Journal

Just like a brisk walk can help improve physical health, journaling is great exercise for good mental health. Journaling reduces stress, boosts your mood, and improves overall emotional well-being. Journaling comes in many forms. It is a perfect tool for tracking your moods, processing emotions, or simply telling your story. There is no right or wrong way to keep a journal, so be creative with how you use yours.

JOURNAL PROMPTS

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Write down: 5 things you can see, 4 things you can feel, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste.

What does it feel like to be present in a moment?

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What worries you most about getting older?
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What would you like to learn more about? What is one thing that you could do now to learn more about that topic?
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If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
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Identify an obstacle or challenge you are currently experiencing. What are you learning about yourself based on this obstacle or challenge?
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If you could have any super power, what would it be? How come?
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Write about a time when you did something and felt guilty afterwards, like you did something wrong. What did you do? How did you handle the guilt?
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What is your favorite song of all time? What do you think about when you hear it?
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Close your eyes and imagine the most relaxing place in the world. Where is this place? What does it look, feel and smell like?
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A compliment I would give myself today is?
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Name 1 adult that you could go to and talk about anything. What makes that person so special?
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What is your super power? What makes you so good at that one thing?
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What is something nice that someone has said to you, or done for you? How did you feel in that moment?
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Write down three good things that happened today. Now, think about “why did this good thing happen?”
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I made someone feel good today by?

Looking for more journal ideas? Check out Jana Marie Foundation’s downloadable journal!

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health concern or crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text PA to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.  

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