Anxious? Overwhelmed? Scared? Hopeful? Whatever you’re feeling, you’re not alone. In the last month, the world has experienced upheaval it didn't see coming. But in the midst of uncertainty and change, we have a beautiful opportunity to reflect and transform.
If you’re looking for guidance in navigating your emotions and staying centered, I invite you to join this free 30-day journaling journey. Starting Sunday, March 22, I’ll send a daily email with a reflection prompt or journaling exercise. All you need is pen and paper to begin. We're in this together.
I’m so glad you’re here. This journey is made for beginners, dabblers and seasoned journalers. If you can write, you can journal. If you want a practice that helps you feel more connected with yourself, you’re in the right place. All you need is pen and paper to begin.
Any day is a good day to start journaling. Once you sign up, you’ll have access to all previous prompts and exercises—so you can walk through your practice at your own pace.
Most people miss a day. It’s okay. Start again. The point of this isn’t to make you feel bad. It’s to help you create a practice that feels good for you.
This is your journey so do your thing. The rules here are made up. I'm sharing different techniques, tools, and questions that have worked for me. If one of the prompts doesn't feel timely or resonate for you, that's okay. An important rule of thumb: Write what feels right.
My most powerful journaling moments happen when I lose track of time completely and write until I feel complete. That said, if you desire structure, I suggest carving out as few as five minutes and up to an hour. Start with the amount of time that feels doable for you, and increase that over time as your desire for discovery grows.
This is personal preference. I know people who prefer to journal as soon as they wake before grabbing their phones (like me). I know others who prefer it as a ritual at the end of the day. And I also know people who write whenever it feels right. While journaling at the same time every day can be useful in establishing a habit, I'm curious: what time of day do you feel would work best for you? Try that on. Experiment until you find the flow that works best for you.
Personally, I'm a stickler for analog because something magical happens when my pen hits the paper. That said, this is your practice and I wouldn't want anything to stop you from getting started. I know people who really enjoy and prefer writing on their phone or computer, so I turn it back to you: what format feels better for you?
In the words of author Steven Pressfield, “The more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.” It’s okay to feel resistance and fear. It’s a signal that treasures await you.
Focus on one day at a time. Start small with five minutes. Try combining journaling with a ritual you already have, like morning coffee or an afternoon walk. If you miss a day, practice self-compassion and simply start again.
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1. Check (and recheck) your spam! 90% of people with this problem found it in their spam or junk folder. Mark the email as "not spam."
2. Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book or contacts folder.
3. If you never received a welcome email, there may have been a spelling error in your email. Try signing up again!
4. If you received one of the days but not all of the days, search your inbox for "Amber Rae" or "email@example.com"
5. Still nothing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you sorted. <3
Thank you for asking. Right now you can support this project by participating and telling friends who you feel would enjoy the journey. In April, I will be releasing a journal and other self-discovery magic that I can’t wait to tell you about.