Oh, journaling… I’ve written about its fantastic benefits before.
Journaling is almost magic. And I don’t say that lightly, trust me.
I strongly believe that putting your thoughts and ideas in writing helps.
And I think I might know exactly why: we spend most of our time inside our own heads and journaling allows us to bring that mess to a physical place where we can review it later.
Plus, taking our thoughts out of our own brains has therapeutic benefits. No wonder why we need to “vent” and talk when we’re feeling angry, sad, anxious, or depressed.
These journaling prompts I’ve listed here are inspired by my own journaling practice.
When I write in my journal, I find myself answering these questions somehow and it’s helped me so much, I believe they will help you as well.
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31 Journaling Prompts For Women Who Want To Know Themselves Better
I think the reason why I’ve come up with this list of exactly 31 journaling prompts is quite obvious: if you answer one of these questions a day, you’ll be able to look back in exactly one month and see how much you’ve grown and how better you know yourself now.
A month is a relatively short amount of time!
So, set a time a day to write about your answers for at least 10 minutes.
You’ll see journaling working its magic on you after the first day 🙂 I promise!
- How do I feel today, really? Why?
- What’s something that’s been a lot on my mind lately? What can I do about it?
- What’s my most recurrent feeling?
- What’s the root of my most recurrent feeling?
- How do I feel about my daily routine? Do I like what I do day after day? Why?
- What do I think about my daily habits?
- What do I dislike the most about my life?
- What do I need more of in my life? Why?
- What do I need less of in my life? Why?
- What do I love the most about myself and my life? Name at least three things.
- How much has my life changed in the past year? How do I feel about that?
- Name at least three things that make you feel proud.
- What do I need to let go of? (People, resentment, bitterness, memories)
- Name the three most important life lessons you’ve learned so far.
- When have I felt the most motivated?
- What’s preventing me from pursuing the things I want to pursue?
- What am I willing to sacrifice now to have my dream life later?
- What bothers me?
- Which personality trait in others makes me like them immediately? What does that say about me?
- Which personality trait in others makes me dislike them immediately? What does that say about me?
- What’s the most important thing to me when it comes to relationships?
- What makes me feel useful and that I’m helping others?
- Identify your negative self-talk. What are the doubts I plant in my own mind?
- Which positive statements could I use to replace my negative self-talk?
- What positive things could others say about me? Do I believe they’re true? Why?
- What negative things could others say about me? Do I believe they’re true? Why?
- If I keep doing the same things I’m doing right now, will I have my dream life in two or three years? If not, will I at least be closer?
- How do I want to feel on a daily basis? Inspired, engaged, motivated, accomplished, relaxed?
- What do I see in others or other people’s lives that I want for me? Why?
- What’s the most important thing to me right now?
- How do I feel today, really? Why? How different is this feeling from the feeling I described on day #1?
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- Get clear about what you want and what matters to you
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