For many of us, it feels as though we have nothing but time to fill right now. We’ve watched all the TV shows, we’ve done all the puzzles … what’s next? Why not try some journaling? It’s a great way to spend some time reflecting inward, and it offers a welcome distraction. Even better, journaling can be done in an endless number of ways. Whether you’re keeping a detailed account of your days, just jotting down the things you’re grateful for, or simply making lists, there’s a type of journaling that works for everyone.
Currently, my favorite way to journal is by following prompts. Following prompts helps me get over the panic of not knowing what to write about. I recently put together a bundle of prompts, which I wrote down on shipping bags. I thought it’d be nice to just grab one at random and then answer it in my journal. The prompts can be anything. They can be lighthearted or more introspective. They can also just be lists you want to make. And because we all use an easy creative activity, I had fun adding color to everything with Gelatos.
Prompts to Get You Started
- Make a list of all the tiny things that are bringing you joy.
- What does your perfect day look like?
- Choose one word to help guide you. Fill a journal page with that word.
If you decide to do a project similar to this, I encourage you to make an extra set of prompt tags to send along to a friend who could use a little something special sent her way. Make those tags extra colorful so you can send along a little sunshine.
For even more prompts, we suggest you pick up a copy of Field Guide to Everyday Magic. Each issue is filled with inspiration quotes and interesting prompts for you to answer directly in the book. What a great way to spend your time at home!