creativity journal prompts

Today I’m sharing some creativity journal prompts to help you get started towards your creative goals.

I love kicking off a New Year. And I love breaking in a New Journal. Let’s be real, sometimes the blank pages are more inspiring than the filled ones.

And sometimes they’re not.

Today I thought I’d share some creativity journal prompts. But I’m going to do more than that. I’m going to make you visualize your future, nail down your purpose, and heal some old wounds.

Creativity can get stuck due to a few different causes so these creativity journal prompts are not just going to give you ideas to get your creativity flowing. These ideas are going to help you get unstuck, move past a fear, or find focus.

How’s that sound?

If you’re looking for a new journal, check out our Anger Journal or our love. adventurously. journal.

creativity journal prompts on visualization

This first set of prompts is going to be all about visualization. Visualization is a powerful tool in manifesting what you want. I know when I use the word manifest you get a little freaked out but this is scientifically proven manifestation.

This is not visualize swimming in money but don’t change your life. Think of it more as visualizing shooting free throws perfectly so that when you get on the basketball court your brain already knows what do do.

picture your future self:

  1. What do I picture myself creating?
  2. How would I feel upon creating something new?
  3. Who is benefited or impacted by what I created?
  4. Create affirmations around what your vision is.
  5. What would your younger self tell you to do? What’s the next step your inner child would want you to take?

creativity journal prompts

creativity journal prompts on gratitude

Gratitude is an amazing place to start when it comes to creativity. If we can clear our mind of fears and limiting beliefs, often we make space for clarity and new ideas. Do these next prompts are all about gratitude.

make a gratitude list:

  1. List as many things as you can that you’re grateful for. They don’t have to be deep or profound, just write as much as you can. You can set a timer for a few minutes or try to fill an entire page of your journal.
  2. Select on key person (maybe it’s you) and write all the things about that person that you are grateful for.
  3. Think back on your life and all of the incredible things that have happened. Make a list of your favorite memories and times when life unfolded beautifully.
  4. What were your most joyful moments from this past week, month, or year?
  5. Sit somewhere, maybe outside, and make a list of things in your proximity that you’re grateful for. They can be things you see, smell, hear, or feel.
  6. Who is someone that has inspired you creatively and why?
  7. Who are the people that support your creativity?

creativity journal prompts

creativity journal prompts on fear

Sometimes we can’t get creative because we are stuck in our fear. Our self-doubt is holding us back and we simply can’t take the risk. Avoiding fear doesn’t seem to be working.

It’s time to examine your fears, dive deeper, disprove them, or heal from them.

dive in:

  1. What are you afraid of? Sometimes writing it down helps us realize that the risk isn’t actually that great.
  2. Where is this fear based? Where is it coming from in your past or present?
  3. What are the emotions associated with your fear? What can you learn from those emotions?
  4. What is a past failure and how did you learn from it?
  5. Create affirmations around the strengths you have to overcome your fears. Examples: I trust in the process, I am courageous, I choose a different future, my failures are incredible teachers.

creativity journal prompts

creativity journal prompts on purpose

These might be familiar exercises and for good reason. Getting in alignment with your purpose helps you get in the mindset of believing in the future you imagine.

your purpose and mission:

  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  2. What is your purpose and mission?
  3. What are some of the dreams and goals you’ve always had?
  4. Who do you want to help or serve? How will your creativity benefit the world?

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for a new journal, check out our Anger Journal or our love. adventurously. journal.

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