Here you’ll find a collection of journal prompts to help you start journaling. Excited to get started? I hope so because this isn’t another task to put on your to-do list, this is an opportunity. An opportunity to have some deep, real conversations with yourself. You’ll learn what you really think about that conversation you had with your boss, that date you just went on, or that plunge in the Aegean Sea on your last vacation.

Your mind will tell you what it thinks, your emotions will tell you how you feel and your dreams will tell you where to go next. Writing it all out will give you the courage to take those actions, and that's the beginning of building the life you want.

Gain Insight Into What Matters to You

Begin to get insights about what matters to you from the person who should really matter most—you! Then you can take your own advice and plan a future that fits your needs (and makes you more happy). Get journaling today!

Starter Journal Prompts:

🤔Decision-making (to help you take action):

  • What's something that you really want but have been telling yourself you can't have? Hint: it may be something you dream about or keep secret.
  • Are there 1 or 2 small steps that you can take to explore this desire? Hint: dig deep (there probably are).
  • Take one of those steps and then write how you felt afterward. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

🌞Developing a Brighter Outlook & Perception

  • When, and in what situations, do you have the most control over your thoughts? Why?
  • Write about a time when your perception was so sunny and peaceful that it colored an event or situation in a beautiful, amazing way.

🪴Insights Into How Loss Can Help Us Grow

  • What are 1 or 2 things you’ve learned as a result of losing something or someone?
  • How can loss and struggle push your personal growth forward?
  • Is there a loving friend or family member you rely on, and how do you feel their positive presence?

More Free Journal Resources:

Journaling 101: An Inspirational Guide to Start (or Revive) a Practice
Whether you write, doodle, draw, or keep memorable quotes, journaling uncovers YOU. Let your unconscious mind speak, download my free guide.

Sign up for the Let the Verse Flow Newsletter and get access to all my articles, including this free journaling guide.

The Benefits of Journaling for Mental Health & Wellness
13 of the top benefits of journaling for mental health and wellness in plain English -- totally relatable and ready to put into practice.

Sign up for the Let the Verse Flow Newsletter and get access to all my articles, including this guide to the benefits of journaling.

30-Day Journal Challenge (Writing Prompts to Get Started)
Here’s a fun & simple 30-day journal challenge for beginners (or those who need inspiration). Use the daily prompts to rediscover yourself.

Sign up for the Let the Verse Flow Newsletter and get access to all my articles, including this free 30-Day Journal challenge (with starter writing prompts).

The Let the Verse Flow Podcast: Personal Growth Thru a Creative Lens

For more inspiration and journal prompts, listen to my podcast, Let the Verse Flow on all major podcast apps. I provide journal prompts at the end of every episode. Journal with me – and reach out to me on Instagram or Facebook and let me know how your journal practice is going.

Listen to Let the Verse Flow on Your Podcast Player of Choice

You can listen to LTVF on all major podcast apps like Apple, Google, and Spotify.

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