So if you haven’t started journaling yet, then I suggest you start today! I say this because journaling can be so therapeutic and help you in so many ways I can’t even count. When you put your thoughts on paper, you are allowing yourself to better understand your thoughts and feelings. This is important when you are wanting to better yourself and improve your mental health. If you are new to journaling, then you’re in luck because I have 50 mental health journal prompts to inspire your journaling and help you become the best version of yourself possible.
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Journal prompts are to help inspire you and give you ideas on what to write about in your new journal. They can be powerful and meaningful. Sometimes, you may not know where to start no matter how much you love to write. I even get like that sometimes and that’s why journal prompts are amazing!
When using journal prompts, you have to remember that there is no judgment. Entries are being written by you for YOU. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to your entries so try not to overthink them. Just let your mind flow.
I really hope you enjoy these journal prompts and at the very end of this blog post, you’ll have the option to download them for free.
Anxiety Journal Prompts
- What’s your biggest anxiety fear?
- Which of your fears are unrealistic? Why?
- What strategies do you currently use to help calm down your anxiety?
- List 10 positive affirmations for anxiety.
- List all of your worries, big and small.
- What does anxiety feel like for you?
- What situations trigger your anxiety and what can you do to make them more comfortable?
- If failure wasn’t an option, what would you achieve?
- What is something new you could try?
- Write about the thing that you most want to let go of.
Depression Journal Prompts
- Write about a past struggle that you overcame. How has it made you stronger?
- Who in your life has the biggest positive impact on your mental health? Why?
- What is your favorite memory?
- What is one of your worst negative thoughts? Is it rational?
- Name something you can do today to make yourself feel better tomorrow?
- What made you happy today?
- What made you upset today?
- List 3 of your triggers and ways you can deal with them.
- What is one thing depression has taught you?
- Write a letter to your depression. What would you say?
Healing Journal Prompts
- How are you feeling right now?
- How do you feel about the trauma you’ve experienced?
- Why are you unable to let this specific pain go?
- Name a few things you learned from this experience.
- What are some things you’d like to hear from someone right now?
- What is something you have overcome during this hard time?
- What are some things you do to manage?
- During tough times, what helps you the most and why?
- If you could rewrite the outcome of your experience, what would it be?
- What would your life be without the trauma you’ve experienced?
Self-Reflection Journal Prompts
- What are you grateful for?
- What do you need less of?
- What do you need more of?
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses?
- Name 10 things that make you happy.
- What are some ways you practice self-care?
- What are you afraid of?
- What are your daily habits?
- What are some things that motivate you?
Self-Love Journal Prompts
- Name one thing that is stopping you from loving yourself and explain why.
- How often do you criticize yourself?
- Make a list of loving acts you’ve done for yourself.
- How can you make yourself happy in the next 24 hours?
- What would you say to the world if you spoke up?
- What are 5 things that make you unique?
- What is something you need more of right now?
- What are some ways you could make yourself happier?
- Name 5 things you should thank yourself for.
- Get rid of the idea that you are not good enough because you are. Write some notes on how you will incorporate self-love into your daily life.