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Journal prompts for self-care

When was the last time you wrote in your journal?

I used to write in mine when I was angry or upset, when I needed to offload. Now I write in there daily. It’s a great way for me to connect with myself on a deeper level. Having a deep connection with myself has been important as I learn to better care for and love myself after trauma.

A huge part of my self-care is journaling and it makes a huge difference on my emotional wellbeing. Having the opportunity to vent, offload and disclose my thoughts and feelings in that safe space is just magical.

I’ve delivered a couple of workshops around how we can practise self-care and how journaling helps. The discussion is always interesting. It’s clear to me that we need more of this.

If you’re reading this, you may already journal for self-care. Or perhaps you don’t but your intrigued and open to trying. Either way, you may find this blog post useful.

I journal daily and I don’t usually follow any prompts. It’s more like a stream of consciousness really, but it works for me at the moment.

But having a prompt to follow can really help unplug your thoughts and emotions, and help you pour it out onto paper.

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Journal prompts

To assist you in digging a little deeper, here are 10 prompts you can use:

  1. How do you find peace within yourself while battling external chaos?
  2. Where do you create room for self-forgiveness and what does that tell you about yourself?
  3. Write about the part of yourself that is hardest to love, despite you knowing it deserves it the most.
  4. When was the last time you smiled and felt happy inside?
  5. What would happen to your world if you started saying no to others?
  6. Write about your first thought when you wake up in the morning.
  7. Write about the conversations you never got to have, that still play out in your mind.
  8. Where do you look for comfort outside of yourself?
  9. Write about the last time you experienced a comfortable silence and what that tells you about yourself.
  10. How does your understanding of self-love manifest in your reality? How do you feel about that?

Remember the power is in your words.

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