Recovery is hard. Anything worth having is hard, though. It takes all our focus and attention to keep up with recovery, and then some. One activity that can help you throughout your recovery is journaling. The good thing about journaling is that you can make it your own. If you want it to be fancy, go for it! If you’d rather it be simple, that’s good too! The most important thing about journaling is to give it your all. It won’t help you if you hold back. Write about how you’re feeling. Explore your inner being. Journaling can help you clear your mind if you let it. Here is a month’s worth of self-care journal prompts to get you started.
Day 1: What do you want to accomplish by the end of this month?
Day 2: How do you feel? What do you need to get off your chest today?
Day 3: What can you do to make your life happier?
Day 4: How can you simplify your life?
Day 5: What do you want more of in your life? What do you want less of in your life?
Day 6: What is on your mind right now?
Day 7: What were your highs this week? What were your lows this week?
Day 8: What’s the most difficult thing about recovery? Why?
Day 9: What’s your favorite thing about recovery? Why?
Day 10: If you could change anything about recovery, what would it be? What’s stopping that change from happening?
Day 11: What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned from your substance use disorder/mental illness?
Day 12: What does your ideal life look like? What’s stopping you from achieving it?
Day 13: What intentions can you start setting for your day that can benefit your recovery?
Day 14: What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
Day 15: What self-care activities can you implement in your daily life?
Day 16: What do you do when you’re struggling or triggered?
Day 17: What exercise can you implement into your daily routine?
Day 18: What about your recovery are you having a hard time accepting?
Day 19: What are you grateful for?
Day 20: What’s a recent struggle that you handled well? What’s a recent struggle that you could’ve handled better?
Day 21: How can you practice more self-love?
Day 22: Where do you feel most loved?
Day 23: What would you say to the pre-recovery you?
Day 24: What’s an area of your recovery that is lacking? What can you do to boost it?
Day 25: What can you do to start taking better care of yourself?
Day 26: What would you like to say to someone who supports you and your recovery?
Day 27: What would you tell my future self?
Day 28: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
Day 29: What am I afraid of?
Day 30: I want people to think of me as…?
Day 31: What’s has changed over the past month?
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