July was an exciting month for me! Following becoming a community leader on The Mighty, I had the privilege of hosting my own #CheckInWithMe three-part Notes Series!
My series included an intro (which was sent out in the #CheckInWithMe Newsletter via email) as well as a post on my Mighty Page.
Below is a sneak peek of the three parts.
**You are always welcomed to join the conversation and write a note!
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…Whether I’m on the go or sitting on my bed with a million thoughts, checking in with myself is the most productive way I’ve learned to stop, think and reflect. In doing so, I’m able to pinpoint how I’m feeling as well as possible reasons and next steps I can take to feel better. Writing is the main tool I use to make all of my thoughts more tangible — it allows me to vent and get everything out.
Starting can be the most difficult task when writing, but not to worry!
Here is a list of writing prompts you can use to kickstart your checking in process:
This *insert event* made me feel…
Today’s mental health goals are…
These are the reasons why I’m proud of myself:…
I’ve been thinking a lot about…
I’m feeling *insert emotion* today…
I want to…
Link to my Mighty Post for part 1 here.
Part 2 (Introducing Notes)
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help you to write something more extensive in the future!
In your note you can write:
An encouraging thought
Reminders to keep going
Lists of mental health goals and milestones.
To get started you can ask yourself how you are feeling, what you want to accomplish, why you are having recurring thoughts about a specific subject, next steps to a goal, or encouraging words you would like to be reminded of.
Link to my Mighty post for part 2 here.
**Mighty post and intro are the same.
Title: Keep Checking in With Yourself. Keep Writing Notes.
It’s okay to not feel okay today or any other day. Although some days are more difficult than others check in with yourself and write, be creative. Writing notes has saved me from feeling trapped and voiceless and can help you too. Write a note to remind yourself that you can get through whatever you are going through.
Thank you to everyone who shared and commented last week or this week. You are brave and amazing.
Remember that you are filled with purpose and worth. Your power is immense and you can achieve all that you believe you can. Your voice and story are important. There is only one of you and your voice is one of a kind.
Keep writing notes!
You can find this post on The Mighty here!
Writing notes has been a part of my Sparkly experience for about 2 years. I’m excited to share how impactful writing is for me and how it can help you too!
The more I heal and become who I want to be, the more excited I become to share what’s helped me to get where I am.