For many years I tried to establish a regular habit of journaling, reflecting, and documenting. I wanted a way to prioritize my work, learnings, and be more thoughtful and intentional about my life.
Unfortunately, the habit never stuck. There would be times that I would forget my journal. Other times, there was no reminder to write, so I'd only remember when it was too late.
That's why I started Friday. I wanted an easier way to reflect and write about my week. We help you automate everything except giving the update itself. We'll handle notifications, reminders, and more. You can pick from a variety of questions & prompts as well. This helps you kickstart a habit in less time.
One fool-proof way to kickstart a regular habit of writing is through journaling prompts. If you've ever stared at a blank sheet of paper and froze, prompts can help get the creative juices flowing.
We've compiled a list of our favorite prompts to help you build a habit of regular writing. We've categorized them below by popular categories.
In this first section, we'll focus on your work and what you aim to accomplish. The goal here is to help you prioritize and reflect on your work on a regular basis.
In this next section, we'll focus on your personal life. It's important that you maintain yourself and regular journaling can help you be more thoughtful. Writing is a form of thinking.
As I mentioned earlier in the post, I could never establish a regular habit of journaling with a physical journal, which is why I created Friday. I enjoy using a digital journal as it's easier to kickstart a habit (via automated reminders, the ability to search past results, etc), but you may like the tangible feeling of paper. It's really up to you.
If you haven't built a habit of regular journaling, I'd encourage you to try a tool like Friday to help build the habit. The habit creation is the most important part.
I hope these prompts were helpful!