Journal prompts make it easier to journal consistently, but I haven’t been using them. It came to my attention while I was sitting in the waiting room before my therapist appointment. A million thoughts raced through my head. “So many things have happened since my last visit. Where did we leave off last time? What do I say?”
Across from me, another patient held a journal. When I saw it, I realized what I’d been missing. I didn’t have a record about events that triggered my depression and anxiety. Having a written record of moods, events, and triggers would have been really helpful at that time. I know journaling strengthens my mental health and journal prompts can help facilitate this. Here is an easy journal prompt that you can use for your mental health.