curating words as prompts #8 // commit

week 9 commit

PROMPT: Set a timer for 5-minutes and compile a word list of your answers to … 

What am I willing to commit to? to accomplish? to experiment with for new discoveries & solutions?

  • Jot your words on a Post-It Note®; the pages of your planner or journal; your wall calendar; write ‘em with red lipstick on your bathroom mirror — your choice, Braveheart.
  • Revisit this prompt during the weekend; adding to your answers as words come. Consider how you are honoring what is {essential} for you. Are there limits hindering your willingness to commit?

It is the decision to do whatever you must to accomplish your {essential} that enables you to live a life you love.

Creative systems facilitate doing what you must until you can do what you choose.

What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. -Anna Quindlen

Additional weekly word prompts are posted here each Sunday.

Right Brain Planning is a practice of intention; it is a promise to your-self to dedicate time and space for personal discovery and creative noting of what is important to you. Are you are right brain planner?

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monthly planning set-up

planning set up art cards

I begin with creating art cards to remind me of monthly routines and inspirations is part of my monthly planning process. The process allows time to ponder my plans + routines and the card becomes a place to compile my notes; I often add to my cards with Post-it® notes.

My right brain planner facilitates my art:

  • one-place for both essential & creative expression
  • varied pages allow for a new focus each month
  • visual reminder that to live is to change :mrgreen:

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Art with intention {for self-care & coping}

06 completeFear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story … -Cheryl Strayed

I have always chosen the story I will tell myself; it has been chosen not of default “shoulds” or “always” but of will and possibilities. Although it is rarely easy …

Art facilitates that choice. And today is a day for creating. For details about what I will be doing + a free art card download, visit The Art Journaler Community blog.

Creative time is self-care. Self-care is never selfish, Braveheart.

Art is self-care; it is the means by which I cope with chronic pain and various limits imposed by MS. It is a way to hold steady when all I want to do is quit everything.

Bryony Birkbeck, Artist

Bryony Birkbeck, Artist

“What multiple sclerosis means to me” — Three young artists convey their experiences of multiple sclerosis in the hope of helping others with their diagnoses. [link]

So often what we fear we should fear is not the real threat. The real threat is the cold embrace of fear around our heart of promise. -Mary Anne Radmacher, Live with Intention



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