The ultimate list of journal prompts for when you’ve lost yourself…
I think that every now and again we go through periods where we lose touch with ourselves. I find it so easy to one day be on a good wavelength with myself and then the next day not be able to recognize my own reflection. I have always said that journaling can be used as a form of therapy and that it holds an important place in my heart. Recently, I have lost touch with myself and have turned to my personal list of journal prompts to help me rediscover who I am and who I am trying to be. I hope that this list finds you well!
If you knew that you couldn’t fail what would you do
- What you value most in life and why
- When was the last time you felt at peace with life
- Write about one of your happiest memories
- Write about the risks you want to take and why you haven’t taken them yet
- What is currently frustrating you & how you can change it
- Write about the time that you felt closest to death but so alive at the same time
- Is there someone toxic in your life right now?
- Do you find your life fulfilling?
- Are you currently envious? Why, and how can you change that?
- If you could do it all over again, would you and why?
- Write about your biggest failure – does it define you?
- Have you been treating others with respect – if not, why?
- What is more important to you, money or family?
- What quote do you live by, why?
- How do you see the world currently?
- Write about something tragic going on in the world right now, count & write about your blessings
- Write about your dreams (interpret this however you want)
- How can you change what you’re doing today to positively impact your tomorrow
- A running list of things you need to let go of
- What makes you feel empowered
- Are you living or existing, are you ok with your answer?
- What is there not enough of in the world?
- Is your soul happy?
- What gets you excited about life?
This list of journal prompts is intended to be deep thought-provoking questions that you shouldn’t have quick answers for. I find it important to ask questions about my past, my present, my future, and the world around me. Journaling can do wonders for your health, providing you with a creative, cathartic release and allowing you to rid yourself of daily stresses. It also allows you to look back on your journey to reflect on personal patterns of behavior, growth and how you’ve overcome challenges that once set you back.
We live in a world where our lives are blasted on the internet – we seek validation and self-worth from likes received on a post. If we don’t share our content between certain times of the day it is sure to get less interaction. There are various communities on different social media platforms, but all of these communities have the same thing in common – the goal is to get the most likes, followers, and interaction as possible. We decrease the interaction we have with those in our lives to increase interaction with those we don’t know online. I have found myself & those I surround myself with, saying more frequently how we want to post X to get X amount of likes in X amount of time. I have no idea why we seek validation from strangers and why we don’t spend enough time with those we have in our lives right now. I’m afraid to wake up one day and wonder if all of that time I spent on social media or thinking about social media was worth the time that I gave up with loved ones.
I use journaling to keep myself in check and remind myself that the amount of likes received on my post or a friend’s posts doesn’t define my value in life. I don’t want to get to a place where my whole life was spent on social media and I wasted precious time that could have been spent going places with those I care about.
Again, I hope that this list of journal prompts finds you well and makes you step back and analyze your life in its entirety.
Thank you for KUWK – Xoxo
“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still” – Franklin D. Roosevelt