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60 Journal Writing Prompts for Depression and Anxiety

Journaling can do great things for your mental health. Writing down your thoughts helps to make sense of your story, reconnect with yourself, and reflect on the person that you are and want to become. When you allow yourself to explore your feelings without limits, you begin to realize that the emotions you experience throughout the day become so much easier to navigate. Start off slow and take it step by step. It just may become your favorite pastime. If you are feeling low, you can write about some positive and affirmative things in your journal. Start off with these prompts.

60 Journal Writing Prompts for Depression and Anxiety

  1. My greatest qualities are ________
  2. 10 things I feel thankful for are __________
  3. Right now my greatest challenge is ________
  4. This week I am looking forward to these three things _________
  5. On a scale of 1-10, my mental health is at a _____ because
  6. If I could meet anyone in the world I would like to meet _____ because
  7. Write about a difficult time in your life that you overcame
  8. Describe how you want your life to look in 5, 10 and 20 years
  9. What are the three things that scare you the most and why?
  10. Name five moments when you were ecstatically happy
  11. What are three things you can do to help your mental health?
  12. When times get tough I want to remember that _______
  13. Describe a situation where everything worked out for you
  14. Who has been your biggest supporter? Write that person a thank you letter
  15. Today my victories were:
  16. What does your ideal life look like?
  17. Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20 years?
  18. How would you describe yourself to a stranger?
  19. What are your top 5 values in life?
  20. What is something nobody knows about you? Why have you kept it a secret?
  21. What was your biggest learning moment this week?
  22. Write a thank you letter to your body
  23. Write a letter to your biggest supporter (you don’t have to give it to them if you don’t want to)
  24. What are three things that made you happy today?
  25. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  26. Describe a time in your life when you failed. What did you learn from it?
  27. What are three of the biggest lessons you’ve learned from having (anxiety, depression, etc.)?
  28. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be and why?
  29.  If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
  30. Describe your biggest accomplishment and why it means so much to you
  31. No matter how terrible my day is these ten things can always make me feel better:
  32. The biggest lessons I’ve learned from anxiety are:
  33. If I didn’t have depression I would have never learned________________
  34. If I didn’t have any fear I would ________________
  35. What was your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?
  36. What do you wish most people knew about you and why?
  37. What was your most embarrassing moment and why?
  38. A fear I would like to overcome is ________. I can do these things to start overcoming it:
  39. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be and why?
  40. Describe your happiest and saddest childhood memories
  41. What was the last thing that made you feel deeply frustrated?
  42. How do you want to be remembered?
  43. Describe a time when you had to make a really hard choice
  44. Describe your perfect relationship
  45. How would you describe yourself to a stranger?
  46. What are your ten best talents?
  47. What was the best compliment you ever received?
  48. What is the unique thing about you? Do you like to hide it or let it show?
  49. If you knew this was your last day on earth what would you do?
  50. Name ten songs that make you feel pumped
  51. What friendship that you’ve had was the most meaningful?
  52. If you could achieve anything in your life, what would it be and why?
  53. What are three things that scare you most and why?
  54. What are three things you can do to enhance your mental well being?
  55. Write about a difficult time in your life and how you overcame it
  56. What is a trait that you admire most in others? In what ways do you see that trait in yourself
  57. Name ten things you can start doing to take care of yourself?
  58. What are your ten worst habits and how do they impact your life?
  59. What would unconditional love look like for you? What would it feel like?
  60. If you had to pick one day to relive over and over for the rest of your life what would it be and why?

That’s all folks!

I hope you find these prompts useful. Let us know in the comments section below, how you felt after journaling with these prompts.

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