Creating a Check In Jar
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.