I’ve done a 30-day prompt journal challenge. It was interesting as I learnt more of myself and deep down inside me. It was painful at times, but I’m glad I have done it, and I can see what kind of character I am. So, I challenge you to the challenge. Here’s how I have done it. I chose a prompt from the list and wrote a few sentences. Here’s the list and there is no harm of making your own prompts. If you have your own share in the comment box and not the answer unless you are comfortable with it.
1. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
2. The greatest advice I would give my teenage self is…
3. Make a list of 20 things that make you smile.
4. If I’m really honest. . .
5. What would your body say to you now if it could talk?
6. I feel most energised when I…
7. Who or what was your first love?
8. Make a list of 30 things that inspire you. It can include everything from people to books to places and paintings.
9. What does your most blissful day look like?
10. The words I intend to live by from here on in are. . .
11. What do you need to let go of right now?
12. How are you feeling right now?
13. I am. . .
14. I feel. . .
15. I do. . .
16. I love. . .
17. I see. . .
18. I understand. . .
19. What are you most afraid of revealing about yourself?
20. How have you grown from mistakes you’ve made in life?
21. What could you do to create more happiness in your life as you are living it right now?
22. Write your own obituary.
23. The best adventure I ever had began when. . .
24. If I wait to be ready, I’ll never. . .
25. I want. . .
26. Write the words you need to hear and from whom?
27. Make a list of everything you would like to say ‘yes’ to.
28. What 20 things are you grateful for in your life right in this moment?
29. Where would you live if you could live anywhere on the planet and why?
30. What has surprised you most about life so far?
Btw there is one thing I will mention now. I didn’t choose the prompt. It choose me!
The list was inspired and take from the internet and online course I have done
I arrived at one of my favourite places, Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, UK. It’s a lovely place to walk around trees, especially the silver birch. Seeing the mill in action with a flowing river. The beautiful thing about this place I love the most is its flower collections, winter with its snowdrops, spring/summer roses and autumn with its dahlias. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and there is a wall of dahlias in one area. Also, they use the dahlia heads from nurseries to make a line of dahlias, decorate statues, make arches, hanging them and a dahlia circle. It’s worth going if you are a fan of dahlias click on the link below to see why!
Yes, weird title but just think what a sparrow or a bird. I say down thinking about life and problems etc. in the garden. Then a house sparrow came on to the bird feeder and started feeding. I watched it, and it took my mind off and thought it’s grateful for the birdseed and the help it through. Then I reflected myself from the event. I’ve got support, shelter, refreshments etc. and some people haven’t got the basic needs. Then I saw grandad struggling with housework, so I helped him, and he was grateful.
So be grateful for what we have got and helped those who need it because it will make the person and you feel better. Here’s a challenge or two,
1, every morning or night write down ten things you are grateful for daily.
2, take one of those items and drill into by why am I grateful like for me why I like learning new things? Because it teaches me new skills. Why you want new skills? Because it keeps my brain active. Keep going until you no longer can ask yourself why? And to make it more of a challenge do at least five why’s.
Our productivity fields can vary at any time. It can be barren, and you could probably imagine a tumbleweed going across. But next time you may see it full of abundance.
How did we do it? A lot of time, effort and care.
Keep working hard on the field and never give up.
Be patient everything needs time to grow
Water and look after your crops since they need nurturing through its young age.
Keep to your fields and work on them and see your fruits of your labour and don’t worry about your neighbours and never compare with them because you don’t know how long they have been working on their fields and you may lose focus and create mistakes which could cause you to lose all your hard work!
The great wall of China, Westminster, the white house, Olympia and many have places look amazing. ‘How on earth did these amazing places came to be? Or I can’t build something like this?’
Well, you can do it and it all starts with a pile of bricks. Get a set of building blocks like lego or mega blocks, put the instructions to one side and start building let your creative juices flow. It’s just like our life goals. You build yourself foundations and add life blocks to create you and the best thing is you can keep adding as much as you can because there is nothing stopping you part from you. So keep build yourself up and be a fabulous piece of art.
Here’s a challenge for you, get two different coloured post-it notes. One colour representing positive and the other colour negative. Starting on one colour write a one-word attribute like confident in the dark then rip it off and throw it down. Then after you finish swap colours also in the dark and repeat. After you finish, turn the light on and see if you are positive or negative. If you are positive, keep it up. If your negative, it’s okay but just turns a few negative things into it’s opposite. You will feel better afterwards. for my results, I had more positive 3 times over than negative.
People asked me how did you write ten short stories in a few years almost a series. Well, I used stepping stones to reach my goal. My goal for writing is to write a 10 short stories series, and I’m about halfway of my sixth draft. But I broke it down to write a page of words daily a small stone I know yes but a page of words combined into a chapter. A group of chapters turn into a story. A group of stories into a series. So if you have any life goals that look hard or too long or too difficult. Break it down into smaller stones. Like Marathon start with one mile. A new musical instrument starts with getting used to playing it. Then one note at a time and so on.
Make your life goals, break them down and start working towards them.