20 Journal Prompts for New Moms

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Becoming a mom is a life-changing process.  We don’t really think, or talk, about how when a child is born, so is a mom.  Looking deeply at how you are showing up as a mom can change your perspective. And what better way to do that than with some journal prompts for new moms.

Moms need love too

Moms just get thrown into a sea of stuff they don’t know how to do. And sometimes, we’re just out floating in that sea.  Unaware of how much our lives have changed. 

Looking at the ways motherhood has changed us can also be really rewarding.  We uncover parts of ourselves we didn’t know we had.  Transformed into these amazing creatures, ready to take on anything for our little ones. 

We love in ways we never thought we could.  Do things we never thought we could.  And we become role models for little people that are going to grow up and change the world.  It’s pretty dang powerful.

Journaling is so powerful

Journaling has been a non-negotiable practice for me in motherhood.  Not only does it help me get and keep my head straight throughout the day but it’s really given me a sense of who I am.  I can tell what mood I’m in by what I’m bringing to the table in my journaling.  It’s taught me about who I am as a mom, and as a person.

journaling prompts for new moms

Being a mom takes you through the gambit of emotions, sometimes on an hourly basis.  There are highs and lows every day to this role.  When you come to the table with a deeper understanding of who you are, what makes you tick, and strategies to work through it, it makes both the highs and lows easier to handle.  It also gives your kids a good indication of how to handle their big emotions too.

 

20 Journal Prompts for New Moms

  1. What are my favorite things about myself as a mom?
  2. How do I describe joy?
  3. What makes me belly laugh?
  4. Are there 3 things I can let go of to bring more joy into my life?
  5. Do I have blocks to letting them go? If yes, what are they?
  6. What are 3 things I can give up to make my life easier?
  7. Do I have blocks to giving them up? If yes, what are they?
  8. What are 3 things I can do to show myself more love?
  9. Do I have blocks to loving myself? What are they?
  10. How am I showing up in my life as a mom?
  11. Do I want to keep showing up that way?  Why or why not?
  12. Am I treating myself the way I want my kids to treat themselves?
  13. If not, what are some ways I can treat myself better?
  14. What things do my baby does that trigger me?
  15. What pieces of me are those triggers bringing to the surface?
  16. Is that the story I want to keep telling myself?  When my baby does X, do I want to continue to do Y?
  17. How can I be more patient with myself in triggering moments?
  18. What did I need when I was younger that I can give to my baby now?
  19. Where do I want to be in my relationship with my baby in 5 years?
  20. What are some small steps I can take to get there?

These questions can get pretty deep and you might find you don’t have all the answers. That’s totally fine. Try not to use this as an opportunity to judge yourself.

If you find that journaling is your jam and you want to put it into a morning routine, check out my Magic Mornings. There are 10 easy steps to make your mornings work for you. Let me tell you, starting your mornings off on the right foot is paramount to showing up for yourself.