Ready for some new journal prompts? Hope so because these are pretty special. Let’s write about our families – from the wonderful to the messy.
It’s All About Family!
When it comes to family, there are so many layers. There are those members that we’re especially close to, those that we don’t talk to that much, some you see maybe once or twice a year or those you’re around every day. All of these people have or have had an impact in your life and the way you see your world.
As we write about our families this week, the biggest thing is not to censor yourself. If you’re happy, write it down. If you mad as a hornet, make sure those emotions are acknowledged too. Remember – all feelings are welcome on the pages of your journal so let them flow.
Ready For The Prompts?
Here we go and remember: no one is judging you. This is a great way to record memories or have your own therapy session about how you feel!
What is a happy memory about your family that instantly makes you smile?
For some of us, this memory probably popped up the moment you read the question. For others, it might take a little time and digging into the past to find that time when you were your happiest.
How did your parents influence the person you are now?
I want to say that this prompt can be a little triggering for some people. When it comes to our parents the emotions can run from unconditional love to deep hurt. Writing those feelings on paper can be healing in so many ways no matter what your answer to this question may be.
What family member was the most inspirational for you when you were growing up?
It seems that all of us have that person in our family that meant so much to us. They were kind and supportive or maybe you admired the way they lived their life and what they accomplished. Think about that person as you write and embrace all the feels that come your way.
So, as you can see by the prompts above, this is a heavy-duty week as we explore our feelings and put them to paper. Take your time with each one. And with these questions, you may find yourself revisiting them over and over again as more memories come to mind. Hope you are able to embrace the feelings and be able to express yourself in writing, drawing, or whatever is your preferred choice is when keeping your journal.