Journaling Prompts + Inspiration

Journaling is a vehicle of emotional exploration, a way to channel difficult feelings into healthy and creative outcomes. It is a form of free self-expression that leads to exploration and personal growth. You see, there is real power in writing things down. By writing down your thoughts and feelings, you are forced to slow down and pay attention to everything that is going on in your life. I call it thinking on paper, teaching you objective perspective. In essence what you express in your journal becomes impressed in your heart and in your mind.

Successful people the world over —those who consistently make positive changes in their lives—reflect daily and learn from their life experiences.  And they often use some kind of journal to accomplish this.

Below I have broken up some journaling prompts into different categories, to help inspire and motivate you to take the plunge and spend 5 - 10 minutes per day anchoring your thoughts and feelings.

Personal Growth

• What do i need more of in my life?

• What do i need to let go of? (fears, toxic energy, toxic relationships)

• What are some of my limiting beliefs that are holding me back from reaching my highest potential?

• What are 5 ways to move out of my comfort zone this year?

• What are 7 things im really good at?

• What motivates me the most and to keep going?

• What makes me happy?

• What do i feel strongly about?

• What advice should i give myself right now?


• What are you grateful for today?

• What little blessings did you experience today?

• What risk are you most grateful for having taken?

• How can you inject gratitude into a current challenge?

• Who are you most grateful for in your life and why?

• Describe the last time you did something nice for someone.

• What do you already have that you want more of?

• What experiences have strengthened you?

• Write a list of the things you want to manifest.

Self Care

• What brings you genuine joy?

• Who is your best friend?

• What makes you happiest in life?

• If you could make a living doing anything, what would it be?

• Who is someone you’d like to treat better?

• What’s your favourite physical feature?

• What do you want your legacy to be?

• Who is your favourite person to talk to every day?

• What have you done lately just for you?

• What are you proud of yourself for?

• What are some things that inspire you?

• One thing I need to work on is __________

These three categories are just scratching the surface of how journaling can help you anchor and expand your way of thinking.

With this in mind, I’d love to hear your thoughts about this article and your take on the journaling prompts mentioned. 

What resonated with you?  What didn’t?  Is there anything else you would add?

Please leave me a comment below and share your thoughts.

35 views0 comments