Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Journaling Prompts Tuesday

Hi there everyone!  So every Tuesday in November I will be posting journaling prompts to help out in scrapbooking.  If you have some ideas to add, shout them out in the comments section and I will add them to the list.  :)

Today I am focusing on a very important part of your scrapbooks that often gets neglected.    


  • Share a “day in the life” of…
  • How do you answer the question “who am I?”
  • Create a page featuring two self portraits—one that details how the world sees you and one that details how you see yourself.
  • Create a layout that documents the different roles you play: Wife?  Mother?  Colleague?  Friend?  Volunteer?...
  • Talk about your career: what you do, how you came to that job, what you like about it, what you don’t like about it, how you felt the day you first were offered the job…
  • Quick, list half a dozen (or more) values that are important to you.  Why are they important?
  • Create a “top ten” list that documents your favorites.  Think about the years past, how have your favorites changed over the years?
  • What makes you laugh until you cry? 
  • When you look at yourself in the mirror each day, what do you think?  What do you love about yourself?
  • Do you have a signature style…tell us about it and why you chose it. 
  • What are your religious beliefs?  How do you worship?  Why are you a Christian (or replace with whatever you call yourself)? 
  • Do you dream?  Do you remember your dreams or have a reoccurring one you can share?
  • What questions wake you up in the middle of the night?
  • What is the greatest achievement of your life so far?
  • What is the biggest risk you have taken?
  • What have you learned about risks not taken?
  •  Think about a life-changing event you’ve experienced.  What advice would you offer a friend going through your situation?
  • What would people be surprised to learn about you?
  • Go ahead—get up on that soapbox!  What issues are near and dear to you?
  • What’s one thing you would change if you could?
  • What’s on your mind today?  Go ahead, write it down!
  •  So, who are you when no one is watching? 
  • What are your goals and dreams for your life that are yet accomplished?
  •  What do you do for fun? 
  • What special groups are you a part of?
  • Do you volunteer?  If not, what kind of things do you hope to volunteer with in the future?
  • Is there a specific song that you would think of as your “theme song”? 
  • What's made you change over the years?  Good or bad?  
  • What's something you should have listened to in the past?  
  • What do you think your kids, family or friends think is the best part of who you are.  
  • How do you make it through the day?
  • Do you have a word or phrase that you say over and over again?  Tell us about it.  
  • What do you think of rules?  Made to live by or break?  Where do you draw the line?  
  • Take a page from a journal when you were younger and compare it to a recent page.  How have you grown?  What about writing skills or styles?  
  • What inspires you?  
  • Do you plan things out or fly by the seat of your pants?  
  • What do you do to relax?  
  • What's your dream day look like?  How about your dream life?  
  • City girl or country girl?  Why do you prefer one over the other?
  • Would you rather dance by yourself when nobody is watching or waltz with your husband on the dance floor? 
  • What could you write a book on?  What would you tell the whole world if you had a chance?
  • Do you consider yourself right or left brained?
  • The shoes in your life: a closet full or only a few?  Do you wear high heels or prefer flip flops and tennis shoes?  
  • What do you like to read?  Romance, Science Fiction, Non-fiction?  Or perhaps you get the most enjoyment out of a good trashy magazine. Tell us about it.  
  • What would you do if you had more time in the day?


I will keep updating this list.  :)  
Thanks for stopping in!

Have a wonderful day!


17 comments:

Val Thorpe said...

Oh wow this is great. I am going to do a layout that I have been wanting to do for ages and you have prompted me to just do it... two portraits... how the world sees me and how I see me... thanks for inspiring me always.

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Great prompt list!

Heidi said...

Thanks for all the ideas!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh these are all GREAT ideas!!! TFS!!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is an incredibly list. Thank you so much!

Shannon stout said...

Ok I think I need to write this list down!

Lisa Echerd said...

Wonderful ideas. Love the one about roles in our lives.

Amy Coose said...

Great prompts for getting "us" in our scrapbooks!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Great list - I just pinned it for later :).

Madeline said...

Great list of prompts!

Gina Lideros said...

wow, fantastic list Pam. Lot's of great ideas!

Connie Mercer said...

Oh I'm so bad on this~great post. printed it out!!!

Danielle said...

Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great list! :)

Brittany Edwards said...

These are awesome ideas! I have never done a page about myself but with this list I should have no problem at all! Thanks for sharing :)

marianne said...

Great list! Lots to think about. Lots of pages to plan!

Ruth G said...

This is a fabulous list! I know I need to scrap about me, but am "so far behind" on scrapping about my family. I know it's important, though, and really appreciate your thoroughness! I do a lot of volunteering and really need to scrap about it because there are things I've already forgotten that happened last spring! I'm bookmarking this and should probably pin it as a reminder to do it!!!