I am sure you are wondering...why, Kara, do you share these writing prompts every month? What is is with your obsession with these prompts? Where are the fun stories and information about fundraisers? Well, let me explain. I like to share these writing prompts from The Mighty because I think it is a nice way to frame or begin a writing practice AND to do some self care.
Writing helps me organize and understand my emotional, physical, and mental worlds. Many times people do not know where to start. These prompts provide that starting point. You do not need to post what you write on the internet. Heck, you do not need to even write sentences. You can always pick up a scrap of paper, open your phone to the voice memo or notes app, or pick up a napkin and just start pouring your words and thoughts out of your mind. The act of writing is the act of perspective making. You are reorienting yourself to your problems, moving them from mind to pen, computer, or smartphone. You can analyze them if you wish, or just leave them aside, safe, locked away in your phone or in a folder, or notebook. Now you may be able to be able to sleep more soundly, or figure out patterns that you did not realize you were repeating. So much can be learned. Ultimately, those sometimes toxic thoughts are out of our bodies where they may be causing additional suffering.
It is time for some Spring cleaning! Get to work! If something worth posting to The Mighty comes out of this exercise...Great! If not, do not despair. You are courageous in just taking the time (5, 10 minutes or more) to get those thoughts and emotions out of you and into perspective. You have chosen to move toward healing and positive thinking. Your body will thank you!
Without further ado...here are May's writing prompts from our friends at The Mighty