Journaling Prompt For When You Don’t Know What To Write

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Are you starting a brand new journal? It’s the beginning of the year, and I’m starting a new journal myself.

Maybe you have no clue what to write. Perhaps there’s no inner or outer drama, so what is there to write about?

Journaling can simply be a time to slow down and become more aware of the present moment.

Here’s a prompt to do just that: Capture a snapshot in time.

Describe yourself in this moment of time. Where are you? What are you wearing? Pay attention to colors, sounds, textures. What’s going on around you?

Sometimes journaling is all about the internal experience—emotions, thoughts, sensations.

And sometimes, it’s easier to begin with awareness of the external experience.

Let me know how it goes if you try this prompt!