Writing calms your soul and stops your mind from rattling. When I take the time to reflect on myself and write down my goals, the things I feel proud of and grateful for, I can look behind to see how far I’ve come and set new goals in the direction I want to go.
Journaling reduces stress, keeps your memory sharp and boosts your mood. Writing down your thoughts helps to put things in perspective, to taste life twice. Sometimes you might discover new things about yourself, discover new goals or aspirations. It also makes extra space for right-brained creativity. So grab a pen and a notebook, put on some music and take the time to check-in with yourself.
1. What are you thankful for? List five things.
2. Make a list of the people in your life who genuinely believe in you and support you. Explore why their support means so much to you.
3. How can you simplify your life in little ways?
4. How have you changed in the last 5 years? What’s the biggest lesson you learned?
5. When do you feel most like ‘you’? Who is around you? What are you doing? How do you feel?
6. What or who had the biggest positive impact on your life this year?
7. What would you be doing if money wasn’t an object?
8. List five things you love about yourself
9. What is the most difficult thing you went through this year? How did you move through it?
10. What makes you feel safe?
11. Who inspires you and why?
13. What makes you come alive?
14. What would you like to learn this year? List 3 aspirations
15. When/where do you get to be playful in your life?
16. What brings you peace?
17. What does creativity mean to you? When is the last time you created something just for the sake of creating?
18. What small things can you do to contribute to a better world?
19. What makes you feel fulfilled?
20. If you could create anything, what would you love to create?