Hello, hello, hello.
We are in the final 2 months of 2015. Can you believe it? This year has really flown by! Since it’s November 2nd I’m a little late with this post, but I think this is something worth sharing with my audience.
While on Twitter I found an old November writing challenge that prompts you to take a few moments of self-reflection every day for the entire month. Now you know I’m all about self-reflection and introspection; I even wrote a post earlier this year about the 7 reasons why you should have an affirmation journal (you can check out that post by clicking here). So I’ll definitely be all over this writing challenge. I thought someone reading this blog might also be interested in taking this challenge with me, so I decided to share.
Although the challenge below requests that you post your responses publicly on your social media accounts, it is completely optional. Do what makes you comfortable. The whole point, at least for me, is to take a few moments every day to look within yourself for answers you may not have necessarily known off the top of your head. I can assure you that each question will prompt you to learn just a little bit more about who you are.
November Challenge: 30 Days of Visible Self-Reflection
This is a 30 day writing challenge that starts on November 1st. It’s the perfect time (in my opinion) to start gearing up for the New Year. The only requirement is that if you participate, you must post each day publicly (tumblr, wordpress, blogger, etc.) and use the hashtag #slaynewyork on your social media. The idea is to struggle visibly. This is not only to get you more comfortable with transparency but to also serve as an example (or reminder) of what it means to be human. We can’t grow together if we’re too busy hiding the growth we need to do separately. Check out the topic for each day in November below and don’t forget to tell a friend.
Nov. 1: Who are you?
Nov. 2: What areas of your personality, background, physical appearance are you struggling to accept?
Nov. 3: What are your dreams? How are you positioning yourself to make them become your reality?
Nov. 4: In a perfect world you would…?
Nov. 5: Write a good-bye letter to anything that has hurt you. Dig deep with this one.
Nov. 6: Think about your close circle. What does it say about you? What do you provide each other?
Nov. 7: What do you wish your parents would’ve done more of for you/with you growing up?
Nov. 8: What’s holding you back from living your best life right now?
Nov. 9: Write a love letter to yourself.
Nov. 10: What’s a body goal that you’d like to reach? Address it then make a plan to reach it and set a start date here.
Nov. 11: What did your first love teach you?
Nov. 12: One word: Trust. Write anything about it that you please.
Nov. 13: What are you most afraid of? Why?
Nov. 14: What has been your biggest adjustment from childhood to adulthood?
Nov. 15: How do you heal?
Nov. 16: What’s your purpose?
Nov. 17: How do you need to be loved?
Nov. 18: Write a letter to the person who has had the biggest impact on your life?
Nov. 19: What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you? How has it shaped you?
Nov. 20: Right now I am learning…?
Nov. 21: If the universe asked you “why should you be allowed to continue living” your response would be what?
Nov. 22: Think of the people who’ve made it possible for you to live in the world you live in today. In terms of the fight for equality and fairness, are you adding or taking away from that legacy? Expound.
Nov. 23: Are you a leader or a follower? What makes you either/or?
Nov. 24: What does your presence do to a room?
Nov. 25: What are you lacking?
Nov. 26: What are your strengths?
Nov. 27: What is killing me to keep around but I’m too comfortable with to let it go?
Nov. 28: What are you thankful for?
Nov. 29: Going into 2014 I will…?
Nov. 30: What have you learned from over the last 30 days?
I tried finding the source of this prompt, but the website seems to no longer be active. However, this is definitely something I’ll be doing on a daily basis for the month of November.