25 Journal Prompts for Mindfulness: Live a More Mindful Life

Journal Prompts for Mindfulness: Live a More Mindful Life

Living mindfully is great for your wellbeing and something we all aspire to, but it can be difficult to nurture the state of mind day to day.

Writing in a mindfulness journal is one way to establish the habit.

In this article we’ve compiled a list of 25 journal prompts for mindfulness, including mindful eating and inspiration for kids, to help you get started.

Daily Mindfulness Journal Prompts

Journaling has benefits for your mental health, with specific writing prompts helping to boost your mindset.

We know the mindfulness benefits too, so why not select a mindful question for each day this week?

5 Daily Mindfulness Journal Prompts

1. What do you feel grateful for right now?

2. What are your strengths?

3. Which areas of life do you wish you could be more mindful in?

4. How do you feel about yourself right now?

5. Connect to your senes. What can you see, hear, touch, smell and taste in this moment?

6. What does your perfect day look like?

7. Write down five quotes that inspire you.

Quotes often allow us to see the world from someone else’s perspective which can be really encouraging and thought-provoking.

We put together a list of 65 health quotes that can motivate, inspire and uplift you.

8. What around you right now makes you smile?

9. List five things that help you ground yourself in the present.

10. What do you plan to do differently tomorrow?

Mindful Eating Journal Prompts

Mindful eating is another way that we can ground ourselves in the moment, noticing taste and texture.

If you’re trying to improve your relationship with food then we have a few mindful eating journal prompts to inspire you:

5 Mindful Eating Journal Prompts

1. What emotions do you feel when you think about food?

2. What is your current relationship with food?

3. What causes you to eat mindlessly?

Fatigue can be one factor that can cause us to mindlessly eat, and sleep facts show that as a nation we’re not getting enough rest.

Luckily there are things to help you sleep. These include wearing a sleep mask, pouring a cup of slumber-inducing herbal tea and even just sleeping naked!

4. What does mindful eating feel like?

5. How will you continue to eat mindfully for the next seven days?

Mindfulness Journal Prompts for Students

Student life can be busy, so making time for a mindful moment is always a good idea!

Add one of the below mindfulness journal prompts for students to your notebook:

5 Mindfulness Journal Prompts for Students

1. Go for a walk outside today. Note down what you see and hear, and also how you feel.

2. What are your favorite ways to relax?

Meditation can be a great way to relax both your body and mind.

The benefits of meditation include an improved memory and reduced anxiety, the practice can even encourage you to eat better!

3. What causes you to procrastinate?

4. How does the amount of sleep you get impact on your daily life?

5. If you could have a day off and do whatever you wanted, what would you do?

Mindfulness Journal Prompts for Kids

Children of all ages can benefit from living a more mindful life.

Here are five mindfulness journal exercises for kids, to get them in the right mindset:

5 Mindfulness Journal Prompts for Kids

1. What things do you love doing the most?

2. What thoughts are going through your head right now?

3. What are the three things you love most about yourself?

4. What are you most worried about?

A child and family study revealed that 9.2% of children in the US have been diagnosed with anxiety problems, and the number has been growing for the last few years.

Research into the health advantages of yoga for kids shows that it can help children manage and understand their emotions.

It can also boost their attention span, increase their flexibility and even improve symptoms of ADHD.

5. What can you see and hear right now?

Laura Smith


Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.