Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Journal prompts to help clear your anxious mind.

Journal prompts to help clear your anxious mind.

When I'm feeling anxious or depressed, and I can't find a way to calm down, I love nothing more than to grab a coffee, open my Journal to a blank page and write whatever is weighing heavily on my mind however big or small. These big or small problems cause an intense amount of anxiety often for no apparent reason, and Journaling can help me release all those negative emotions and ease my anxious, depressed mind. This may seem easy but occasionally my mind goes blank, and I'm sat staring at the empty page trying desperately to think of something to write.

If you're struggling to find things to write about, then Journal prompts can really help. You can answer questions, decorate pages, create lots of lists, or just have a full on rant and rave, and after your done, you can either keep it or rip it up and throw it away, so it's gone forever.

I understand how hard it can be, so take a look below at some of these prompts and give some of them a try and hopefully have a little fun in the process. 

    • Make a list of everything that makes you happy.
    • Write about a truly difficult time in your life, and how you overcome it.
    • Make a list of your favorite movies. 
    • Write your favorite childhood memories.
    • Write everything you're scared off. 
    • List all your flaws. 
    • Write about a dream you've had that you can't forget. 
    • Write a letter to your anxiety as if it was a real person. 
    • Write a letter to your younger self or future self. 
    • Write what exactly is making you feel anxious right now. 
    • Write all your self-care and calming ideas. 
    • Create a worry page, list everything that makes you anxious. 
    • If you have children, give them a page to draw in, I let my son do this and when I'm sad it makes me feel comforted and happy. 
    • Create a page dedicated to your favorite quotes.
    • Write about one place in the world you would love to visit. 
    • Write your bucket list.
    • Write what the perfect day would look like.
    • Write about something you've achieved and how happy it made you feel.
    • When you're feeling anxious what do you wish someone would say to you.
    • List five secrets about yourself that nobody knows.
    • If you could have one hour with your most favorite person in the world, what would you say to them?
    • Write about your pet.
    • Describe your most embarrassing moment. 
    • Discuss 4 things you achieved today big or small. 
    • Write what a perfect friendship would look like. 
    • When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
    • Write exactly what you're feeling right now, don't hold back just write anything that comes to mind however bad it may seem.
    • What is your most treasured possession? 
    • Write about something traumatic that's happened to you, how it made you feel, and how it affected your entire life. 
    • Make a page where you either draw, scribble, create a collage, create a photo page anything you don't have to write all the time. 
    • What keeps you awake at night. 
    • What is your biggest regret? 
    • Write ten things you love about yourself, if you can't manage to think of ten then any number will do. 

    I hope some of these inspire you, now go and grab that journal and let out all that worry and anxiety you'll feel much better afterwards, don't store it all in your head that's what it wants!!!

    Do you have any more prompts to add?


    1. This is such a great post! When I am feeling anxious, I find that writing really helps calm and clear my mind. These prompts are such a good idea as it takes your thoughts away from the anxious feelings and allows your mind to focus on something completely different. It seems like a fantastic way to distract yourself. Thank you for sharing, brilliant post! <3 xx

      Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

      1. Hey, thank you. I sometimes struggle to find the words, but once I get going I can't stop, It is such a great distraction, once I'm finished writing I've near enough forgotten what I was anxious about. I'm glad you liked these prompts and thank you for commenting. ♥

    2. I love posts like this! Thanks for writing it xx

      1. No problem, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for commenting. ♥

    3. Great list! Journaling is such a great way of calming me if I am anxious. And who doesn’t love to make lists?! Nice post! Morgan @ www.mommyaboveall.com

    4. Hey, I'm glad you liked it, Journalling is very calming and can be so much fun aswel I love to look at old pages some of them can be so funny.🤣 Yeah, I love to make lists, and I have so many ideas I'll probably add some more to this soon. Thanks for commenting. ♥

    5. I've suffered with anxiety all my life. Your ideas are really good, and also by wr it distracts your mind and helps to direct irrational thoughts away from yourself 😊

      1. Hey, thank you glad you like them. Yeah writing really helps, once I've finished I feel a lot more calm. thanks for commenting. ♥

    6. This is good because by writing you are distracting your irrational thoughts away from yourself. I've suffered from anxiety all my life.

      1. Anxiety can be awful and so isolating, which Is why writing is so good you can get all your thoughts out and try to forget about them. If you ever wanna chat when you're anxious, I'm always here to talk. ♥♥

    7. I absolutely love lists and I have them everywhere in my office! Haha.
      I have wanted to start journaling for a while and this list will help me start. :)
      Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
      Fran x | http://www.frantasmagoria.co.uk/

      1. Hey, I'm glad I could help. Journaling is amazing, you should definitely start. thanks for reading. ♥

    8. Girl yes! Thanks for these. I always take up journalling when I know there's something extra going on inside that needs to be released.

      1. Hey, no worries yeah I love Journaling always helps me relax. thanks for reading. ♥

    9. Love this lost; I'll keep this bookmarked so I can revisit it!

      1. Hey, I'm so glad you liked them and thank you for bookmarking. ♥