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Journal Prompts to Help You Reconnect with Yourself

Sometimes you don't know what to write about, and that's okay.

Keeping a journal has nothing to do with being a writer or not.


I'm a big fan of the idea that everyone should be keeping a journal and it should also be apart of everyone's regular routine. If you've been around here for a while, then you know I mention journaling often and there's a reason for that.


The act of journaling regularly can reduce stress, increase self-confidence, increase your problem-solving abilities, and improve your communication skills. Most importantly -- to me -- is that over time the act of journaling will help you connect more deeply with yourself and, if you're looking for answers to any of life's many questions, you already have them, you just have to get to them and journaling regularly will help you get there.


Journaling every day is a habit to be built up like any other and it's not one you have to do every day, though if you find yourself wanting to journal more frequently and find that you go days without writing in your journal because you don't know what to write about, I've come up with 10 prompts to help you get the words out.


Journal Prompts

  1. A day of gratitude. What are you grateful for today? Why are you grateful for these things?

  2. How would you spend today if there was nothing stopping you? What do you feel is stopping you?

  3. Recall the happiest moment in your life, in detail.

  4. Reflect on the heaviest thing in your emotional bag right now. What does healing through this look like for you?

  5. List everything you love about yourself.

  6. Write a letter to yourself too open on your next birthday.

  7. What does forgiveness look like to you? How can you extend forgiveness to yourself?

  8. List everything that brings you joy

  9. Reflect on a moment in your life that you feel shaped you every day afterward.

  10. How are you going to choose joy and your happiness today?

Remember, journaling is for you. There's no such thing as wrong or right.

Showing up for yourself is enough.

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