Journal Prompts: Self-Reflection
Before I give you the prompts, I want to touch base on why journaling is so important!
It helps you process. It can give you a deeper understanding and give you a clear understanding of what’s at hand. This is can be really important for those crazy emotions! (And if you need some guidance on accepting your emotions click here.)
It helps you de-stress. Writing in a journal is like talking to a bestie. They just don’t talk back and sometimes we need that! Plus the self-care/self-love aspect is an added bonus.
It helps you stay grounded. Meaning that you won’t just freak out, at a moment’s notice, because you have something that helps you cope.
There are so many other reasons and you might have your own reasons. For me, I love to write. I’ve always been that way. And writing for me makes it easier to express myself. Which is probably why I can text books to people! Lol! Anyway, before I give the prompts, let’s talk self-reflection.
Self-reflection is vital to any transformation you’re after. Whether you want to heal or develop. Checking in with yourself is important for your mental and emotional health. If you don’t check in and do some reflecting how will you know if you’re learning and growing? How will you know if you’ve moved on from your past? How will you know if you’re changing into the woman you truly want to be? The answer is you can’t, if you’re not self-reflecting.
You can always do quick checks, but these journal prompts will give you in-depth opportunity to really check in and analyze what’s going on!
Remember this isn’t about beating yourself up because you didn’t do something the “right” way; it’s about seeing where you are so you can adjust your course, if needed.
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What are you grateful for?
What are your greatest fears?
Are these fears from your past? Why/why not?
What are your values?
What is the most important thing to you, in the world? Why?
If you could do anything in the world, what would it be? Why?
What’s the one thing you would go back and rewrite? -You can’t say nothing.
Now rewrite that one thing.
If you could change one thing about the world what would it be? Why?
Where would you travel if money wasn’t a problem?
If you couldn’t fail, what would you do?
Why don’t you do that one thing, now?
Do you do things for yourself or to please other people? Explain.
What goals have you set in the past and haven’t achieved?
Why didn’t you achieve those goals?
Are your reasons for not achieving your goals excuses? Why/why not?
Why do you hang around your group of friends?
If you gave your 17 year old self advice what would you say?
Describe your ideal day.
In that ideal day what feelings do you want to achieve?
What are 10 things you like about yourself?
What are 3 things you want to improve about yourself? Why?
What makes you feel peaceful?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? -Describe your feelings too.
What from your past are you still holding on to?
Think back to the last argument you had, were you upset by the argument or were you triggered? Explain.
What’s something you’ve never EVER told anyone?
Write about your ideal partner. -Even if you already have one.
What do you wish you did more of? Explain.
Think back to the best day of your life, how can those feelings be recreated?
Were there any that you struggled with? Leave a comment below, let’s work through them together! Let’s connect.