Give yourself a moment of calm with these 7 reflection journal prompts. Boost your mood and find your zen this autumn with a few deep writing questions and a cuppa on the side.
7 Journal Prompts for an Intentional Fall
Autumn is a season of reflection. Take a moment and look back on the year, or month, or day. And we get it, sometimes you need a boost (or a push), to give yourself that moment. So here it is.
Sit your a** down in a comfy chair, with your favorite cup of tea (or amazing fall mix) and enjoy the quiet solitude of your pen and paper. Open your mind and choose a prompt to reflect on this season. You’ll be amazed at the peace a little quiet self-reflection will bring. Write on!
Journal Prompts About Reflection
Fall is the season of reflection; it’s about looking back over the growing season and finally reaping what you’ve been sowing all year. Be bountiful! Here are a few journal (or pondering) prompts for self-reflection.
1. How do you feel about the changing colors of the leaves?
What do they symbolize for you? What emotions do they invoke? Why are you feeling those emotions, now?
What are some things you learned this year that you are proud of?
2. How have they helped you grow as a person?
What have you learned about yourself along the way? We are learning all the time, why do these milestones stand out to you as important?
Autumn is also about giving thanks and being grateful for all that we’ve sown this year. Grateful for the bounty of the season.
4. What are you most grateful for this fall?
How can you express your gratitude to others? How can you bring light to that gratitude in your life? How do you respond to moments that make you grateful? Are you open and receiving, or closed and deterrent?
5. What are some fall activities that bring you joy?
How can you make time for them in your busy schedule? Who do you want to enjoy them with? Are you prioritizing joy this season? How can you create more small moments of joy this fall?
Journal Prompts About Looking Forward
After so much reflection, it’s hard not to think about what that means for the future. So, after you’ve taken a moment or 2 to reflect. Allow yourself to look forward. What’s in store for you?
6. What are some goals you have for the rest of the year?
How can you achieve them? How will you break them down into meaningful tidbits and habits? Are these goals aligned with your overall priorities for this season of your life? How can you balance your goals and the unknown surprises that will come up?
7. How do you balance your work and personal life during the holiday season?
How are you finding (or making) moments of calm? What are some tips or strategies you use or want to try? How are you going to practice mindfulness this season?
While you’re practicing self-reflection this season, remember to give yourself the grace you deserve. We all have our Snarky moments, and most of them are amazing, but it’s important to be patient with yourself as well. You push yourself hard, hon. Take a moment of peace for yourself, with grace and forgiveness, and move forward from there.
Share how you’re practicing gratitude and grace this season with the kick-a** members of the Snark Squad!
Meet Katie, a witty wordsmith who loves pairing writing with a cuppa. She serves herself a sarcastic cup of Shut the F**k Up while cooking up breakfast for her 3 kiddos (for the illusion of a moment of calm). But her favorite cold brewed treat is the sweet, creamy mix of Smooth Vanilla Matcha and Blueberry Apple Pie. Connect with Katie for a Cuppa!