“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
― A. A. Milne
When was the last time you paused and took stock of all the things that are right about you? All the things that are working, and just how much is going right?
This was the first thing I did with my patients when I worked in the psych ward.
“Tell me what’s working.”
“Tell me something that’s going well for you.”
Or I’d ask,
“Tell me what you really appreciate about yourself.”
While the patient stared back at me, mouth open but words not forthcoming, I hoisted up their medical chart, usually a few inches thick, and continued,
“I’ve already read your chart, so I know what’s the matter with you.”
“So let’s begin with what’s right with you. This is where we’ll start building something new.”
Sometimes we need to remember just how well we’re doing, how brave we are, how strong, and how smart, too.
What if we gave ourselves more credit, more often?
What if we focused on the good. Really amplified that?
Let’s try it and see what happens.
What’s right with you?
Today’s Journal Prompts
I am brave because…
I am strong because…
I am smart because…
I could also give myself more credit for…
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