Happy New Year! Wishing you peace, joy, adventure and less worrying about Covid-19/omicron.
I find a lot of joy in writing things down. If I was to say I had a fidget, it would be a pen. Although you may not tend towards writing yourself, you might find some type of journal or notebook of ideas helpful in keeping track of your thoughts and ideas, dreams and wishes …
Our brains work in such creative ways. Just putting a thought down on paper begins to add to its strength in my brain. I’ve read that our brains are such wonderful problem solvers that it likes to solve them in the background if we give it a chance — fermenting perhaps while we’re busy doing other things.
I also keep a gratitude journal — nothing fancy, just a book with lines and an appealing cover. It helps me reflect on the day and, if nothing else (especially during dark Covid-19 days), to be grateful for my home, food, heat, family and friends. Yesterday, I noted how beautiful the snow was outside my kitchen window, trailing along the tree branches and topping the bird feeder. JNC