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Pencil Case Prompts: Reflections,Check-Ins, and Self-Care


Build a self-care gift bag!

What would you fill your self-care gift bag with? What do you need right now or for the week ahead?

๐Ÿงธ Teddy bear of comfort and relaxation

๐Ÿ“š Coloring books of fun

๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿง Energy snacks

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Calming shoes

๐Ÿ’Œ Letters, reminders and mindful tips of support

Note: Feel free to choose as many items as you would like! ๐ŸŒธ

Beginning of the week affirmation: I take one step at a time and reflect on what I need as I navigate each moment of my day. I am important. I do what’s best for me.

My Reflection

As I reflect on my needs, I definitely will add a teddy bear since I’ve been overthinking ๐Ÿงธ, energy snacks to help me keep up with my work ๐Ÿง, reminders and mindful tips ๐Ÿ’Œ and calming shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ because my anxiety isn’t doing too well starting my week off.

**Join this conversation here in The Pencil Case on!


Mid-Year Reflection!
Choose a flower ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป

Choose a flower and reflect on how this year has been for you so far.

๐ŸŒท : What is something you’ve achieved so far this year that you’re proud of?

๐ŸŒน: What is something you would like to continue working on?

๐ŸŒป: What is a long-term or short-term goal you want to set this month?

My Reflection

I’ll reflect first!

๐ŸŒท: This year, I was able to grow in my craft, my Mighty family, and in my finances!

๐ŸŒน: I would like to continue working on my self-talk and procrastination when it comes to my personal projects. I want to be more confident in my abilities and creative skills.

๐ŸŒป: A long-term goal I want to set starting this month is continuing to save money as well as working on my Etsy shop more consistently.

Mid-year affirmation: I am proud of the progress I’ve made and the progress I continue to make. I am doing my best and there’s no shame in asking for help on my journey. I am ready for my next steps.

**Join this conversation here in The Pencil Case on!


Write a list of 10 people, places, things or ideas that are important to you.

Let’s reflect on what’s important to us today!

My Reflection

Iโ€™ll go first!
Here is my list:

1. My family and friends
2. My dogs
3. Creativity
4. Empathy
5. The Mighty
6. My room/creative space
7. My mental health
8. Self-awareness
9. Learning
10. My blog/brand SparklyWarTanks

**Join this conversation here in The Pencil Case on

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It’s Possible.

It’s Possible

With each thought of impossibility lies a possibility, a possibility to shift and change the perception of that thought. 

In times of confusion, fear, doubt, or worry know what possibilities can be crafted.

Possibilities we can create include:

  • Awareness and reflection
  • Observation and understanding
  • Perception of control
  • Growth in perspective
  • Possibilities for change

As we navigate the possibilities in our lives we open channels to perceive, observe and reflect on what is happening. With understanding where we fit in our experiences, we create opportunities for awareness, growth and change.

Let’s create possibilities in our lives.

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I Release. I Welcome. I’m Ready.

Take a deep breath and say this affirmation with me:

I release any and everything not aligned with my highest good. I welcome possibilities and opportunities for peace, growth and love of all kinds. I’m ready to receive.

Reminder: You are worthy of receiving what is good. Accept what is and continue to create pathways for abundance to enter your energy. As you navigate your daily thoughts and ideas, know when to release what is not serving you and act when opportunities arise. Continue to be the creator.

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

Choose A Heart!


Choose a heart and follow the prompt that goes with that heart ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ.

โค๏ธ: Finish this sentence: I show up for myself by __________.

๐Ÿ’›: What are three things you are grateful for this week? 

๐Ÿงก: 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 ๐Ÿ˜.

โค๏ธ: I show up for myself by knowing my limits and doing what’s best for me even if that means saying no to others. 

๐Ÿ’›: 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.

๐Ÿงก: 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 โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก.

If you’re up to it, feel free to share in the comments below ๐Ÿ’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 Love, Potential and Worth, Self-Care, Self-Talk, The Mighty

Write an encouraging message to your younger self.ย 


Write an encouraging message to your younger self.ย 

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:ย 

Dear Little Me,ย 

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

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

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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.

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


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

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


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

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Thoughts and Questions: Are You Ready to Receive What You Want?

The more I move forward this year, the more I realize the impact my experiences, reflection, and perspective continue to have on shaping my perception of what’s happening around me.

Something major I learned just 2 days ago was despite wanting something so bad in the past, at that moment in time, I would have not been ready to receive what I have right now back then. It took so much work on my part, to be able to shift into the perspespective that is ready and capable to navigate my current experiences in a way that benefits me.

Just as much as I realize how I’ve changed to attract the abundance I have now, also reflects the process of receiving what I want now. I still have more growing to do and that’s okay. I’m patient with myself as I take one step at a time toward receiving my desires.

Affirmation: I am in alignment with my highest timeline and attract the love and abundance I deserve.

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

The Mighty #CheckInWithMe Group Prompt: What Would You Tell Your Teenage Self about Love?

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

Activity/Reflection Prompt:

What would you tell your teenage self about love?

My Reflection

I remember when I was a teenager I struggled a lot with my self-esteem and self-worth. I later realized because of this my perception of love was impacted; I struggled so much especially with self-love. I remember always wanting to be in a relationship and being in the “fairy tale” type of love story. I thought that I would only be satisfied with the idea of love if I was in a romantic relationship with my “soulmate.”  Valentines day hit me hard every year because, to me, it was a reminder of my failures in love.  

It took me up until now, as an adult, to slowly learn to love myself fully and unconditionally. I would tell my teenage self that love is all around me — from how I speak to myself, to the ones I surround myself with; from my creativity to my advocacy work; from how I interact with others to being in nature and expressing gratitude for what I have. Love is everywhere, I just have to open myself up to feel it.  

Warm and Friendly Reminder: Love is vast and can show up in many different ways including in friendships, family (biological or otherwise), romanic relationships, in  work/hobbies, in nature, and in self-love. Love is never too far away. 

Affirmations you can practice for self-love: 

“I am worthy of acceptance and love.” 

“I love myself.”  

“Love is all around me.”ย 

What about you? What would you tell your teenage self about love?

Join the conversation here in the Check In With Me group on

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February Mantra

Practice this mantra with me this month:

I overcome every challenge I’m faced with and learn the lessons necessary to help me move forward. I am proud of myself for doing my best every step of the way. Even on the toughest days, I’m stronger than I think. I am ready to continue forward doing what’s best for me.