Journal Prompts for Going Deeper

These prompts are from Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. who states, “I think journaling prompts are key to continually maintaining a dialogue with ourselves. It is part of building a healthy relationship, or rather a friendship, with yourself.”

Eleanor Roosevelt once stated, “Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”

Journaling has been my ongoing spiritual practice. I started after reading Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way over twenty-five years ago. I continue to do morning pages to ask myself important questions, to process an experience, to dive deep into memories, or to just get the blah blah blah’s out so I can move into the day more lightly.

I invite you to read through the following prompts and choose the ones that speak to you and write, write, write.

—My favorite way to spend the day is…….

—If I could talk to my teenage self, the one thing I would say is……..

—The two moments I’ll never forget in my life are….Describe them in great detail. What makes them so unforgettable?

—Make a list of 30 things that make you smile. ( Pursue these.)

—The words I’d like to live by are……

—I couldn’t imagine living without……

—When I am in pain, physical or emotional, the kindest thing I can do for myself is……

—Make a list of the people in your life who genuinely support you, and who you can genuinely trust. Describe why. (Make time to hang out with them.)

—What does unconditional love look like for you?

—What would you do if you loved yourself unconditionally? How can you act on these if you don’t?

Enjoy building a deeper friendship with yourself. Remember, no editing or critiquing, just write what comes up.

I will devote the next couple of posts to different writing prompts for you to delve into.

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