Put down the electronic devices and get back to you! Pick up your Not Mad. Motivated. Handmade Notebook! There is value and benefit in putting pen or pencil to paper. We write to heal, remember, create, reflect, plan… No matter where you are in your hardship or success, it’s always a great time to write.
So why write? Below are a few reasons we have explored.
Writing to explore identity:
Living in domestic violence often means disconnecting from who you are. It is important to reclaim the true you after surviving. Writing is a great way to discover who you are now, reflect on who you were, and plan for you will be.
Writing to express tough self-talk:
Words of affirmations can be a great way to start neutralizing the negative thoughts that often occurs after domestic violence. As good as affirmations are, we must also be honest with ourselves when we know we can do better.
Writing to set short-term goals:
Writing down and revisiting your goals is a great tool for self-accountability. After experiencing domestic violence, you must hold yourself accountable for your healing. No one can force you to heal. How can setting goals help you heal?
Writing to reflect on a good day:
We went to a local State Park and had a great time. A 20 minute ride, no cost to get in, and everyone was happy. Hold on to those good experiences – no matter how small- by writing and reflecting.
Writing to Heal:
Have you ever worked with a writing coach? Give it a try. I worked with Shamina Williams from Life Lines for 5 sessions and highly recommend the experience.
Introducing Our Not Mad. Motivated. Handmade Notebooks
Our Not Mad. Motivated. Notebook is full size (8.5 x 11 inches) with 50 sheets/100 pages.