I talk a lot about checking in with yourself with my clients. It’s hard to know if you are on the right path, if you never stop to ask questions.
If you don’t realize you are tired and stressed, it’s easier to chomp on that donut. If you never ask yourself what you need, how will you get those needs met?
I have a jar on my desk filled with questions to look at and ask every hour or two. Sometimes I use them throughout the day, other days I forget. But, it’s all good.
I got this idea from someone at Jen Louden’s Comfort Cafe. And some of these questions are from her Life Organizer. I cut up a few old cards and put them in a jar I had.
I love how intentional, conscious and aware checking in with myself makes me.
Breathe a few breaths. Take a question and read it. See what comes up for you and if there is any action for you to take or mindset you want to change.
Some questions to ask:
- Where is my heart right now?
- Are my expectations reasonable?
- Am I holding any tension in my body?
- What is my soul saying?
- What am I procrastinating on?
- How can I savor this moment?
- What is the next right thing to do?
- What am I feeling?
I created a pdf with questions I use. You can print it out on cardstock or paper and put in your own jar.
*update* Originally it was saved by using only system fonts, so people that didn’t have that font ended up with blurry lines instead. I have updated the file, so everyone should be able to see it now.
WOW! Marvelous. Thank you so much! And thanks to Jennifer Louden too, of whom I have long been a fan!
Awesome, I am excited to create my own “check in a Jar”.
Thank$ a Million,
What a great idea to have a CHECK-IN JAR . Thank you for the cards . . They could would only add to clutter for me so will put them in a file on PC to refer to DAILY
I tried downloading, and all I got was a blurry blue line where the wording should be. Don’t know what I did wrong. I hope I can download it, as I’m looking forward to using this.
What a wonderful resource, thank you for sharing! I’ve just written mine out on different colour papers and will be decorating them. I like the opportunity to exercise my creative muscles 🙂 Such a simple, yet effective technique to keep ourselves on track. You’re a star!
Glad you got right in there Rae.
I still get the blurry lines…any suggestions?
I love this list but it was a little hard to find again. I was wondering if you would be so generous and kind as to put it on your freebies page and maybe put the word “questions” in the title so it pops up in a search. Or do that keyword search with self-care, questions, jar, etc.
I did find it by searching for (I think) cardstock AND jar.
It is so wonderful!!!!
Thank you — You are one of the people I think of when I hear this quote: “We are not here to see through each other, but to see each other through.”
These are great ~ can hardly wait to use them! Thanks so much, Beth.