July was an exciting month for me! Following becoming a community leader on The Mighty, I had the privilege of hosting my own #CheckInWithMe three-part Notes Series!
My series included an intro (which was sent out in the #CheckInWithMe Newsletter via email) as well as a post on my Mighty Page.
Below is a sneak peek of the three parts.
**You are always welcomed to join the conversation and write a note!
Portion of intro
…Whether I’m on the go or sitting on my bed with a million thoughts, checking in with myself is the most productive way I’ve learned to stop, think and reflect. In doing so, I’m able to pinpoint how I’m feeling as well as possible reasons and next steps I can take to feel better. Writing is the main tool I use to make all of my thoughts more tangible — it allows me to vent and get everything out.
Starting can be the most difficult task when writing, but not to worry! I’m sharing some writing prompts above so you can #CheckInWithMe if you have a hard time checking in with yourself.
Here is a list of writing prompts you can use to kick-start your checking in process:
- This *insert event* made me feel…
- Today’s mental health goals are…
- These are the reasons why I’m proud of myself:…
- I’ve been thinking a lot about…
- I’m feeling *insert emotion* today…
- I want to…
- I hope…
- I love…
- I will…
Link to my Mighty Post for part 1 here.
Part 2 (Introducing Notes)
Portion of Intro
Aside from writing on The Mighty, I also enjoy creating small writing projects to stay focused on my goals. This helps me stay positive and keep track of my mental health. One habit I’ve picked up in my blogging/writing journey is to write a note, message or thought on my blog when I’m feeling down, curious, angry, anxious or accomplished. Keeping up with this habit has allowed me to build self-awareness and remain in touch with my inner thoughts while staying positive.
Whether it’s on a phone app, post-it note, dry-erase board or in a journal, today I challenge you to write a note too. It can be long or short, a simple thought or even a goal. The idea is to write down ideas and thoughts that motivate you to keep going. The note might even help you to write something more extensive in the future!
In your note you can write:
- An encouraging thought
- Reminders to keep going
- Lists of mental health goals and milestones
To get started you can ask yourself how you are feeling, what you want to accomplish, why you are having recurring thoughts about a specific subject, next steps to a goal, or encouraging words you would like to be reminded of.
Link to my Mighty post for part 2 here.
**Mighty post and intro are the same.
Title: Keep Checking in With Yourself. Keep Writing Notes.
It’s okay to not feel okay today or any other day. Although some days are more difficult than others check in with yourself and write, be creative. Writing notes has saved me from feeling trapped and voiceless and can help you too. Write a note to remind yourself that you can get through whatever you are going through.
Thank you to everyone who shared and commented last week or this week. You are brave and amazing.
Remember that you are filled with purpose and worth. Your power is immense and you can achieve all that you believe you can. Your voice and story are important. There is only one of you and your voice is one of a kind.
Keep writing notes!
You can find this post on The Mighty here!
Writing notes has been a part of my Sparkly experience for about 2 years. I’m excited to share the impact of writing and how it can help you too!
The more I heal and become who I want to be, the more excited I am to share what helped me get where I am.
2 thoughts on “Mighty Notes Series Note 37: #CheckInWithMe”
Thank you so much for posting this. It resonates so much with me. Ive bern journaling for 6yrs now and have adopted a lot of these myself. I have cptsd and over Think a lot. It helps me to temporarily ” empty my head” Recently dumped a whole load of journals ad they no longer served useful purpose but had helped me through difficult times.
Thank you for sharing! Writing is such a powerful tool!