Powerful Journal Prompts for Mental Health

Taking the time to write out your thoughts can sort of be like giving yourself therapy. These journal prompts can improve your mental health and boost your physical health, the quality of your relationships, overall life satisfaction, and more!

Below are some powerful journal prompts to help guide you through your own self-reflection and discovery.

Journal prompts – start with a general check-in 

  • What has been taking up most of my mind space?
  • How have I been taking care of myself physically?
  • Is there anything I need to let go of?
  • What are three things I’m grateful for, two things I’m proud of myself for, and one act of self-care I can do?

Describe how you feel and your anxiety level

  • Where do I feel anxiety in my body?
  • What is my anxiety trying to prepare me for or protect me from?
  • What would I do differently if I had no anxiety?
  • How can I treat myself kindly when I’m having an anxious thought?

Describe any feelings of depression

  • What is my inner critic telling me right now? Challenge those thoughts.
  • What’s one thing I need? What’s the first step toward fulfilling this need?
  • What gives me purpose, or what do I find meaningful?
  • Am I isolating? Who can I reach out to?

Describe when you are feeling triggered

  • What was the trigger? Or what set off my reaction?
  • What was I thinking in that moment?
  • What evidence supports that thought, and what evidence does not support that thought?
  • How can I cope next time I’m in a similar situation?

Describe how you feel about your body image

  • What messages have I internalized about body image?
  • Are any of these messages unreasonable, unrealistic, or unhelpful?
  • What impact do these messages have on my life?
  • What does my ideal relationship with my body look like?

Describe your grief 

  • What is my favorite memory with my loved one?
  • What did I learn from them?
  • How is life different without them?
  • What would I say to them now?

Once you’re done, ask yourself: What’s the most valuable insight I have gained from this reflection?

Your journal is a way for you to lay out your feelings. If you need someone to talk through your feelings, get matched with a great therapist at Mindfully. Call us at 888-830-0347 or click here to schedule an appointment online.

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