Sentence stubs

(takes about 30 minutes)

This exercise is a guided exploration of feelings and motivations. The extent to which this brings up genuinely new insights will depend on how exploratory you are feeling, and how much you are willing to challenge yourself.

Write for 3-5 minutes about each of these topics. Try to “push through” if you feel like you’re stuck and keep going for at least 3 minutes on each:

  • I feel happy when…
  • I feel sad when…
  • I feel safe when …
  • I feel angry when…
  • I feel loved when …
  • I feel ignored when …
  • I feel confident when…
  • I feel unsure when…
  • I feel that I’m doing something meaningful when…

Postmortem

You may want to go back through what you write a underline things that seem important or insightful. You may also want to translate some things you wrote into actions in the real world, or things to explore in future writing.

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