Writing/journaling is such an important part of my self-care and healing process that it made sense to me to share prompts with you to try and inspire you to write more.
Journaling can be a very powerful tool in the healing process when it is done correctly and with focused intention. That is why for trauma survivors journaling prompts are so important. Too often, we can get lost in the weeds of our trauma when we free hand our writing (not that you can’t benefit from an occasional trauma dump into your journal) but with the help of prompts we can focus our thoughts and create a resource for reflection and data collection as you heal your wounds.
How Does This Work?
Take the following prompts and write each one at the top of the page in your journal for each day of the coming week beginning today. When you sit down to journal, remember to reflect on what you have already written to this point, and then write only about the prompt for the day.
This helps keep your thoughts focused as you process and unpack whatever the prompt manifests for you.
I hope this helps you create a seamless and beneficial practice for self-care and healing.
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7 Days of Writing Prompts
This week’s prompts are light and explorative as they encourage you to think about things that bring you happiness, joy, and comfort. Enjoy your journey!
Write about your favorite memory in as much detail as possible: sights, sounds, smells, emotions, places, and people involved
What is something that brings you comfort and/or happiness each day?
It is time to give yourself some love; make a list of three things you love about yourself. Toot your own horn!
Start your Bucket List: make a list of 10 things you want to do before you turn 75.
Write about something that you enjoyed doing as a child in as much detail as you can. Make a list of 2 things you can do to bring that happiness into your life now. Set an intention.
Make a list of 5 activities that you enjoy doing alone, and five activities you enjoy doing in a group, with family, or a friend. Reflect on how often you prioritize time for these activities and set an intention to make more time if you need to.
Write down 2 things that make you feel safe. People, places, or objects. Then write out why each thing makes you feel safe and how that feeling feels in your body and sounds in your head.
Write about the ways that you get creative, or ways that you want to be more creative. If you need to, set an intention to get creative.
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