Journalling Ideas

I love journalling! I think everyone should try it, it helps put all your thoughts, anxiety and gratitude on paper rather than it consuming your head. I don’t do it everyday and I don’t think you need to but to write when you want to remember random projects or figure out detailed thoughts and ideas, by which I mean noting down random blog ideas or novel storylines. From a perfectionist perspective, journalling has really helped me to put that aside when needed, my journal is very messy, it’s full of scribbles and doodles. These are some journal prompts to help you start!

Morning Journalling

  • A to-do list. Jot down all the tasks you have to do for the day, so you can visualise what your day will look like and how long to spend on each task.
  • Gratitude. To be in a good mindset, gratitude will boost your mood and motivate you to make the most out of the day.
  • Three targets. Set yourself three doable goals for the day. It’ll make you feel very satisfied at the end of the day if you’ve completed the main jobs (even if that’s all you’ve done)
  • Notice your mood. Figuring out what mood you are in will help you decide how much you should take on for that day. You can’t complete thousands of jobs when you are feeling low and unmotivated.

Evening Journalling

  • What went well today? List all the positives of that day, even if it was a crappy day, try and pick out all the good moments even if it’s really small (like having a good cup of tea) : )
  • What am I proud of today? Did you complete the tasks you assigned yourself to do?
  • Did you challenge yourself? I try to do something everyday that scares me (which isn’t hard), for example, speaking in class or walking into our canteen, which is honestly the most terrifying place, it’s like walking a catwalk, everyone watches you plod in.
  • What have I learned today? You learn something everyday! (As the saying goes) Being in eduction, this one is quite easy but someone will always know something you don’t.
  • Did I take part in an act of kindness today? If not how could you tomorrow? Noting down acts of kindness you carried out that day will make you feel better and good about yourself.

Those are my journal prompts that I personally use, not daily but when I have a few minutes to spare. It helps sum up my day and honestly if I’ve had an amazing morning but a rubbish rest of the day, it’ll boost my mood when I focus on the good bits. It can be the quickest way to put everything into perspective!

Thank you for reading!

Bye x