25 journal prompts for moms who need to relax
I’ve said it here before, but I’ll say it again, journaling isn’t my jam. This blog is the closest I’ll get to opening up a notebook or journal and writing down my thoughts.
Don’t ask why, but it gives me anxiety, but for many people, it does quite the opposite. It releases anxiety and helps ground you. It allows you to connect with yourself and process your thoughts and feelings which is something we all need to do, especially us mamas…Especially us mamas during a pandemic, am I right?
the benefits of journal prompts
Having a prompt allows you to dig deep in self-reflection and introspection. It encourages you to brainstorm on a specific idea or topic and it allows you to focus and organize your thoughts.
Many of us mamas are scattered-brained more often than not, so sitting down and focusing on one question allows you to really be present in what you are doing and thinking.
It also saves time and time is of the essence as a mom. Utilizing a prompt is in a sense a task-oriented action, which helps keep your thoughts singular and you don’t have to spend time thinking about what you want to write about.
On the other hand, it helps keep your writing organized and not a brain dump of emotions.
Not only that, but journaling can be a great form of therapy when dealing with postpartum depression, so if you are a new mom, try this out.
So, let’s get into it.
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25 journal prompts for us mamas!
- What about motherhood are you most grateful for?
- What has surprised you the most about being a mom?
- What has been the hardest part of raising a kid/kids thus far?
- What are three things you do well as a mom?
- What has been the biggest sacrifice you’ve made as a mom? How did it make you feel?
- What is your favorite thing about your child(ren)?
- What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
- How does being a mom make you feel?
- How have your passions and hobbies changed?
- What advice would I pass on to new moms?
- What has been the best memory or moment so far?
- What has been the hardest part thus far?
- What would your ideal day look like (with or without the kiddo(s))?
- How do you prioritize self-care and if you don’t, how can you start?
- What are three things you are most grateful for as a mom?
- What is something you wish could improve in the realm of motherhood in your life?
- What do you feel least appreciated for?
- What do you feel most appreciated for?
- A recent compliment I received and how it made me feel…
- I want my child(ren) to remember me as…
- Write a letter to your kiddo(s) to open on their 18th birthday
- What is one thing you wish to work on as a mother?
- How did childbirth change you? How did it affect you positively and negatively?
- What was the hardest part about being a first-time mom?
- What about yourself are you most proud of?
some of my favorite journals
Papier | Mother of Pearl
(hardcover or softcover)
Paper is customizable and you have the option to personalize the cover!
Writers Log Large Leather Notebook
Choose between a snap closure or flap-tie.
Wilde House Paper Oversize Notebook
Hand-assembled in San Luis Obispo, CA. Paper is also recycled.
Kachel Gretel Notebook
Can be refilled with paper once fully used.
Suede Moon and Stars Journal
When you’ve finished all 25 journal prompts, go back, and re-read all of your answers. Try to remember what mindset you were in before starting your little journal journey and see what mindset you are in when you have completed it. How has your mental state shifted? Let me know in the comments below!
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