Keeping a journal can encourages self-love, love of life and your world. When you regularly record your thoughts, you will often gain insight into your behaviors and moods. Journaling can be used for problem-solving and stress reduction. It’s been proven to improve mental and physical health, increased self-esteem and personal healing.
Journaling doesn’t have to be a time-consuming habit. As little as 5 minutes a day can be beneficial. It can be done anywhere from a quiet place at home to a busy train station while waiting for your ride. All you need is a pen or pencil and some paper; or journal app on your computer or cell phone (and of course a cup of tea 🙂 for a reflective tea moment).
Here are a few journaling prompts to get you started:
- Make a list of things you want to do before next year.
- If you could improve any single skill or talent you have, which would you choose? Why?
- What are your 3 best positive characteristics? Why are they the best?
- I really wish others knew this about me…
- Make a list of 15 things that make you smile.
- If money, resources and health were not issues, I would …
- List 3 things you can do this evening to nourish your soul.
- What would you put into a ‘professional survival kit’ for your work?
- List 3 things you could ask others to do instead of doing them yourself?
- What scares you?
- What are 3 characteristics you have that you would like to change and why?
Journaling for Insight & Inspiration with Andrea Leda and Plum Deluxe