Weekly Journal Prompts
You can take just 10 – 30 minutes on these prompts. Read through and respond to what strikes you, or simply take the journal topic and go in your own direction – this is about what you need.
We want to be more patient and yell less.
We want to be more patient and enjoy the moment.
We want to be more patient and see the ‘big picture’.
And we get very impatient with ourselves when we fail at these endeavors.
When I started considering patience in my life I realized that while I think of being patient with my kids and others, I seem to have zero patience when it comes to my own growth. I can be terribly hard on myself when I make a mistake, and then, patience be damned, I decide to fix it all right NOW.
I’m learning to give myself a little grace and to be more patient about how long it takes me to learn something new, develop a new habit or make any other significant change.
It all seems to go with letting go of perfect – when I can let go of the need to be perfect I can be more patient with myself and my family as we grow.
- We wish for more patience – what does that mean? An ability to feel content waiting? Less stress when things don’t go your way? What does being patient mean to you?
- Tell a story about a time you’ve been rewarded by being patient with someone you love.
- Make two lists: 1. Regularly occurring situations which I need to be more patient about 2. Situations about which it’s time to stop being patient and start making a change
- Are you ever impatient because you are trying to control too many people, events or situations in your life? What can you let go of in order to be more patient?
A note to subscribers – as we’re getting going this year I’m trying a few different things with the FYC prompts. Last week I created a printable but nobody downloaded it, so that will not be included, and I am changing the image format as well. Thanks for your patience as I work out the best way to share these prompts each week. ~Alissa