Twenty great writing prompts

Over the course of my practise, I’ve come to adopt some habits which keep me motivated to journal.  One of them is pasting an envelope into the back of my journal to keep mementos and journaling prompts.  That way, I never run out of ideas!  It also helps me focus on different aspects of my life.

I usually skim over the list and see which writing prompt I connect with that day.  Alternatively, I choose the one I feel the most resistance towards to see what that’s about.  Either way, explore these questions in the pages of your journal.  They are all questions you can come back to time and time again, always with a different answer!

Take a few deep breaths to centre yourself.  Read over the list and see where your pen wants to take you…

 

1.  What’s going on?

2.  What do I need?

3.  What is my intention for today?

4.  Today I feel…

5.  What am I resisting?

6.  What’s the most important thing to do right now?

Created by Tammy Rowland, Scribing the Soul Retreat, Eastern Townships, August 2016.

7.  What am I most excited about?

8.  My biggest challenge is…

9.  What am I most grateful for?

10.  What motivates me?

11. How am I taking care of myself?

12. Who inspires me? Why?

13. Am I doing what I want or what others want?

14. Am I focused on giving or receiving?

15. What I really want is…

16. My souls yearns for…

17. My wise self thinks…

18. The best and worst things are…

19. I’m taking back my power by…

20. If I couldn’t fail, I would…

 

Start writing and keep writing until you’re done.  If you feel stalled, re-write the prompt and see if it launches you in another direction.  When you feel you’re done, re-read what you’ve written.  Anything surprising? Write a one or two sentence comment.  Do it in a different coloured pen, if you wish.  Underline or circle words that seem important:  they are a wonderful new source of exploration!

Ink well.

 

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