Journal Prompts to Help You Get Unstuck

We’ve talked about what to do when journaling just seems like too much to fit into your busy life, and I shared ways to make sure your journal practice is working for you. Even the most experienced journalers get stuck sometimes, though. That’s what I want to address in today’s blog post. For the days when you just don’t know what to write, take a look below at some awesome journal prompts to help you get unstuck.

  1. If you could ask the Universe for anything, what would it be?
  2. What’s draining your energy?
  3. You couldn’t imagine living without …
  4. Use 10 words to describe yourself.
  5. Think of yourself in old age. What would make you think you led a fulfilling and happy life?
  6. What do you want to learn more about?
  7. What’s an important lesson you learned recently?
  8. Where do you see yourself in three years?
  9. Name three people you admire and why. Look for patterns.
  10. Do you surround yourself with people who bring out your best?
  11. What do you love about your life?
  12. What’s surprised you the most about your life?
  13. Name three specific things you would change about your life right now.
  14. What activities do you enjoy most when you’re not second-guessing or judging yourself?
  15. What do you most crave right now?
  16. What does self-care look like for you?
  17. What can you learn from your biggest mistakes?
  18. When do you feel most comfortable in your skin?
  19. Make two lists. One with the things you want to say “yes” to, the other of the things you want to say “no” to.
  20. What types of activities would you get involved in if you had no limits?
  21. What 3 people are you most grateful for right now?
  22. What words do you most need to hear? From whom?
  23. What do you feel would make you happiest at this time in your life?
  24. What is currently holding you back from that happiness?
  25. Who are 5 people you could call on for help at any time? Are you spending time with them?
  26. What’s draining your energy?
  27. Are there specific ways you could prioritize your to-do lists?
  28. What’s your life’s motto or philosophy? Are you currently living by it?
  29. What can you get rid of in your life to free up more time or energy?
  30. What have you accomplished in the last month that makes you proud?
  31. In what ways are you holding yourself back? Name one small step you can take to overcome them.

This list is just to get you started. Perhaps your journaling based on some of these prompts will give you more writing ideas that are specific to you. With these prompts at hand, you never have to feel stuck in your journaling practice again.

Coach Jackie Out.

Jackie Schwabe Mark

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