“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” ~Joan Didion
I’ve been doing a little research into a journaling workshop I’ll be doing later this summer. As I’ve buzzed around the internet, there are a lot of journaling prompts. Some are better than others. Here are fifteen of my favorites.
- Ten things that make you smile
- Using 10 words, describe yourself
- What scares you?
- What worries you?
- Three things you’d take with you if a natural disaster struck and you had to leave your home.
- Three things you’d do if you weren’t afraid
- Is it easy for you to forgive?
- Favorite holiday traditions?
- If you could meet a fictional character, who would it be?
- What’s your mom or dad’s favorite saying? Start a paragraph with it.
- Look in the mirror. What interests you?
- What really matters most to you?
- Something hard you did anyway.
- Something beautiful you saw today (object, action, word).
- One person who is hard to get along with. Write a good thing about them.
And as a parting thought: Vincent Van Gogh said, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” What is your ‘you cannot ____’ voice always blabbering on about? Get to silencing it.