Summer is a good time for you to start taking care of your mental, physical and emotional health. The warm weather will make it that much easier for you to get outside, be active, and eat healthy food. And it’s also the perfect season for self-reflection. It’s important to take some time to think about what you want and how you feel.
Summer is a busy time for moms, so use this time to stay on top of your goals by creating a wellness journal. Your goals should be made up of habits you want to form, things you’re trying to do differently or anything that changes the way you feel mentally, emotionally and physically.
Between family vacations, pool excursions, camps, summer sports, hectic work schedules, potlucks, weddings and other summer activities, it’s easy to get swept up in the busyness of the season.
Don’t forget to take a little time out for yourself and create goals to make this your best summer ever!
A healthy body is essential to overall wellness. To be a better parent, you need to be a better you. Moms need to create an intentional plan to work on their health and wellness goals.
Journaling helps you achieve your goals by keeping you accountable to yourself, and it helps develop the habit of self-reflection. To get you motivated, here are some journal prompts that will help keep your summer health goals in mind:
50 Summer Wellness Journal Prompts
1. What are your top three physical health goals for the summer?
2. How have your summer plans changed from last year?
3. What does your body need right now?
4. List your 3 priorities for the summer season.
5. What are some summer activities to do with your friends?
6. List some summer activities to do with your kids.
7. What are some fun things on your summer bucket list?
8. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
9. If you could do any one thing this summer, what would it be?
10. Make a list of some fun creative projects for the summer.
11. How do you want to feel this summer?
12. How can you practice self-care this summer?
13. What are some ways you can step out of your comfort zone?
14. What are your favorite ways to beat the heat?
15. How can you improve your body image this summer?
16. Make a list of your favorite outdoor activities.
17. List your favorite summer movies.
18. What is one thing you do to show love to yourself each day?
19. How can you incorporate some “me time” into your life this season?
20. Do you prefer the lake or the ocean?
21. What are some things you are grateful for this summer?
22. What is a fond childhood summer memory?
23. How can you give back this summer?
24. What is a past summer you will never forget?
25. What is one thing that you feel passionate about right now?
26. List some of your favorite healthy summer treats.
27. Make a list of books to read this summer.
28. What is something about summer that brings you joy?
29. Is there something that makes you angry or upset this season, and how can you handle it with love instead of anger?
30. Draw a picture that represents summer.
31. Write a poem or short story about the season.
32. If you could relive your best summer, which would it be?
33. How can you use your emotions to help guide you through the summer season?
34. What is your favorite season and why?
35. What are some healthy habits to introduce?
36. What bad habits do you need to let go of?
37. How will your daily routine change this summer?
38. Do you prefer hot or cold weather?
39. What are some fun water activities you would like to try?
40. How has your anxiety been lately?
41. List some ways you can reduce your anxiety this summer.
42. What are you looking forward to in the fall?
43. List 3-5 things you can cross off your to-do list this season.
44. If you could take 2 weeks off work, how would you spend it?
45. If you could time travel to any other summer in any decade, what would it be?
46. What has been causing you stress lately?
47. Write about a recent problem you overcame.
48. What are some things that make you feel more emotionally stable (exercise, eating healthy, spending time with loved ones).
49. List 3 ways you can work toward your biggest goal.
50. When it comes to caring for kids’ health this summer, what can YOU do to help make their experience more positive?
Writing it all down in a journal will help you keep track of your progress over time and remind you to stay on top of your goals. If you need more direction, consider a wellness journal and planner created by a certified health coach.
Summer is not the time to slack off. It’s a perfect opportunity for you to improve your physical and mental health with some new habits that will make it easier for you as you head into fall.