Journalling Prompts & Questions for Adults
Below are some ideas and suggestions in the form of prompts and questions to help get you started when journalling.
Pick a prompt or question and begin writing without thinking too much – just see what emerges. Or spend some time reflecting first but again afterwards just start writing freely. The key is to not judge yourself or what you are writing.
Remember – as well or instead of – writing you can also draw, doodle and use whichever method of exploration works best for you.
♥ My biggest challenge
♥ My greatest fear
♥ My one wish
♥ A regret
♥ Feeling Alone
♥ Things to Let go of
♥ True Friendship
♥ Good Deeds
♥ Hidden Blessings
♥ Wasting Time
♥ A painful event
♥ Finding my voice
♥ My main insecurity
Select, Reflect & Journal about ….
♥ A Quranic verse
♥ A Hadith
♥ One of Allah’s Names
♥ A Virtue or a Vice
♥ An Islamic idiom/saying (e.g. Allah Tests those Who he loves)
♥ What strengths can you identify in yourself?
♥ What characteristics would you like to develop in yourself?
♥ Describe yourself in 5 words or 5 qualities
♥ Who is your role model and why?
♥ What weaknesses can you identify in yourself?
♥ What tests your patience?
♥What sins have you committed today?
♥ What judgements or assumptions have you made about people today/this week?
♥ Who did you serve today?
♥ Did you backbite or say anything you regret?
♥ What do you prioritize?
♥ What did you avoid today and why?
♥ The most important thing to me is …..
♥ How can you improve your spiritual practice/ibaadah?
♥ Which emotion do you struggle with?
♥ What makes you angry/happy/sad/anxious?
♥ How do you manage your emotions?
♥ What messages did you absorb from your family about emotions as a child?