In today’s mostly digital, paperless reality, the thought of the journal might evoke ideas of hidden young crushes or something that you “used to do.”
However, why keep a journal?
As you get older, the benefits of maintaining the journal become stronger. The journal will be valuable — documenting what you did and where you were. Examples include cases, where you want to remember what you thought on a particular day or event. Not to mention, it will help with critical thinking and your anxiety. It has helped mine.
So, in July, I will write one prompt each day. I will ask Siri to pick a number from 1 to 31 and then write about the prompt related to the number that she has announced. It is reasonably straight forward. I hope you join me on my journey. I would love you hear what you have to say. So please, send me your blog link relating to this challenge.
Below are the challenge’s writing prompts for July.
- How have you grown this year?
- What’s holding you back?
- Describe a scene from your day.
- How can you give yourself a break today?
- List & draw things that make you happy.
- When in your life, did you feel your best?
- What habits & actions did you do to feel amazing?
- Where was your headspace right now?
- What’s on my to-do list today?
- What’s one positive change I can make in my daily life?
- What good habit do you want to begin this month?
- Going forward, how can you commit to loving yourself every day?
- What would your life be like if you didn’t have stress?
- How would you describe yourself, affectionately, to a stranger?
- What things make you feel bad, but you find yourself doing them anyway?
- Make a list of 10 things that make you smile.
- What are your 10 worst habits, and how do they impact your life?
- When was the last time you indulged yourself and how?
- Write about something you do well.
- What’s something that you need to get rid of?
- Whom would you invite to an imaginary luncheon, and why?
- What do you love right now and how it makes you feel.
- Where do you want to travel?
- Who is someone you admire, and what are their qualities?
- Take a selfie just as you are. Write a description of your face using loving words.
- What are your ten best talents?
- What friendship that you’ve had was the most meaningful?
- What is the unique thing about you? Do you like to hide it or let it show?
- What is your superpower?
- What is one thing that you regret and why?
- Write a bucket list.
This challenge is cheap and is great for your mental health and can easily be added to your daily routine. Try to add it into your morning or evening practice so you can start to make it a habit. I usually keep this list by my bed. I’ll use a prompt and write in my journal each morning when I wake up.
Writing for a few minutes every day doesn’t sound so scary, does it?
The trick is that all of this adds up and promote healthy well-being.
I hope you found this journal prompts for self-care useful.