As we continue on this transformative journey, I’m excited to provide you with a personalized home practice that will nurture your growth and self-discovery until our next session. This practice is designed to empower you, promote self-awareness, and support your journey towards authentic connection and emotional well-being. Remember, consistency and self-compassion are key as you engage in these exercises.
Self-Compassion Journaling: Set aside dedicated time for journaling sessions, ideally in the evening or whenever you find yourself in a reflective mood. Write about your experiences, emotions, and insights. Explore moments when you’ve shown empathy and understanding towards others, considering how these experiences align with your natural ability to connect. As you reflect, delve into any patterns you’ve recognized – moments when you’ve prioritized others over yourself or suppressed your own needs. Be kind to yourself as you uncover these patterns, understanding that they are opportunities for growth. Use journaling as a safe space to express your emotions and thoughts authentically.
Boundary Setting Practice: Start with small steps in setting boundaries during your daily interactions. Begin by expressing your preferences in everyday situations. For instance, if someone asks for your opinion on something, provide an honest response that reflects your true thoughts. Alternatively, practice saying “no” when you genuinely can’t commit to something. Pay attention to your feelings during these moments – the empowerment that comes with voicing your needs and the discomfort that may arise. As you build this practice, you’ll become more skilled at asserting your boundaries with confidence and grace. Feel free to use these worksheets Boundaries, Empowering Boundaries Reflection Worksheet, to help you create and enforce boundaries.
Visualization for Authentic Business Presence: Use the Audio Exercise below to help you create the ideal “CEO Nikki.”
Empathy-Building Meditation: Set aside a few minutes each day to practice an empathy-building meditation or use the one below.
Positive Reinforcement Ritual: Create a simple ritual before bedtime to celebrate your moments of growth and self-empowerment. Take a few minutes to reflect on your day and identify instances where you honored your needs, expressed your authentic self, or practiced self-compassion. Write these moments down in a journal or on sticky notes. As you do, acknowledge your achievements and the progress you’re making on your journey. This ritual reinforces your commitment to personal growth and boosts your self-esteem.
Reflection on Patterns: Set aside regular time to reflect on the patterns we’ve uncovered during our sessions. Choose a quiet and comfortable space where you can engage in introspection. Consider instances when feelings of rejection or unwantedness arise in your life. Write about these situations, exploring your emotions, thoughts, and reactions. Reflect on any insights you gain and how these patterns relate to your sense of self-worth and authentic expression. This practice will deepen your self-awareness and help you untangle the roots of these recurring feelings.
Embrace these practices, Nikki, with an open heart and a sense of curiosity. Each exercise is an opportunity for self-discovery and empowerment. As you engage in these activities, remember that our shared journey continues, and I’m here to support and guide you every step of the way.
Unveiling "CEO Nikki": Crafting Your Business Presence Visualization
Empathy Building Meditation