Journal Prompts

Self-Discovery Journal Prompts

In what situations has my greatest strength served me well?

What are ten things I am grateful for this week?

What can I do to take better care of myself?

What do I need more of in my life?

What does my ideal day look like?

What is a missed opportunity I wish I had taken? What would I do differently next time?

What is going right in my life?

What lessons did I learn this week?

What were all my small victories and successes this week?

When did I experience joy this week?

When has my greatest weakness held me back?

Anxiety Journal Prompts

Did I feel stressed or anxious today? What triggered that feeling? How did I overcome it?

Have I been patient with others? In what ways? If not, how can I practice being more patient?

How can I be more mindful of others?

Was today a difficult today? Describe what made it difficult. What could I do to prevent it?

What areas in my life would I like to be more organized? How can I achieve this? What can I do to prevent disorganization?

What can I do to give myself more time to relax?

What is a long-term goal I want to work towards?

What is a problem I had today, and what was my solution? Was this the best way I could have handled it?

What is one thing I need to let go of?

What steps have I taken to accomplish a goal (short- or long-term)? What steps could I take if I haven’t taken any yet?

Write some song lyrics that make you feel happy and/or calm. What is it about these songs that make you feel this way?

Depression Journal Prompts

Describe the perfect relationship.

How would I describe myself to a stranger?

What are my ten best talents?

What are ten things I could do to start taking care of myself?

What are the three biggest lessons I’ve learned from having depression?

What are three things that made me happy today?

What does unconditional love look like for me? What would it feel like?

What friendship have I had that was most meaningful?

What is a trait that I admire most in others? In what ways do I see this in myself?

What is the best compliment I’ve ever received? What makes it special to me?

Self-Love Journal Prompts

How can having a positive attitude change my life?

What are things I would like to say no to?

What do I love about my life?

What is the hardest thing to receive a compliment about?

What makes me feel invincible?

What will I accomplish in the next five years?

What would confidence feel like? What would confidence look like?

Who appreciates me?

Who are my role models? How am I already like them?

Why is it important to have healthy self-esteem?

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