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15 Journal Prompts: For When You Don't Know Where to Start

Journaling is one of the most helpful self-reflecting activities you can do.

Not only does it allow you to clear out some of those thoughts that have been behaving like a hamster on a wheel, but it gives you the opportunity to take a deep dive inward, and possibly gain very helpful insight and perspective. Sometimes, it isn't easy to get started. Below you will find some prompts that may help you get the wheels turning.

  • Today, I experienced (insert challenge). That made me feel (insert emotions). Now elaborate on the situation, how you felt, and some solutions forward. If it does not require a solution, reflect on what lesson you can find in the situation.

  • What brought you joy today?

  • List 3 things you are grateful for today. If you are having trouble thinking of anything, remember that this could be a simple as being grateful that you woke up today, or that you are taking this time for yourself.

  • Write a note to your past or future self.

  • What are some goals for this week? (You can alter this to fit whatever timeline you wish)

  • What are your gifts?

  • What do you like about yourself?

  • What are your passions?

  • How are you feeling today?

  • Take a moment to acknowledge all the things you have accomplished in the past year.

  • Write some truths about yourself.

  • What are some compliments you could give yourself?

  • Picture your happy place. Describe what it looks like.

  • Write down a happy memory.

  • How can you contribute to making the world a better place?

Happy journaling, Soul Siblings!

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