Do you need journal prompts?
Not sure? Okay, I’ll put it another way – do you struggle to think of things to write about in your journal?
Lots of stuff has happened and you’re processing some and ignoring the rest but – like where do you even START???
And that’s where journal prompts come in.
Journal Prompts Give You a Nudge.
They give you something either to write about or they remind of something that’s happened.
For example, we’re in September so here’s a prompt for you:
“What’s the first thing you think of in September?”
The first thing I think of in September is leaves turning from green to brown then falling. This brings other things to mind like winter’s coming, it’s a couple of months to Christmas, the hour changes next month, etc.
As your journal is where you write about personal stuff like feelings, what feelings do you have around September?
Any anniversaries or birthdays in September?
It’s the start of the new school and college year here in the UK so any feelings around that? Maybe you have school age kids or grandkids, or you’re a teacher, or maybe you work in a school or college. How does September affect you? You could write about your own back to school memories.
Journal Prompts Can Challenge You.
How about this:
“What is your main goal for September?”
Running around like a headless chook thinking, “Oh no – I haven’t set a goal and it’s asking for my MAIN goal! What?”
Don’t panic. Remember it’s just a prompt, something to give you a nudge. And a challenge.
So, what is your main goal for the month?
Think about something specific you want to achieve. Do you want to drift through yet another month then get to the last day and berate yourself for not joining the slimming club/going swimming/doing yoga/playing football with the lads on Sundays, etc?
This is your chance to choose what you want to achieve this month.
Go do it!
Journal Prompts Give You Variety.
“What is the one thing you love about where you live.”
One thing. Blimey, one thing. Just one. Can’t be that difficult.
It’s around 45 minutes to God’s own country, Wales.
What’s your one thing?
Can’t think of one thing? Okay, write down everything you love about where you live and narrow it down.
You’ll get there.
“What did I do today?”
Remember your journal is where you can write about absolutely anything, so write about what you did today, even if it was the most heartbreaking thing you’ve ever done, or you were blissfully happy doing it.
It’s your journal. Write about you in it.
You spend a lot of time looking out for others, your journal is you looking out for you. 🙂
Check out the journal at the top. It’s my Goals Journal and is my favourite. It’s available here.
Til next time,