The Self Care Space was created to give you the tools so you can top up your self care each day. The classes in the library help you connect with your physical body, emotional and spiritual body.
Journaling is also a great tool to use to understand what you are going through and how you are feeling in your mind and soul, plus it’s a great way to set intentions and manifest goals and dreams for yourself. However staring at a blank page can be pretty scary. Even though you’re writing for yourself that feeling of getting graded on an essay in school creeps in or the thought of someone accidentally reading your deepest and darkest thoughts.
A great place to start your journaling practice is with a daily gratitude list. Every morning or every night, pick a time that works for your routine, write down 3-10 things you are grateful for. It can be everything from feeling the sunshine on your face for a brief moment or being able to breathe deep, to something big and life altering like a new love or a promotion at work.
As with every new habit, consistency is key and journaling even just for a couple of minutes every day will help you feel more creative and comfortable with putting pen to paper. It doesn’t even have to be a full page everyday, it can be something simple like the gratitude list or using a journaling prompt.
Journaling prompts are little open ended questions or statements that will help you tune inwards. Journaling can be a great form of self expression and introspection, and journaling prompts are designed to help you dive into how you are feeling and unfold any experiences or emotions you may be holding on to, good or bad. To use journaling prompts, make sure you have time and space to sit down on your own and really explore each prompt, let go of any expectations and remember there are no right or wrong.
Here are a few journaling prompts to try:
This can be a specific place like a house or it can be something more abstract like the beach with your toes in the sand
Try to envision the place with all of your senses
Describe what you see, hear and smell and how it makes you feel
Describe any people you imagine there with you, who are they and how do they make you feel
This might take a while, don’t overthink it
It can be something small and insignificant or something bigger that’s holding you back
Sit with the question for a little while and just write down any thoughts or feelings that come to you
Nothing is too small or silly here
Do you remember a big and pivotal moment in your life where you had to be brave
Maybe you do something every single day that takes courage like facing a crowd when you are feeling anxious or getting into the car when you don’t like to drive
Think back to when you were a child and try to recall the feeling of standing up for yourself or even just braving the dark to go to the bathroom at night
This one can be difficult as we are not used to looking at ourselves with the love and kindness we give our loved ones, but give it a try
If you were your own best friend what would you admire about yourself?
Describe what you thought of yourself the first time you met you
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[…] A regular and consistent journaling practice is a great way to stay in tune with your mental wellbeing and emotions. If you feel like the blank page is daunting, there are plenty of great journaling exercises and prompts to help you get started. Read our blog on getting started with journaling here. […]