Journaling has been recognized through research at Harvard Medical School as being a powerful tool for healing, as well as having many other benefits.
If you’re ready to start on your journey, then take a look at our 20 journal prompts for healing:
1. How are you feeling right now?
2. What are you most proud of?
3. What triggers negative emotions within you?
Identifying trauma triggers is one of the first steps to starting your healing.
Though you can’t always avoid your personal triggers, there are ways you can learn to manage them.
Owning your feelings, giving yourself space and talking to a professional can all help you find a way to heal.
4. What do you wish more people knew about you?
5. Write about five things that bring you joy.
6. During tough times, what helps you cope?
7. What are you most thankful for?
Expressing gratitude has been shown to have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing.
You can start by investing in a gratitude journal, or just grab an empty notebook and start with one of our gratitude journal prompts.
8. What color represents your healing, and why?
9. When do you feel most like yourself?
10. What does support look and feel like to you?
11. What do you see when you look in the mirror?
12. What are some things you’d like to hear from someone right now?
13. What brought you joy as a child?
Psychologists recommend reconnecting with your inner child as a part of your healing process.
Meditation is one of the techniques used, a mind and body practice with many advantages for your overall wellbeing.
They suggest adding meditation to your daily routine to allow you to process your memories in a safe and calm environment.
14. In what ways do you plan to practice self-care this week?
15. Write down three healing affirmations to recite each morning.
16. Write about your strengths.
17. Write a letter to your future self.
18. What could you do to make tomorrow a better day?
19. How can you take better care of yourself?
Making time for self-care is an important part of your healing, as it encourages you to focus on your own needs.
Learning to live more mindfully or practicing yoga could be good habits to adopt.
20. Write about a person in your life who has had a positive impact on you.
If you’re looking to make sense of your finances as a part of your healing process, then take a look at our journal prompts for a money mindset.