Friday, February 5, 2010
Bad Weather = Journal Time
Well, it's raining in Los Angeles and snowing in Washington, D.C. There's something mysterious about harsh weather that makes us more reflective. As we remain protected from the insides of our various dwellings, we look outside and the mind often begins to wander. When the weather causes such reflection, I encourage you to pull out your journal - or any paper, for that matter - and write.
One of the best ways to find or maintain a romantic relationship is to be in touch with yourself, taking constant inventory of your wants and needs. Research - and probably your own experience with writing, as well - has clearly documented that writing about your experiences has multiple psychological benefits. Accordingly, try to make use of this effective coping tool today by focusing your writing on your relationships - the romantic one you want or already have.
Ask yourself if you're happy, what you can do to find or change your relationship in the ways you want, and which behaviors you can modify to become a better romantic partner. Then, once you're finished, you can do all of the other things that harsh weather makes you want to do: make some comfort food, put on a video, and curl up under your favorite blanket on the couch!