March 30, 2020

Antiquaria Journal Club | Week Twenty

Hey There Journal Gang,

Sending our love to everyone from afar this week as we continue to navigate our way through these strange new days. How are you all doing? Have you been benefitting from working in your journals lately? We definitely have. Bailey has been painting her daily sky watercolor journal entries throughout this past week. Such a simple and meditative way to find your center and appreciate the little things, like the way the clouds drift through the sky on a Spring day. On our Instagram account, she demonstrates her process, so follow along there for inspiration! It’s the perfect time to take a few minutes for yourself and just be in the moment, enjoying working on your journal. “Be Here Now”

This week we’ve got mantras on our minds. With an air of uncertainty shrouding so, so many things right now, finding a mental space that empowers and comforts you is vital. It’s super easy to get wrapped up in fear, stress or anxieties. Ruminating on a positive mantra can serve as a mental guidepost, to give you perspective, encourage you and give you strength.

A personal mantra is a phrase or word that resonates with you at any given time. It embodies your inner values and beliefs. It honors where you are now and where you would like to go. We all have mantras, whether or not we are conscious of it! That little subconscious voice or low-key inner monologue it always running..It can be positive, negative or somewhere in-between. This week we’re aiming to align with some positive statements that give us strength, comfort and help us to keep on truckin’.

Find something that speaks to you. It could inspired by a favorite quote, something you read in a book, a lyric from a song or a phrase you come up with yourself! Condense it down or use it verbatim - anything that empowers you and brings a sense of calm and encouragement is perfect.

Here are some simple mantras and quotes to get your wheels turning:
  • Be Here Now
  • Create Every Day
  • Overcome and Grow 
  • Patience is Power
  • One Day at a Time
  • I am peaceful and calm
  • I accept myself as I am
  • I am resourceful and strong
  • This Too Shall Pass
  • Keep on Truckin’
  • Keep on the Sunny Side

“I am exactly where I am supposed to be.”
Shannon Kaiser

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”
Albert Einstein

“Life is a balance between holding on a letting go.”

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.“
Henry Thoreau

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.“
Corrie Boom

"Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones."
Bruce Garrabrandt

"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."
Kurt Vonnegut

“You have power over your mind and not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.”
Marcus Aurelius

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” 
J.R.R. Tolkien

“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” 
Shannon L. Alder

The mind is a powerful thing, isn’t it? We can’t wait to see what mantra(s) you embrace for yourself!

Stay Strong, Stay Awesome, and Happy Journaling!
The Antiquaria Team

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