Do you want to start writing a journal? However, you cannot think of what to actually write about.
As a beginner, it is a little overwhelming, too.
So, to get you started with journaling here is a list of 10 easy journal prompts for beginners.
You may know about hundred of benefits that journaling has and how it helps in improving the overall personality.
However, the issue here is that you cannot think of what to actually write in your journal.
Because, when you sit down to write then thousands of things may come in your mind and baffle you.
As a result, you would end up writing nothing. Don’t worry!
To help you with this issue, here is a curated list of 10 easy ideas and questions that will help you get in the habit of journaling.
List of easy journal prompts for beginners to start journaling now:
1. How are you feeling in the present moment?
Ask yourself this question and note down everything you feel right now.
Journaling is an easy way to keep record of your feeling and emotions. This helps you to reflect on your positive as well as negative feelings. Further, you can deal with them in a correct manner.
Be true to yourself and write down whatever you are feeling in the present moment.
2. How do you define happiness?
Being happy is something that everybody claims to be the ultimate goal of their lives.
But, have you ever reflected on the thought that what does happiness really means to you.
What according to you is the definition of ‘being happy’? What does it feel like when you are happy?
3. What makes you happy?
After defining what really being happy is. Now, think about what makes you happy.
What is it that makes you feel content from within and puts a smile on your face?
It could be something as little as ticking off tasks from your to-do-list to finishing a book you have been reading. List down at least three things that make you happy.
4. Make a list of three things that you are grateful for.
The best way to attract abundance is by expressing gratitude.
No matter how miserable the situation is, still there are certain things that make life worth living. Each on of us have that.
Make a list of at least three such things you have in your life.
It could be the presence of your favorite person, your health, the way you deal with problems or even the last meal you had. Express gratitude towards it.
5. What do you do to take care of yourself?
One can never undervalue the importance of self-care, because it is the way to express self-love.
Self-care teaches you to value yourself. It is the way of prioritizing yourself and celebrating your existence.
The little acts of love that you do to make yourself happy is self-care.
What are the things you do to take care of yourself?
However, if you are not doing any self-care practices in the present. Then list down things you’d like to do and do them regularly. I promise you’ll be a happier person.
6. Make a list of at least three things you like the most about yourself.
Sometimes, we tend to forget about our rare qualities because of us undervaluing ourselves. In fact, these are the qualities that makes us different from others.
Make a list of at least three such things that you like the most about about and find them rare. Eventually, you will end up listing more than three.
The world outside is sitting ready to harsh critic you, but you have to be your own cheerleader.
Make this list as the first step towards that.
7. What does your ideal-self looks like?
All of us have an ideal version of ourselves that we are working to be someday.
That ideal-self is somebody we look up to and admire secretly. It inspires us to give our best efforts at everything we do. Imagine your ideal self that is the highest version of you.
Note down the qualities they have, how they behave, how they deal with problems. Write down everything about your ideal version, from daily routine to food habits, everything.
When you write about the ideal version of yourself, you are telling your subconscious mind who you are going to be like.
8. How are you working to become a better version of yourself?
Now that you have written everything about your ideal-self and it is clear that it cannot be achieved in a day or two. Progress is a process. You have to work through it to attain the goal you have set for yourself.
List down things you are working on to become a better you each day.
You can write about- Your daily habits and mindset. Changes you brought in your daily routine. Small steps you are taking each day. Tasks you have completed in a week and more.
9. What are your plans for the future?
Live in the present but don’t take your future for granted. This seems preachy but it is the truth. Many of us regret the decisions we took in the heat of the moment without thinking about their consequences.
So, to be more cautious you should start writing down all your future plans. This will give more clarity about what you must do in the future.
10. What is your action plan to achieve your goals?
Writing about the future also includes writing about your goal that you want to achieve. But achieving does not only comes from writing about them, you have to plan accordingly in order to get there.
Making a proper action plan for that is the way.
Write down what you are going to do, in what order you are going to follow the steps, how much work you need to put in and how you are planning to do all of these. This keeps you organized and focused as well.
How to write a journal using these journal prompts?
Hopefully, this list of 10 questions and ideas will help you in ways you want. To get the best results out of this, it is suggested to follow these journal prompts in a sequential order.
Take this as a 10 day challenge and write one journal prompt everyday.
You can also use a 5-minute-method where you will be writing one question each day and answer it in 5-minutes. Write everything related to the question that comes in your mind for 5-minutes straight.
Make it a bedtime routine for the next 10 days. Write one journal prompt everyday before going to bed.
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Eventually, after writing everyday for 10 days, you will get into the habit of journaling. Here are more such useful journal prompts for you-
List of 20 Easy Journaling Prompts For Self-Discovery
You can read more about journaling here-
Everything You Need to Know About Journaling (Easy Tips for Beginners)