Quality relationships are pivotal to our wellbeing. Several studies have shown a connection between having strong relationships and living longer. A good level of social connection has also been linked with improved physical and mental health: better immune function, better cardiovascular health, deeper resilience, and heightened positivity. In short: relationships are super duper important.
This week, I want to share a selection of journaling prompts you can use to explore and think about your relationships. Most of these are from my latest book, The Year of You: 365 Journal Writing Prompts for Creative Self-Discovery, so if you enjoy them and want more like this, check it out here.
1. How satisfied are you with your social life?
2. How do you feel about your current relationship status?
3. How easy or hard do you find asking for help when you need it?
4. How do you feel about having children?
5. What qualities do you believe are most important in friendships?
6. Who do you consider to be your closest friend and why?
7. Describe a recent compliment or piece of positive feedback you received that was meaningful to you.
8. Do you tend to hold a grudge or to forgive and forget?
9. How do you feel about gossip?
10. Describe a recent compliment or piece of positive feedback you received that was meaningful to you.
11. How would you like to be seen by those closest to you?
12. Describe a time when you helped a friend in need.
13. What, for you, is the difference between “like” and “love?”
14. What does good communication in a relationship look like to you?
15. Who are your favourite people? Make a list.
16. Think of your closest relationship right now. What is one thing you could do today to make that relationship more satisfying and harmonious?
17. What feels unforgivable to you in a relationship?
18. What relationships would you like to develop further over the next six months? Who else would you like to meet?
19. Do you prefer to have a few close friends or a large social circle?
20. What would a level 10 life (i.e. an ideal version) of this area of your life look like?
What are your favourite journaling prompts for exploring your relationships? Leave a comment and share your suggestions.
Want more journaling prompts like this?
If you’d like more journaling inspiration, I invite you to check out The Year of You: 365 Journal Writing Prompts for Creative Self-Discovery. With a reflective writing prompt for every day of the year, you can take the guess work out of journaling and use your daily prompt to explore and unpack the most important aspects of your life and your being. Each month, you’ll focus on one important area of your life, including your identity, relationships, money, career, and more.