Journaling is a great way for you to start your morning:
- set actionable goals
- be more appreciative and grateful for things that happen to you
- remove harmful habits or patterns in your life
- step outside of your comfort zone
- make promises to yourself
In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we often study, work, or grind too much that we often neglect time for ourselves or for rest. However, to have a balanced lifestyle, one very important component that we should include in our daily routines is the concept of “me time.” Me time is the time in your day when you dedicate it to doing the things you want to do, and one healthy way to do so is by journaling.
Journaling is a great way for you to start your morning away from your phones or devices so you can focus on reflecting, meditating, and introspecting on how you want your day to go forth. If journaling is a habit that you would like to pick up this new year to break your rigid daily routine, here are 5 journal prompts you can include and incorporate into your daily me time.
1. What’s a goal you want to achieve today?
This journal prompt will allow you to be led by an actionable goal, which can steer the direction of your day into one that is more purposeful and intentional. Setting goals for your day will make you be more mindful of the small actions and habits that you do to keep you in line with your purpose for the day!
2. What’s something you are grateful for today?
If you want to become someone who is more appreciative and grateful for any small or big thing that has happened to you, this journal prompt will help you concretize your thoughts and feelings!
3. What’s something you would like to do less of today?
If you want to start removing harmful habits or patterns in your life, this journal prompt will help you be more mindful and self-aware of these, so that you can start replacing them with habits that will be more helpful to you and your mental health.
4. How can you step outside of your comfort zone today?
Growth begins once we step out of our comfort zone, and this journal prompt will allow you to form new habits or try out new things that can help you go out of your comfort zone. Perhaps you can try out that hobby you’ve been meaning to try, or that passion project you would like to push through with!
5. What’s a promise you can keep to yourself this week?
This journal prompt will serve as your weekly reminder of what you owe to yourself because after all, we have to be committed to keeping the promises we set for ourselves. This promise will act as the force and foundation that will keep you motivated and inspired throughout your productive week.
These are just some of the journal prompts we recommend to let you start the day right and have a more positive lifestyle. Remember to always be a little bit kinder to yourself, and incorporate positive affirmations to yourself through journaling and writing down your own thoughts and feelings!
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