Journal Prompts for increasing confidence and self belief
Journal Prompts for increasing confidence and self-belief
Using Journal prompts can be a great way of shifting your focus and your mindset for the better. It also takes away the awkward ‘staring at a blank page’ moment when you just don’t know what to write.
When you want to achieve big things in life we all know how important our mindset is.
What do you want to achieve?
If you want to start your own business or do something big that’s outside of your comfort zone you can often get stuck procrastinating because self doubt is rearing its ugly head telling you you can’t or shouldn’t do something because of X, Y, Z negative thought.
If you’re trying to do this AND you’re in a job that you really can’t stand, that’s making you miserable and knocking your confidence more and more every day you’re there…we need to do some readjustment on the way you feel about yourself and the things you think you’re capable of so you can focus on the right things every day and get moving forward with confidence, self-belief and a little gumption!
Focus on the positive
If what you’re doing is focusing on all the negatives and obstacles around you then that’s what you’re going to see, so we need to get you seeing the good stuff and the possibilities in front of you.
Journaling is a great way to do that. Journaling using prompts is a brilliant way to unlock your thinking and help you see things in a different, more positive way.
So, here are some common negative thoughts and prompts to use to shift your thinking around:
Thought: I can’t do this.
Prompt: List your achievements to date, go all the way back to school and keep listing.
Prompt: Write down a time that you were convinced you couldn’t do something but then achieved it? How did it feel?
Prompt: What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
Thought: I don’t know enough.
Prompt: List the evidence/reasons you DO know enough. Hours spent, training undertaken, life experience.
Prompt: List things you WILL do to make sure you feel you know enough.
Thought: I don’t like the way I look so don’t want to get visible.
Prompt: What are you grateful for about your body
Prompt: List the things you do like about the way you look
Prompt: What do people compliment me on?
Thought: I’m not good enough.
Prompt: What are you grateful for about your personality
Prompt: What’s the best compliment you’ve ever had?
Prompt: How would your best friend describe you?
Prompt: Who makes you feel good about yourself?
Thought: What if I fail?
Prompt: List all the things that will happen and come into your life if you DON’T fail!
Prompt: Write down the worst case scenario if it doesn’t work out, and brainstorm ways you could avoid it happening in the first place.
Bonus Prompt: Create yourself a positive affirmation and write it out daily.
All of these prompts will shift your negative thinking and allow you to focus on the positive and keep you heading in the right direction of your dreams.
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P.S – If you’re struggling to see the positives at the moment download my FREE ‘5 minutes to happy’ daily journal below. It’s based in positive psychology and can help you get back to ‘you’ and help you get from feeling ‘Meh’ to ‘whoohoo’! Just print it out, put it by your bed and spend 5 minutes every evening writing it and see how things start to shift.
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