Powerful Coaching Questions
There is great power in having honest conversations with coach! But if that’s not an option for you right now, try to answer these powerful questions and journal about them, that might also help you move forward.
- What am I not saying that needs to be said?
- What am I saying that’s not being heard?
- What is being said that I’m not hearing?
- How have I been complicit in creating the conditions I say I don’t want?
Journal Exercises You Can Do
30 journal prompts for self discovery so you can get to know yourself in your quest to become a better you. Be open to wonder and exploration inside your mind. You don’t have to answer all the questions at once, try 3 every morning for instance.
Hi – Bye Letter
Getting closure & moving forward
If you find yourself in a relationships where the other person is not available (physically or emotionally) to talk to you, try to write them a hi-bye letter (you do not mail it!) but it might create a feeling of closure. You can use this exercise in other situations as well not just romantic relationships/break-ups.
Thought-provoking questions to become more self-aware
Ask better questions
“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” – Tony Robbins. Try this exercise if you’re feeling lost or stuck in life.
12 Different Types of Journals
There is no right or wrong approach. It’s all up to you and what makes you feel good. The simple act of taking the time to get in touch with your mind, body, and spirit is what’s truly important, that is self care.
1. Thoughts journal: Write down your thoughts as they happen. If you have a conflict at work, step outside for a few minutes and write down your frustrations and possible solutions. The words and thoughts don’t need to make sense, you’re simply capturing your thoughts in action, letting them out of your head.
2. Ask for journal: Before going to bed, ask your subconscious/your dreams a big lofty question or something else you want the answer to. For example: How do I make an impact on the world? Or what do I need to express next. Try to ask these questions with as much emotion as possible and then go to sleep and see what comes up…
3. Dream journal: Take notes of your dreams as the first thing when you wake up. The dreams don’t have to make sense just write down what you remember. Try to keep your eyes closed for the first 5 minutes to remember the dreams more easily.
4. Focus journal: Make a note of what you eat and drink every day and subsequently how you feel. This will offer insight into certain foods and/or drinks you consume that are making you feel bad and habits you might want to change.
5. Fitness journal: Keep track of your workouts so you can stay committed to an active lifestyle. The best part of keeping this type of journal is seeing the progress you made over time and how your mood changes.
6. My favorite 30-day journal: This can be done in a notebook or a big poster you can hang on the wall. Every day ask yourself a question (my favorite color, my favorite song etc.).
7. Gratitude journal: Every morning write down 3 things you’re grateful for in your life and 3 things you would like to happen that day.
8. Ideas journal: Keep a small pocketbook on you or a note in your phone to write down your great ideas as they pop up or use it to brainstorm to lure out great ideas.
9. Positive journal: Every night before you go to bed, write down what was good about that day. Try to always find at least 2 things that were good. If you think of negative things, that’s okay just don’t write them down here.
10. Sketch journal: Express your feelings, thoughts, and ideas through illustrations, doodles, or sketches.
11. Day’s events journal: Keep track of your experiences throughout the day. Things that made you laugh, smile or feel happy. Also note down things that made you pissed off, upset or sad. You don’t have to analyze them, just notice how you felt.
12. Inner child journal: Write to your inner child, ask them what their favorite toy is, what they like to play with. Get to know your inner child a bit better.