January Journal Prompts
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train. —Oscar Wilde
Every time I have the wherewithal to stop and ask myself, "How can I be even just a little bit better in my daily life?" it leads me to one, simple answer: by writing. The benefits of daily journaling are endless: it produces clarity, gratitude, healing, self-discipline, mindfulness, enhances creativity, and keeps a record of the events that add up to our own personal history.
And then every time I say to myself, "I don't have the time to write," as I subsequently scroll another mile's worth of social media posts...well, there's my answer.
So in an effort to 1) write more and 2) live life outside my phone, I've created a list of daily journal prompts and I'd love for you to join me. January's prompts are a combination of ideas which I hope will inspire tangible steps toward your goals, internal insight, a bit of fun, and inspiration to be thankful in the day-to-day. To be honest, I've tried prompts before and been turned off by the sheer amount of time they took, so these prompts were created to be written in 15 minutes or less. I know that I can carve out 15 minutes of my day to do something that will produce short and long term benefits.
I've also designed the prompts to be printed so that we can keep them as a bookmark in our journals! I found that when I kept prompts as a digital file and had to open my computer, I was easily distracted. My goal is to pick up a pen and write the old-fashioned way. All you have to do is click the button below, print, cut, and fold in half hot dog style ;)
If you've got any prompt ideas for future months, leave me a comment. Here's to being just a little bit better in 2018 :)