Welcome back to the blog, LFT family! I’m back with a tough one, and it involves stepping out of your comfort zone and stepping into potentially new territory. I’m challenging you to answer one journal prompt each day — doesn’t have to be too long or anything like that. Even if you’re not a writer or someone who enjoys writing about your feelings, carve out a couple of minutes each day to reflect on the prompt of the day. These journal prompts will help with self-discovery, self-improvement, and more.
So, I hope this is as fruitful as you want it to be and that you develop a deeper understanding of yourself!
Day 1: Are you currently where you thought you’d be in your career? If yes, where would you like your career to go next? If your answer is no, what actions do you need to take to get to where you want to be?
Day 2: What was your favorite thing that happened today? Talk about why.
Day 3: If your teenage self saw who you are right now, what would they say to you? What would you say to them?
Day 4: How much time did you spend on your phone today? Is this normal for you?
Day 5: How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Do you feel well-rested, restless, or somewhere in between? If you didn’t sleep well or as well as you wanted, how can you change that?
Day 6: When reflecting on your day, do you find that you focus more on the bad parts of your day or the good parts of your day? What does your answer say about you?
Day 7: How often do you say, “Yes” when you really want to say, “No”? Whatever the answer, do you like this about yourself? If not, what do you want to do to change this?
Day 8: What is your favorite emoji? Why? What do you think this says about you?
Day 9: Describe yourself in three words using only words that start with the same letter as your first name.
Day 10: Reflect on the journal prompts and your responses from the past 10 days. What was the most difficult prompt for you to write about? Why?
Day 11: When do you feel most beautiful? What are you wearing? How does your hair look? Get specific as possible.
Day 12: What is your favorite childhood memory? Why? What can you smell, see, or hear as you reminisce? What feelings are coming up for you right now?
Day 13: Write yourself a love letter. What do you love about yourself? What have you done in your life that you’re proud of?
Day 14: Do you make decisions with your heart or your head? Do you think this helps you or hurts you most of the time?
Day 15: What was the last time you demonstrated kindness toward someone else? Explore how this act made you feel and why. If it has been a while since your last act of kindness, what can you do in the coming weeks to be kind to someone else?
Day 16: What is your favorite quote and why? How do you use this quote to help you through rough times? If you don’t have a favorite quote, do a quick Google search and find a quote that speaks to you. Explore what you love about this quote and the feelings that come up when you read it.
Day 17: Do you have trouble forgiving yourself for something you’ve done in the past? Why or why not? If you do have trouble, what steps can you take to work towards forgiving yourself?
Day 18: Name a person that you are glad to have in your life. What do they add to your life? Why are you grateful for them?
Day 19: What is your favorite area in your home? Why?
Day 20: Reflect on the journal prompts and your responses from the past 10 days. What was the most difficult prompt for you to write about? Why?
Day 21: What is the last thing that made you laugh — not just a chuckle, but an actual belly laugh? Do you find that you laugh often, or that you don’t laugh enough? Why do you think this is?
Day 22: What’s going on in the news that makes you feel anxious? Explore the anxiousness and other feelings surrounding what you’ve been seeing in the news.
Day 23: What is your favorite thing to do that calms you? What about this activity makes you feel calm? Do you do this activity as often as you’d like?
Day 24: What’s something that you’re looking forward to within the next week or two?
Day 25: How often do you ask others for help? Do you view asking for help as a weakness?
Day 26: Who would you say has hurt you the most in your life? Are they still in your life now? Have you forgiven them for what they did? Why or why not?
Day 27: What does self-care look like for you? Do you think you practice self-care enough? If you don’t, how can you incorporate more self-care into your daily or weekly routine?
Day 28: Write your life story or list all of your greatest memories, both good and bad, from childhood to now. What have you realized about yourself based on what you’ve been through? What have you realized about your life?
Day 29: What did you think of this journaling exercise? What have you learned about yourself through this experience?
Day 30: Reflect on the journal prompts and your responses from the past 30 days. What did you enjoy about journaling? What did you learn about yourself in this experience?