Inspo to kickstart your next best self-care session.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Journaling is a tried and true form of getting grounded and going deeper with ourselves. Making a date with ourselves to explore our emotions and thoughts not only honors and memorializes our feelings, but it helps clarify them for us, too.
To get you started, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite soulcare-driven journaling prompts from sources we think you’ll love.
“As much as time is a great healer, what hurt in you do you feel may not be fully healed? How can you bring some peace to this tender place, even if total closure might not be possible?”
Nestled in the Loss Deck, this prompt by Girls Gone Happy encourages us to reflect on what it feels like to move to and through emotional challenges. This deck (along with others dedicated to Clarity, Money, and Motherhood) will help you explore some tough questions and get clear on what you need, feel, and deserve to answer them intentionally.
“When I overthink situations I’m handing my power over to fear. I feel ____ and ____ when I struggle to trust my gut. I can learn to trust my intuition by recalling every single time it was right. My intuition was right when I felt ____ about ____. Right now, I feel ____ about this current situation and I’m ready to trust those feelings.”
It’s time to fill in the blanks with I AM & CO’s Dear Self deck. We love having these thoughtful passages to reflect on, plus the brief responses are perfect for those I-don’t-feel-like-full-length-journaling-days. We’re leaning into our intuition all day long with these prompts — and you should, too.
“How do you set boundaries and avoid absorbing someone else’s emotions and stress?”
This! We love the Shine App for making mental health more inclusive and accessible. The platform recently shared 32 prompts to spark deeper writing and thinking. Whether you’re new to journaling or just want to spice things up, there’s a little something for everyone.
“Pick three intentions to focus on, set a measurable goal and break it down into small steps to help you get there.”
We’re all for balancing mindfulness with measurable goals. Papier’s collection of wellness journals are all about making intentional living as structured as it is reflective. Its Rise and Shine Journal is a new favorite, with a focus on gratitude and goal check-ins, nourishment, and documenting daily intentions. Think of it as that sweet spot between a planner and a diary.
“How can you think about the situation differently? (Challenge your thoughts.)”
Journaling can be especially helpful for those of us who are living with an anxious mind. Therapy Notebooks’ The Anti-Anxiety Notebookwas created by therapists, and features over 100 pages of prompts, questions, and guidance to reflect on stress-inducing situations. Best of all? There are also special “notes from a therapist” throughout the journal to offer bonus therapeutic support.
Is journaling a part of your soulcare ritual? What’s your journaling inspo? Share in the comments!