Permission slip – A permission slip is when a person in authority allows someone to do
something. For example, when a parent signs a paper allowing their child to go on a field trip.
For personal permission slips, you are in charge of your own behavior – so you’re giving yourself
permission to feel or act a certain way. It is setting an intention for how you want to behave in
Writing Permission Slips
As regular readers of my blog might know, my word of the year for 2021 is ‘Yes’. And while I’ve been saying ‘yes’ to many things, I’ve also realized that in saying ‘yes’ to somethings, I’ve had to say ‘no’ to others. Most of all, I’ve been giving myself permission to embrace somethings, let go of somethings and say a big ‘yes’ to myself.
As a reminder to myself, I’m going to be creating a board on which I stick post-it notes that are permission slips. Here are some of the things I’m going to be writing on them.
I’m giving myself permission to:
- Spend the first half hour of my day focusing on affirmations and writing my Morning Pages.
- Rest and relax when I feel tired or not up to doing things
- Put my creative work first
- Spend time learning and working on my writing.
- Not be compelled to post when I don’t feel like it.
- Ask for help when I need it
- Enjoy what I do
- Let go of FOMO
If you were to write a permission slip for yourself today what would it say?
Complete this sentence.
I’m giving myself permission to ____________________________
Last Friday’s prompt for Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday was ‘permission‘. I’ve had this post in my mind since then but didn’t write or publish it so I’ve decided to combine it with my Monday Musings post today. I’m joining Anita Ojeda’s Inspire Me Monday link up.