Psychological Health Challenge, Day 5

On Monday, a new workweek begins, and I’m suggesting we adopt a new routine to start our days. I’ve always wanted to do this but I can’t get myself together enough for it. This time, though, I’m definitely going to make the change.

Monday’s challenge is to start the day with a 5-minute writing exercise. Let’s take 5 minutes out of the morning Facebook or newsfeed scrolling and dedicate them to writing by hand. The goal is to dump all of our mental clutter on a page and not let it rattle around in our heads all day.

This isn’t writing for an audience so it doesn’t have to be pretty. Scrawl down everything you want to get out and leave it behind. If you have no idea what to write, choose from the following suggestions whichever sounds more attractive:

  1. I’m annoyed because
  2. I’m exhausted because
  3. I wonder why
  4. I really wish
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5 thoughts on “Psychological Health Challenge, Day 5”

  1. “I ‘m exhausted because…” your daily psychological challenges are too much like WORK!

    I prefer uplifting psychological challenges like plopping down on my couch and watching daily reruns of “Boris Karloff’s Thriller” and “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” and trying to remember if I saw that episode when it first aired 45 or 50 years ago.

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  2. I followed your lead and started Bullet Journaling! I already had an ad-hoc system that looked much like Bullet Journaling. Following the ‘official’ BuJo guidelines are a great step-up.

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  3. Challenge achievement for the day: realizing that freaking out and going into self-criticism mode about how much I have to do, will do no good. I will go out for a walk and remember that functional and catching up is better than exhausted and overwhelmed.

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