I would think that a rejuvenating activity would inspire rich exploration. But not on Day 6. I write my list and don’t feel like doing anything on the list. Instead, I skip to Day 7 and come back to my list the next day. I add “write dreams” to the list and write a short dream snippet from the night’s dreams.
As I write more comes back to me. I fill only one page but don’t feel like doing anything with the dream images. I just let them sink in and feel the healing energy of the dream that begins with a woman internally rejecting her nephew and later calling him. When she returns to me after the call, all she feels for him is love.
Maybe you’ll write more than I did today. But I’m here to tell you it’s okay if you have days that you skip around to something that feels more inspiring.
If you skip, do come back to the prompt later or another day. Sometimes your subconscious mind needs time to stew on it.
What was your experience?
Let’s do something different today. Take one word or phrase from your list or your journal exploration and write it as a comment below. Together, we’ll turn our comments into a poem, with a line or word from everyone!
Looking for the full prompt? You’ll find it in The Joy of Writing Journal: Spark Your Creativity in 8 Minutes a Day.
Go write, if you haven’t yet!