It’s Sunday night as I type this, our Day 5 prompt of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge. I hope you had a great weekend. As you look ahead at your week, you may see that it’s really busy. Work, family commitments, kids’ activities- one, some, or all the above. (Of course, you could be going on a vacation. Enjoy!) Whatever the coming week looks like, take a few minutes now for some reflection and self-care.
Day 5 Prompt: In a note to self, write 5-10 sentences describing who you are. Follow Nora Ephron’s advice, “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” Which means the sentences you write may sound like these- I am powerful. I am creative. I am a problem-solver. I can finish my to-do list. And if I don’t, that’s understandable (it’s so long after all!). I’ll get to it next week. I am a dancer. I am a giggler. I am curious. I don’t let fear stop me from trying new things. I make time for myself. I love my body. It is a work of art. I love my commute ( so what if it’s long? I get to listen to my audiobook.) I make laundry disappear. I make time to do what makes me happy. I got this.
Go For It: Maybe you have many more sentences to write. Keep going, fill up a page or many pages, and use it as an effective reminder of how awesome you are.
My Day 5 Prompt: As I get older, I have gotten better at self-care. I have learned to recognize my boundaries and know when I need to step back from something or someone. I was bullied as a child, and have learned to speak up for myself. I have learned to say ‘No’ even if it means it’s going to displease someone. This last sentence is something I am still learning and today, I remind myself that it’s okay to say No – people-pleasing has never made anybody happy. I am creative and love how it’s crept in and taken over my life. I love how I’ve learned to take lemons and make lemonade. I love that I am strong. I know that being afraid doesn’t mean that I am not brave. My vulnerability is a strength, I love my imperfect self. I approach every day knowing that I am going to get some things done, and not others, and that’s okay.
I can go on and on, and you can too because once you start realizing your strength, the sky is the limit on the number of sentences you can write. Remind yourself every day of the week of your powerful self. You got this.
Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow! To share what you are doing, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. – Priya
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