Based on: https://acgraber.com/2018/05/19/understanding-your-personal-story/

Use this practice on a regular basis to understand your interpretation of the world. The aim of this practice is to provide you with key question to your personal reflection.

Share it with people you care about!

Feel free to print the worksheet, putting things down on paper would help you analyze better

In the last practice, I invited you to write down your thoughts and feelings. Now, you can start to wonder if what you wrote is an expectation, an habit or a belief that you have and where it comes from.

 

Here is a list of questions to help you:

About your thoughts:

Answer the following  questions based on the practice developing self-awareness.

Is this written thought an expectation, an habit or a belief?

 

Where does this expectation, habit or belief come from?

(e.g. it comes from my family, community, culture)

 

How does this “family / community / cultural” expectation, habit or belief impacts your life?

(e.g. it helps me feel secure or I feel deprived from my freedom)

 

About your emotions

In which situation do you feel this emotion?

(e.g. I feel this emotion when I am with my family, my community, people of my culture / organization.)

 

How does this feel and why?

(e.g. It feels good because I have the impression to be accepted.)

 

Does it indicate that an expectation, an habit or a belief is not met?

(e.g. It indicates that I fulfill the expectation of my employer regarding my accomplishment at work.)

 

Let’s get ready for the next blog

Reflect on the following questions. There is no right or wrong answer. Only your answer is important.

  • Do you think that all those expectations, habits or beliefs are serving you?
  • Do you feel aligned with them?
  • Are you emotional about those expectations, habits or beliefs?