You enjoy writing about your feelings and emotions. For you, looking deeply into your inner world feels interesting and helps you process what is going on in your world.
Reflective types can be considered "over-thinkers" when they are unsure how to process intense feelings. Using your journal to process your inner thoughts and emotions will help you take the tendency towards rumination and channel it towards using that information to help you understand your own strengths, make decisions that are aligned with your personality and feel more grounded in your daily life.
THREE JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR REFLECTIVE TYPES
Choose any emotion: Happy, Sad, Frustrated, Disgusted, Disappointed, Joyful, Jealous, Afraid
Write about a time in the past week when you were feeling that emotion.
Start your page with this question -
This week, when I was feeling ____ , what stands out most is....
Think about a person who has had a significant impact on your life.
Write a Gratitude letter to this person explaining their impact on you.
*You do not have to send the letter, but you might follow-up your journal entry with a thank you note!
Describe a situation in which you felt challenged and how you handled it.
What is it about your behavior in this situation makes you feel proud of yourself?
Is there anything about that situation that you would handle differently? What did you learn from this challenge?
SUPERCHARGE YOUR JOURNAL WITH THIS FINAL STEP
Don't forget to go back and read what you have just written!
Take a few seconds to add an additional sentence summarizing this journal entry by responding to this prompt:
As I read this, I notice...
REFLECTIVE JOURNAL TYPES ARE AWESOME!
Thank you for exploring your inner world. Your journal is a great tool to help you sort through all of your emotions and experiences and to gather the pearls of wisdom that will help you navigate future challenges.
Let me know how this worked for you or sign up for a journal workshop to continue the reflective journey.
Jen Taylor Info@jentaylorplaytherapy.com
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