How to Spark a Journal Entry

One of the many things I have learned in therapy is the benefits of keeping a journal. It helps me organize my thoughts on the day and how I am feeling. It is a personal way to express ourselves and manage anxiety and depression. By working through what we are going through instead of keeping everything inside, I have found I have had fewer anxiety attacks and do not overthink everything as much.

Lately, I have had writer’s block when it comes to my nightly journal entries, I have three journals that I alternate between usually when this happens, but I am still stuck. I have a gratitude journal where I write what I am grateful for from that day. A quote journal that I keep, you guessed it, quotes, poems, lyrics, and even tweets that inspire or motivate me. Lastly, is my journal that I write my thoughts and emotions in on a topic or something that has happened to work through.

So, I would share some journal entry ideas that I have found and use when journal writing block happens.

Where are you happiest and why?

In 10 words, describe yourself.

The words I live by are.

If I could talk t my teenage self, the one thing I would say is.

Something I wish people knew about me is.

How is my life better today than it was a year ago?

What do I like about myself?

What did I dream last night?

Where do I want to be in a year?

Where is somewhere, I want to visit, and why?

If I weren’t afraid, I would try…

There is no set of guidelines or rules when it comes to journaling; just write what you feel. I hope the above helps anyone else that is stuck.

Until next time, happy journaling.

Sarah Wylde

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