Hello! It has been such a long time! In addition to devoting a bit more attention to my new business and a lot of attention to my baby, we also recently bought a house in Phoenix, so we’ve been moving out of the rental we initially settled into, and into the new house. Whew! If you followed the real estate market, you know that Phoenix was one of the toughest markets, so it was quite the feat to find such a wonderful place! THEN we moved out of the Phoenix house (after a trip to Hawaii and turning it into an Airbnb) and moved to Milwaukee. WHEW! ANYWAY, I recently did an activity that really boosted my mood and confidence, so I thought I’d pass it along! Here’s how to journal to boost confidence!
If you’d rather listen than read, I made a super short video, which you can see here!
To be honest, my activity wasn’t journaling… I was completing an interview via email for a blogger (which I need to add to my press page!) who was doing profiles on makeup artists, stylists, etc. But since I am guessing most of my readership doesn’t fall into that category, I thought I’d bend the idea a bit to make it fit, so journaling it is!
Basically, the interview asked a lot of questions that led to reflection on my accomplishments… questions that I feel aren’t really asked all that frequently, at least not in my experience.
So since you’re not super likely to encounter such questions, why not just incorporate them into your daily journaling practice? (And if you don’t have one, I recommend starting… it’s something I picked up when trying to do The Artist’s Way, and love, so I’ve continued it imperfectly).
I made a little graphic for those watching the reel/video above to screen shot, but here are the questions I found most impactful, altered just a bit to make them more universal:
1. What work do you do?
2. What are you studying/learning at the moment?
3. What made you choose your career?
4. What about it is important to you and why?
5. What are your main successes, and how did you achieve them?
6. Who do you have an influence on, and how?
7. Who inspires you?
8. What advice do you have to share?
For me, thinking about my journey to where I am, both personally and professionally, was really eye-opening in a positive way, and I encourage you to do these questions with both personal and professional achievements and answers in mind.
If you’re looking for a soundtrack to listen to while you do this reflection and work on how to journal to boost confidence, I recommend my “Curated Confidence” playlist I made! I’ll gladly take song suggestions to add to it, too – just comment below or contact me here or on social media!
Any questions you’d add?