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Journaling Prompts & Questions for Listening to Your Body


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Last week I shared a journaling prompt to get us started on writing 10 positive statements about our bodies.

Today, I’m sharing more prompts and questions that help us tune into our bodies and actually listen to them — something many of us (myself included) forget to do.

Before you start writing, close your eyes, put your hands on your heart, and take several deep, long breaths.

  • Right now these are the sensations I feel throughout my body …
  • Right now my body needs …
  • If I really listen to my body, I realize I’m holding tension in my …
  • The parts of my body that feel good include … because …
  • If my body could talk to me right now, what would it say?
  • If I give myself unconditional permission to do what my body truly craves, what would this be?
  • If I truly loved my body I’d give it …
  • While I might not be ready for that today, I can give it …
  • My favorite ways to soothe myself include …
  • When I think about my body, I realize that I am grateful for its …
  • Today my body is struggling with …
  • The kindest way for me to respond to this struggle is …
  • If I treated my body like a best friend, right now I’d …
  • If I treated my body like a best friend, this week I would …
  • What has my body taught me?
  • My body feels pleasure when …
  • My body feels pain when …
  • My body feels most at peace, at ease when …
  • My body feels most energized when …

Pick a different prompt you’d like to explore every day or on a weekly basis. Give yourself 10 or 20 minutes to respond — without censoring yourself or making any judgments.

Give yourself permission to write. Just write.

Give yourself permission to listen to your body. Let it speak.

Journaling Prompts & Questions for Listening to Your Body


Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

Margarita is an associate editor at PsychCentral.com. She writes about everything from taking compassionate care of yourself at any weight, shape, and size, to coping healthfully with difficult emotions. Her goal is to give readers practical, empowering tips to better their lives, and to remind you that whatever you're struggling with, you're never, ever alone.


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Tartakovsky, M. (2014). Journaling Prompts & Questions for Listening to Your Body. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 26, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2014/05/journaling-prompts-questions-for-listening-to-your-body/

 

Last updated: 11 May 2014
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