A journal practice can look different for everyone. Your style can vary from night to night and there is no right way of doing it. It just comes down to you, how you are feeling and what decides to flow out onto that page.
However, sometimes to get us started the use of journal prompts is the best way to go. They give you a topic or question to focus your attention on and base your answer around. These questions are usually the start of something much deeper and will kick start your journal practice. Journal prompts are a great way to get you straight into your practice rather than sitting and pondering for so long over what to write (or what not to write about).
To help you get started, I have listed the best and most effective journal prompts for every mood and emotion.
Journal Prompts for Gratitude:
- What am I most grateful for today?
- Who am I grateful for and why?
- What is something my body can do that I am grateful for and why?
- List 3 things you are proud of right now
Journal Prompts for Anxiety:
- What is one thing I can see, feel, taste and hear right now?
- If I was to scan my body, where do I feel this anxiety?
- At what point in my day did I begin to feel anxious? Do I know why?
- List 5 things that make me smile
Journal Prompts for Manifesting:
- My dream life looks like?
- My Ideal day feels like?
- In 6 months time I will have?
- What limiting beliefs are holding me back and how can I overcome them?
- The woman I am becoming would say to me right now...
Journal Prompts for Motivation:
- What inspires me to be my best?
- What is my why in life and in what I do?
- What goal am I working towards and why is this important to me?
- How will I feel when I achieve my goals?
- Who is the only person that is going to give me my dream life? (HINT: you, the answer is you)
Journal Prompts for a healthy relationship with your Nutritional choices:
- How will I nourish my body today?
- What foods make me feel my best?
- What foods give me energy?
- How do I feel when I eat wholesome foods?
- How do I get to move my body today?
Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery:
- I am my happiest when I am doing?
- I am my happiest when I am around?
- If there were no limitations what and where would I be right now?
- How would I describe my highest self? Who is she/he? How does she show up each day?
Journal Prompts for Sleep:
What is something that happened in my day that I am grateful for?
How did I make myself proud today?
What was one thing that I enjoyed doing today?
What made me smile?
What am I letting go of?
Use these prompts as you wish and change them to suit you. You are in total control and your body and mind know what they want to write about and let go. Allow yourself to just relax into it and don't put pressure on yourself to answer anything a certain way.
Let it flow and let it go.