25 Journal Prompts for Coping & Reflection

Journaling is an activity often used as a mindfulness technique and a creative way to process emotions. Writing can be a powerful method for reflection, cleansing, and coping with stress. Find a quiet spot in your home or favorite place at least 3 times per week, to integrate the habit of journaling into your routine.



1) Imagine yourself as a character in a book. What sort of book or novel is it, what journey is your character on, and what are you like?

2) Choose 1 positive idea or word to focus on this week. What is it and why is it important?

3) Dear GRIEF… this is what I want to say to you…

4) Describe how you practice self-acceptance.

5) List 4 things you are grateful for.

6) Explore one lesson that you learned this week?

7) Set your intentions this week. Explain why they are important.

8) When feeling anxious or stressed, I ________________________...

9) Write freely about anything that brings you joy and excitement. Let it flow.

10) Write a note of gratitude to your younger/past self.

11) Write a note of encouragement to your future self.

12) Identify at least 4 core values. Write about how you will honor them.

13) What would you like to manifest this month? What are you releasing?

14) Name a life lesson that you have learned. Why is it meaningful or impactful?

15) What are 5 values in order of importance. Why are they important and what do they fulfill?

16) What are you excited for in the future? Do you have any fears about it?

17) Discuss 2 areas of growth that you are focusing on. Why are they significant?

18) What area of your life could use more attention or priority? What are some ways to do so?

19) Write two sentences about your day, every day for 30 days.

20) Describe your ideal day for relaxation.

21) Write a letter to a loved one who has passed on. Express whatever you would like.

22) Discuss why forgiveness is important and who/what you have forgiven in your lifetime.

23) What is the most significant life lesson that you've learned and how does it continue impacting you?

24) Describe your favorite family traditions?

25) What have you accomplished that you are proud of and how did it change you?


Journaling can be whatever you want it to. Even just one-two sentences daily can help you become more mindful and in tune with your thoughts and feelings.

Keep it private or share it with your support network. Express yourself! xo


Stephanie Powers, MS, LCDC, CADC II, Holistic Nutritionist
















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