Writing inspiration and ideas
Want to start your morning off in the best way? Morning journaling is a wonderful routine to set the tone for the day, get into the right mindset and let your thoughts flow on paper. Journaling is shown to inspire deep reflection, give you insight into your mindset and boost your wellbeing. Need some inspiration to get writing? Here are six journal prompts to start your day off right and get your creative juices flowing.
Why should you start a morning journal practice?
A great tool for self development and managing stress levels, spending 10-15 minutes journaling can help to prepare you mentally for the day, allowing you to start your day off fresh by offloading any weighing thoughts you might have. Research shows that writing for just 15 minutes a day three times a week can help minimize stress.
Start by sitting down somewhere comfortable. Choose one of the prompts below and set the timer for fifteen minutes. Write down the prompt at the top of the page and then let your thoughts and pen flow freely, letting it all go. If you want to write longer on a subject, go for it.
Here are a few prompts to get you started!
What is one thing you are looking forward to today?
Start the morning off in the best of moods! Allow yourself to feel and express your excitement for something today - be it a big event or just a small daily occurrence.
At the end of the day, I want to feel…
Starting your morning journal with this prompt will help you focus on your need to plan the whole day. Use the journal to make a plan for the day and write down a little action plan to achieve that feeling.
Today, I am grateful for…
Here’s a little gratitude reminder! Write down a few things that you are feeling grateful for this morning - big or small. It could be your health, your family, your partner, your pet or your friends.
Something I’m feeling really interested in learning more about today is…
This prompt helps you dive deep and really think about what is peaking your interest lately. Is it a language, a place you want to research and visit, or a new hobby? Write down some ideas and what you could start doing already today to learn more about your current interests.
Today, I choose to…
Write down a couple of things that you want to choose to do or be today. Are you choosing happiness, gratitude, another feeling or maybe making the choice to do something you’ve been putting off for a while?
What is one thing that I do today to make progress on my biggest goal?
Here’s a prompt that can help you break down your biggest dreams and goals into smaller steps that feel more manageable - and remind you of where you’re heading! The journal can also serve as a record of your progress.
We hope that these simple prompts will help you feel inspired, motivated and ready for whatever your day brings. Enjoy your morning journaling!
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