If you’re a student, then you probably know exactly how it feels to get completely overwhelmed from time to time – and we get it! But there are plenty of ways you can give yourself the time and space to recover from feeling this way, to get back on track and prevent any further stress. One way to do this is by putting your thoughts and feelings down in a journal. We’ve put together some of the best journalling prompts for students!
What is journalling?
First of all, what is this all about? Journalling is essentially a way of keeping an account of your thoughts and feelings at any one time; a problem shared is a problem halved but if you don’t want to share how you feel with another person, writing it down is another great way of getting it out of your system and reflecting on what’s going on. It’s very therapeutic, and it also serves as time for you to switch off a bit – making yourself sit down with your journal is a great way to ensure you get some alone time to relax, even if it is just for 5 minutes.
How to journal
You don’t need anything fancy – just a plain old notebook and pen will do. Some people like to make their journal a little bit fancy, using sparkly pens or stickers or a colour scheme. But you don’t have to! You can even just use the Notes app on your phone to do some journalling; there are no rules here…
The best journalling prompts for students
As mentioned, we’re sharing the best journalling prompts for students today – so keep on reading!
- What part of university do you enjoy the most?
- What are your plans for when you’ve finished university?
- Which lecture do you look forward to the most?
- What is your favourite part of living in student accommodation?
- How can you practise better self care at university?
- What do you wish you’d known before moving to university?
- What part of university still scares you?
- Write out your ideal daily routine
- What extracurricular activities do you enjoy?
- What are your current short-term goals?
- How is your mental health today?
- How do you define success?
- Who is your favourite tutor/lecturer and why?
- What do you struggle with the most at university?
- What is the most important lesson you have learned as a student so far?
- How can you reduce your screen time?
- What do you want your university ‘legacy’ to be?
- How can you eat better at university?
These are just 18 journalling prompts for students – they are simple questions which you can write out, then take time to think about your answer and everything that goes alongside it. Doodle pictures that reflect how you feel, what you’ve been doing, what your plans are and so on. It’s a great way to help you process everything during your time at university!