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A few weeks ago, I discussed why you should journal your complaints as one way of getting negativity out of your mind and onto paper.  Journaling has been shown to provide a number of benefits and it is often a recommended therapy tool.  Kaiser Permanente a leading health organization, identified 7 surprising benefits of journaling as:

  1. Achieve goals
  2. Track progress and growth
  3. Gain self-confidence
  4. Improve writing and communication skills
  5. Reduce stress and anxiety
  6. Find inspiration
  7. Strengthens Memory

I became a fan of the practice of journaling and writing after reading my first personal growth book – Write It Down, Make It Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser.  In this book, Ms. Klauser elaborates on the science and benefits of writing down your desires.  One of my favorite quotes from the book is:


What is the “it” in “write it down”? When you don’t have an answer to that question, when you don’t know what your goals are, you can use your writing to point you in the right direction. If you don’t know what you want, start writing. Writing makes its own meaning.”

– Henriette Anne Klauser

This week as you go throughout your day, there will be moments when you won’t feel like doing anything.  Those moments could be an opportunity to journal.  It takes a few minutes, paper and pen or the notes app on your phone.  It can also be a snippet in your planner.   To aid you in this practice, here are a few journaling prompts to guide your week.

10 Journaling Prompts to Guide Your Week:

  1. Today I contributed to my personal growth by..
  2. The unhelpful/negative thoughts I had today were.. I turned them into positives by..
  3. The things which made me happy today are..
  4. I finished the following things that mattered {insert the things finished} and now I feel….
  5. Today I learned..
  6. I need to vent about…
  7. Find a quote that speaks to you and write why you chose it.
  8. Progress on your 22 Experiences of 2022
  9. What I dislike about my life…
  10. If I could create the life I want, it would include…

Til next time,

“Writing separates the dream from the fear; writing about your anxiety makes it an entity existing outside of your goal.” – Henriette Anne Klauser

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