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Prompts to get you started with your wellness journal

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

There's something rather terrifying about a blank page. Keen to start writing a wellness journal but not sure where to start? We've put together some ideas to get the inspiration flowing. Before you begin you might like to quietly meditate for just a moment. You may glance through the list below and see what comes up before picking up a pen, or you might like to check in with a body scan and notice what you are feeling, is your jaw clenched, has something made you upset, or are you feeling light and happy? Journaling is a fantastic emotional release, regardless of what the emotions are (you can read more about the benefits here).

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Pick a prompt, write it at the top of your page and you've already started. PROMPTS FOR YOUR WELLNESS JOURNAL

  1. Gratitude: Write about three things you are grateful for today and why they bring you joy.

  2. Self-care: Describe a self-care activity that rejuvenates you and explain how it makes you feel.

  3. Mindfulness: Reflect on a moment today when you were fully present and describe the sensations and emotions you experienced.

  4. Strengths and accomplishments: List three of your strengths or recent accomplishments and how they contribute to your overall well-being.

  5. Emotional exploration: Write about a recent emotional experience that impacted you deeply, describing the emotions you felt and any insights gained from the experience.

  6. Goals and aspirations: Reflect on your short-term and long-term goals. Write about why these goals are important to you and the steps you plan to take to achieve them.

  7. Challenges and growth: Describe a recent challenge or setback you faced. Reflect on the lessons learned and the personal growth that resulted from overcoming it.

  8. Self-compassion: Write a compassionate letter to yourself, offering words of understanding, encouragement, and self-love.

  9. Relationship reflections: Reflect on a significant relationship in your life and explore how it contributes to your overall well-being. Consider the ways in which you can nurture and strengthen that relationship.

  10. Body appreciation: Write about one thing you appreciate about your body and how it supports you in living a fulfilling life.

  11. Letting go: Reflect on something that is weighing you down or causing stress in your life. Explore ways in which you can let go of this burden and cultivate a sense of freedom.

  12. Joyful moments: Describe a recent moment of pure joy and explore why it brought you happiness. Consider how you can invite more of these moments into your life.

  13. Reflection on self-care practices: Evaluate your current self-care routine. Are there any areas that need improvement? What self-care practices would you like to prioritise moving forward?

  14. Positive affirmations: Write down three positive affirmations that resonate with you. Reflect on how these affirmations can support your well-being and empower you in challenging times.

  15. Reflection on boundaries: Reflect on your personal boundaries. Are there any boundaries that need reinforcement or adjustment? Consider how maintaining healthy boundaries can contribute to your overall wellness.

Remember, these prompts are meant to guide your wellness journaling journey. Feel free to modify or expand upon them based on your personal preferences and experiences. Looking for a new journal? Head to the store, we have a cute yoga bullet journal with dotted pages, where you can capture ideas, thoughts or draft an inspired yoga flow.

Happy journaling!

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