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

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

Activity

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?

🧸 Teddy bear of comfort and relaxation

πŸ“š Coloring books of fun

πŸ‡πŸ§ Energy snacks

πŸ‘Ÿ Calming shoes

πŸ’Œ Letters, reminders and mindful tips of support

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

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 🧸, energy snacks to help me keep up with my work 🧁, reminders and mindful tips πŸ’Œ and calming shoes πŸ‘Ÿ because my anxiety isn’t doing too well starting my week off.

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Activity

Mid-Year Reflection!
Choose a flower 🌷🌹🌻

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

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

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

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

My Reflection

I’ll reflect first!

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

🌹: 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.

🌻: 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.

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Activity

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

I’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

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

NAMI-NYC July Virtual Expressive Arts Event and Mighty Reflection: Feelings of “Home” and Self-Care

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 July 30th.

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
Me and My Self-Care

Description
“Me and My Self-Care” is a creative and fun event focused on reflecting about self-care, love and what “home” feels like to us. Starting with an ice breaker, we will sketch an image and write about our favorite type of self-care. The main activity will then be to pick one of two activities. The first activity will be to draw a self-care toolbox with a list of your favorite and most helpful self-care practices and the second activity will be to write a poem describing what “home” feels like to you and what it’s like for you to experience love, support and acceptance.Β  Lastly, we will close by sharing our works of art.

Materials
Paper, writing utensils (pen, pencil, markers, or crayons).

Hope to see you there!


**Sneak peek for my NAMI-NYC event activity.

Activity

What does “home” feel like to you?

If you wanted describe what “home” feels like to you, what words would you use? Does the feeling have a color, an experience, or remind you of a person? Is home a place or an idea?

My Reflection

For me, home is when I feel at peace and when I’m calm. Home is when I’m with my family and friends and I feel safe. Home is when I fully accept myself for who I am. Home is in the present moment.

What about you?


Find this activity in the Self-Care Lounge group on The Mighty here as well.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, The Mighty

#CheckInWithMe: Choose An Affirmation

What affirmation are you taking from your affirmation journal today? πŸ“–

1. I take my time and prioritize my needs. My needs are important.

2. I am enough.

3. It’s okay for me to ask for help.

4. I am worthy of love, kindness and acceptance.

5. I am making great progress. I am proud of myself.

Note: Feel free to choose as many affirmations as you would like or add some of if you own.


You can find this activity in the Check In With Me group on The Mighty here as well.

Posted in Mental Health, Other Accomplishments, The Mighty

Be There Certificate!

Hi Sparkly family!

I wanted to share a free resource I was able to complete last month as a part of my Mighty responsabilities. It’s called the “Be There Certificate.” This certificate is great for helping to learn different ways you can support someone who may be struggling with their mental health, from language you can use to steps you can take to support the people who matter to you! It’s not always the easiest to navigate and approach difficult moments, but it’s definitely worth exploring in what ways you can help πŸ¦‹.

If you want to check out the certificate, you can follow the link here: https://betherecertificate.org

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!

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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


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Posted in Mental Health, The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

#LiftMeUp: Share a Moment Where You Felt Uplifted, Encouraged or Empowered

Activity

Share a moment where you felt uplifted, encouraged or empowered.Β 

Do you recall a moment where you felt empowered, uplifted or encouraged? How did that moment impact you and make you feel? Did it shift your perspective in any way or change how you felt about a topic or idea?

My Reflection

I’ll go first!Β 

I felt uplifted and empowered when I hosted my first Mighty event back in 2018. During this time I was going through a lot of major shifts and changes when it came to my career and mental health. This was also the first time I was doing something that was out of my comfort zone. Following this moment I became more confident in my abilities and talents 🌟.

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


Join the conversation here in the Lift Me Up group on TheMighty.com

Posted in The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

The Pencil Case Prompts: What Creative Projects are You Working on?

Activity

What creative projects are you working on? 

Are you working on anything creative and fun? Have you’ve been writing a book, cooking up some great metaphors while writing poetry, designing, crafting, painting, crocheting, sewing, or even baking?

Would love to know what you’ve been up to β™₯️. Feel free to share in the comments below πŸ““πŸ–‹οΈπŸ“πŸŽ¨πŸ₯˜πŸ§΅πŸ§Ά.

My Reflection

I’m currently working on updating my Etsy shop MotivateBySWT; adding and updating listings and improving my products 🌠.


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