Journaling 101 // 10 Writing Prompts

 
Some days I feel like writing, but I don’t know where to begin. Or other times I think that journaling would be a good idea, however I find myself without a topic to write about. If you’ve ever been in the same situation, writing prompts might be for you.  They are usually just a one liner that give you direction. Often once you follow their path, it leads you down a few twist and turns before your writing session is complete.  
 
Where do you find writing prompts?  I created a handful of phrases and wrote them at the back of my journal – when I get stuck, I turn to the last page and use one of them.  You can also find books with lists of them, search on the internet or make a few up yourself!  Writing prompts can be light-hearted, serious, fun, thoughtful – all to suit your mood.
 
 
 
No matter how you are feeling, journaling your thoughts gives them a home other than in your mind.  Why would you want that?  Well, if you’re like me, I need space in my head to create, imagine, dream and develop.  Clearing my mind by putting pen to paper frees up space and also helps me to process thoughts/emotions worth processing 🙂
 
So, let’s get started shall we?  Here are some writing prompts that might just get you writing today.
 
 
10 WRITING PROMPTS TO HELP YOU JOURNAL
 
No.1 I am thankful for these 10 things…
 
No.2 Lately, when I think of the future, I feel…
 
No.3 Friendship is important to me because…
 
No.4 5 ways that I can make tomorrow a better day…
 
No.5 Spirituality means this to me…
 
No.6 If I were on a deserted island, I would want these 10 items with me…
 
No.7 My idea of the perfect date with someone is…
 
No.8 Today I was happy that I ________.  I wish I hadn’t _________.  This person frustrated me _________.  This person was kind to me ___________.  Overall, it was a ___________ day.
 
No.9 If I could go anywhere in the world right this minute, I would go to…
 
No.10 10 things that I love about my family are…
 
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This post is Part 3 of Journaling 101. Click here for Part 1 & Part 2 and be sure to tune in next week for segment 4 of this series – I’ll be sharing how journaling helped me through a tough time in my life.


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12 Comments

  1. i don’t journal really regularly unless inspiration strikes and sometimes that’s word vomit and pages and pages and sometimes just a line or two. thanks for the advice 🙂

  2. These are great prompts! I think I’d be able to fill a whole journal with just a few of them! Bookmarking this now 🙂 xo

  3. I am loving your Journaling 101 series! I especially love the photos that show you handwriting. Something special about handwriting that gets lost in the world of email I think. Visiting from SITS from over at http://www.ritewhileucan.com where I get giddy about all things paper and the lost art of letter writing. You might enjoy. 🙂

  4. I don’t really journal, unless you count my blogging or when I am documenting pictures in a photo album. But I think I just might use this technique more in the upcoming year. So glad I saw this post!

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