Turning off autopilot
Type of activity: Journal
Location: Anywhere but preferably somewhere quiet and peaceful outdoors
Materials: Journal / Pen
Length 15-20 minutes
Take your journal or a pen and paper and find a quiet place outdoors where you can sit free from distraction. Try find somewhere you can feel relaxed and there are few people.
Start to write down every thought which comes into your mind, regardless of what the thought is about. Do this for at least 1 minute but longer if you feel you need to.
Stop writing, close your eyes and listen to the background noise. Perhaps the wind blowing through the leaves, distant traffic, water flowing in a river, bird song.
If any thoughts come into your mind acknowledge them and let them go, returning your attention to the background noise.
Continue to listen until your mind feels calmer.
Now take your journal and write down what you need to do to move forward and what may currently be stopping you.