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Journaling Prompt #15 – New Beginnings

September 3rd, 2008 by Avital

Time to begin something new

September brings along many new beginnings. The new school year (for the students, teachers or parents among us). A new season. A fresh post-vacation start at work – whether at the office or at home. New releases of TV schedules and products as well as the beginning of the new year by the Hebrew calendar.

New beginnings are inherently flooding us with contrasting emotions. On the one hand we are filled with excitement and anticipation of the opportunity to start afresh; but on the other hand feelings of fear and apprehension are flooding us as well. The fear of change and the end of former phases in our lives.

A great way of dealing with the avalanche of ambivalent emotions is to write them down. Take your favorite pen and your favorite notepad and journal (am I the only one who has favorite pens + notepads?!?) and convey all these mixed feelings into the blank paper.

Writing everything down is not only therapeutic but can also help you to brainstorm a better beginning for yourself and your loved ones.

This week’s journaling prompt is to write about your beginnings.

  • What new beginnings are you facing at the moment?
  • What feelings does the new beginnings provoke in you?
  • What lesson would you like to teach yourself or your loved ones about dealing with beginnings from your past experience?
  • How are you going about your new beginnings? Do you have any special plans? Have you got some new resolutions for a fresh start?
  • What do you wish for yourself on your new beginning?

I will be very happy if you shared your thoughts about new beginnings with me. Please leave a comment to this post.

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2 Comments to “Journaling Prompt #15 – New Beginnings”

  1. Since I work from home, I don’t really feel the new beginning. My kids are going through it – they just started school. In my experience, the best way to handle it is actually not to make too big of a deal out of it. Maybe it’s denial (I’m an expert at denial!), but it has worked for me: I have learned to accept that life has many phases and transitions, and that we should just accept them as part of the journey.

    Congrats on the eBook! Quite an accomplishment!

    • Avital says:

      Thank you for your kind words about my e-book.

      As for dealing with new beginnings, I guess everyone has its own way of dealing with it. I like to document things like that. Not only for dealing with them better, but also to come back to my journal in a few years and reminisce…