Word of the Day Practice Sheet
The Word of the Day Technique
by Marilyn Horowitz
- The Word of the Day Cluster
As soon as you wake up, find the first word that comes into your mind. After you pick your Word of the Day, take a piece of paper and pen, and place the word in a circle in the middle of the page. Set a timer for two minutes. Free associate about the word for a minute or two. The goal is to feel happy and optimistic, whatever those words mean to you.
2. Create your Writing Intentions. On a fresh page, create a new cluster labeled Writing Intentions and write down at least five writing related activities you plan to do. Examples include journaling, writing research, marketing, networking, walking, etc. Write fast for two minutes.
3. Create Your Beliefs. Next take a fresh page and label it “Beliefs.” Then write down at least five beliefs such as “I believe I can get to the gym today,” or “I believe that I will do a good job at work today.” This can take a minute or more.