Have you been feeling stressed and overwhelmed lately? When was the last time you did a mental health check-in?
Often, when we get too caught up with everything that has been happening in our lives, we easily tend to forget our needs and ignore the state of our mental health.
I get it. I’ve been in that place before. I used to focus all my attention on work. Going on about my day on autopilot without realizing that slowly my mental health was deteriorating.
Please know that your mental health is a priority. Your mental health is vital to your overall well-being and happiness — that’s why from time to time we need to take a break and just ask ourselves how we are doing.
And just let ourselves listen to our emotions and feelings.
I find that one of the best ways to connect with myself and check-in with my mental state is through journaling.
Journaling can be very therapeutic. It allows us a chance to pour out all our thoughts, worries, and anything that’s bothering us.
It also lets us discover things about ourselves and allows us to connect with ourselves on a much deeper level.
I have gathered some of my favorite journal prompts to help you check-in with your mental state and practice self-care.
I hope you find them helpful!
20 Journal prompts for mental health
How do you feel right now?
Think about the last time you felt anxious, what were the things that you did that helped calm your anxiety?
List 5 things that you like about yourself.
What excites you?
Write 3 things that you did today that made you happy.
When do you feel most relaxed and at peace?
What has your anxiety taught you?
What does peace of mind mean to you?
What has your depression taught you?
What is your favorite form of self-care?