Friends General Conference

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Journal Ideas

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  • Incorporate journaling into your morning ritual
  • You don’t have to use full sentences. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, writes in bullets with 2-6 bullet points daily depending on the day.
  • Combine work and personal journal topics
  • Use the habit tracker as a daily reminder
  • Don’t skip more than 2 days and try to go back to catch up

These prompts are written to give you a moment in time to reflect and take care of you.


  1. Today my self-care mantra is…(one word for inhaling, one word for exhaling)
  2. How do I feel about the importance of practicing self-care?
  3. I practice self-care because I want to feel  [FILL IN THE BLANK].
  4. What are the obstacles to practicing self-care daily? How can I overcome at least one of them?
  5. What does my morning look and feel like? Do I have a routine? Are mornings rushed?
  6. How will making myself a priority positively impact my life?
  7. If I loved myself unconditionally, how would I treat myself? How can I act on that feeling now?
  8. What does bedtime look and feel like? Is there anything I can change for a more restful night’s sleep?
  9. What are 3 things that I’m currently doing that no longer serve me? How can I stop doing these things?
  10. What acts of self-care truly make me happy?
  11. How can I add more love and joy to my day-to-day life?
  12. What can I do to add more ease and relaxation to my day?
  13. Make a list of 20 things that make me smile.
  14. I am the best version of myself when I  [FILL IN THE BLANK]
  15. When I think of self-care what lights me up? How can I add more of this into my self-care routine?
  16. When I’m really busy how can I find 10 minutes of time for myself? What can I do in that time?
  17. My life feels like magic when  [FILL IN THE BLANK].
  18. Write myself a thank you note, thanking myself for everything I do for my own wellbeing.
  19. Does your self-care practice feel like a chore or an item on your to-do list? Explore the joy self-care brings me.