Another month has come and gone, and most every one with kids is probably on the brink of or already a few days in to summer break. It’s so easy during these next few months to be go go go with summer vacations, outings, days at the pool or beach. And while these days are some of the most fun of the year, they can also be draining.
Which is why journaling can play such an important role in your life. It allows you to retreat for some one-on-one you time and can help renergize you mentally. We so often push self care to the back burner when really it should be front and center. You can’t be the best for your partner and family if you’re not first being the best for yourself. Self care isn’t selfish, it’s essential to our overall wellbeing and happiness.
In case I haven’t persuaded you to whip out your journal yet, here’s what journaling can do for you:
- Go beyond recording the day’s events and use it as a personal development tool.
- Writing freely helps you tap into your subconscious mind – what you write may suprise you.
- Getting your thoughts out in a journal just before bed allows you to transfer your thoughts and clear the “mental clutter” for a restful night of sleep.
You don’t need to strictly write to catalog your thoughts. Cut out images from magazines, draw or sketch, or use stickers to decorate a page. This is your safe space, own it, make it 100% 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.