Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Self-Care, The Mighty

Pick a Shooting Star!

Activity

Pick a shooting star!

Which Mighty star is shinning for you today? Which Mighty star can use a bit more sparkle in its shine?

Blue 🌟: Motivation and getting work done.

Yellow 🌟: Rest and relaxation

Pink 🌟: Reflection, progress and working on your needs

Purple 🌟: Self-advocacy and seeking support

Don’t see the Mighty star that’s shinning for you? No worries! Feel free to share your own Mighty star or what’s going great for you today in the comments as well πŸ’«πŸŒ .

Affirmation for the week:

I do my best and my best is always enough. I begin each day inspired to continue moving forward πŸ’Ž.


You can find this activity in the Daily Inspirations group on The Mighty here as well!

Posted in Creative Writing, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Self-Care, The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: Activities and Encouraging Words Reflections

Activity

What is your favorite outside activity?

What is your favorite activity to do outdoors? Perhaps you like to ski in the winter, go to the beach when it’s warm out, or even take a walk in the rain in the middle of spring. What activity do you love to participate in the most?

My Reflection

For me it’s taking a long walk in a park on a breezy spring afternoon 🌳🏞️.

What about you?

Feel free to share your favorite outdoor activity in the comments below!

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Activity

Write an encouraging note to yourself for the week ahead.

It’s the start of a new week Pencil Case family! Let’s start off the week with encouraging notes to ourselves 🌱🌟. Feel free to make your note an affirmation, reminder, song lyric, quote, funny saying, letter, or pep talk!

My Reflection

Here is my note:

Dear Nina,

You are worthy of good things, love, and happy moments. Continue to do your best! Don’t forget to meditate and drink water this week πŸ‘€πŸš°πŸ§˜β™‚. I love you.

-Nina

Bonus: Write your note on a piece of paper or somewhere where you can see it as a daily reminder this week!

Join this conversation here also in The Pencil Case on The Mighty!

Posted in Mental Health, Reflection, Self-Care, Self-Talk, The Mighty

Choose A Heart!

Activity

Choose a heart and follow the prompt that goes with that heart πŸ§‘πŸ’›β€οΈ.

❀️: Finish this sentence: I show up for myself by __________.

πŸ’›: What are three things you are grateful for this week? 

🧑: Write a thank you note to something or someone that’s had a positive impact on your mental health.

My Reflection

I’ll go first! 
I’ll challenge myself and do all three 😁.

❀️: I show up for myself by knowing my limits and doing what’s best for me even if that means saying no to others. 

πŸ’›: Three things I am grateful for this week are my dog who lifts my spirits everytime I leave my bedroom, my mom who continues to support me, and my comfy bed where I rest.

🧑: Thank you Kat, Ben and Carla from The Mighty team that continues to support, encourage, and help me to do my best work! 

Your turn! 
Pick a heart β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ§‘.

If you’re up to it, feel free to share in the comments below πŸ’Œ


You can find this prompt and reflection activity in the Let’s Talk Depression group here on The Mighty. Feel free to join the conversation!

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Self-Care, The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: Weekly Goal Check-In

Activity

What three words describe your goals for this week?

Do you have goals you want to prioritize this week? Maybe get something done βœ…, do less of something βž–, or perhaps make some changes to your schedule πŸ—“οΈ? How would you describe those goals using three words?

My Reflection

I’ll go first!Β 
My three words are rest, time management and self-compassion 🌟.

What about you?Β 
Feel free to share in the comments below πŸ’Œ


Join the conversation here in The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Self-Care, The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: What type of self-care do you want to prioritize this week?

Activity

What type of self-care do you want to prioritize this week?

How will you prioritize self-care this week? What self-care goals do you have?Β 

My Reflection

This week, I want to prioritize resting when my body is tired and not pushing myself too hard. I also want to sleep for 8 hours or more every night.

What about you?
Feel free to share what you’ve come up with in the comments below!


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Posted in Love, Potential and Worth, Self-Care, Self-Talk, The Mighty

Write an encouraging message to your younger self.Β 

Activity

Write an encouraging message to your younger self.Β 

If you could go back in time, what messages would you tell your younger self? What advice, reminders or positive words about mental health, self-care and self-love do you think would be helpful for your younger self to hear?

