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