The first time I sat on a counselor’s couch, I had no idea what to say. It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything but rather I had no idea where to actually begin. The same can happen with writing and journaling. Let the following prompts get you started.
1 – The start of something new. What does starting over look like? Where are you? How does it feel?
2 – When you think back on your happiest times, which memory comes to you first? Why do you think it stands out?
3 – You’re standing on stage. The spotlight is on you. An audience waits, leaning in. You have 20 minutes. What message are you going to share?
4 – We’ve all sat in the pit before, the hole where it’s dark and feels hopeless. But then a face appears, someone showing up for you. Who is it, and what happened next?
5 – It’s 3:00 in the morning and you’re awake. What has you awake at this hour? What can you pour out of your heart that will allow you to sleep?
6 – What is the one question you wish people would ask, and how would you answer?
7 – Write about 3 things that you learned about yourself since surviving your painful past.
8 – How do you face the whispers of fear and anxiety that creep in when you’re trying to grow?