Many of us are making positive changes in our lives in the New Year. I’d like to offer you a writing tool for making changes called Sentence Stems. The best way to do this is to find a notebook or journal and a fast writing pen. There are two ways to use these stems. One is to just complete the sentence as fast as you can without thinking. The second way is to complete the sentence and then journal for 20 minutes. When you journal for 20 minutes you can set a timer and when you are stuck just write, “I don’t know what to say” over and over until you become unstuck. This takes you deeper, underneath the surface thoughts. If you would prefer typing that is fine. These are both great tools. Enjoy!
I can improve my relationships with my family this year by . . .
What I need to complete with my family is . . .
I am happiest with my family when . . .
What challenges me about my work is . . .
What I love about my work is . . .
When I have my ideal work situation I will be . . .
I support my friends the most by . . .
The friends I depend upon the most provide me with . . .
I am really drained by . . .
This year I will improve my health by . . .
I get frustrated with myself when I continue to . . .
My health is so much better since I . . .
This year I will make time to . . .
I am so fulfilled and ecstatic when I . . .
Gratitude fills my heart when . . .
Play for me is . . .
My travel plans for this year are . . .
I am most alive when I . . .