Sunday Night Journal Prompts
The hard thing about working for yourself is… there’s nobody to pick up the slack when you’re out of commission. I guess that I kind of forgot what it was like working in an office and being able to text my coworker “hey girl, I’m shitting my brains out, can you take care of that client doc for me?” and knowing that things would get done. So instead I was sick at home on the couch binge watching Gossip Girl and compulsively stressing about all the work that wasn’t getting done, which then only made me feel sicker. So, you know, a really super spiral to go down.
Since I basically lit last week on fire and then threw it in the compost (arguably smellier than the trash), I felt like this week needed to start on a much better note. For me that meant… a journal session! I don’t know what it is about journaling, but it makes me feel fucking great. It’s as if writing a list could save the world. I can’t figure out if it’s the self-care aspect of it or the fact that I’m not slowly rotting out my eyeballs looking at a screen. I fucking live for journaling. I wanted some prompts that would help me put the previous week in a neat little package and get rocking on the week ahead.
I searched Pinterest for Sunday night journal prompts (you can find anything on Pinterest), but didn’t find anything that really jumped out at me. A lot of them were prayer related, and I am not religious. The only “prayer” I know is one that my grandpa would say before holiday dinners: “Yub yub yub, thanks for the grub. Yay God!” So, yeah. Religious journaling really wasn’t for me.
Since I couldn’t find anything that I liked I did exactly what you would expect… I just made my own. I figured that if I was searching the depths of the internet for Sunday night motivation, I likely wasn’t alone.
The intention behind these is to get you in the right mindset instead of just… making lists of shit that needs to get done. Notice that there aren’t really any negative prompts in here because you probably already have enough negativity in your head! i wanted to get us thinking positively about the last week and finding ways to use that information to make our week ahead even better. I have a rul that I don’t let much (if any) negativity into the spaces of my journal. These prompts help back that up. I filled these out myself on Sunday night and felt like they did a great job prepping me for the week ahead and getting my mindset locked down.