10 “Spring Clean Your Life” Journaling Prompts! (includes .PDF printable)

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Spring is officially here for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere*, even if the weather hasn’t caught up! Would you like some inspiration to freshen up your motivation?

As the longer days return and we have more light (and hopefully sunshine), it’s the perfect time to pause, refocus and get re-energised.

In addition, as the COVID restrictions begin to recede for many of us, we can use this as an opportunity to look afresh at our lives and what really matters…

* If you’re in the Southern hemisphere and heading into Autumn, the season change is still a great opportunity for a life “Spring Clean”. Simply adapt the questions.

These 10 questions are perfect to ponder on a walk, over coffee, a glass of wine, with friends (in person or over Zoom!) or as deeper journaling prompts for yourself.

You can either read the questions below or Jump straight to the .PDF printable here >>

Here are 10 Questions or Journaling Prompts to “Spring Clean Your Life!”

These questions are to reflect, ponder and review. Answer all of them (taking as long as you want!), or just pick the prompts that grab or interest you. Enjoy these questions that help you move forward with renewed clarity and purpose.

1) What does “Spring Clean Your Life” mean to you?

Simply ponder this question lightly over the next few weeks—or set aside some time to journal around this question.

  • Consider what a life “Spring Clean” would look like for you.
  • What does it mean to you? What comes up for you when you think about “Spring Cleaning” your life?

2) What needs Physically & Mentally Spring Cleaning in your life?

Create two columns and make two separate lists (and take note if something appears on both lists…)

  • What’s cluttering your space? What’s cluttering your mind?
  • What do you need to mentally clear up so that you can spring forward?
  • “Mental” spring clean examples could be your worries and concerns, your finances/taxes, your goals, relationships.
  • “Physical” spring clean examples could be your kitchen, shed, filing, wardrobe, hairstyle, garden.

3) What cobwebs could you SWEEP AWAY so you can appreciate the beauty of your life?

Try to feel into this question. Imagine what is getting in the way and make a list.

  • What is ‘sticking’ around or gathering dust?
  • Where do you need to ‘freshen up’ your attitude?
  • In what areas of your life do you need to take a breath of fresh air?
  • What is gathering dust, dulling your senses and getting in the way of a fresh appreciation of your life?

4) What do you need to LET GO OF so that you can spring forward?

Ponder and then make a list.

  • Where does life feel heavy? What would lighten your load mentally? What would offer relief, if you were to stop carrying it around with you?
  • Examples could be an activity, habit, recurring thought or limiting belief, a no longer relevant goal, a relationship or something smaller. Only you know…

5) Where are you SHOULD’NG on yourself?

Give some thought, then make a list.

  • Where are you using “I should” as a way to prioritise or make yourself get things done?
  • Once you have your list ask, “What’s best for me here?” and “How could I do this differently?”

Margaret Atwood Spring Quote with Bee (Fierce Kindness)6) What will you BEGIN?

Brainstorm your ideas then make a list!

  • There is an excitement to beginning or starting something. Novelty fires up our brain and releases the neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) dopamine—which makes us feel good.
  • Some ideas are planting something (seeds, a tree, vegetable plant starts), a new hobby, a book you’re excited to read, new friendships or groups.

7) What are your TOP 3 ENERGY ZAPPERS in life at the moment? What are you TOLERATING?

Ponder and write these out somewhere.

  • We need energy for the upcoming season! So, what (unreasonably or unnecessarily) zaps your energy when you see it, think about it, do it (or don’t do it!), believe it?
  • Examples could be unresolved conflicts, dead plants, messy spaces, unmade decisions, fears/worries, a lack of clarity.
  • These energy zappers are great things to remove from your life. What could you get rid of, reduce, delegate, pay someone to do or say “No” to?

8) What ONE new DAILY HABIT would put a spring in your step?

Ponder, or journal around some ideas and make a list.

  • What springs to mind? What have you already been considering?
  • What excites (or offers relief to) you just thinking about it? What would feel wonderful?
  • If you can, choose something with multiple benefits (several positive impacts).
  • Then pick just ONE new thing and do it daily (and if you forget, that’s OK, just start again the next day until it becomes a habit).

9) What do you need to JUST GET DONE? What would you be delighted to finish?

Make a list—or perhaps you can already think of ONE big thing…

  • Undone necessary tasks eat away at us: What are you procrastinating over? Maybe your taxes?
  • Schedule some time (or get some help) and focus on how you’ll feel once complete, then just DO it!

10) PONDER your Top 3 Spring Goals – what 3 things could you work on?

Identify some fresh goal ideas for this beautiful spring. Write them down, then circle your Top 3.

  • We can’t move forwards if we don’t know what direction to head in.
  • Where do you want to be in 3 Month’s time?
  • Stuck? What do you want to be the same—and what would you like to be different? What would you like more of, and less of?
  • To go deeper, complete (or re-complete) the 3 Month Resilience Map. This will help you identify 3 smaller goals to work towards for the next 3 months.

Here is your Spring Journal Prompts .PDF

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I loved creating this list of spring journal prompts for you, and will answer these myself in my journal!

I hope you love these clarity-finding, motivating and energising journaling prompts!

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8 Comments

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Hi Terri, yes, please do!

      You could say shared with permission and a link to this article would be great.

      Em x

      Reply
  1. Stacie

    These journaling prompts are fantastic!! Thank you I look forward to incorporating them into my daily journaling practice.
    Much appreciated

    Reply
    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Dear Stacie, wonderful!!! I really loved the cobwebs question (came up with some really good answers to that one!). Enjoy 🙂 Em x

      Reply
  2. Kitty Koniali

    Excellent and powerful questions all of them…and what beautiful springy, pastel graphics…thank you for the offering.

    Reply
    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Dear Kitty, so glad you like this! 🙂 Happy Spring!

      Love Emma-Louise

      Reply

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