This is a project idea I’ve been thinking about for a couple months. I know gratitude journals are pretty popular and I liked the idea so added to it to make a value project.
One of the lessons you learn from Individual Worth is you are amazing, wonderful, unique, and priceless. This self gratitude journal helps you remember and realize that.
- Writing instrument
- Positive thoughts about yourself
Each day begin with a prayer. Thank Heavenly Father for your talents and other positive qualities and ask Him to help you find more.
Then read a quote, scripture, story, or conference talk about how amazing you are as a daughter of God or as a woman. Write a quote you like from it in your journal.
Then write 1-3 sentences about each of the following:
- Something you like about your physical features
- Something you like about your personality
- A talent you are proud of
- An accomplishment
- Something great you did that day
- How you will show more love to yourself
Here is a page from my journal:
End with a prayer. It can be similar to the beginning prayer, or say what you like.
The last thing you write about is one thing you can do to show more love to yourself. At some point in the day do whatever it is you write.
I suggest writing in your journal for 30 days (or more). If you spend 20 minutes a day on this project then you will have ten hours by that time.
Something else you can also do is write how you feel about yourself before you start the project. Then do the same in the middle and at the end. Then go back and read all three and see what has changed.
Finish your project by writing an evaluation in your Personal Progress booklet (page 36).
It might be hard to write about these things in the beginning, and you might be tempted to repeat from a previous day, but as you continue you will find something good to say about yourself in each of these areas.
For talents, accomplishments, and something you did that day, it doesn’t have to be big. Notice the little things about yourself.
A talent could be: you are good with helping your younger siblings, you do chores without being reminded, or you can make lunch quickly.
An accomplishment could be: you finished an English paper, you got out of bed the first time your alarm clock went off, or you went through breakfast without spilling anything.
Whatever you write about make it positive. Take some time to think about yourself and all the amazing things you do.