Quick Free Writing Activity

The beginning of a new year, month, week, hell, even hour, are always a great time to take a moment and pause to reflect on your life. So often we are weighed down physically and emotionally by patterns of behavior that no longer serve us.

Here’s a quick free write activity you can use to identify something in your life that you need to release.You need a timer, pen and paper.

1. Write for 5 minutes about what you need to release in your life, places where you feel stuck, behaviors that you continue to engage in for little to no reason, etc. If you run out of ideas just keep writing and see what emerges.

2. Look at what you wrote and underline the sentence of phrase that seems most salient to you. 3. Repeat the exercise, but focus on expanding the underlined phrase. Only write for 3 minutes this time.

4. Again underline what resonates with you the most and then repeat the writing exercise for only 1 minute.

5. Underline and then distill the sentence you underlined to one word or phrase.

What showed up for you? Was it surprising?

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