With the recent celebration of Memorial Day, we’re at the unofficial beginning of summer, and perhaps at a time when you are able to add more fun to your life. Just like with Jello, there is always room for more fun. The first article of this month’s newsletter examines how important it is to incorporate leisure into your life, and how journaling can help.
The second article looks at how to add top level topics to the Topics List. (Okay, so maybe that isn’t the most entertaining topic as follow-up to an article on fun and leisure…)
And now a quick notice about two exciting conferences in June: Sheila Bender’s writing conference in Port Townsend, WA and ThePower of Writing journaling conference organized by Kay Adams in Denver, CO. Both promise to be both filled with information, networking, and fun!
“Leisure has many different definitions—some involving time, some relating to an activity being done, some relating to state of mind. Personally, I am most at leisure when I feel free, present, and integrated. I like this definition for myself because it allows me to experience leisure at any moment, even in just a few minutes. Leisure can happen when we are in various states: artistic and creative, physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, learning new things, volunteering, active, passive, or as a spectator or participant. One can be emotionally connected and engaged or not. And we can even have leisure at work and be more productive, healthy and creative.”
Creating leisure in your life requires discovering and identifying two pieces of information about yourself: (1) how to find time for leisure and/or how to shift one’s perspective to “leisure” mode, and (2) what activities are relaxing, freeing, stimulating and fun for you?
An Unsolicited Testimonial
“LifeJournal is — and has been — a tool that opens incredibly wonderful paths for learning to name and live deeply the joys, failures, weaknesses, and victories that form my creative and spiritual growth.
A session with LifeJournal before discussing — almost anything of importance — with my husband provides me inner clarity and deeper focus when we engage in these conversations.
The most magnificent opening going to LifeJournal creates is in development of a true ‘working relationship’ and endlessly (I believe) deepening conversation with my Creator. Because of the lovely palette of background colors, font style/color possibilities, and tools like daily pulse, naming and choosing icons, and unique writing environments for various kinds of journals — and the delight creating a life history within the core of all that, I move to a ‘new world’ that is distinct, private and pleasing. I find within the LifeJournal ‘world’ a sense of comfort, support and freedom to speak and dream that is absent in the environment of Word and other work-related software. You have created a lovely and enduring tool for your LifeJournal customers. I thank you for that — and for the personal attention you give those who are blessed to use your creation.”
“Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.”
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