Journal Prompts for Positive Affirmations
This Winter was an especially dark season with its chilling Nor’easters and COVID safety guidelines. But, with vaccine rollout well underway and warmer weather returning, brighter days are on the horizon. In the meantime, here at Gooroo, we’ve compiled some journal prompts to help bring positivity into your life. Journalling is a great way to release any tension and organise your emotions and reactions to the world.
What are Positive Affirmations?
Positive Affirmations are simple phrases or statements that are used to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts. All you have to do is repeat them to yourself every day via journal prompts or out loud to a mirror. They can be used for:
- The encouragement of positive change.
- Boosting your self-esteem.
By creating a routine of positivity we maintain our integrity which helps us to respond flexibly when our concept of self is threatened. There is are three main ideas behind this:
- Positive affirmations help to keep up a global narrative about ourselves. We are able to view ourselves as unfixed and able to take on a variety of identities and roles.
- Positive affirmations teach us that we do not have to be “perfect”. Instead we learn to be competent in areas that are of personal value to us.
- Positive affirmations allow us to praise ourselves and acknowledge our achievements.
But, how do you work out which positive affirmations are right for you? This is where the journal prompts come into play.
These journal prompts can be considered any time of the day, but we’ve divided them up into categories we think would be the most helpful. Alongside them are some potential positive affirmations.
- Today, I am bursting with energy and overflowing with joy. Write about what makes you happy in life.
- I posses the qualities needed to be extremely successful. What do you like about yourself? Why are you going to achieve your goals?
- Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones. Create a table with two columns: one titled “old” and one titled “new”. Write down in the “old” column what habits you want to let go. Then, write in the “new” column what habits will replace the “old” and why.
Afternoon Affirmation Journal Prompts
- Humans make mistakes! Write down one time when you needed to remind yourself of this. What would you have done differently?
- Energy surges though me and leads me to new and brilliant ideas. What do you need to do to keep energised? What brilliant ideas can you think of? How can you turn them into actionable tasks?
- My efforts are being supported by the universe; my dreams manifest into reality. Write down all the reasons you are worthy of love and success. Try to have at least five different items.
- I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach them from me. What do you need to let go of? How can you go about freeing yourself?
- I am courageous and I stand up for myself. Write down one time when you needed to remind yourself of this. What would you have done differently?
- My fears of tomorrow are simply melting away. What are you scared about in the future? How can you calm this worry?
One final positive affirmation to end this blog on: You are a powerhouse; You are indestructible.