Kay’s Journal: The Five-Minute Journal

Here’s what I’m writing about in my journal this week!

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My current journal obsession/delight is The Five-Minute Journal, which is a worthy summer supplement to or substitute for my morning writing practice.

I found it in the swag bag for the business development conference I attended a few weeks ago, and it took about three days before I began to love it fiercely.

blog 7-3-17 1It’s a deceptively simple practice: Three minutes in the morning to list three gratitudes, three things that would make today “amazing,” and one affirmation.

Then two minutes in the evening to list three “amazing” things that happened during the day and a note on what would have made the day even better. Repeat daily.

I love this little journal with a cup of coffee on my patio in the early morning, accompanied by chirping birds and my flowers all fresh and damp with dew.

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Your turn! What’s going on this early July?


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That’s it for me! Your turn! Write a Snippet about what you’re doing and post it in the Comments.


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4 Responses to Kay’s Journal: The Five-Minute Journal

  1. Susan Hendricks July 4, 2017 at 7:53 am #

    I came across this one-minute journal during the winter and thought it was wonderful too. I’ve shared it with some groups and several have bought it online. (linked it on my website too)

    Also love Naomi Shihad Ney’s poem “Fresh”. Do you know where it’s been published? Will definitely use it – maybe this fall with new groups starting.

    Love Journalverse!

    • Kay Adams July 4, 2017 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks, Susan! Glad to know you too appreciate this little book. And thanks for asking for the poem citation; I’ll start including that. This one is: “Fresh” by Naomi Shihab Nye, from You & Yours. © BOA Editions, 2005. It’s a great collection–love and war, intimately.

  2. Carol Roberts July 5, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    Part of what’s going on is having to be patient–for money to be returned to me, for classes to start. But in the meantime, as I care for baby Eli three days a week, my body has started to protest. So I am obsessed with taking care of my own body–from the nose to the toes! It’s working. Also, I found some cute clothes at a local boutique on sale. Long and short of it is, as we women know, we’ve gotta take care of our own bodies if we are going to be able to care for others.

    • Kay Adams August 7, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

      Sounds like you’re getting your groove on, Carol! Good for you!

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