No matter what season of life you are in, finding the time to simply relax and reflect can be a challenge. Perhaps you’re a working woman, with one or more jobs. Or maybe you’re a stay at home mom where being able to squeeze in a shower is a miracle. There are times when daily life and responsibilities are our number one priority and taking the time for some self care seems like a luxury we can’t afford.
But here’s a secret, we can afford it. Taking a few moments to consciously care for ourselves pays back in ten folds. When we are happy and operating at our best, we are equipt to provide the best to our loved ones.
Self care in the terms of journaling doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time. Some may find that just a few minutes a day calms the mind, while others may prefer to journal for longer lengths. However journaling best fits in to your life, release your self from the expectation that it has to be done a certain way at a certain time. There may be days that your thoughts come flowing out and other days you might have writers block. Either one is ok. Taking the time to find out when, where, and how you journal can make all the difference. Light a smell good candle, pour yourself a cup of hot tea, put on some relaxing music – create a relaxing atmosphere specifically for you.
And while the prospect of journaling is appealing, if you’re like me, trying to go beyond the days events can be a struggle. That’s where journal prompts come to save the day! They allow me to explore topics that I may not have thought of on my own.
Each month I provide you with a variety of prompts – some can be list starters or memory retrievers. Some are light-hearted and fun while others are thought-provoking to dig a little deeper into your soul. Find past month’s prompts here.
New to journaling? Find a jumpstart guide here.
If you enjoy these prompts, please take a moment to pin them to Pinterest for other writers!
Want more journal prompts?
- You can find past months’ prompts under the ‘Journal Prompts’ category in the menu bar.
- Pin all of the past month’s prompts for quick reference when writers block sets in.
- All monthly prompts are on the Eight Pepperberries ‘Writing’ Pinterest board.
- Get on the Eight Pepperberries list to be notified when the next prompts are released. You can sign up here.