Consider these additional amazing approaches for gaining insight:
Marinating in Bodily Experience
- Write about an experience using only bodily and sensory descriptors.
- For the activity, such as making love or making breakfast, “leave out thought and emotion, and let all information be conveyed through the body and senses.”
- Source: Margarita Tartakovsy, Psych Central, 30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery
Seeing Through Troubles
- Bring to mind something that is troubling you.
- Consider the perspective “that this is happening not to you but for you.”
- Write how the situation is guiding you to focus on something of value or reminding you to let go of something, or how it is inviting courage, compassion or other qualities.
- “Take a few centering breaths and read the above sentences aloud. Listen and allow the meaning of the words to enter your heart and mind. What are you aware of now?”
- Source: Eric Klein, Wisdom Heart, Awakened Goal Setting: What’s in Your Way?
Reviewing Your Last Best Day
- Bring to mind the last time you remember having a great day.
- Play it in your mind like a video.
- What were you eating then? What were your practices? How much sleep did you get? Where were you? Who were you with? How were you relating to others? What were you focused on? What was your self-talk? “Who are you at your BEST? Let’s make that your new baseline.”
- Source: Brian Johnson, Optimize, Prior Best=New Baseline