Ready for another journal activity?
To remind you (or for those doing it for the first time), this is a 5-minute “brain dump.”
- Get ready by having a pencil or pen and paper…or maybe a new journaling notebook!
- Silence your phone. (It’s only 5 minutes!)
- Read the prompt, think about it briefly (don’t over think!), then write, trying to keep pen to paper for five minutes.
If you don’t know what to write, write that: “I don’t know what to write…” Whatever thought is in your mind goes on the paper. Skip lines for new thoughts. Jump from one thing to another.
Like dumping the contents out of a bag or box,
things are scattered everywhere — and that’s okay!
Until often practice, this feels difficult because we self-censor and correct in our minds, often before anything ever reaches the page! Push past that because there are nuggets of gold to be harvested on the other side.
Are you ready? Grab your pen and paper and let’s do this. Here’s your question:
Who is a person you have never forgotten?
Maybe they are from your childhood. Maybe you met them only a short time ago. Maybe you’ve known them forever or maybe you they were in your life for just a moment; but they left an imprint. They made a mark. What was it about that person that made such an impact? Was it something about them? About the circumstances you were in?
Think for just a moment in your head, then think “out loud” on the paper.