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Pencil Case Prompts: Pick a Butterfly

Activity

Choose a butterfly and follow the prompt that goes with that butterfly. 

Orange butterfly: List three things that make you smile .
Blue butterfly: where is your favorite place to go to relax?
Yellow butterfly: describe a moment where you felt brave.

Note: feel free to choose more than one butterfly! 


My Reflection

I choose the orange and blue butterflies.
Orange butterfly: Three things that make me smile are my dogs, spending time with my family, and sharing my mental health story to help others feel empowered. 
Blue butterfly: My favorite place to go to relax is my bedroom with all of my pillows. 


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What Is Your Body Telling You?

Want to know how to feel your emotions and grow in self-awareness?

Start by understanding how your emotions feel in your body. Do you feel anxiety or fear in your stomach? Maybe stress as headaches or body fatigue? Identify the body sensation with the emotion that goes with it. Listen to what your body is telling you and learn how to honor your body’s needs.


What is your body telling you today?

My body is telling me to slow down and not push myself too hard. My body is also telling me to work on my insomnia and get more rest.

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Break Toxic Cycles

Notice patterns and habits that you pick up from parents, guardians, or family members. The awareness that your behavior resembles that of those who raised you can aid in understanding who you want to be. Some of those behaviors are toxic cycles being passed down through generations. Do you want to continue those cycles and behaviors? It’s okay to go on your own path and do something different. It’s okay to break cycles you no longer want to continue either with yourself or how you raise your own family. Change the course of your life. Break cycles that don’t serve you and your growth.

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Pencil Case Prompts: What’s Your Favorite Song?

Activity

Who loves music as much as I do?!🖐
Let’s share some of our all time favorites.

🎼 What is your favorite song?
🎶What music do you like listening to?
🎵What’s your favorite genre? 


My Reflection

Right now, my favorite song is “Just Like You” by NF. I really love to listen to music I can relate to that helps me feel like I’m not alone. 


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You Are Deserving of Balance in Your Relationships

Friendly reminder that relationships, whether romantic, familial, or platonic deserve to be tended to with effort, consistency, balance, reciprocity, and respect.

Note: You are not “too much”. It’s okay to stand up for yourself. Accept only what you deserve.

Side Note: Having needs doesn’t mean you are “needy.” Understand the work you need to do within yourself to grow in self-awareness. Know the difference between what you need from yourself and what healthy balanced relationships looks like for you.

Not everyone you meet will be apart of your story. Not everyone you know will remain in your story. The ones that stay, return, or want to make the relationship work regardless of the challenges and differences will be well worth the effort.

Your energy is sacred.

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Are You Experiencing Life Transitions?

It’s okay to be gentle with yourself during transitions in your life. Whether it be moving to a new home, changing doctors/therapists, trying something new, starting a new job/change in finances, changing schools, losing friends, experiencing a breakup, grieving the loss of a love one, or letting go of someone you love and care about, transitions are difficult to cope with.

Learning to adjust and adapt to change is challenging and that’s okay. Know that you are not alone and you can give yourself time to grieve whatever it is you are moving forward from.

Give yourself permission to feel whatever emotions come up with change and reach out if you need to. Your feelings and experiences are valid no matter how “big” or “small” the change.

I love you.

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You Are Not Your Mistakes

Every day we are given the opportunity to make different decisions, ones that are more reflective of the person we want to become, more of the person we are working on creating.

Create and craft the reality that reveals the growth and lessons learned along the path you’ve taken. Continue and move forward, not dwelling on the past, but in greater awareness of yourself.

Forgive yourself and do better, better as defined by you, just because you deserve it. You deserve peace, healing, growth, and abundance. You have peace, you are healing, you are growing, and you are abundant.

Take one step and one moment at a time as you face the pain you’ve carried up to this point.
Release and relax. Allow yourself the space to feel what you’ve been holding on to.

Take that leap to move in the direction of change. You are deserving of the reality you envision for yourself.

Affirmation: I am learning and growing every day. I make decisions that are best for me. I am deserving of love, acceptance and peace. I am ready.

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Pencil Case Prompts: Let’s Set Some Goals!

Activity

What are 3 goals you would like to set this month?

Note: Goals can be  simple, complex, changed or even adjusted as time passes. It’s totally okay if you decide that a goal you’ve set isn’t the right fit for you. Goals are about you and what you want to accomplish for yourself.

My Reflection

The three goals I would like to set this month are:

1. To be gentle with myself, prioritize my mental health, and not compare myself to others.

2. To work on my certification and complete 4 tests.

3. To remind myself every day that I’m worthy, I’m enough, I’m doing the best that I can, and just because something hasn’t happened doesn’t mean it will never happen.  


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