Self reflection journal prompt my body

Journaling about your body can keep you tuned up every day

Journal prompt my body is one of my personal favorite diary entries. How do I love or hate my body on any given day? I’m kidding. I never hate my body. But who doesn’t think about their body and what it’s doing? No one. Here’s a way of thinking about your body that is positive action. Does insecurity sometimes make you hard on yourself? Journaling about it can help you lighten up and do better.

There are a lot of things you can write about. This is a journaling subject that can include gratitude, apology, inspiration, you name it. In this journal prompt you can explore what give you pleasure about your body today. You can love and appreciate any body part.

For my journal prompt my body today, I am grateful for my back. Last week I couldn’t walk without pain at all. I was bedridden. Now, just seven days later I am almost back (pun intended) to my old exercise happy self. What did I do for my recovery? Went to the doc. Got X-rays to determine the cause of the problem. Started physical therapy to fix it. So, my journal prompt could also be thank you, back, for responding to my diligent work to deal with that pinched nerve.

Journaling about your body can also be an apology for what you haven’t done for it

Why did I get a pinched nerve in the first place? My body journal prompt can recognize where I made a mistake. I can write about how I didn’t do the ongoing recovery work I need to do every day to keep my back flexible and strong. Hey, we all need this. Are you stretching? This is like all recovery work.

Are you recovering from an addiction, or relationships issues, or problems keeping focused, or lingering grief? We’re all recovery from something. This is where journaling can be an important part of your program to follow no matter what else is happening in your life. As for my back, I was vigorous about some parts of my body work, but left out a crucial component. My lapse put my back at risk.

Create your own body journal to remember and improve

So now my body journal prompt will include things I’m doing to help myself. Here’s how you can do it, too. Take a few minutes every morning or evening to explore what you did or didn’t do to help your body be the best it can be.

Did you…breathe deep to stay calm and oxygenate your brain, rest enough, provide nutrition by eating healthy foods. What about exercising to elevate your mood? Take an inventory, just for a few minutes. Self care becomes a habit when see over time how your efforts pay off. You better believe I’m going to stretch every day from now on.


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Leslie Glass

Leslie Glass became a recovery advocate and co-founder of Reach Out Recovery in 2011, encouraged by her daughter Lindsey who had struggled with substances as a teen and young adult. Learning how to manage the family disease of addiction with no roadmap to follow inspired the mother and daughter to create Reach Out Recovery's website to help others experiencing the same life-threatening problems. Together they produced the the 2016 ASAM Media Award winning documentary, The Secret World of Recovery, and the teen prevention documentary, The Silent Majority, distributed by American Public Television. In her career, Leslie has worked in advertising, publishing, and magazines as a writer of both fiction and non fiction. She is the author of 9 bestselling crime novels, featuring NYPD Dt.Sgt. April Woo. Leslie has has served as a Public Member of the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and as a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation. For from 1990 to 2017, Leslie was the Trustee of the Leslie Glass Foundation. Leslie is a proud member of Rotary International.

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