My Reflection


Here is my message to my younger self:Β 

Dear Little Me,Β 

I love you just the way you are.Β 
You are enough.
You are not too much or too different.Β Β 
You are beautiful and worthy of so much love.
You are healing.Β 
You are growing, it’s okay to make mistakes.
You are smart and creative.Β Β 
I’m so proud of you.Β 

Love,Β 
Bigger Me

Feel free to share your message in the comments!

This prompt was posted in the Mental Health Mighty Chit-Chat group here on TheMighty.com

Posted in Events, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Reflection, Self-Care

NAMI-NYC Virtual Expressive Arts Event: Pick Your Joy

So very excited to announce the NAMI-NYC Expressive Arts workshop event I will be hosting at the end of the month!Β  This event will be via Zoom and on the NAMI-NYC website. You can find the link in the flyer here. On the day of the event click the Expressive Arts Zoom link for April 30th, 2022!

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to send me an email. The time of the event is in Eastern Standard Time.

**I will share any updates or changes and keep everyone posted.Β 

Here are some details for the event:

Title

Pick Your Joy 

Description

“Pick Your Joy” is a creative and fun event focused on reflecting and expressing what joy looks and feels like to us. Starting with an ice breaker, we will sketch an image and write about one fun fact about ourselves. The main activity will then be to pick one of two activities. The first activity will be to draw what it’s like for you to experience joy and the second activity will be to write a poem about an exciting moment in your life. Lastly, we will close by sharing our works of art.

Materials: Paper and writing utensils (pen, pencil, crayons, markers, etc)Β 

Hope to see you there!

Posted in Creative Writing, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Potential and Worth, Self-Care, Self-Talk, The Mighty

I Welcome Peace: A Poem About an Important Memory

I Welcome Peace

I connect with the inner workings of my mind. 
I connect with myself.
Who am I? 
What am I doing here? 
I sit and I ponder as I press the keys on my keyboard. 
Words flow from my mind to the ends of my fingertips. 
I’m free to express my thoughts, the energy of my consciousness. 
I create because I am the creator. 
I set the tone to what is happening to me. 
I am because I exist.
I exist because I am. 
I am one with myself.
I’ve come to know peace.


Poem shared in Mighty Poets with prompt above as well.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Care, The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: New Month Intentions

Activity

Finish these sentences: 

I let go of ___________.

I welcome ___________.

A new month has started! 

Let’s create positive intentions by affirming what we want to let go of and what we want to welcome.

My Reflection

I let go of fear, limiting beliefs, doubt, shame, and negative thoughts about love. 

I welcome peace, love, success, abundance of all kinds, opportunities that fit my needs, new growth and knowledge.Β 

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Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Care, Self-Talk, The Mighty

Mighty Reflection Prompts: #CheckInWithMe Changes, Improvements and Self-Esteem

Activity

What is one thing you want to change, improve, or do more of this year?

My Reflection

Ever since this year started, I’ve been on a mission to prioritize what’s best for me. From the
opportunities I’m accepting to what I’m eating and who I’m interacting with, I’m checking in with myself daily to make sure what I’m doing is a reflection of what I want and deserve. 

In that process, I’ve  thought a lot about what I need more of and what I want to improve. One major thing I know I want/need more of (because It’s almost nonexistent in my life) is having fun and defining what fun looks like for me. I want to spend more time doing things I enjoy!

What about you? Is there anything you want to change, improve, or do more of this year? 

Join the conversation here in the Bipolar 1 group on TheMighty.com


Reflection prompt shared with me by xokat and graphic created by me.

Activity

Finish this sentence: 
I like to boost my self-esteem by ________.

My Reflection

Building my self-esteem  is an ongoing journey I work on regularly. On that journey I’ve learned different ways to help myself feel better especially when my mental health isn’t great and I’m feeling depressed, sad or self-critical of what I’ve achieved so far in my life.  

I particularly like to boost my self-esteem by doing a combination of these three things: 
1. Repeating this affirmation, “I am doing my best and my best is enough.”
2. Going to get my eyebrows done and buying myself something nice (when it’s in my budget). 
3. Writing on my blog about something I’ve overcome or accomplished that I’m most proud of.   

What about you? How do you boost your self-esteem?

Join this conversation here in the Check In With Me group on TheMighty.com