I Have Answered 5 Prompts To Get You Inspired To Start Your Journal Today
Inspiration To Start Writing
I have been writing in a journal for some time now. I do it everyday and I have a timer set to alert me, I have a horrible memory. I started when I realized my emotional swings and various other mental health symptoms just seemed too much to handle anymore. I decided medicine wasn’t enough and couldn’t rely on it alone any more. So I searched up ways to be more positive and every other search term I could think of. One of the things that really resonated with me is the practice of writing positive items or things from your life everyday. You may already be doing this yourself, but I want to challenge you to take it up a notch. If I played it easy my answers would be the same everyday. My kids, husband, and dogs. It was that simple for awhile. Then I tried naming something specifically they did that day that made me happy. Eventually I had to up the game and take them off the table, they were just too easy. So I’m going to answer 5 journal entry prompts and try to dig deep to answer. You will get the idea. Once your done I challenge you to pick at least one to answer for yourself. It really does work in lifting your mood.
Write a list of little things that makes you smile.
I love when I see a child being kind to someone or especially an animal. Children can be so rough at times that it really touched my heart when they are gentle and loving. It makes me smile when I think I have come to the end of a series and think I have run out, only to discover there is a whole next season available. I’m still waiting for the hands maids take to continue. I love it when I see my best friend has posted on Facebook because he always says something completely inappropriate and I’m here for it. I smile when I have had enough energy to clean my house and I have bleach, because I love a house cleaned with bleach.
What do you want to add in your daily routine to improve your confidence?
I would like to add doing more things outside of my house. I have issues with agoraphobia and if I don’t stay vigilant I will not leave my house for months on end. I recently joined a gym and I will feel very good about myself if I go once a week. I plan to increase that in time.
A list of your achievements
I joined the Navy and completed my term of service. I have earned my Masters degree although it took me many years, I actually just finished 2 years ago. Although it took me a long time I did it in my spare time between working crazy hours and raising 7 children. So I’m awfully proud of that one. I am proud that I completed 1 year of couples therapy with my husband. There were a lot of hard days.
What are some new things you want to try? Why haven’t you done it yet?
I want to volunteer with the veterans association. They have done a lot for me and I would like to return that. I have not done it because I know I am not yet dependable. I don’t want to promise to do something I know that I won’t. Once I get 5o the point that I’m leaving the house on a regular schedule it is something I will have at the top of my list to commit to.
What is your the proudest moment?
My proudest moment is probably finishing boot camp. But it’s closely tied with having all 7 of my children moved out and independent. Three choosing military careers.
So this was my list for today. What will you choose and how deep will you go to answer?
For more info on the benefits of journaling below.
If you’re like most people, you’ll only write down what you absolutely need to, like to-do lists, meeting notes and reminders. But writing in your journal as a way to release and express your thoughts, feelings and emotions can be a life-changing habit. Daily writing can be a challenge if you’re new to it.