Journal Prompts for Positive Mindset


A positive mindset fosters a growth mindset and is an essential component for building a life of abundance. It encourages a willingness to learn, adapt and embrace new opportunities. This is imperative for personal and professional development. In some of my darkest times, I took to journaling. It helped me express my feelings, in a safe space that was for my eyes only. It was important to me to develop a positive outlook again, and my habit for journaling helped me get there. Sometimes it's hard to know what to write. I found that once I got started, the words flowed freely. I wanted to share some of my favorite prompts to help you get into the flow.

I like to start with gratitude. Each time you open your journal, write at least 3 things you are grateful for. Try not to overthink it. Write down anything you are grateful for and why it brings you joy.

Write down a list of your achievements. It can be hard when you are starting something new, and you see the success of others around you. But remember, everyone's journey is their own, and it's unfair to compare. You have a life of achievements, both big and small. Write them down and celebrate your awesome self!

Create a list of affirmations. Use the present tense and read them out loud. When you read them, say them with energy and full conviction. Repeat daily. An example "I am so grateful for all of the amazing opportunities that come my way."

Have you overcome any recent challenges? This one might be a bit more difficult, but really take some time to reflect on the positive aspects. Write about the challenge you faced, how you overcame it, and how you felt afterwards. Include any lessons you learned and what you discovered about your inner strength.

Write down any self-care activities that help improve your self-image. How does performing this task make you feel? What are the positive emotions and thoughts that they have on your mindset. Make a point to incorporate one of these into your daily and/or nightly routine.

Is there someone in your life who has made a positive impact on you? Write about that person and the role they have played. What qualities do they possess that inspires you to cultivate positivity in your own life.

Journaling is a deeply personal activity. Don't focus on the way your handwriting looks, any mis-spellings or your grammar. This is not English class. No one is going to grade you or judge you. The goal is not perfection, it's to reflect on focus on the positive aspects of your life so you can develop a more positive mindset.