3 self reflection journal prompts for women entrepreneurs
It seems like women entrepreneurs tend to keep to themselves. Some of their struggles and personal thoughts aren’t always pretty or need to be promoted because the thing is, what you promote, people usually feel the need to comment on. Your life doesn’t always need a cosign. Sometimes your journal pages are the best place to explore your feelings and get your head back in the game to actually produce for yourself and others. The woman you are personally spills into who you are professionally so make sure you take care of her and self-reflect, step back and do something to relieve your tensions and stress.
Here are 3 prompts to get you started:
Prompt 1: One major thing I’ve learned about myself while building a business is…
This one is completely open-ended. You can create a list, think about when you first launched vs. now and what life lessons have popped up in between in your personal life. How did you learn the lessons? Have you actually learned them or does it feel ongoing? Expand and leave it all on the paper.
Prompt 2: Discover your love language and how you can love yourself more in your day to day life.
People usually learn their love languages so their partners can learn them and they can make sure they’re on the same page. Before you adequately can show someone how you receive love, why not be able to show yourself the same love? If you don’t know your love language, take the free assessment here and then discover how you can love on yourself daily and what you can begin to incorporate within your routine that will keep your love meter filled up.
Prompt 3: I should forgive myself for….
This one doesn’t have to feel like you should be sitting on a therapist’s couch. It can be as small as eating a cheat meal or as big as forgiving yourself for how you acted towards a family member or friend. Sometimes we get so used to carrying around emotional baggage, it feels like a regular daily load. In the wise words of Erykah, “One day all them bags gon' get in your way.
Writing relieves stress and anxiety that often comes with being an entrepreneur. Rather you’re rebranding, running 2 businesses or seemingly running on fumes, these should help you out.
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