Catching up & Best Journal Prompts

Good morning, beauties! I wanted to let you all know I’m breathing haha. I’ve sooooort of abandoned all hope on Nanowrimo, but at least I made it to 8000 words? I’m a little disappointed in myself- which means that I will be writing hella words today in order to appease my guilt- but I’m trying not to feel too bad. At least I’ve had good reason for not writing: I’ve been social (gasp!), done homework, been studying for tests, and spending time working on myself and with my family. It’s safe to say I’ve been a bit busy.

One of the good habits I’ve been trying to cultivate is journaling. I know, cue the collective sigh. I get it- we all say we’re going to do it, we do it every day for a couple weeks, and then it falls off the radar of our busy lives. I’ve noticed, however, that writing down a set of good journal prompts helps to not only keep me focused, but also remind me to journal. I just feel more inclined to write out my thoughts if I have a prompt written down. I’m sharing some of my absolute favorites; I hope some of these inspire you to write out and process your thoughts. It could be the healthiest thing you’ll do today!

  • When I woke up this morning, I felt __________.
  • How I want to feel today: __________.
  • What are your greatest strengths?
  • What do you consider your weaknesses?
  • How can you make the best out of those weaknesses?
  • What is your favorite positive affirmation?
  • Short-term goal for the day: ____________.
  • Long-term goal for the day: ____________.
  • Best compliment I’ve received recently: ______________.
  • What was the best part of your day?
  • What lessons have you learned?
  • How can you help someone out this week?
  • Good habits I want to cultivate: ______________.
  • Bad habits I want to get rid of: _____________.
  • How will I work on stopping these bad habits?
  • How can I make healthier decisions today?
  • I love myself because: ____________.
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So my spontaneous (AKA: from this morning) resolution for the Witch’s New Year is going to drive me insane.

Hello, beautiful people! I haven’t written on here in what seems like forever. School is past midterm so I’ve been really focusing on homework, while attempting to stay sociable, healthy, get sleep, and take care of my precious bb loaches.

Not my actual Loaches in this pic. But they are totes this adorable.

Not my actual Loaches in this pic. But they are totes this adorable.

Since yesterday was the wonderful Samhain, it is the time if year for me to start drafting out some new, positive resolutions and kick some booty. Usually I just stick to completing my bucket list, but this year (and this morning, cough) I’ve decided to participate in the dreaded…

Nanowrimo!!

*GASP*

Yep, I’m basically determined to drive myself batshit crazy this month. Let’s hope I don’t die, K?

So on this exciting adventure, I’ll post probably once a week or so and update y’all on my progress. And reassure you guys that I haven’t passed on yet, haha. Hopefully this act of madness will inspire you wonderful interwebs lovelies to challenge yourself and try something new and wild.

Much love & Caffeine,

Violet P.

PS: If you want to learn more about Nanowrimo, you can visit the official website http://nanowrimo.org/how-it-works. It might also help to check out this article on how to survive this ridiculous shit: http://www.xojane.com/fun/national-novel-writing-month.

Good luck, babes!