Empowering journaling prompts and exercises to boost confidence and self esteem.

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Drop Everything

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And dance.

Then journal about it if you want to.

Just enjoy being alive.

Because you can.

And you deserve to.

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15 Reasons to Feel ALL of Your Emotions

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As human beings, we have feelings. Lots of them. You know this. But, we forget it’s okay to feel. We’ve been taught to be nice or be good or “STOP CRYING!” It’s ridiculous.

Feelings are meant to be felt. And Expressed. And given a voice. You’re always going to have them, so why not acknowledge them and learn to appreciate them?

You’re not your feelings, you’re just the one experiencing them.

That said, here are 15 (really good) reasons to feel your emotions:

  1. If unexpressed, you’ll never be or truly feel free. Truth is, you are free. And you deserve to know it.
  2. When you don’t go through your feelings, you’re likely to continue handing over your power to your unconscious mind, where unexpressed emotions reside.
  3. If you do this, it will only get worse.
  4. If you do this, your relationships will suffer.
  5. If you do this, YOU will suffer the most.
  6. If you stuff it all down, you’re still going to (unconsciously) attract similar feelings + situations and people who intensify the feeling.
  7. When you express it, you tell your subconscious “I am important. What I feel matters.”
  8. And “I deserve to feel.”
  9. And “I am good enough.”
  10. And “I don’t have to be perfect.”
  11. When you express your (true) feelings, you learn to be honest with yourself. This is painful, but powerful.
  12. By doing this, you increase your capacity to love yourself.
  13. And you increase your self awareness. This allows you to address the feelings before they start to run your life.
  14. Which allows you to create a better relationship with yourself.
  15. And better relationships with others.

And now, it’s JOURNAL TIME! Here are 5 journaling prompts to get you to connect with your emotions. Write down and explore each of the following:

Time to be honest with myself. This is how I really feel about life:
I know it’s okay to be angry. And I now know how important it is to express it. These are the things that piss me off:
This is what I realized and felt after exploring the previous prompt:
This is why it’s okay:
I also know it’s okay to be happy. These are all the things I am excited about:

 

Don’t be afraid to let it all out. Your journal is the best place to do this.

 

How did this post + the prompts impact you? Please share in the comments box below. 🙂

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Five Journaling Prompts to Boost Your Self Esteem

Feeling low and like nothing is going your way?

It’s easy to go into “why me?” and “what did I do to deserve this?” and other statements that make us into victims of our circumstances.

But did you know that you are really really REALLY powerful? And the moment you choose to redirect your point of focus, the universe begins to rearrange itself just for you.

I know this is a little hard to wrap your mind around at first, but perhaps you can think of a time when you’ve experienced this.

Maybe there was something you wanted so bad and you focused on it, just knowing it would be yours and then as if by magic, it appeared.

And it was amazing.

But then there are the times it doesn’t appear and you might start doubting yourself. And so the challenge becomes trusting ourselves again even when our outer world is not showing evidence of what we’ve asked for.

They key, however, is to not allow this feeling to overtake us. We can acknowledge and release it, but holding onto it will only delay the creation process even further.

So here are 5 journaling prompts to get you back into a place of trusting yourself and speeding up the manifestation process:

I am worthy and deserving of having ___________ because…
Because of this situation, I have learned how to:
Here is a list of all the things I have created in the past:
I am most proud of myself for:
Here’s why I know what I have asked for is on its way:

 

Notice how you feel as you’re writing this. Your emotions are powerful indicators that let you know whether or not you’re on the right track. The better you feel, the closer you are to having exactly what you want.

Please leave your comments below and share a time you created exactly what you wanted. Was it a situation? An object? An amazing friendship? I’d love to hear about it!

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Write a Haiku

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Remember haikus? I always had a lot of fun writing them in school. How about you?

Today’s “JOURNAL TIME!” is simple.

Write a haiku.

A haiku has 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7 and the third has 5 again.

The one in the photo (in case you’re not able to read my writing) says:

Magic awoke me.
Dreams of possibilities.
Feeling certainty.

I wrote it in my journal the other day. I felt so inspired when I woke up and so much like anything was possible.

Because it is.

This wiki will tell you everything you need to know about haikus.

I would love for you to share some in the comments box below!

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Free Bird

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Do you tend to overanalyze the sh** out of things?

Pardon my French.

I’ve found that a lot of creative people are big thinkers. Which is awesome most of the time and not so awesome other times. Awesome because it makes us unbelievable problem solvers. Not so awesome when there isn’t a problem to solve so we create one.

You know what I’m talking about?

It’s that (almost) constant need to analyze or improve or solve something. It’s the voice that won’t ever let anything just be. The same voice that we listen to and feel trapped by.

But you know it doesn’t have to be that way. I know you do.

You’ve got a choice. You know that too.

No one create your life better than you can. No one knows what you want better than you do. No one can decide how they want to feel better than you.

And every time you make that choice, that voice gets a little weaker. Your fears lose their power. You remember that you’re free.

Ah, freedom.

Like a dog with its head out the window.

Or laughing hysterically about who knows what.

Or dancing just because.

You know, the freedom to

JUST BE.

It is accessible anywhere. Anytime. You can find it. And often it will find you when you need it the most.

When you begin to activate the feeling of freedom more often, you’ll open your mind to new possibilities. Possibilities that couldn’t be discovered through analyzing. Because your thoughts won’t be coming from a place of fear and worry, they’ll be from truth and knowing. Your mind will be clearer. Your decisions will come easier.

All because you took a moment to remember that you are free.

To be happy.

To love life.

To be you.

 

JOURNAL TIME!

So hopefully this post began to trigger some amazing memories and moments where you felt absolute freedom.

Write about all the moments you can remember where you felt free.

And to go even deeper, write down and answer these questions:

What is freedom to me?
How would I describe the sensation?
What’s going on in my mind when I’m feeling free?
How does feeling free benefit me?
Who else benefits from feeling free?

Journaling sets me free. How about you? Post a comment below to share the magic that happens when you journal. 

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Being vs. Doing

Let today be less about doing, and more about being.

Let it be more about remembering who you are and why you’re here.

Just let it be.

Stillness births new ideas greater than action. Do take action, but make sure that you are calm, you are cool and that you’re doing it because you want to. And if it is something you don’t want to do, but know you have to, ask yourself this: What do I need to remind myself of in order to feel better about this task? What can I choose to focus on that feels a little bit better than just dreading it?

Patience.

That’s what I need more of.

Patience with myself. With the world. With the way that everything is unfolding.

I’m learning it.

Trust.

Trusting myself. Trusting that all is well. Trusting that I can do this.

I’m growing it.

Reminding.

Reminding myself of what I’ve accomplished. What it took for me to be able to accomplish it. And knowing without a shadow of a doubt that I can do it again.

Yes, I can.

Because I want to. And that wanting and that desire is greater than the stress. It’s greater than the fears that are surfacing. It is greater than my old ways, old beliefs, old…stuff.

I am being.

The absolute best version of myself that I can be.

JOURNAL TIME!

Write down and answer the following questions:

What do I need to do when I’m starting to feel overwhelmed?
What activities most nurture my patience?
How can I accept this situation + learn from it?
How can I accept myself?

 

When you’re done, take some deep breaths and wrap your mind around this:

All is well. <3 <3 <3

Bonus: Make a “to be” list, rather than a “to do” list and share it here! Who do you choose to be today?