Do you have a journal?
have you thought of starting one but don’t know where to begin?
Maybe you’ve just bought yourself a nice new book with lots of blank pages but now you’re are lost.
Where do you start?
What do you say? Read on for 30 prompts for your journal.
Putting down your thoughts and feelings is a vital part of being mindful and, trust me, looking back can be extremely helpful. I had my first journal in 1989, and I still have it.
It’s amazing to look back, through good times and bad. Your journal can be your best friend in times of need and something to make you smile because you can completely immerse yourself in that wonderful moment again.
Some people like to keep things really positive all the time and this is often why they write a gratitude journal. Writing things down that are joyful and light keep away the negative feelings and thoughts.
So, lets get back to the first questions, where to start and what to say?
If you really don’t know then here are a few prompts to get you started. Pick one, give it a little thought and then get writing. See where it takes you. It’s not exam, there are no right or wrong answers. Just put down how ‘you’ feel the prompt represents you.
30 Prompts for Your Journal
- What are the things in life that bring me joy
- Who are the people in my life that make me happy
- What is my happiest memory
- When do I feel most relaxed
- How do I feel when I am alone
- What am I looking forward to
- How can I celebrate myself today
- What can I do today that I didn’t think I could do a year ago
- Do I trust myself to make big decisions
- How do I feel when I step out of my comfort zone
- Write about an event in your life that changed it for the better
- what gift have you given that has made a difference in someone’s life
- Write about a positive interaction you had with a stranger
- What has surprised you in a good way
- What do you really appreciate about your life
- Where does your future self live? what does it look like?
- List 10 of your favourite things
- What decisions are you procrastinating on making?
- What are you tolerating that you shouldn’t be?
- What is the thing you are afraid to say out loud.
- Who in my life can I be my full self with unapologetically?
- I really wish others knew this about me
- How can I be kinder to myself?
- What do I need to do to feel at peace?
- How do I feel in my body right now?
- Who was my childhood best friend? Write about them
- What was the hardest thing about growing up?
- What’s your passion and how did you discover it?
- Who do you want to spend more time with and why?
- What would you happily spend a lot of money on without feeling guilty?
Mindfulness Journals and Cards.
Like I said at the beginning, you begin with a book. It’s always nice to have a nice book to write in and my books have 192 pages of either lines, or bullet point pages. They are soft back and gold debossed, and a pure delight to write or draw in.
I also have journals with lots of writing prompts already in them. Each week you can fill in your journal following the daily prompts, and still have space for all of your own thoughts and ideas. There are also pages to aid your mindfulness exercises by having pictures to colour or positive affirmations and many others.
If it’s prompts you are looking for you could purchase a pack of Mind Cards. I stock three different types;
Mind Cards, split into groups of kindness, ritual, gratitude, reflection and journal
Mind Cards Journal Edition, with lots of prompts for your journal writing
Mind Cards Kids Edition. A special pack of cards to teach kids about mindfulness and journaling.