Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Journal in 5 Minutes with Ms. Cellaneous

Please don't hesitate to jump in and join us any time! If you participate once, that is better than nothing! :)

This month's 5 minute series comes after discarding several ideas I had previously had. I started on several different topics, but none seemed to be THE one until I watched this little movie this morning.



Watching this reminded me that I have felt the need lately to be more diligent in my journal writing. When one has gotten behind in writing, it seems extremely hard to get going again. For me, I think the reason is that I feel like I should catch up on all the events and thoughts that I should have written about and didn't. This would be overwhelming. Also, I know that a lot of times when I get going in my journal, I write for long periods of time. I don't feel like I have long periods of time in which to write right now!

Taking a different approach to journal writing is what I plan to do, at this season in my life. This month I plan to write for 5 minutes daily. I plan to use the method outlined by President Eyring in that video. First, I will take a moment to think over my day as I look for ways my family has been blessed. Next, I will put pen to paper for a few short moments. And that's all there is to that.

Won't you join me? This month there is only one task. Write in your journal for 5 minutes a day.

When you have completed your Journal in 5 venture for the day, come back here and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize. To easily get back here, click the picture of the “Little Journal Writer” on the top right sidebar.

FAQ's
Why are you putting this on your blog? I thought of doing each month mostly so that I can make myself do this. By putting it on my blog, I give myself some accountability. Besides that, I thought someone else might want to join me in doing this. :)
What do I do? Aha! Good question! My idea for you is this:
**Decide to join me.
**Do it.
**Report back here and leave a comment (or email me at blog@completelee.com) letting me know “I did it!”
** Repeat the process!

What about prizes? If you follow those steps, I will willingly lavish praise upon you as well as enter you in to a drawing to win one of these items: {If you win, you choose the item you want.}

~~My “Storyoni” game (The hilarious imagination game that our family hates to quit playing.)~~My “Out of the Mouths of Babes” book (digital version only)
~~One dozen cookies or one loaf of bread (continental U.S. only)
~~$5.00 worth of digital publications (See what you might want here)
{If you have a prize you would like to donate to the cause, let me know!}

How many times can I be entered in to the drawing? For this series, you can be entered as many times as there are days in the month. My goal is to do this every day. If you really, really, really, really want to win a prize, you can also refer your friends and family members to this contest. If you can get them to leave a comment on my blog stating your name (or blog name) as the person who referred them, you will be entered in again 5 more times!
Why 5 minutes? This is an easy question. I am busy! I don’t have time for more stuff, but 5 minutes out of my day seems do-able.

Any questions? Please ask away!
Prize winner from the last 5 minute series--Laurie! Please let me know which prize you want from last time.

39 comments:

CompleteLee Blogger said...

I did this today. Rather than pull out my journal in book form, I started typing my thoughts on a word document. I was surprised at how much I could get down on paper in such a short time. This is going to be a good project for me! :)

Laurie said...

Woohoo! I won! :) I would LOVE your Storyoni game!!

And I swear you do just what I need each and every time. I was just thinking I need to be better at journal writing!

Laurie said...

Done! My kids let me take a mini-nap!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

I did my 3rd day in a row today. This is definitely a great thing for me!

Laurie, I'll get your Storyoni to you very soon. Thanks for joining me once again! :)

Laurie said...

Done for Wednesday and Thursday!

I already have a topic for today, but I still need to write it down.

Laurie said...

Darn, I let that last one get away without writing it down!

But I wrote in my journal today! Done for today.

Also, if it's just you and me, don't worry about the prize thing. I'm not doing it to get a prize! :)

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Thanks, Laurie. I usually have some "closet" participaters, but for right now, it is just us as far as I know. I would be doing it too, just for me. So far I have done it every single day! (I have forgotten to comment each and every time, though!)

Thanks for joining me. It does make it more fun that way.

Laurie said...

Done for today! Thank goodness for a friend who knows how to hide the new bangs my 5 year old cut for my 3 year old. (It was a sad day!)

I just realized you're only invited to my homeschool blog. You probably think I never write anything. I write MUCH more often on my family blog. I'm going to go send the invite right now!

Laurie said...

Done for yesterday. :)

Claudia said...

Thanks again for this challenge! I'm done for today! ~Claudia

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Great work, Ladies! You are awesome!

I am so pleased to report that I am still doing well with this project too. :)

Claudia said...

Yeah! Two days in a row, woo hoo! ~Claudia

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Excellent! Keep it up. :) I am going to do mine now.

Claudia said...

I just finished my entry for yesterday. So I'm going to be writing twice today, but that's ok. This is still working out for me. ~Claudia

Claudia said...

Just finished for today. I hope all is well. Till tomorrow - goodnight. ~Claudia

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Wow! Just look at you go, Claudia! I just got done with mine for the day. I'm still going strong. :)

Laurie said...

Done for today, too! :)

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Excellent job to you too, Laurie! This is great!

Claudia said...

Another day logged :) Goodnight ladies!

Laurie said...

Done for today. It's so fun doing this all together! :)

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Good job! Yeah, it is kinda fun to come back to post and see if anyone else has gotten theirs done. :)

Claudia said...

Another day down. Happy Father's Day tomorrow!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Kudos to you on your progress, Claudia! I am psyched because I actually wrote before 11:00 p.m. today!

Claudia said...

Done for today! Today was a good day! Keep up the great job ladies! Goodnight.

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Thank you for keeping me going. I really appreciate your enthusiasm. Tonight's journal entry was a challenge, but helpful. I did it.

Claudia said...

Well, I did finally get last night's done this morning. I remembered it as my head hit the pillow last night, but alas my PC was already shut down :( Will post again tonight!

Claudia said...

Got today's done a little earlier than usual. Have a great evening!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Claudia! You are amazing! I did mine tonight too.

Laurie said...

Thanks for missing me! Unfortunately, I've missed the last few days. I'm starting to feel some pre-trip stress!!!

Claudia said...

I'm done for today! I sure enjoy coming back and reading about how you are doing too. It definitely does help me stay motivated. I too am gearing up for a trip. We leave at 4am MST this Friday for a family reunion in California. I'll have my laptop with me, so I should be ok - as long as the hotels have internet service. I'll be back home Monday night. Till tomorrow :)

Laurie said...

I did it!!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Perfect! You guys are awesome! If you get in some writing while on your trip, I'll be even more impressed!

I got mine done too.

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Oh, and have fun on your trips!

Laurie said...

Thanks!

Done for last night. I found my gratitude journal that I started a couple of years ago, so I started that up again!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

That sounds great, Laurie. Way to go. I got mine done today too. :)

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Coming down the home stretch...We're almost out of month! This has been a habit I plan to keep up. Hope it has been as fruitful for you. :)

Laurie said...

It has been!! Thank you so much for this! Before, my journal was a place for me to vent about stuff that I didn't want to vent about to other people. But now, it's more about reflecting and seeing all the blessings that I have. I'm focusing more on the positive than the negative! So thanks!

Claudia said...

Hi ladies! I'm back, and I got mine done too. We didn't have internet access after all while we were gone :( but I'm reporting mine done too. Thanks again for this challenge. I look forward to the next one.

Claudia said...

Got mine done for yesterday! Have a Supercalafragalistic Day! ;)