A bit of a stretch for the letter Z but hey… it’s the last day of the challenge, and it works for today’s topic: Dreams.
Journaling our dreams can take two distinct forms.
One way is to keep a notebook and pen by your bedside. As you transition out of REM sleep and vaguely recall a nighttime dream, jot down a few notes. Reading even unintelligible scribble the next morning may help you recall the dream in detail.
Dreams are a pathway into our subconscious. Bringing these subconscious thoughts to the surface can help us find direction and clarity.
However, another method of journaling our dreams is by focusing on our personal aspirations and desires.
Everyone has a heart’s desire – a passion in life.
Some of us, however, may find our passions hibernating, or perhaps lying dormant for so long we fear they are in an irreversible coma.
It is vital to reconnect with those passions in life and discover ways to pursue them throughout adulthood.
To begin this phase of self-discovery, brainstorm a variety of interests, hobbies, and pastimes you have pursued over the years. Try to recall the joy you experienced at the time. Question why you no longer pursue these interests and/or if you would like to add them back into your life.
When I completed this exercise, I discovered I could summarize my life’s passion as: Create lasting memories as often as possible, and preserve those memories for future generations.
Can you develop a life passion statement?
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This concludes the Journaling A-Z blogging challenge. I will write a wrap-up post later this week.
I’d love to hear if you tried any of these journaling methods – or if you are enticed to try journaling sometime in the future.
Let’s keep in touch!