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 to Use These Prompts
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 Monday and ending Friday. 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 so that you can specifically unpack whatever the prompt manifests for you.
I hope this helps you create a seamless and beneficial practice for self-care and healing.
5 Days of Writing Prompts
Write about something you did today that made you happy or brought you joy. Was your activity planned or impromptu? What is one way you can incorporate more of this in your life moving forward?
Think about the word success. When you hear this word, what does it mean to you. How do you gauge your own success? Reflecting on how success was viewed in your household when you were a child, can you make any connections between how you felt as a child about success and how you feel now?
Write about an accomplishment this week. What did you achieve, how did it make you feel, what were the challenges you overcame, and how are you celebrating your win?
How do you let yourself know that you are good enough when negative cognitions take over? What are things you can say or do for yourself when you feel like this to remind yourself of your worth?
Think about your morning routine; how important is it to you? Do you have a routine? Write about your routine, reflect, and consider if anything needs to change or write out the routine you would like to create.
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