Journaling is a powerful way to get to know yourself better and consider what you’d like your life to look like.

It’s a way to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings. It’s a step forward.

Here are 15 prompts and questions to help you move toward a more positive body image and satiating self-care.

  • If I made myself a priority in my life, what would my days look like?
  • I feel most safe when …
  • Joy looks, smells, sounds, tastes and feels like …
  • This person really supports, loves and inspires me. (And I’m going to spend more time with him or her.)
  • What can I do for this person? How can I show them the same support and love?
  • If my perfect day could contain one thing, it would be …
  • If my perfect day could go without one thing, it would be …
  • What does taking a picture of myself bring to mind?
  • As I listen to my body right now, what is she saying?
  • Setting and sustaining this boundary would make my life a lot easier and more enjoyable.
  • How can I carry my load so it doesn’t break me?
  • Lately, I’ve been feeling …
  • I’m going to celebrate this about myself today.
  • My favorite way to play is …
  • Right now I need …

I hope these prompts and questions inspire you and help you take a positive step or two.

 


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    Last reviewed: 11 May 2014

APA Reference
Tartakovsky, M. (2013). 15 Journal Prompts And Questions For Inspiring Positive Change. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 26, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2013/08/15-journal-prompts-and-questions-for-inspiring-positive-change/

 

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