Last Updated on September 16, 2022
There’s no better time for reflection during the week than a good Sunday morning. Sundays are for peace, relaxation, and gently preparing for the week ahead. If it always feels like the weekend just flies right by, you might benefit from the mindfulness these Sunday journal prompts bring!
Sitting down with your journal on a Sunday gives you the opportunity to focus on the present moment, actually allowing you to savor the weekend even better! I know that for myself, making the effort to be more mindful and present on my Sundays helps ward off the Sunday scaries and intimidation of the week ahead.
If you want your Sundays to be a little more peaceful, thoughtful, and reflective, these Sunday journal prompts are exactly what you need!
These journal prompts include:
In the midst of all your weekend activities, here’s to carving time out to connect with yourself this Sunday!
Sunday morning journal prompts
1. How can I cultivate a peaceful Sunday?
This question is so important among these Sunday journal prompts. Not every Sunday is the same, and some Sundays might not allow for as much rest as you’d like. But no matter what you have going on, prioritizing peace in one way or another is truly essential before diving into the week ahead.
Creating peace for yourself doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. It can look like lighting a candle, starting your morning with relaxing music, or meditating for just 5 minutes at the end of the day. Find ways to weave moments of peace into your Sunday and it will make all the difference for your frame of mind!
2. What self care weekend ideas can I try today?
On that same topic of finding peace, self care is connected to that! Participating in self care after a long week, or before you start a long week, is so crucial. I actually have a list of the ultimate self care weekend activities for unwinding if you’re looking for fresh ideas!
Maybe you need to do something good for your environment, like decluttering your living room. Maybe you could use some solid relaxation, like taking a warm bath and retiring early for the night. Think about what you need and let that guide which self care activity you choose to do.
3. How do I feel about the weekend coming to a close?
I know, I know, no one wants to think about this! Don’t dwell on it, but take a second to think about your feelings surrounding the weekend ending. Are you accepting of it? Or does it really trigger your anxiety? If so, dig into why!
It’s important not to bottle up your feelings. So if the fact that Monday is just around the corner is really bothering you, address it. Working through your feelings in this way can help you arrive at solutions for how to cope with it.
It can also help you take a step back. If you’re stressed right now over how busy Thursday will be, remember that Thursday is not your responsibility right now. Your only responsibility is to live in this very moment.
4. What are three things I’m grateful for this Sunday?
Sunday is a good day to, well, focus on the good! What brings you joy and satisfaction in your life this Sunday? What opportunities have you been blessed with? Starting your Sunday mornings off with a positive mindset through gratitude can be a real mood booster! I almost always feel better on days where I started my morning with gratitude, so give it a go!
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Thoughtful journal prompts for the week ahead
5. What can I do this Sunday to prepare me for my week?
Once you’ve soaked in the peace of your Sunday morning, it’s not a bad idea to productively plan for the week ahead. What will the following week bring you? Is there anything you can do today to ensure you’re prepared for it?
I usually take this time to whip out my planner, map out each day of the week with my tasks, and prep notes for my Monday therapy appointment. Getting these routine maintenance things out of the way frees my mind up to enjoy the rest of my Sunday!
6. What helped me get closer to my goals last week?
Keeping track of your goals AND where your progress is at is something you should always check in with! Sundays are a great time to do so.
If you’re working toward anything you care about right now, how did last week contribute? Did you hit any milestones? Notice any small wins? How can you stay on track and carry that same energy and progress into next week?
7. What keeps getting in my way each week? How can I avoid it?
On the flip side, did anything shake you last week? Did you hit a bump in the road when it came to your goals? Did your mental health take a bit of a nose dive? What contributed to these events?
Sometimes things are within our control, and other times they simply aren’t. Instead of dwelling on things that cropped up that were outside your control, focus on what you CAN do next time. If something could’ve been avoidable, take note! Being aware of what went wrong and how to better navigate it in the future is extremely valuable information to have.
Final Notes on these Sunday Journal Prompts
The goal of these Sunday journal prompts is to encourage mindfulness and instill positive habits. If you create a routine of journaling every Sunday, you’ll get the chance to hit the “reset” button and reflect on the week you just went through and what’s to come!
Stopping for a moment of stillness in your weekend can put you at ease, reduce stress and anxiety, track your progress and growth, and improve your self-awareness. All great things to help you feel your very best before tackling what’s ahead!