February Journal Prompts
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. —Anaïs Nin
Last month I shared a month's worth of journal prompts in order to write more in 2018. Did you join in? I had every intention of beginning every morning with coffee and a pen, but I guess having a 5-month-old makes even 15 minutes hard to come by. Most mornings were spent wrangling Avery and catching up on work and you wanna know what? Past Brittany would have given up but Present Brittany just isn't about that life. Because I've been working on this thing lately called Giving Myself Grace, so I just pick up my journal whenever I have time and get caught up.
By the way, want to know how I sorted out that grace thing?
January 24 | I Fell My Best Self When:
Okay, I originally wrote this prompt with the intent of making a list of things that make me feel good. But the more I get to know myself the more I realize that the absolute best thing I can do to make myself feel good about who I am is to give myself grace. Because sometimes if I don't meet my own standards, I feel like a failure. The truth is that as long as I'm working toward being better, I'm truly happy with were — and who — I am. That's that.
While January was focused on goals and perspective in the new year, February is decidedly about love. The prompts were written with that "how do I find time for this" lifestyle in mind. Many feel more like interview questions with the intent to both encourage and to capture a snapshot of this chapter in time. I'm looking forward to writing about love from different angles and that simple journey of answering a question: from unsure to surprise, surprise to understanding, and understanding to profound truth. Grab the prompts below or print out the bookmark and let's get to it, shall we?
Happy writing! x