Journal Prompts for Your Highest Self

 Hey y'all!

Let's do a check-in here. How ARE you? You feeling okay? I hope you are. Times have been tough, but I want you to know that I love each and every single one of you that stumbles across my blog. I will always be here for you if you need a friend.

As for me, I've been feeling a lil bit 'meh'. I think I'm hitting a roadblock and feeling some real burnout in the creative areas of my life. Your girl needs a vacation and thankfully has one planned real soon.

Blogging for me has always been one of my favorite ways to push through the hard parts of life. So here I am!!

Today I want to talk about showing up for your highest self. And I know you're thinking "Sarah, I don't even show up for my right-now-self". To that, I say, "same girl." But that doesn't mean we can't or shouldn't strive to become the gal (or guy) we know we can be.

It's time to get out your trusty journal and favorite pen and think. Imagine your absolute highest self. What does that feel like? Who is she/he/they? Below is a list of questions to ask yourself as you journal.

As you journal about your highest self, really dig deep into what feelings having these things would bring. Would you be at peace? Would you be full of love and abundance? You should know that you can be happy as you are now, but it's always good to set goals and expectations for where you want to be in x amount of time.

So now you know what your highest self really craves. Let's focus on how to get there. What areas of your life do you feel are holding you back? Are there ways you can fix that? Start with the end goal and work your way back with reasonable and attainable goals.

Maybe the pandemic has made you realize you thrive in an at-home work environment. Now that the world is "reopening", you want to make a career change but find it difficult because you're also comfortable where you're at. (Speaking for a friend, duh 😉)

So using seeking a career example of your highest self. You want to be a full-time remote graphic designer for a health and wellness company making $65,000 by December 2021. Here are some steps you could take. Reminder: start with the final goal and work your way down. By breaking it down into easy and manageable steps, your goal starts to seem a lot more attainable.

Final Goal for December: Remote graphic designer making $65,000 in the health and wellness space

  • November: Feel confident in your abilities as you try your best and believe that all your previous months of research and hard work will pay off. Don't give up on yourself! (And if you got a job before this point, you freaking go girl!!!)
  • October: Continue applying for positions. Leverage yourself by attending online job fairs or other social networking opportunities for remote applicants. Seek out people who inspire you or can help you achieve your goal.
  • September: Ramp up your applications and try to apply for 5-10  jobs a day for 5 days out of the week. Build on your former connections with Zoom or coffee meetups to ask for advice or references.
  • August: Aim to apply for 1-5  jobs a day for 3 days out of the week. Begin forming LinkedIn connections with people who have similar roles to the job you are seeking.
  • July: Start updating your resume and cover letter. Research classes and certifications you can take or add to your skillset.
  • June: Begin looking into jobs within the health and wellness space. Update your website and portfolio to reflect your highest quality of work. 

I hope all of that made sense. Your girl had a little case of word vomit in this blogpost, but sometimes it really do be like that. Anyway, I love you all so much and I want you to achieve your wildest dreams. I believe in you. And you should believe in yourself too! Feel free to chat in my inbox!



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