The Third 10 Days #100DaysJournal

Hello there!

Here’s another update (my third!) on my 100 Days of Journaling project.

First of all, I cannot believe that an entire month has gone by already. I’ve been waking up an hour or two earlier every day (I’ve been doing this for a few months, actually, but more specifically these last 30-days in order to get my daily writing done), and it isn’t always easy, but so far it has been and continues to be rewarding. It’s nice to know that I’ve already accomplished something for myself before the rest of the days tasks, errands, chores, and responsibilities begin to call my attention.

In my first 10-day checkpoint review, I noted that I’d been doing a lot of self-criticism, and this continued in my second 10-day review, too. I’m a little disappointed to report that these last thirty days were not much different. It seems like, no matter the prompt, a lot of what I do is complain about something. That said, for Day 30, I was intentional about focusing on what I appreciate most in my life right now. I tried to come up with 5 things that I’m actually happy with, proud of, etc. It was a nice way to wrap-up this 10-day period, especially knowing I’d be sitting here writing this little reflection.

So far, I’ve written 50 pages. This is a bit of a slow down, as I was averaging about 2-pages per day through the first 20 days. I’m now getting about one page written, but part of that is due to the fact that, while I’ve still been waking up early, I haven’t been waking up quite as early. Yes, I’ve taken to hitting that snooze button on my phone’s alarm, or waking up in the middle of the night and changing the alarm from 5:30am to 6:30am. Whoops! If I were a better sleeper, I think I’d be better at waking up early, too. Alas.

Here are the last 10 prompts:

  • Day 21: What do you need to do by the end of the year to make this year meaningful?
  • Day 22: The most unfair thing about capitalism is…
  • Day 23: If given the choice, which time period (past or future) would you like to live in and why?
  • Day 24: What (career) advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
  • Day 25: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
  • Day 26: The most unfair thing about socialism is…
  • Day 27: Describe a time you felt lonely.
  • Day 28: What are your views on fame and celebrity culture?
  • Day 29: What traits and habits do your parents have that you don’t want to adopt?
  • Day 30: What do you appreciate most about your life right now? Why?

I can’t believe I’m about to head into a 5th week, and will soon even hit that 50-day mark. What a ride. Onward!

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6 Comments on “The Third 10 Days #100DaysJournal

  1. Good for you for getting up early. I sleep so badly my best sleep comes closer to morning. You mention negativity in your writing but personally I find some of these prompts seem to have a negative slant to them. Maybe you need more positive prompts. Either way I’m sure you’ll get quite a bit from it.

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  2. Good job on wake up a couple of hours earlier ! I struggle with waking up 30 minutes earlier every day. I have been writing morning pages (from Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way) for a little over a year and I also started out with a list of complaints. Actually, the more upset I was at something the easier it was to write those pages. I’m trying to write more about gratitude and positive affirmations.

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    • Yes, I think criticisms/complaints do tend to come first and fastest. It’s just easier to see what’s “wrong” than what’s right. I saw a journal yesterday while scrolling through Instagram, one that’s designed to prompt you toward writing about gratitude and positive things. I might go with that one next.

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  3. some really good prompts there, I’m going to copy a few into my own diary, a lot to think about, thanks


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