21 Journal Prompts to Brain Dump and Feel Less Stressed

Are you feeling stressed out lately? Feeling the need to break free from anxiety and frustration, but felt like there’s no way to release it? Good news – these journal prompts can help you to brain dump and feel less stressed.

One of the things you want to avoid when stressed is getting stuck in your mind. It just keeps you overthinking and goes on and on, day by day. This overthinking leads you to anxiety and frustration, which makes you think you aren’t just good enough.

These could be the result of the following:
• You might feel too much pressure on work;
• Fear of missing out with your friends and acquaintances; or even
• Feeling left out from your family.

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Handling these mind-racing thoughts is hard. The only way to stay away from these thoughts is to release your pain.

What’s the best thing to do then?

Journal brings a great power to open up for yourself. It helps you release the pain of thinking about the thoughts in your mind.

Writing a journal is one of the best ways to help yourself and STAND UP. It is more of dumping all your thoughts by writing them in your journal. This kind of journal is what we call a brain dump.

What does a brain dump mean?

A brain dump is a great technique to help you declutter and clear your mind. It helps with your priorities and releases the pain you have in mind.

I have provided 21 Journal prompts to help you clear your mind, relax and feel less stressed than ever. These prompts will help you organize your thoughts and clear up mental clutters that build up day by day.

Don’t rush or feel the need to try and answer these prompts all at once. The key here is to help you release those mind-boggling thoughts.

Now, grab your journal and pen and get writing.

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Always remember, there’s no deadline to finish this. Pick what’s appealing to you and skip what doesn’t work.

  • How are you feeling at the moment?
  • What are the things that frustrate you?
  • What are the things that make you worry?
  • How will you overcome your frustrations?
  • What do you need to let go of and why?
  • What situations trigger anxiety, and what can you do to make them more comfortable?
  • What will make you truly happy?
  • When was the last time you cleared your inbox?
  • Have you congratulated yourself for all your achievements?
  • What do you love about life?
  • When was the last compliment you received, and what was it?
  • Who are the people in your life that make you the happiest?
  • How can you love yourself more daily?
  • What can you do to practice more self-care daily or even throughout the week?
  • What’s the best project you are most proud of?
  • What are five things you value in a person?
  • What is your favorite day of the week and why?
  • What does your ideal day look like?
  • What made you feel confident today and why?
  • What is something you would like to get better at?
  • Where do you want to direct your energy?

Help yourself to brainstorm and explore the best answer you could give to each question. The best way to start working on these prompts is to set a timeframe on how you can work on each item.

By finishing one or two of these prompts, you allow your mind to declutter and clear those toxic thoughts in there. It may be nice to take an emotional day and work through a few of these to get back to your stress-free self.

Writing journal prompts is not an easy way. It’s a long journey to pick yourself up and release your pain. This journey is to help you pinpoint how you feel and how you can conquer it on your own.

After finishing these prompts, try to ask yourself:
How do you feel?
Have you discovered new things about yourself?
Have you created new goals?
What are the things you have realized while answering these prompts?

We love to hear from you! Please share with us your decluttered thoughts and how these prompts have helped you!

Taryn Raine