Man, it's been a long winter up here in the North Midwest AKA North Dakota and the surrounding states!
An extended winter can be tough for many people, with the blue/white monochrome tones, the colder temperatures, and less time being spent outside.
One thing that can help combat the winter blues is journaling! Did you know that?
Not only is it a great way to stay grounded and connected with yourself, but it can also help you process difficult emotions that may come up during the winter months.
So, what are some benefits of winter journaling? For starters, it's a great way to practice self-care. Taking the time to sit down and write out your thoughts and feelings can be incredibly cathartic, especially when it feels like everything else in life is moving at lightning speed.
Another benefit of winter journaling is that it can help you stay focused on your goals. Whether you're trying to stick to a healthy eating plan, work on a creative project, or simply maintain a positive outlook, journaling can help you stay accountable and track your progress--physically, mentally, and spiritually.
But what should you write about during those long, dark winter days? Here are some journaling prompts to get you through a long winter:
Write about a favorite winter memory from your childhood.
Describe your ideal cozy winter day.
What are your favorite winter activities? Why?
Write a letter to your future self about your winter goals.
Write about your favorite winter foods and drinks.
What are some things you're grateful for this winter?
Write about a time when you overcame a challenge during the winter.
What are some things you're looking forward to this winter?
Write about a winter tradition that's important to you.
Describe a winter landscape that you find particularly beautiful.
Write about a time when you felt particularly connected to someone during the winter.
What are some things you're doing to take care of yourself this winter?
Write about a time when you felt truly happy during the winter.
What are some winter self-care rituals you enjoy?
Describe your ideal winter vacation.
Write about a winter project you're working on.
What are some things you're doing to stay healthy this winter?
Write about a time when you felt inspired during the winter.
What are some winter fashion trends you're excited to try?
Write about a winter book or movie that's had an impact on you.
Remember, there are no rules when it comes to journaling!!The most important thing is to make it your own and write from the heart.
So grab a cozy blanket, a warm drink, and your favorite notebook, and let your pen do the talking. Happy (extended) winter journaling!