We usually see negative events and challenging circumstances as a bad thing. Is it possible that they could be a good thing, too? The more I journal about this, the more I become convinced that we can find inspiration in unlikely places.

The post Negative Inspiration + Silver Linings explores this topic in depth.

Keeping with this theme of “negative inspiration,” this week’s journaling prompt is a little, shall we say, inverted.

A tricky way to get yourself to journal about stuff you know you need to address but don’t want to is to use the prompt:

  • “I don’t want to write about…”

It’s a sneaky way around your conscious mind, which is protecting you from perceived harm. It’s the secret door into your subconscious, where the stuff you really need to write about lurks.

Give it a try and see if it works for you.