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30 Mindful Days (guide to journaling)

Journaling is something I’ve always done. When I was young I got given a diary, my first entry was on the 8th of September 2004 and since then, I’ve never stopped writing. Throughout the years I have been through a lot of phases, sometimes I would write everyday, sometimes I would only write once a month, regardless, I have no doubt that journaling is a powerful tool for self-discovery and mindfulness.

I’ve always been a person with many thoughts, I am a natural overthinker. Therefore, I loved having a free space where I could say anything I express my crazy mind. It is incredible to look back and see how much writing my feelings down helped me rationalize irrational thoughts. Many times I would pour down my soul, allow myself to feel everything, and somehow end up feeling grateful and motivated by the end of the page.beta_design_simple_space_tattoo_by_dreamingkay-d7upbqwSelf-refection is not easy. Starting with a blank page is not easy, specially if you are scared of what you can find. But here are some prompts you can use everyday to reflect and practice mindfulness.

  1. What are your goals for today?
  2. What do you love about myself? Write 10 things.
  3. What are your priorities at the moment?
  4. What would make you happy right now?
  5. What skills do you wish to improve?
  6. What has been bothering you lately? Notice the little things that annoy/frustrate you throughout the day.
  7. Write about your favourite place. (it can be a city, a coffee shop or simply your bed)
  8. Write about any habits you want to break. Why do you want to break those habits?
  9. Write about habits you want to include in your life and why.
  10. Write about a past crush. How do you feel about it now? What did you learn from it?
  11. What was your last purchase? Materialistic purchase. reevaluate it. Is it worth your money? Why?
  12. List 5 places you want to visit.
  13. Who do you need to say “I love you” to more often?
  14. When was the last time you done something for someone? How did it make you feel?
  15. How do you feel about the people around you? Can you be yourself around your friends? Are those positive or negative relationships?
  16. What are you grateful for? Write 10 things.
  17. Write about someone you love.
  18. How do you feel about your body? Why do you feel like that?
  19. What is your favourite song at the moment? Why?
  20. What is one thing you want to learn more about? Why?
  21. Write a letter to your parents (or just mum or dad).
  22. In your opinion, do you live a healthy lifestyle?
  23. What could you change in your life to become healthier? Not only physically healthier but also psychologically healthier.
  24. What inspires you recently?
  25. What do you think about the future? What do you think you will be doing in the future? Where will you be living?
  26. What are the things you want to do more often?
  27. What is your favourite piece of clothing? Where did you get it from? Why is it your favourite?
  28. How would you describe your style?
  29. Who do you think you are at your core? (your core values)
  30. Who do you wish to be? (what core values do you want to cultivate)

tumblr_static_eglnm4oqtegc0o00c0wks4wccI hope you find these prompts helpful in your journey to self-reflection and mindfulness. Thank you for reading. Lots of love,

Ines x


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