Inner Growth Word of The Day 275 – Underactive

October 2

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Underactive


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) characterized by an abnormally low level of activity.


Underactive in a sentence: Underactive can reflect many things; but the reason behind it varies person to person.


Underactive in action: When you are not very active in a situation or a thought, that is underactive.


Underactive and inner growth: A deeper look at the moments in your life where you’ve been or still are underactive can get you to explore the true reasons for that underactive stance from your core.  Uncovering these reasons gives insight to you, which brings about inner growth thanks to gaining awareness of these reasons.


Underactive and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How has being underactive at times taught me something about myself? What does having underactive qualities mean to me?  When I have been underactive, how has that affected the situation?  Do I judge being underactive?  If so, how and why?  When did I look at what underactive was like in my life?  Does being underactive apply to me?  How has someone underactive affected my life?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with underactive at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list, think of two events where you could clearly see you were being underactive.  Write about them with the words from your list and notice the similarities and differences between the two events.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you are underactive and allow these feelings to flow throughout. Notice where they begin, where they flow to, and how they flow.  If you notice your emotions settling more in one place of your body, visualize them moving along (kind of like a river).  Once you are in a steady flow of emotions, let thoughts come in and notice how your feelings change depending on the thought that crosses your mind.


Your turn – Share your underactive sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂


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