Journal prompts can be a ton of fun, and help us learn more about ourselves and our direction in our lives. I especially love the self-growth and healthy living topics when doing journal prompts myself so I came up with a few that might appeal to you. Some of these are perfect for the New Year as well! Do one, or do them all, it’s up to you!
#1: Write a letter to yourself a year from today and call yourself by a confidence-building name, such as “beautiful lady” or anything that means strong, powerful, beautiful, etc. Try to write a minimum of 3-5 paragraphs.
What do you want your future self to remember about you and what has been happening? What do you hope to have accomplished by next year? How do you think or hope your life will be then? What will you do to reach your goals between now and then?
#2: Think about what you want to be remembered for in your life. Make a list of at least 10 things you would like to be remembered for, whether you have done them yet or not.
Are these things you’ve done, how you treat others, your family, or something else? Is it something you have yet to do and how do you plan to accomplish that?
#3: Write down your three biggest dreams. Think about what you would do in the here and now that would get you closer to those dreams.
Are you willing to do whatever it takes to make those dreams a reality? If they are important to you, work on it one day at a time. You deserve to make your life the way you want it to be.
#4: Describe yourself as you are right now. Think about how that compares to how you would like to see yourself.
Can you change that for the better and work on it now? Brainstorm ways to improve yourself or your life that will get you there.
#5: Imagine how much better and more fun future events will be if you are living healthier. Keep looking to the future, there is always something to look forward to in the near future that will help you focus on your goals.
What is one thing you’re really looking forward to in the next three months? If you were to lose weight, get healthier, or gain muscle, would it make that event easier and more fun for you?
#6: Make a list of three things you’re good at. We all have strengths that we can draw on in our day-to-day life.
Why do you think you’re good at these things? Is it something in your personality, skills, talents, or something you have learned in life?
#7: Create a list of ten things you have learned in the past year, good or bad!
Why were these things important for you to learn and how will it carry to the future?
#8: Think about your biggest victory lately and write about what you accomplished and how it made you feel.
What did you do to achieve this? Do you feel all your work to achieve this victory was worth it? Will this give you the confidence and/or motivation to do more in the future?
If you liked these journal prompts, feel free to print them out: Healthy Living Journal Prompts.