Daily journaling is when I process the open loops. I absorb images, videos, books, ideas and distill them down from the head to the page. It’s where things get flushed out and harvested into new projects. I like Austin Kelon’s reference to a compost pile. All these scraps and odds and ends that don’t fit together or make sense sit for a bit on my daily pages, and the process makes firtle soil for new creations.
Today’s reflection was about stress and anxiety. Re-framing stress as a cue that the body needs to exercise. Going back a step and asking how does stress manifest in the body? For me, I notice lifted shoulders, clenched teeth, bulging eyes, listening shut down, and hands close in guarding the body.