You may have decided to start journaling for your health, weight loss journey, or simply to get you through a tough time in your life. Regardless of the reason, getting started journaling may be the toughest step to take towards routine journal writing.
One way you can get started on the right foot is through journaling writing prompts. These are questions or ideas that you can begin writing to develop the regular routine of journaling.
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You can use prompts once in awhile, weekly, or even daily. There are some journal writing prompts that are specific to your goals, or you can go with random journaling prompts. You may also want to consider journals that are nothing but prompts.
Here are a few fun journal writing prompts that can get anyone started.
What Would You Do If
Journal writing prompts that start off with the phrase, “What would you do if…” tend to lead to fun discoveries about yourself. You can find out how you would handle a situation.
These prompts can be as dull or as fun as you want them to be. They actually can show a lot about your personality, your reasoning skills, and critical thinking. You may never actually be faced with what you would do if 100 mice got free in a pet store you managed, but you will find out how you think in a high stress situation. 🙂
If You Were
“If you were” journal writing prompts can range from very serious questions, like if you were a lawyer, to very funny questions.
The idea behind these journal writing prompts is to help you work out situations and see them from both sides.
Some journaling enthusiasts call this type of a prompt the King Solomon prompt because you end up viewing it from both sides and actually thinking about what you would do if you were king or in charge of laws.
These are ideal if you are a political or history buff.
Describe Your Dream Life
Description based journal writing prompts, especially ones that deal with your dream life, are very popular. These prompts help you work through what things are important to you and help you find out what things don’t matter as much in your life.
Ideally these prompts are written so they can be reviewed at a later date. You review the post then look back and see what things no longer matter to you, and rewrite the post, comparing the two to see the differences in your lifestyle and viewpoints.