For many, journaling is refreshing and provides an opportunity to write down anything that might be bothering them, stressing them out or something great that happened.
Personally, I am a fan of making to-do lists and writing down ideas that I have for the future. I have a number of journals that were started but have not yet been finished, I have journals for traveling, journals for ranting, and some journals that have not even been touched yet. I recently bought a journal that is smaller than my iPhone so that I can keep it in my purse or backpack and be able to write whenever I am on the go.
Journals are a great way to speak about something without having to actually share it with anyone. It is a good way to organize your ideas, plan or reflect.
Whatever is on your mind, write!
One journal that I have always wanted to start is a Five Year Journal. It is just as it sounds, a journal that you keep for five years, writing one line or entry everyday. Each year, you write on the same page that you wrote on the year before for that date. For example, March 20th, 2014 is on the same page as March 20th, 2015 so you can compare where you were last year compared to this year. This is a great idea for any age as a five-year time span usuallyexperiences a number of challenges, accomplishments, and surprises.
Below I have provided a number of organized journal prompts and ideas to spark your creativity.
What is your number one goal this year?
Currently I am reading… Watching… Starting… Thinking… Enjoying…
Who/What inspires you?
100 things that you love
Write about something that you are reluctant to tell someone
Find a quote that you love and write about it
What would you do if money were no object?
Something great that happened today
Create an accomplished list instead of a to-do list
Each day reflect on one memory
100 things that you are thankful for
If I could talk to my teenage self, the one thing I would say is…
Make a list of 30 things that make you smile
Write a letter to someone who you would like to thank, forgive, yell at
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Share some of your favorite things to write about!