Free-flowing, emotion-evoking, and soul-soothing — this is what journaling can be if you embrace it. This simple, yet effective practice of translating your thoughts into sacred words has the power to heal and awaken your deepest, most authentic self.

All you need is a quiet place, a few minutes to write your heart out, and enough honestly to recognize the shadows that need to see the light of day.

To start a journaling practice, you’ll need:

I always journal using pen and paper as I feel like my brain just connects more to what I’m writing. Journaling is such a personal practice so it’s up to you if you want to use a notebook or type on your phone or computer.

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Journaling Prompts for Self Reflection

  1. What does self-love mean to you? What feelings does it evoke?
  2. What self-care activities could you do more of?
  3. What little things can you do to make new memories this month?
  4. How can you brighten up your day and make it memorable?
  5. What are your biggest and most important goals for the month?
  6. Is there any uncertainty in your life right now? If so, how do you feel about it?
  7. How can you bring more courage into your life?
  8. How can you be kinder to yourself and show yourself more love and appreciation?
  9. What brings you joy and contentment lately?
  10. What are you most passionate about at this stage of your life?
  11. What do you daydream about?
  12. What are 5 things you love about yourself?
  13. What 10 things are you grateful for right now?
  14. When are you the most relaxed? What are some things that can help you relax?
  15. What are some positive, uplifting words you can start saying to yourself?
  16. What do you love about your life?
  17. What do you love about your job?
  18. What do you love about your personality?
  19. What do you love about your appearance?
  20. What do you love about your home?
  21. What do you love about your family?
  22. What do you love about the current season?
journaling prompts for self reflection
  1. What is the impact you’d like to make on the world?
  2. What is something that makes you unique as a person?
  3. What can you say NO to more?
  4. What can you say YES to more?
  5. What talent or skill would you like to develop and dedicate more time to?
  6. What do you want and need to get done by the end of the year?
  7. How would you do things differently next month?
  8. What inspires you?
journaling prompts for self reflection

Get Inspired By Who You’re Becoming In The New Year

With only 55 days left until 2022, I invite you to start a journaling practice in the new year. It might be just what you need to get to know yourself better and discover a whole new side of you that you’ll love and accept.

What lessons about yourself are you learning from these journaling prompts for self-reflection? What old patterns are you releasing? What parts of yourself are you uncovering and discovering? How will you love yourself more in 2022 and beyond?

If you want to share, I’d love to hear all about it over on Instagram. In the meantime, discover 23 simple ways to slow down this fall.

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