10 Journaling Prompts I Swear Help Me Everytime I Need A Lift

My first tip? Don’t force yourself to start with “morning pages.”

It is a common recommendation to start with morning and nightly reflections. Morning reflections to help, in the sense of a “mental download” — it’s a great way to get your thoughts and mentality prepped and primed for the day ahead. However, if you’re like me, you might be the sort who runs on adrenaline soon as you’re out of bed. My gears are often greased and ready to roar most mornings.

Journaling Prompts for Self-Discovery:

  • Where do you see yourself in 6 months?
  • What can wait until next week?
  • What do you know to be true today that I didn’t know a year ago?
  • In this moment, what are 3 things you’re grateful for?
  • If someone described me, what would they say?
  • What is something you regret not doing?

Journaling Prompts for Anxiety and Depression

  • What am I doing right now?
  • What am I feeling right now?
  • What happened right before my mood shifted for the better/worse?
  • When I look in the mirror, what do I see?

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