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Pencil Case Prompts: Write a comforting letter to yourself.

Activity

Write a comforting letter to yourself.

My Reflection

I’ll go first ๐Ÿ’Œ

Dear Nina,

I know itโ€™s been a really rough couple of weeks and you feel alone, exhausted, burnt out, and the depression is feeling heavier than usual. I know your thoughts have been racing and youโ€™re wondering if things will get better. I know youโ€™ve been yearning for something you think is impossible to experience, but I want you to know that youโ€™re doing the best you can and itโ€™s OK not to feel OK right now. Itโ€™s OK to feel negative emotions sometimes. I want you to know that Iโ€™m proud of you. Youโ€™ve accomplished so much and youโ€™re worthy of all the happiness and love in the world. You are not void of new experiences and opportunities and this is definitely not the end-all for you. You are so much more and have so much to offer this world. You are amazing, beautiful, and talented beyond measure. I love you so much. Weโ€™ll get through this together. You deserve to be celebrated.

Love,
SparklyWarTanks

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

It’s World Mental Health Day! Pick a leaf ๐Ÿโ˜˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ

Activity

In honor of World Mental Health Day let’s reflect and share our experiences, perspectives, and goals!

Pick a leaf and follow the prompt that goes with that leaf:

1. ๐Ÿ Share a mental health victory you’ve had this year.

2. ๐ŸŒฑ Write a list of three ways you can prioritize your mental health this week.

3. โ˜˜๏ธ Finish this sentence: My mental health is important because
____________________.

My Reflection


I choose all three leaves today โ˜บ๏ธ

๐Ÿ: This year I continued therapy and grew so much in self-love!

๐ŸŒฑ: Three ways I can prioritize my mental health is by getting enough sleep (8-9 hours), eating breakfast every day, and writing in my journal to manage my overthinking.

โ˜˜๏ธ: My mental health is important because I deserve to feel at peace within myself and feel proud of how far I’ve come on my journey.

You can also find this prompt on The Mighty here.

Posted in Creative Writing, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Reflection, The Mighty

Poetry Writing: Freedom and Success

Activity

Write a short poem describing what freedom and success mean to you.

What thoughts come to mind? Any images or ideas come up?

My Poem: Successfully Free

Iโ€™m encompassed in peace.

Silent.

Still.

Powerful.

A green pasture.

No more to-dos.

I only exist.

My feet burrowed in the dirt.

The sky without clouds, only blue.

Not a worry left in my body.

I realized that I made it.

This is success. This is freedom.

This prompt is also in the Conquer Your Mind group on The Mighty here.

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

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

You can find this post in The Pencil Case on The Mighty here.


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.

You can find this post in The Pencil Case on The Mighty here.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Love, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Care, Self-Talk

I Trust and Believe in Myself…An Affirmation

Say this affirmation with me: I trust and believe in myself to manage and navigate through tough situations.

No matter how challenging the situation or how frustrated I feel, I’m capable of navigating each tough situation I’m presented with. I am capable of problem solving, self-care, and doing what is necessary to move forward. I trust in my intuition. I know who I am. I love myself. I believe in my capabilities.

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?

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 TheMighty.com!


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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Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, The Mighty

#CheckInWithMe: Choose An Affirmation

What affirmation are you taking from your affirmation journal today? ๐Ÿ“–

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 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 ๐ŸŒŸ: Motivation and getting work done.

Yellow ๐ŸŒŸ: Rest and relaxation

Pink ๐ŸŒŸ: Reflection, progress and working on your needs

Purple ๐ŸŒŸ: 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 ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ .

Affirmation for the week:

I do my best and my best is always enough. I begin each day inspired to continue moving forward ๐Ÿ’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 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!

Join this conversation here also 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?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!


Join the conversation here in The Pencil Case on TheMighty.com