The month of November houses the biggest of my trauma anniversaries, and so grief becomes a bit more pronounced during this time.
Unlike years past, the coming anniversaries had little impact on me in the beginning weeks of the month, in fact, I didn’t realize they had arrived until the day off.
The shock of how easily I blocked out this huge catalyst for grief threw me a little off balance and I have been working hard to cope since.
In true fashion, as I process I write – and so it seemed fitting to put together some journaling prompts.
Below are journal prompts to use as you process grief.
Journal Prompts for Processing Grief
- What am I grieving right now?
- Where in my body do I feel this sadness (be specific about location and sensation)?
- What are my thoughts telling me about this grief, and myself.
- Are there times of day that this grief amplifies? Write about it.
- Write about one good memory related to the situation causing me grief now.
- What does my support system look like?
- How am I coping with my grief?
I am sorry that you are hurting, that seems the most logical reason you are reading this. I hope that you find some solace as you process and that these prompts help you along.
As always, if you write a piece off of these prompts please tag it back, I love to read your writing. You can browse other Journal Prompts HERE.
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