I’m trying to make healthier, smarter choices. Just small ones here and there (as I sit here, nomming on some Pumpkin Pie KitKats ). Each morning, especially before work, I make sure I have myself a shake. I switched to non-lactose containing milks (Fairlife ultra-processed or almondmilk), and I’ve noticed a HUGE change in how my body is digesting! Yay for that win against IBS! Continue reading →
Continuing on the theme of “Unleashing Your Creative Mind Through Journal Writing” write a letter to your inner critic, that voice that whispers to you when think about wanting to do something creative or different. Think about when you heard the voice before and what it said to you. Talk back to it the form of a letter or a dialogue between you and the critic.
Dear Internal Critic,
Stop with the doubt. I can do this. I can write. I can finish a story. I can do all of that. Stop telling me that I’m going to fail. That no one is going to like the story. That I just suck.
This time, I’m not going to fail. I’m not going to hate what I do.
This time, I’m going to kick ass, take names, and just do it!
Describe your creative side. When I refer to creative expression, it can range from doodling in your journal, home decorating, creating a presentation for your job or organization, to singing, painting, or playing a sport.
Write as much as you can about the forms of creative expression that you regularly engage in. Go on to describe the history of your creative expression(s), and how you think your creative side is a part of your personality and outlook on life.
If you absolutely don’t think you have a creative side, write about how you would like to be creative, and what do you think is keeping you from being able to express yourself in creative ways.
There are several aspects to my creative side. I was actually talking about that tonight with my dad, in fact. Not about what I’m creative with, but how we all are creative in my family, in our own ways. That we had to find the perfect person who helped us to channel that.
I’m not the greatest of cooks, but I definitely do like to cook. I love to cook whatever my family is craving at the time 🙂
2. If you do like to cook, have you always or when did you start? If you don’t like to cook, have you tried it without success or simply never gotten into it, or …?
I think I’ve always liked to cook. I’ve never really been great, but I love to do it anyway.
3. What’s the most ambitious-for-you dish you’ve ever prepared? How’d it come out?
Most ambitious? I think it would be the lasagna that completely and totally failed, :lol:.
4. Have there been fears, hesitations, or items of squeamishness you’ve struggled with in cooking?
Oh yeah, but who hasn’t. I’m always scared it’s going to taste bad. Or scared that I’m going to burn it. I also HATE cutting chicken because of the smell and the sliminess. I make Josh do it every time 😉
5. If you could learn to prepare one food perfectly the way you like it every time, what would it be?
Oh man, I would have to say either alfredo, the homemade way, or something seafood-related, since my whole family loves both 🙂