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Who Am I? A Journal Prompt to Help Increase Your Confidence

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

This is a journaling prompt that can change your life. I know this because someone texted me after my last blog, and said, ”Can you write about the 100 Things Challenge because that made a huge difference in my life?”

I’ve had people do this when they struggle with anxiety and believe anxiety is who they are. I’ve had people do this when they think they are so average or ordinary, they have no clue what extraordinary value they bring to the people in their lives. I’ve had people do this when they are devastated from a breakup that left them with a shattered self-esteem.

Let me start by saying, you are irreplaceable. You are colorful, nuanced, and deep. You may not feel this way and that is why I created this journaling exercise in the first place. I made it for people who feel so common that they can be easily swapped out for another, better person.

However, you cannot be so easily replaced.

How this journal exercise works:

If I asked you to describe yourself in 100 ways, could you? I do not know how many ways the average person can describe themselves, but I do know when I mention 100 ways, they look at me with disbelief, like, “Not that many.”

I chose 100 because it is a lot. It was meant to push people to think outside of the box about themselves. Most people are only accustomed to thinking of themselves from certain angles and in certain ways, however, if you look at the exercise provided below, I list eight different angles and possible ways to think of yourself, and that’s just getting started.

Fill this out. Describe yourself in 100 ways.

Here are some examples for me:

I like coffee. Ordinary.

I like to read. Ordinary.

I am a Christian. Pretty ordinary.

I like to wear cardigans like it is a school uniform. A little less ordinary.

My family has adopted. Less ordinary.

I like to mentor high school girls one-on-one. Less ordinary.

I blog. Possibly even less ordinary.

I am an intentional friend. Not super ordinary.

And when you are complete, these are the ideas I want to leave you with:

I am a coffee-lovin’, book-reading, Christian who wears cardigans like a school uniform, and whose family has adopted. I mentor high schoolers, blog, and am an intentional friend. Much, much less ordinary.

Yes, if you look at yourself one quality at a time, you may feel pretty common. You may know plenty of people who do that specific thing, but, if you add your 100 qualities together and look at yourself as a WHOLE rather than a part, you are unmatched. There is no one out there like you, and that’s pretty neat.

I hope you do this exercise and see (maybe for the first time) how wonderfully made you are. If you do complete this prompt, I would love to hear about it. The best way to find me is on Instagram @intentionallyanne. I am rooting for you incredible woman. Know your worth friend.

Psalm 139: 13-14 “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

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