Journal prompts are an amazing way to get into journaling for your mental health and mindset.
They essentially provide you with writing prompts for when you’re journaling to get your mind working. This is super-helpful if you’re new to journaling and have no idea what to write or where to even start.
What’s a journal prompt?
A journaling prompt is a phrase, sentence, question, or even just a word that’s designed to help spark your creativity when you sit down to journal.
Journaling can be hard, especially if you’re using it for shadow work, self-care or to process complicated emotions, and it’s difficult to know where to even begin when it comes to putting pen to paper.
Journal prompts can help relieve the anxiety of not knowing what to write about and – quite literally – prompt you to open up a little more, even if it’s only to yourself, which is really good for your mental health and mindset.
You can even choose a journal prompt based on what you want to work on during that particular journaling session. For example, if you’re dealing with depression, you may want to use some journal prompts for depression; if you’re doing trying to learn self love, you might want to get some ideas from my self love journal prompts, and so on.
Shadow work journal prompts are a really great place to get started when working on self-awareness and improving your mindset.
What are some good journal prompts?
Journal prompts that genuinely get you thinking about your own existence (deep, I know), emotions, actions, and reactions are all tremendous ways of improving your mindset and mental health in general.
When I write journal prompts, I always try to write open-ended prompts that will encourage you to dig a little deeper into why you are the way you are and how to deal with this going forward.
Good journal prompts are the ones that help you heal.