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Reflecting on Mobilize Women: It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Reflecting on Mobilize Women: It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

What you need: a pen, a journal or some paper, timer, 30 minutes, honest and open mind

Try to use the full 30 minutes to complete the exercise: if you feel like you are running out of things to write down, let your thoughts flow freely and write down whatever comes to your mind. This exercise is for you and you only.

Take 5 minutes to reflect and journal on each bullet point below:

  • When was the last time you felt comfortable, calm, and psychologically safe? Journal in detail including where you were, who you were with, and what you were experiencing during that time
  • How has COVID-19 pandemic impacted your mood and mental health? Reflect on how you remember yourself acting before and during the pandemic. What are the biggest differences? Has anything stayed the same?
  • During the It’s Okay to Not Be Okay session, the speakers shared their tips on when it’s the right time to get help, combating foundational mental health problems, and more. What are some practices that stood out to you?
  • How do you feel about your life and your position in life? What are you most grateful for? What aspects of your life take up the most mental space?

Take 10 minutes to complete the exercise below:

  • On a separate sheet of paper, write a letter to your future self describing how you are feeling, what you may be going through, and everything you would want your future self to know. Describe how you are investing in making your future self healthier and mentally stronger.

Hide the letter somewhere safe and set a reminder to read it in six months.

Remember, the more you continue doing these exercises, the easier it will become to reflect and get to know yourself better. If you’ve enjoyed the It’s Okay to Not Be Okay session and this exercise, don’t forget join us at the next session of Mobilize Women Week. 


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