To journal effectively for mental health, one of the easiest ways to start is by using prompts of the day. This method of journaling helps when you are not accustomed to pouring your thoughts and emotions out or you just don’t know where to start. This is one of the best ways to get your creative juices flowing and allow you to explore yourself in a different manner. These prompts can be used for a long period. Over time you see your progress because the same questions can have different answers through the course of time.

So, what is a Journal Prompt?

Some say that they have experienced the best conversations in their lives because they were asked “great questions.”

When someone asks “great questions,” our brain starts to dig out the information, sidelined opinions, experiences, perspectives whose existence we may have forgotten.

A journal prompt is that friend that gives you a great question, help you navigate your thoughts, expands your creativity, and keeps you curious about things that matter to you.

Where to find the prompts?

The questionnaire bank is within you, and you can start creating your library of questions you would like to answer to know yourself, rewire your mindset, build mental resilience.

You can, of course, google journal prompts and create your question bank. You can even look up, journal prompt apps. Mind Alcove App gives a new journal prompt every day. We feel that answering one question a day is much more impactful than distributing attention to multiple questions.

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Here are some mental health prompt questions to let your words flow:

Let’s start with knowing ourselves, respond to these questions in your journal or make a mental note and expand on it later:

  • Which activities make you happy?
  • What kind of activities do you avoid?
  • To whom do you have the healthiest relationship?
  • What are you thankful for in your life?
  • How do you keep up with your weaknesses?

Let’s dig a bit into Past experiences:

  • Write about your favorite experience in life?
  • Write about your travel experiences?
  • What do you need to forgive about your past?
  • What are you glad to grow out of?

What do the Future hold:

  • How do you envision yourself?
  • What are some of your dreams?
  • What are you doing today to keep yourself happy tomorrow?
  • How are you taking care of your health? (Mental & Physical)

With more and more prompts, you would become an expert in knowing your emotions and thought patterns and generally more about you and your worldview.

To improve your mental health and quality of life, it is important to understand yourself. What you think, feel and express affects you in various unimaginable ways. So stay curious about yourself to create a happier & healthier mind.

If you want to keep your curiosity going, download the Mind Alcove App