Welcome to EDCI’s eight-week journaling club! We’re glad that you’re here and excited to bring this opportunity to “show up” for yourself in this way. Journaling provides a way to be present and mindful with yourself, acknowledge and celebrate progress, and release thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve you. In this club, there will be one prompt per week that is released every Wednesday for eight weeks. You will focus on self-discovery and healing relationships with food and the body.
To receive each week's prompt to your email address, please sign up here.
Before you begin, we want you to feel prepared. Listed below are a few tips to help you be successful on this journey!
You will need a notebook or journal to write in. It does not have to be anything fancy! What you write in it makes the journal meaningful and special in and of itself.
Schedule a time each week where you will have access to a quiet, undisturbed, comfortable space where you can take your time (Does not have to be the same every time!).
Date all entries to stay organized and to refer back to.
Be self-compassionate! If you’re not the best writer or have never done this before, that’s okay! This is for you, so no one must see it or correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.
There is no required length. You can write as little or as much as you want. Focus on your needs.
Your decision to share your journal is yours. Keeping your entries to yourself is okay. Sharing with others can be cathartic and help you connect with others who have had similar experiences, even helping others in the process.
Moving forward, if you feel the urge to write outside of this club, do not hesitate! We encourage you to lean into this process.
If you end up not liking journaling right away, before giving up, switch things up a bit. For example, find a different time of day to write or write about what’s on your mind instead of following the prompt. Journaling will take time to get used to and if the weekly prompt doesn’t meet your needs, write in a way that does.
Now that you’re ready to begin, here’s the first prompt!
Journal Prompt #1:
You’re invited to set intentions for yourself. Ask yourself, “What would I like to get out of journaling? How do I plan to use this journaling club? How will journaling serve me?
I would like to be more introspective with my thoughts and my actions around food
I’m going to use journaling as a form of consistency in my life
Journaling will aid me in my relationship with myself
After creating your intention(s), ask yourself, “How can I prepare myself for this process?”
I’m going to give myself the space and permission to release my thoughts and feelings into each prompt
I’m going to tell my family and friends about this club so they’re aware and supportive of my plans
I’m going to commit to myself by “showing up” for each prompt