Journal Prompts: Postpartum
Before I give you the prompts, I want to touch base on why journaling is so important! (If you’re interested in a more in-depth blog on why journaling is important, click here.)
It helps you process. It can give you a deeper understanding and gives you a clear understanding of what’s at hand. This helps with those crazy emotions! (If you need some guidance on accepting your emotions click here.)
It enables you to 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 you won’t just freak out, because you have something to help you release and cope.
These are just some of the reasons to journal. There are so many more reasons, and you might have your own, which is excellent, but I wanted to share the reasons why I write in a journal daily.
Quickly, let's talk postpartum. Every woman's postpartum experience is different. Mine? Was rough, stressful, and not the way I ever intended it. I'm currently 8 months postpartum, I look back to those earlier days and wish I knew what I know now. Especially with dealing with my emotions and all the crying etc.
These prompts are designed to help you through postpartum whether it’s the most amazing experience or the worst experience. These prompts are all about checking in with yourself and your needs as a woman and as a new mom.
If you want more on what I’ve learned throughout my motherhood journey so far, click here.
As promised, the prompts.
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What about your delivery went well? What do you want to always remember about your delivery?
Are you getting enough sleep? How can you get more?
What emotions are you currently struggling with?
What are those emotions telling you about yourself?
How is the relationship with your partner or co-parent?
Do you feel like you’re getting enough support, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually?
Where can you ask for help?
When you’re feeling low what do you do with those emotions?
Are there any times you feel inadequate or incapable?
How do you feel as a mom currently?
What would you do if you had more free time?
When was the last time you had alone time? What did you do?
What can you do for yourself right now that would help you make your postpartum experience more enjoyable?
What can you do to feel more comfortable as a mom?
Are you having anxiety? What is your anxiety telling you?
Are you having a hard time trusting yourself? Why?
How do you feel about your body? Is there a way to help you accept it more?
What’s your fave moment with your child so far?
How can you minimize stress?
How are you feeling today?
Have you been truthful at your doctors’ appointments about your feelings and happenings so far?
Create a mini self-care routine for your “not enough time” days.
Are you feeling connected to your child?
Have you gotten back to the things you’ve normally done?
Are you feeling fear and or anxiety when you leave your child?
Are you feeling respected, honored as a new mom by your partner or co-parent, support team and yourself?
Have you noticed any triggers? What are those triggers?
Do you feel beautiful? What can you do to help yourself feel more beautiful?
Are you being the best mom you can be? Is your idea of the “best mom” a fair expectation?
Are you feeling depressed and afraid to tell someone out of the fear of what they’ll do with your child?
Were there any prompts you struggled with? Leave a comment below. Let’s connect.