Hi, I'm Elizabeth. You can usually find me writing at my lifestyle blog Life of Lovely. Thanks to Jenny for letting me share with your readers today.
Jenny has written before about how journaling can make you a better writer. I definitely agree that journaling is a great habit to develop.
Like lots of people, I had a hard time deciding what to write about when I first started to keep a journal. In fact, I have several journals that I started over the years and then completely abandoned. Although I had lots of things in my head, the words refused to come while I stared at the journal pages. This finally changed when I found a set of journal prompts to use. Now that I have developed a habit of writing, the ideas flow easier, but I still use prompts on some nights.
Having a suggestion about what to write helps you to explore ideas that you might not have thought about otherwise. It's a great way to learn more about yourself and your thoughts. You might be surprised to discover what you truly think about different topics.
Here are 21 journal prompts (3 weeks' worth) for those of you who want to begin keeping a journal or for those of you who already keep one and are looking for more ideas.
- Your greatest strength
- The person who is your biggest cheerleader
- The dream that fuels your passion
- Your ideal day
- One person you need to thank
- Where you feel most at peace
- One small thing that would change the world if everyone did it
- The book you want to recommend to all your friends
- A habit that you should change
- Something about you that would surprise people
- Your favorite way to relax
- The goals that you are working towards
- A question that you don't know the answer to
- The best thing that has happened this week
- Five ways that you can show others you care
- What is it that you truly want?
- The best way to handle stress
- A song that makes you feel like dancing
- Something you should eliminate from your life
- The people you can always turn to
- The last time you laughed so hard that you cried
I hope that these prompts help you to develop your writing habit and that you learn something new about yourself in the process!
Thanks again to Jenny for letting me spend time with your lovely readers! I'd love to get to know all of you better, so drop by to see me at Life of Lovely some time.