Writing and finding inspiration is all fun and games until you just don’t know what to write anymore. Or, you don’t know where to start. I have always loved writing and journaling, but I often find myself stuck at times. Up until recently, when I was shopping one day and came across a thing called guided journaling. A guided journal is a pre-prompted journal that allows the writer to self-reflect and learn how to make changes to improve their lives.
I love writing, that’s why I started this blog. However, for me, I find it difficult to find different things to write about. I was the same way when I was keeping a personal journal, however with the guided journals I have purchased, it makes it very easy to complete a journal entry. I also feel way better about myself afterwards because I am spending some time self-reflecting. Some questions make me uncomfortable, but bring light to issues that are underlying in my life, which I appreciate. It allows me to take action and make changes that I would not have necessarily known I needed to work on.
I purchased my guided journals at Chapters Indigo. They have all different types of guided journaling there. My preferred guided journaling has been Moorea Seal’s 52 Lists. I own The 52 Lists Project and 52 Lists of Happiness. The 52 Lists series include 52 questions in each book, to be completed weekly for a year. Some of the prompts consist of:
- List the things that make you feel healthy: mind, body & soul
- List what you are grateful for
- List the ways you are energized
- List the things you want to be known for
Those are a few prompts that are featured in the guided journal. The questions that are prompted give me the ability to understand emotions, and where the come from, my weaknesses, strengths, what drives me, etc. There are so many benefits to self-reflection!
I try to journal weekly, but sometimes that’s just not do-able. I normally will try and journal when I have some time to myself during the week. Ill set aside half an hour, light a candle, have some essential oils going and start writing. At first, I always find it a little difficult to answer the questions, but then towards the end I have a hard time stopping.
So, if you are looking for some inspiration—or to start writing as a way to manage what’s going on in your day to day life, try a guided journal! There are many other types of guided journals, however I have only used Moorea Seal’s! Have any of you used a guided journal? What are your thoughts! Comment below!