25 Stress Management Journal Prompts
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

25 Journal Prompts For Stress And Anxiety

18. What is one thing you are scared to do, and how can you overcome it?

35310
woman stressed hands down
Pexels

When we hear the word 'journal' I think most of us are brought back to our elementary school days and remember all of our "dear diary" moments. However, journaling has a lot of benefits, but it can be hard to start, especially if you don't have a specific reason for why you are journaling. One of the best things about it is that it is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. Sometimes just the act of writing your thoughts out can help you feel relief. If you are contemplating starting a journal, here are 25 prompts to help you out!

1. How do you want to feel when you wake up in the morning?

woman reflects in morning sun

2. List five good things about today.

woman happy sitting among rocks

3. What are some of your values in life?

woman holds pink flower

4. Did you feel stressed or anxious today? If so, what triggered that feeling, and what did you do to overcome it?

young person reflects holding umbrella by lake

5. What is one thing you can improve on (time management, communication, etc.), and how can you do this?

morning coffee and tablet to reduce stress

6. What is one adjustment you would like to make to your morning routine?

cup of tea with flower to relax

7. What is one adjustment you would like to make to your nighttime routine?

soft stress balls to help relax

8. What is one thing you need to let go of?

woman reflects in hiking valley

9. Make a list of twenty things that make you happy.

woman expresses joy while hiking to relieve stress

10. Write down the lyrics to a song that makes you happy. What is it about this song that makes you feel this way?

headphones and phone to listen to podcast to relieve stress

11. What is one place you would love to travel to and why?

traveling in a foreign city to relieve stress

12. Have you been exercising patience with others? If not, how can you?

relaxed man looks back at plane

13. What is a new skill that you would like to earn and how can you learn it?

woman takes a photograph by the water

14. Are there any areas of your life that can be more organized? How can you accomplish this? What can you do to prevent disorganization in the future?

pineapple and golden journal

15. What is one long-term goal you wish to work towards?

woman holds instagram filter by water

16. Draw a picture of something that makes you happy. Write about the picture.

woman draws in journal to relieve stress

17. What steps have you taken towards a goal of yours (short or long-term)? If you haven't taken any, what steps could you be taking to work towards it?

woman reflects by the sun

18. What is one thing you are scared to do, and how can you overcome it?

woman sits to relax by the beach

19. How can I be more mindful of others?

group of people hold arms around each other

20. Was today a difficult day? If so, what made it difficult and what can you do to prevent from having days like this in the future?

woman reflects along a canyon

21. What is one problem you had today, and what was your solution to this problem? Was is the best way you could have handled it?

woman reflects in a comfy chair

22. Are you taking time to care for yourself? Do you allow yourself time to relax and breathe? If the answer is no, what can you do to give yourself this time?

relaxed woman by the beach

23. Think about a past mistake you made. What did you learn from the experience and how can it be applied to your future?

woman holds a bunch of flowers

24. Write about something that you are scared of.

person drives car down an open road to relax

25. Write a letter to your future self.

woman reflects by the beach


I hope these prompts can help you. Happy journaling!

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

49601
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

121812
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments