7 Journal Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness

I get stuck in big emotions easily, the worse they are – the more entrenched I can become. So, recently as I move through numerous losses and face up to some pretty big emotional triggers I’ve become fatigued and disconnected trying to maneuver  them.

Experiencing this cycle of grief (for what feels like the millionth time) has made me more aware of my own responsibility in these times of struggle.

Healing is a choice that I make every day and these are the moments that call on the deepest of my strength to move through my pain and process it.

This week, as I have written through my tears I realize that mindfulness is what has been missing in my life the last few weeks as I am overrun by waves of chaos and confusion.

Here are this week’s journal prompts focused on encouraging connection to self.


7 Journal Prompts About Mindfulness

  1. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of mindfulness?
  2. What areas of your life do you wish you could be more mindful in?
  3. What do you believe the cost/benefit to mindfulness is?
  4. How does your body feel when it is connected vs. disconnected and where do you feel it? Be specific.
  5. Go stand outside and close your eyes for 30 seconds, what do you feel, hear, and smell?
  6. List 5 things that help you ground yourself into the present.
  7. Why do you think mindfulness is important in trauma healing?

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  1. Really great post 🙂 I’ve been really scattered this week, so it’s been helpful for me to remember why mindfulness is important. I used 6 as a journal prompt and it inspired a piece over at my blog: 3 Mindfulness Practices for the Absolute Beginner. Thanks for the awesome journal prompts!

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