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Writing and Reflection Activities: Pencil Case Prompts, Exploring Comfort, and Learning Lessons

Activity

Finish these sentences:

I am moving past _________.

I am moving toward _______.

Let’s take steps forward together and affirm what we’re moving past and what we’re moving toward.

My Reflection

I’ll go first!

I am moving past shame, guilt, and self-limiting thoughts.

I am moving toward self-love, self-forgiveness, and accepting all parts of me.

What about you?

Let’s walk together ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’Œ.

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Activity

What does “comfort” feel like to you?

Whether we feel supported by those around us or in an environment where our needs are being met, the idea of comfort may look different for all of us.

What does comfort look and feel like to you? What makes you feel most comfortable?

My Reflection

For me I know comfort is directly related to how safe I feel in my environment. If I feel safe and supported by those around me, I’m able to access and navigate that environment more freely.

What about you?

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Activity

What is a lesson youโ€™ve learned that you feel is valuable to share with others?

Is there a life lesson youโ€™ve recently learned or learned over the years that you feel is valuable information that others in our Mighty community can benefit from?

My Reflection

A valuable lesson Iโ€™ve learned was that life isnโ€™t a timeline that everyone has to fit into. Itโ€™s OK to go at your own pace and do whatโ€™s best for you. There is no need to compare your journey with others peopleโ€™s journeys. We are all on our own path.

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Pencil Case Prompts: Check-Ins and Free Writes

Activity

How was your week?

How was this week for everyone? Any highlights, challenges, or victories you would like to share?

My Reflection

My week was OK. I’m proud of myself for getting all of my work done! I’m struggling with insomnia again, though ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. I’m currently powering through the tiredness and ruminating thoughts.

What about you?
Feel free to share in the comments below ๐Ÿ’Œ

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Activity

In the comments below, in your own Pencil Case post, or in a personal journal take a minute or two to just write โœ๏ธ. You can write about whatโ€™s been frustrating or challenging for you recently, something that youโ€™re proud of yourself for accomplishing, a goal that you have, a poem that you wrote or something that you created, perhaps even a word of encouragement or whatโ€™s been helping to keep you inspired or motivated.

My Reflection

Hereโ€™s my free write!

Today I want to share about what Iโ€™m working on in terms of my growth and progress. I went to therapy recently and realized I have such a hard time being proud of myself and not rationalizing my achievements as expectation. My goal for the rest of the year is to look at my accomplishments as wins no matter how “big” or “small” and allow myself to feel good when I do something great. I deserve to feel good.

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Pencil Case Prompts: What are you looking forward to this week?

Activity

Finish this sentence: This week I’m looking forward to ____________

What are you looking forward to this week? What are you prioritizing? What do you want to accomplish or work toward?

My Reflection

I’ll go first!

This week I’m looking forward to spending time with family as well as prioritizing sleep, meditation, time management, and peace of mind.

What about you? ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ


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Pencil Case Prompts: Victories and Mindful Moments

Activity

Whatโ€™s a challenge youโ€™ve worked extra hard to overcome?

Let’s share our victories together today!

Is there a challenge you’ve been faced with that’s taken a bit more effort and consistency to work through or overcome? What has that challenge been like for you? Has the challenge taught you anything thus far?

My Reflection

For me, my biggest challenge was learning how to love myself and put my needs first. It’s taken so much work on my part, and I’m still working on it, but I’ve made so much progress in the past three years! I’m so proud of myself ๐ŸŒป.

What about you?

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Activity

A 3 Step Mindful Moment: Gratitude and Intentions

When you come across this message take these three mindful steps:

Step 1: Pause โธ๏ธ what you are doing and take three deep breaths. Count for three seconds as you inhale and three seconds as you exhale.

Step 2: List two people, places, things or ideas you are grateful for.

Step 3: Set one positive intention for the rest of your day.

Note: Feel free to share your gratitude list and intention for the day in the comments below if you would like ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™‚.

My Reflection

Here is my gratitude list and intention for the day:

I am grateful for my bed and food to eat when I’m hungry.

My intention for today is to go slow and listen to my body as I navigate high anxiety.

My affirmation: I am allowed to take my time. There is no rush for me to get through the day.

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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?

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.

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Activity

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.

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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

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

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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 ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿž๏ธ.

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 ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒŸ. 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 ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿšฐ๐Ÿง˜โ™‚. 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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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 โœ…, do less of something โž–, or perhaps make some changes to your schedule ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ? How would you describe those goals using three words?

My Reflection

I’ll go first!ย 
My three words are rest, time management and self-compassion ๐ŸŒŸ.

What about you?ย 
Feel free to share in the comments below ๐Ÿ’Œ


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

Activity

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

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!ย 

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 ๐ŸŒŸ.

How about you?ย 
Feel free to share in the comments below ๐Ÿ’Œ


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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 โ™ฅ๏ธ. Feel free to share in the comments below ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿงต๐Ÿงถ.

My Reflection

I’m currently working on updating my Etsy shop MotivateBySWT; adding and updating listings and improving my products ๐ŸŒ .


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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?ย 

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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