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Discover Your Self-Worth Through Journaling

Embrace the power of journaling to nurture your self-worth. This proven practice from the realms of therapy and psychology is effective for all ages. Whether you express yourself through art, writing, collages, or a blend of mediums, journaling can be tailored to your preferences.

Banish the intimidation of a blank page and conquer those moments of uncertainty with a variety of prompts. While this article offers a few suggestions, once you immerse yourself in journaling, inspiration will flow effortlessly.

• To overcome the challenge of finding positive things to say, start at the back of your journal and work your way forward. Experiment by writing in a spiral, turning your book sideways, or even flipping it upside-down.

• Fill your journal with cherished memories and include images of celebrations, vacations, and loved ones. Construct timelines of your proudest moments, like graduation, first job, or solo road trips. Span multiple pages, create double spreads, and insert photos to capture the essence.

• Harness the power of affirmations to reinforce your positive qualities, such as:

- I am kind.

- I excel at...

- People appreciate my...

- I take pride in my ability to...

- I am cherished by...

- I feel joyful when...

• Counteract your Inner Critic by identifying three areas it criticizes and transforming them into positives. Jot down these transformations in your journal. Visualize your aspirations—what do you aim to accomplish, experience, or feel today, this week, or by the next holiday season?

• Transform your journal into a work of art. Visit an art store to procure your favorite colors in various mediums—pencils, watercolors, collage papers, stamps. Embellish with glitter, stickers, and puff paints, letting your creative spirit run free. Your personal journal will mirror the kaleidoscope of your inner self. Alternatively, opt for minimalist elegance, employing exquisite Japanese inks, textured papers, and graphite. Play with diverse tools—pens, pencils, brushes—and explore the multitude of lines they can create.

Infuse journaling with joy, making it an activity you eagerly engage in and revisit. When moments of self-doubt arise, your tangible journal will stand as a testament against your Inner Critic, reaffirming your worth.

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Love this idea!


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Oct 09, 2023


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