, what I wanted and what the hell was going on.
I’m not even kidding, as I wrote, I started to realize why certain things were happening in my life and how I can begin to resolve them.
Here’s the deal, I had left college my sophomore year. Like, the second day. I moved in at University of Arizona, and got on a plane the next day and had a break down. I didn’t know what I wanted. I felt depressed. I felt lonely. I had severe social anxiety. I didn’t know what to do.
I wrote about this in depth. I realized that I was letting my fears hold me back and that I was sabotaging myself. It was like I was so depressed that I felt the need to punish myself with misery.
As I wrote, I kept realizing where this might have stemmed from, and I realized, things can change. That’s where I got inspired. That is the second that I realized the power of writing.
SEEING YOUR THOUGHTS ON PAPER IS ANOTHER ANIMAL
WOW. Like seriously the only word that comes to my head is wow. You think, “what good can it possibly do to write down what I am already thinking.” Well, let me tell you guys, it can do wonders. It’s one of those things where you have to try it to really experience the power. It just opens your eyes to what is actually going on.
Have you ever been thinking of something that you want to say to someone in your head, but then when you say it out loud it sounds totally different?
Or how about you have an amazing idea that you’ve been thinking about and you put it on paper or tell your friends and it just doesn’t sound right when it comes out?
Yesssssss. That’s the power of writing! That is why writing is a super tool! It’s a life hack!
WRITING CAN INSPIRE YOU
You know when you get on a roll and you just keep going? Same goes for writing. As you begin to realize what’s actually going on in your head and you see it on paper, new ideas begin to flow.
I’m not even kidding, I’m getting inspired now just by writing this blog.
IT’S A STRESS RELIEVER
Sometimes we hold everything in, and that builds up over time.
…and who doesn’t want to reduce their stress? You’d have to be crazy! My thoughts literally consume me. I stop paying attention to what’s going on around me, I’m no longer present, and it prevents me from doing what needs to get done. When I write, it’s like a breath of fresh air.
It feels like when you’ve been holding in a secret and finally get to let it out!
YOU’LL SLEEP BETTER
Writing every night before bed gets your thoughts out and helps your mind to slow down. Have you ever gone to sleep and your mind is on crack? #lol It is going in circles and doesn’t seem to slow down? You are worrying, your are thinking about your day, you are thinking about that meeting you had, a mistake you made, literally everything and anything.
Yeah, well try writing 3 pages before you fall asleep. You can worry about everything tomorrow. I find that when I don’t write it down, I think a lot because I also fear that I might forget something. That ensures that I won’t be falling asleep.
BUT, if I write a few pages before I go to sleep, and by writing I mean just anything and everything that comes to my mind, it’s like I can go to sleep with a clear head.
ARE YOU CONVINCED YET?
I’m a big believer in trying new things. Simple as that. If you aren’t where you want to be in life, or you want to improve your life, you need to do something about it. Maybe you’ve tried writing before and you think it’s a total waste of time. Ok, fine. But, try it with intention. Try it with purpose. Try it knowing that you’ve done your research on this super tool.
Not every resource and tip is going to work for everyone, but if something can possibly have a positive impact on your life, what are you waiting for?