We’ve all been there. You know the moments where you’re upset and go to text your friend only to accidentally send your text to the exact person you’re venting about? It’s the worst feeling and judging by how many of us can relate, it seems to be a fairly popular dilemma. Luckily, there’s a solution for those of us that find ourselves in this sticky situation, get a journal!
Journals, much like books, provide both an escape and a safe place where you can be alone and have some peace and quiet. When we journal it allows us to sort out the mess of our thoughts, neatly organizing our ideas and feelings using nothing but a pen and notebook. Everyone has their own style, for some words flow freely and cannot be stopped, while others have more of a difficult time formulating their thoughts and emotions into the written word.
Sometimes a little structure can do wonders to help get into the flow of a consistent journalling practice. We love the idea of writing in rhythm with the phases of the lunar cycle, using each Moon phase as a guide to help us focus, heighten our emotions and inspire us to journal as we’ve never journaled before!
Read on for eight of our favorite journal prompts for clarity and connection during each stage of the lunar cycle.
Prompt 1: Journalling with The New Moon
How connected am I feeling to myself? How do I see myself? What do I think others think of me? Have I been taking care of my body in regard to nutrition, sleep and exercise?
We begin the lunar cycle by taking a look at our own selves, how we are feeling and how we have been interacting with those around us. Most importantly we take this time to determine how we are taking care of our bodies.
Prompt 2: Journalling with The Waxing Crescent
What are my daily, weekly and monthly goals? When I set a goal am I usually able to achieve it? And if not, what is stopping me from achieving what I set out to do? Am I spending enough time celebrating the small victories? Or do I chastise myself too frequently?
Prompt 3: Journalling with The First Quarter
What am I proud of getting accomplished today, this week, this month and this past year? Think of this as a highlight reel to encourage yourself to be proud of all things both big and small.
Prompt 4: Journalling with The Waxing Gibbous
Am I paying attention to all the relationships in my life? Am I working hard to continue and preserve the connections I have with those who are important to me or am I letting them do more work? Am I a good listener? Am I someone who can be of comfort to those in my life?
Prompt 5: Journalling with The Full Moon
What was the last thing that truly made me laugh wholeheartedly? What makes me smile even on a cloudy day? When was the last time I celebrated my own achievements and gave myself a pat on the back?
Prompt 6: Journalling with The Waning Gibbous
What has been on my subconscious mind? What have I been dreaming of? Have the dreams been delightful or worrisome? Can you think of a source for any of your dreams?
Prompt 7: Journalling with The Last Quarter
What have I regretted recently, in the last month, in the last year? What is something I am not happy about with myself? Is this something that could occur again? How can I prevent myself from doing it again?
Prompt 8: Journalling with The Waning Crescent
When was the last time I did something that scared me? Have I done anything recently for the first time? Do I want to continue learning and trying new things?
This is the last phase of the cycle before the New Moon, and is the perfect time to really look at how you can challenge yourself further and take a step outside of your comfort zone!
When you complete a full cycle of journal prompts be sure to tag us and show us your beautiful work and of course, don’t forget to share your #MoonglowMoment for a chance to be featured on our socials!
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