journal prompts to change your life

Journal Prompts to Change Your Life

Journaling is one of my favorite parts of my personal development practice. Although sometimes it is difficult to sit down and write, I often find it an incredibly rewarding experience. Purchase a journal you like and your favorite pens to write with. Set a timer for 15 minutes and start to write. I encourage everyone to write stream of consciousness and see what happens. I promise you will not be disappointed if you stay consistent with this practice. So, without further ado, here are 30 of my FAVORITE journal prompts to change your life:

30 journal prompts to change your life

  1. Let’s start simple. What’s on your mind right now? Write about anything and everything.
  2. What do you need to get off your chest today? Consider your journal a friend who will listen without judgment.
  3. What feels like a struggle at this moment? How can you reframe this struggle to see what it is teaching you?
  4. What do you want to accomplish today/tomorrow? Make a priority list of MAXIMUM 5 priorities. How will you accomplish these tasks?
  5. What makes your life feel complicated? How can you simplify your life in little ways?
  6. What doubts do you currently have? How can you ease them?
  7. What can you do to nurture your mind, body, and soul more consistently?
  8. Write down all the positive ways you’ve changed over the last five years. How have you grown?
  9. Write down your goals for the next five years. Where do you want to be? DREAM BIG!
  10. Write down affirmations you can recite when you are feeling insecure or down. Why are these affirmations important to you?
  11. What do you feel you need the most right now? How can you meet that need?
  12. If your closest friends were to write down your best personality traits, what would they be
  13. What negative or traumatic experiences have you let define you, and how can you attempt to change the narrative?
  14. How can you meet your insecurities, mistakes, and flaws with grace, acceptance, and love today?
  15. If you struggle with self-care, what are the top reasons you neglect taking care of yourself? Make a list and see if you can visualize any areas of improvement.
  16. Write about home. What (or who) makes you feel like you are home? How does home make you feel?
  17. What is your favorite quote to live by? Do you feel like you embody this quote?
  18. What was the best thing that happened to you this week? Explain why it made you feel so good!
  19. What is your favorite childhood memory? Be detailed!
  20. How can you live your life so that you have more of these “child-like” moments of pure bliss?
  21. If you could be any fictional character, who would you be? Why?
  22. Write about your favorite place. What do you love about it?
  23. Make a list of small attainable goals that you could accomplish over the next year. Choose one goal to focus on this month. How can you take steps to achieve your desired outcome?
  24. What philanthropy are you passionate about? Is there a way you could be more involved?
  25. If you could go anywhere in the world today, where would it be and why?
  26.  What are you most looking forward to over the next few weeks? If you are not looking forward to anything, what could you change to create more excitement in your life?
  27. What are five things you would like to do more of? How would these five things benefit your life?
  28. How do you react to change? Why do you react in this way?
  29. If money were no object, what would you be doing right now? What career would you have?
  30. Write a bucket list for your life. Hang it on your wall or consistently look back at this page in your journal. DREAM BIG. Don’t hold back. What are your true goals and aspirations for this life and how can you start achieving them?

The power of a Bucket List

I wrote a bucket list when I was 22 years old that totally changed my life. Journaling and writing your words on paper are the first steps in manifesting your reality. Don’t believe me? I have checked off almost everything on my bucket list from 22 years old. What was the last item that I checked off? To love my job. I firmly believe that there is no way I could have achieved this goal if it weren’t for writing it down and constantly focusing on it.

So start today. Buy a journal and start with these 30 journal prompts to change your life. Give it time and trust me. Journaling works.

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