Journaling is a great way to connect with yourself and those around you because it helps to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. Ultimately the goal is to create time and space for self discovery. At a loss for where to start and what to write about? No worries. Here are 15 inspiring journal prompts to get you started on your journey of self exploration.
What are four things you can do to create more simplicity in your mind? In your life?
Make a list some tasks that most find trivial or mundane things, but that make you tremendously happy to do (e.g., painting your nails, braiding your hair, doing the dishes)
Reflect on the moments when you feel strong, attractive, or powerful. What circumstances contribute to those moments?
What is one experience you’ve had in life that surprised you with the lessons it taught? What did you learn?
What are some of the things you need to say “no” to or create boundaries around? How would doing so enrich your life?
From you, with love. Write yourself a letter that is full of the love and compassion you deserve.
Take the time to list the things that bring you comforts both big and small.
When was the last time you were stopped in your tracks, surprised by the beauty of an ordinary moment? What was it?
What are some recent curveballs that have been thrown at you that you’ve turned into something good?
Write out all the things you're really good at. What are your secret talents? Take the time to you celebrate yourself.
Make a list of all the words you find to be especially beautiful.
What is a memory that you cherish for its imperfectness?
Most of us have had an encounter with someone who seems to be magical. They come into your life unexpectedly and then leave just as sudden as they appeared. Who is someone who has had an unexpectedly magical effect on your life?
What are some inside jokes with friends and families that always make you laugh?
What are some of the books that have helped you navigate through life?