February 08, 2021
Imagine this: You’ve picked up a lovely new notebook. It sits on your bedside table with a pretty pen perched at the ready. You scroll through Instagram and see bullet journal artists creating the most enviable layouts. You keep hearing that journaling is good for mental health and creativity and a million other things.
Let’s get practical: when you’re staring at a blank page, it can really help to have a prompt to get things moving. Working with prompts can give a certain intention and direction to your words, as well. Depending on what your journaling goals are, using specific prompts can help you get the most out of your daily journaling habit.
But wait! There’s one more fun feature of working with consistent journaling prompts. If you answer the same question in your writing every so often, you’ll be able to look back and compare your entries. You’ll be able to get a feel for how you’ve grown, or how your past self has responded to different events over time. That is incredibly valuable information…and all it takes is some strategic, prompt-driven scribbling.
Okay. Have we convinced you yet? We’re SO EXCITED to get started. Here are the prompts we’re using to level-up our journaling this year!
A lot of the time, we forget that having fun is a hugely important part of life. It can feel frivolous, but keeping fun as a goal keeps a gorgeous smile on our faces! Use these prompts to figure out how you can inject more happy-making activities into your everyday.
Here’s a fun fact: The human brain tends to overestimate how often we complete healthy habits. This can make following our progress difficult! Honestly filling out a record of the steps we take towards health, every day, can make it easier to see what we’re actually doing - making it easier to switch up strategies if need be.
It’s also SO satisfying to be able to write down, in ink on paper, that we’ve completed a workout, right? That little yay feeling also helps you want to keep moving towards your fitness goals - so lean into it!
If you like these types of questions and other easy ways to track your progress, check out our 90 Day Journal - it's got tons of simple ways to make seeing your growth fun!
You don’t have to be a budding novelist to have a magical daydream inside you! Every once in a while, it’s fun to explore the what-if side of life with an out-there prompt. It’s silly. It’s satisfying! Just do it - trust us! Here are some prompts to get started.
You’ve heard it before, but it’s still absolutely true: Taking time to remember what we’re thankful for makes us calmer and happier. Use these prompts to help you do just that!
Let’s be real: We’ve all got stuff we’re facing. Writing that stuff out has been shown to be one way to work through hard emotions. If you’re up to it, consider answering these prompts.
These mini journalling prompts take the anxiety out of journalling. If you have two minutes, you can jot down the answers to these super-brief questions - and you’ll still reap the benefits of routine writing. Win-win!
PRO TIP: Need some help being consistent with writing? USE MATERIALS YOU LOVE. Let’s be real: You could use a regular notebook and pencil to get this done. But. If you invest in completely adorable stationery and pens that glide flawlessly over the page, you’re gonna get so much more satisfaction from the activity. Journaling will feel less like a chore, and more like a self-care action. You’ll elevate your routine into a ritual.
What are you waiting for? Two minutes a day. Let’s do it!
What has journaling done for you in your life? Or - what’s standing in your way of establishing this easy, fun, and therapeutic habit? Let us know in the comments below 💛
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