One of the best things that I committed to doing in 2021 was long-form journaling. Rather than the popular morning pages or any sort of guided wellness notebook, I went off the beaten track and mostly went with whatever happened to be in my head.
At least, at first.
As the weeks and months rolled on, I fell into a great everyday writing and journaling method, and it was absolutely essential for my mental wellbeing. Coupled with therapy and counselling, I can honestly say that long-form journaling transformed my day-to-day life.
This year, I’ll be sharing a handful of journaling prompts each month. I’ve tried to include a mix of personal, professional and timely-to-the-month prompts that we should all find useful, and I hope you’ll journal along with me. What I especially love about personal journaling, however, is that it can be anything you want. Certainly most, if not all, of my writing is incredibly personal, as though plucked directly from my brain, and not planned at all.
- What are your hopes for 2022?
- How was your New Year? Did you see it as a ‘start as you mean to go on’ moment?
- What was your first meal of the year/day?
- Write about where you are right now.
- Describe your 2022 self in four words.
- What do you want from January?
- Choose one word to capture your mood for 2022. Why have you chosen this?
- Where would you like to go next?
- Capture five small but great things about your day.
- Think back to an inspiring place that you’ve been, and recount why it inspires you.
- Note down one lovely memory from your day or week.
- What are you thankful for right now?
- How are you? Write an entry as though you were catching up with a friend over coffee.
- Choose a notable line from a book, film, podcast or song that you’ve recently enjoyed. Why did it resonate with you so much?
- Reflect on a time from Betwixmas, and note down every sparkly thing so you can savour the moment again and again.
Will you be journalling in 2022? Feel free to share your journalling posts and content with the community below!