I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.—Joan Didion
Sunday I was curled up in bed with a cuppa green tea and a journal to start the day.
As I sat upright with a few pillows stuffed behind my back, I grabbed a pen and began to write. My entry began with the date and time. From there it flowed into my current state of mind—what I felt mentally, physically, emotionally.
Our journals give us space to reflect, dream, grieve, rant, and more. Research shows that journal writing can strengthen immune cells, clarify thoughts and feelings, help with self-understanding, reduce stress, and solve problems.
The hardest part is staring at a blank page. Below is an assortment of prompts to help you begin.
- Write a journal entry to your future self in 10 years. Date it 1/16/27.
- If resources such as time and money weren’t a factor, how would you spend your days?
- List your short term and long term goals.
- If you could change one thing about your present life, what would it be?
- How would you like to make this world a better place?
- How can you best share your gifts with the world?
- What would make you feel mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually fulfilled?
- Describe what you see in front of you.
- Write a love letter to your past or future self.
- What was the last thing you read, heard, or saw that inspired you?
- What wants attention?
Grab a pen, paper, and a cuppa. Listen deeply. Let the muse out to play.
Wishing you a tranquil week ahead. Bisous. x