Weekly Check-In’s

Today I wanted to share something I’ve started to incorporate into my weekly routine. So I’ve come across the concept of “checking in”. I’m falling in love with it. And I’ll tell you why.

I first discovered this scrolling Instagram. Matt Cama wrote this post about how his girlfriend and him went on a trip and “checked in” with one another. He explained that they went over things that they were loving in the relationship and things that they wanted to develop on. It wasn’t a discussion about what/who was “right” or “wrong”, but more “what we love” and “what we want more of”. I remember thinking that was so amazing how open they were to do that with one another.

Ever since that post I’ve been hooked on this idea and it’s been coming up in various places for me. The biggest reason why I love it is because it creates intentional space to discuss the relationship. It’s not scary or intimidating, and it builds a beautiful avenue to communicate openly with your significant other.

I loved it so much I began thinking: how can I do this with myself?

So many of us are on autopilot most of the time. Have you ever looked back on the last day or so and wondered what you even did? I wanted to practice setting intentional space to reflect on myself and my actions.

Enter: Weekly Check-ins.

For the past few Sundays, I’ve been setting aside intentional time to “check in” with myself and reflect on the past week. I ask myself questions about how I’m feeling, the overall theme of the previous week, and then I set an intention for the upcoming week based on what I want to improve on. I’ve been absolutely loving it.

This has been especially beneficial in making me more aware of living in the present moment. I remember the first time I sat down and reflected on the week, I had to really focus on what happened just a few days prior. I also realized that so much can happen in a week, and the more aware and intentional you are with your daily routines and experiences, the more growth and expansion can be had.

So I wanted to supply you all with the journal prompts I’ve written for my weekly check ins. If you like this idea and try the exercise, I’d love to know your experience. Enjoy!

Weekly Reflection

  • How are you feeling about the last 7 days?

  • What emotions came up this week?

  • Did you face any challenges? If so, how did you handle them?

  • Did you procrastinate anything? If so, how will you tackle these tasks this week?

  • What lessons did you learn?

  • What progress did you make towards your goals?

  • Do you feel that you contributed to yourself in a positive way?

  • Did you support yourself:

    • Physically?

    • Emotionally?

    • Mentally?

    • Spiritually?

    • Socially?

This Week’s Intentions

  • Reflect on the emotions that came up last week. What is causing these feelings?

  • What’s currently working in your life and what’s not?

  • What can you do this week to foster positivity, a clear mind, and healthier mindset?

  • What’s your main intention for this week?

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