Psychology Today lists 10 reasons why journaling can be beneficial to your health. These reasons include: helps reduce anxiety and stress, enhances creativity, improves memory, boosts self-awareness, good for your mental health, provides motivation, gives you a sense of accomplishment, strengthens your relationships, helps your productivity and leaves a legacy! Sounds great right? It really is great to journal but sometimes the words don’t come easily. This is where journal prompts come in handy!

Here are a some journaling prompts for you to help jump start you. Maybe start with the one that resonates the most. Pick out a journal that you love. Take it to a quiet location and then just start. I promise you, the words will come!

Dear past me…
Dear present me…
Dear future me…
What would I be doing right now if I wasn’t trying to heal?
What have I learned about myself during this healing process?
Write a goodbye letter to something in your life you want to eliminate during this process.
What are the things in your life that make you smile?
What are you grateful for in your own life? For the next 10 minutes, write down as many as you can.
When were you the most confident? How did it feel? What made you feel that way?
Write down as many details as you can about one memory you’ll never forget.
What does the word “freedom” mean to you?
List 5 things you couldn’t live without, and explain why.
Talk about your first love – it could be a person, a place, a pet, an experience.
Draft a list of everything in your life you’d like to say “No” to.
Draft a list of everything in your life you’d like to say “Yes” to.
Identify the last mistake you made, that you feel ashamed about. What did you learn?
How are you doing, right now? Don’t hold back.