The more I work on self-improvement, the more I realize that forgetting to sprinkle gentleness and grace into your healing journey is a recipe for destruction.
Many people focus self-improvement without acknowledging all of the ways that we are whole in the moment. This can quickly lead to a downhill spiral of constantly looking to improve and a desire to constantly “be better.” I am the first to encourage deep reflection and mindset shift journal prompts. In fact, I love the idea that we are spiritual beings on a mission to evolve and become our best selves. However, I believe that we will never truly be able to find contentment in the moment if we are only looking focusing on what to “change” about ourselves. It is essential to create space for the things we do well and to make sure we show compassion to ourselves as we navigate so many triggers every single day.
In A Society That Profits From Your Self Doubt, Liking Yourself Is A Rebellious Act.~ Amy Pence Brown
We are constantly told to make changes for optimal wellness. What if we looked at all of the things that we are doing well? What if we show appreciation for our strengths? Acknowledging our strengths is just as important as acknowledging our faults. We can use these strengths when we are working to break bad habits. For example, if you are aware that you are goal-oriented, using this awareness to focus on how replacing bad habits/limiting beliefs will help you achieve your goals.
Journal Prompt Questions:
That is why this week’s #mindfulmonday journal prompts focuses on reflecting on the things you love about yourself. It is important to create space to bring awareness to the traits that have helped you persevere during difficult times. Take the time to show yourself compassion as you work through limiting beliefs and habit shifts
- In what ways have I grown recently?
- What traits have helped me improve my well-being?
- How do these traits contribute to my optimal wellness?
Self-Improvement Perspective Shift
Take some time to reflect on what you love about yourself. I truly believe taking the time to sit down and answer questions is essential to increased focus and clarity when looking to improve. Let me know your thoughts on this perspective and share one of your positive traits in the comments below!