Not to get all sappy here, but recovery is one of the greatest choices I ever made to invest in myself. Not only to discover peace with food, but to heal the pain and suffering that the eating disorder was being used to “protect and comfort.”
If you stumbled across this blog post and are like, “Cilla, journaling has never worked for me.” Hang on, I’m going to keep this short and sweet because yes, I have been in your shoes searching for all of the “magic” journal prompts to take my eating disorder away. (You won’t find this here either).
What I can say that you will discover from these prompts is a step towards healing.
So, let’s get into it. Each of these journal prompts were self reflections that I thought about almost weekly throughout recovery. To be quite honest, my responses changed overtime as well (and that is 100% okay!!).
- Values Talk: What are my top 3 values? Does my disordered eating support these values? In what ways does my disordered eating go against my values? How would recovery support my values?
- Perspective Taking: Imagine a day without listening to disordered eating thoughts. What would you be able to do during that day? What would you be eating? What would you be wearing?
- Facing Your Fears: What is scarier? Listening to disordered eating thoughts the rest of your life or healing your relationship with food?
In the infamous words from Ryann, “you never know until you try.”
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The Best Guided Journals To Start A Journaling Practice
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A widely acclaimed guided journal designed for daily gratitude and self-reflection. This journal prompts users to express gratitude, set positive intentions, and reflect on daily achievements, fostering a positive mindset.
This beautifully illustrated guided journal encourages self-exploration through a series of thought-provoking prompts, creative exercises, and inspirational quotes. It’s a visually engaging journey of self-discovery.
Inspired by the best-selling novel “Wonder,” this guided journal offers daily precepts, quotes, and prompts to encourage kindness, empathy, and reflection. It’s a heartwarming and insightful companion for personal growth.
Geared towards promoting mindfulness and reducing stress, this journal includes daily prompts for meditation, gratitude, and reflections on the present moment. It’s an ideal tool for those seeking a more centered and mindful lifestyle.
While not a traditional guided journal, Ryder Carroll’s method has gained immense popularity. The Bullet Journal is a customizable organizational system that combines to-do lists, calendars, and reflections, offering a flexible and personalized approach to journaling. Click here for a bullet journal.
Based on Julia Cameron’s transformative book, “The Artist’s Way,” this journal encourages the practice of “morning pages” – three pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing every morning. It’s a tool for unlocking creativity and overcoming creative blocks.
This guided journal provides a year’s worth of weekly list prompts designed to inspire self-reflection, gratitude, and personal growth. Each list is thoughtfully curated to explore different aspects of your life and goals.
Targeted at those seeking stress relief and emotional balance, this guided journal combines mindfulness exercises, prompts for self-reflection, and spaces for creative expression. It’s a holistic approach to calming the chaos in daily life.
Perfect for those who prefer a long-term commitment, this journal offers a daily question for five years, allowing users to track their thoughts and experiences over time. It’s a unique way to witness personal growth and changing perspectives.