I know how it feels to be weighed down by the humdrum of household chores. There are days ( and months ) that seem so bleak and futile as to finding the balance in our lives. ( We want to do MANY things but are constrained due to our demanding roles as wives and mothers).
But there are ways to cope up. I find writing to be so therapeutic it enlarges my perspective in life ; more so with composing poems. In the coming months, I will be more engaged in novel writing.
I find solace as I weave words into the mainstream of my thoughts. I get carried away by the torrents of emotions that remind me of my purpose and direction.
I started writing my daily journal/ diary when I was nine years old. Over the years, I have chronicled my stories on the pages of my notebooks. When I am dismal or sad or simply having a bad day , I revisit my old self through the eyes of my journal entries trying to connect the dots... Each time I do this, I emerge victorious.
Writing is my ultimate redemption.
My discipline is to write daily for at least fifteen minutes.
I encourage you to do the same. Try and see how writing can be so liberating and can save yourselves from having premature wrinkles.
And a lot of STRESS.
Why don't you start today? Get a notebook and write something that made you happy or fulfilled. Write for fifteen minutes nonstop. If you can only think of problems that baffled you, write it in a positive way. (You don't want to be constantly reminded of your misfortunes in the future).
I'd be happy to share with you some of the poems and articles I wrote and I look forward to reading yours.
In the next posts, I shall give you more ideas how to make journal writing so much FUN!