Daily Journaling – the Evening Check-in ✍️

A useful companion to morning pages Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/2s3NGiWkL_Q Today I want to talk to you about the evening check-in. What’s the evening check-in? Well it’s a similar but very different companion to morning pages. At its simplest, the evening check-in is a reflection on the day. While your morning pages… Continue reading Daily Journaling – the Evening Check-in ✍️

Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Journaling is a hugely beneficial activity that offers an opportunity for reflection, self-expression and personal insight. Here’s my three tips for making the most of your journaling, and a challenge at the end… https://youtu.be/nhxiYQWgjIY Click above to see the accompanying video on The Overthinker YouTube channel 1. Write for you Journals are personal things. People… Continue reading Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Imposter Syndrome 🫣

The first time I encountered the term “imposter syndrome” was when I became a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. As I started in the role, I wondered whether there had been some kind of mistake. Over the decades I’d taught myself to write. This was through a combination of writing a lot, reading a lot, and… Continue reading Imposter Syndrome 🫣

Doing too much

When will I take notice? Image courtesy of the author The above note appeared in my morning pages today. It's something that crops up a lot. I don't know how many times I have to tell myself this before I take notice, or fully acknowledge the level to which I overload myself. Possible reasons: There… Continue reading Doing too much

On Listening to Women, and Being a Quiet Man 👤

"Feeling safe would seem to be a pretty basic right in a so-called civilised society" Dog finds stick I’m a writer. An introvert. A naturally quiet guy. Sometimes when I’m in a shop or restaurant I’ll speak so quietly I can’t even hear myself talk; the staff have got no chance. But there are benefits… Continue reading On Listening to Women, and Being a Quiet Man 👤

The Garden ✍🏻 a Writing Exercise

Image courtesy of the author This simple little writing exercise should help get your creative juices flowing, and also engender a sense of calm. Imagine yourself in the perfect garden. Explore and describe this garden through writing. This is your garden. Don’t be constrained by realities. This garden can be anything and anywhere you want… Continue reading The Garden ✍🏻 a Writing Exercise

The Evening Check-in ✍🏻 Reflecting on the Day

A valuable companion to morning pages Image courtesy of the author We rush through life: wake up, check the phone, walk the dog, dash to work, grab a coffee, lunch at the desk, trawl through emails, go home, have a quick dinner, watch a bit of telly, then sleep for a few hours until we… Continue reading The Evening Check-in ✍🏻 Reflecting on the Day