A new year is just around the corner and with it comes a series of new years resolutions. ✨
Many of us resolve to practice more self-reflection and want to make writing a routine - For good reason!
Journaling offers a number of benefits: A better mood, fewer stress-related doctor visits, increased psychological well-being, fewer depressive symptoms, better memory, and reduced absenteeism from work*. ✅
Nevertheless, many people find it difficult to integrate journaling into their daily lives. The blank page of a diary can feel daunting and many methods of journaling require a fair amount of discipline. 🙈
So what to do if you want to be accountable to your good intentions but feel uninspired? A simple trick can be the use of inspiring questions.
Instead of staring at a blank sheet of paper, choose one of the journaling questions below and begin your journaling routine. 🚀
If you like the experience, block out time in your calendar accordingly and try to go through each question bit by bit over the next 2 months.
And now get a piece of paper and a pen and get started! 🥳📝
What is your favorite childhood memory?
How does a perfect day look like for you?
When was the last time you made a courageous decision?
What does kindness mean to you?
What is something you always avoid and why?
Which person has had a big impact on your life and why?
If you could go back to university, what would you study?
What aspect of your personality are you most proud of?
How would you like to be remembered after your death?
What are aspects of your life that you sometimes take for granted?
How would your friends describe you?
Imagine you were the last person on earth and you had one wish. What would you wish for?
What is something you miss in your life?
Is there something you are afraid of? What is your greatest fear?
What are your most important values?
If you could have something written on a big billboard where you live, what would it be?
What would you like to change about yourself and why?
How would you describe your life to a stranger?
What was your most embarrassing moment so far?
What do you need more of in your life?
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Do you believe in the concept of a purpose in life? Why or why not? If you have a purpose, what is it?
What are your top three priorities at the moment?
Where do your best ideas come from? What inspires you?
What is currently preventing you from performing at your best?
Which person would you like to have stayed in touch with? Is it possible to get back in touch with this person?
What do you like to do for pleasure?
Have you ever experienced a failure that in retrospect turned out to be a blessing?
Which book or film has had the greatest influence on your life?
How would you define love?
What has annoyed you recently?
What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
Do you have any regrets?
What is something from your past that you still feel guilty about?
If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be? And why?
What does "time well spent" mean to you?
If you had to move to another city, which one would it be and why?
Is there anything about you that you have never told anyone and why?
What did you want to be when you were a child?
Where would you like to be in five years?
What does happiness mean to you?
When was the last time you apologized to someone?
What habits would you like to change?
What thing are you grateful for today?
How can you help others better?
What is the most important thing you have ever learned?
What is a new habit you would like to adopt in your life?
How can you motivate yourself more to achieve the things that are important to you?
What makes you sad?
What is your biggest insecurity? Where does it come from?
Where would you like to travel to in the future?
What causes stress or anxiety in your daily life?
What advice would you give to your younger self?
What is the best compliment you have received so far?
What are things you own but should get rid of?
What is the biggest challenge you have ever overcome?
What does family mean to you?
How do you express your creativity?
What kind of legacy do you want to leave to the world?
What would you do if you knew the world would end tomorrow?
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*Source: Dr Karen Baikie & Dr Kay Wilhelm (Cambridge University Press)