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Longview - The Gifts of Imperfection

Helping students understand and utilize the conventions of Standard American English using the book, The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brené Brown.


Tips for Journaling

  1. Write the prompt(s) or main ideas listed below at the top of your journal page.
  2. Put ten minutes on a timer and just write.
  3. Keep pen to paper the whole time.
  4. Stay open and go where your writing takes you.

Guidepost 1: Cultivate Authenticity

Cultivate Authenticity - Let go of what people think

If I knew I could not fail, I would...

Guidepost 2: Cultivate Self-Compassion

Cultivate Self-Compassion - Let go of perfectionism

I feel most at peace when...

Guidepost 3: Cultivate a Resilient Spirit

Cultivate a Resilient Spirit - Let go of numbing and powerlessness

If I released my fears...

Guidepost 4: Cultivate Gratitude & Joy

Cultivate Gratitude & Joy - Let go of scarcity and fear of the dark

I am grateful for...

Guidepost 5: Cultivate Intuition & Trusting Faith

Cultivate Intuition & Trusting Faith - Let go of the need for certainty

I don't want to face...

Trusting faith and intuition looks like...

Guidepost 6: Cultivate Creativity

Cultivate Creativity - Let go of comparison

If I cultivated my creative self, I would try...

Guidepost 7: Cultivate Play & Rest

Cultivate Play & Rest - Let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth

If I cultivated play and rest, I would change...

Guidepost 8: Cultivate Calm & Stillness

Cultivate Calm & Stillness - Let go anxiety as a lifestyle

What is my heart's desire?

Guidepost 9: Cultivate Meaningful Work

Cultivate Meaningful Work - Let go of self-doubt and 'supposed to'

To me, meaningful work means...

Guidepost 10: Cultivate Laughter, Song, and Dance

Cultivate Laughter, Song, and Dance - Let go of being cool and "always in control"

Don't take yourself so seriously! Laugh, sing, and dance just for fun.