Write into December – writing prompts to start the month
December is the twelfth month of the year and although this is the beginning of the month, there is that end of the year feeling. As well as the end of the year, it feels like big endings as well. I guess that is because we are about to start a new decade and it’s time to let go and what we do not need.
What do you feel like you need to let go of? What people, things, beliefs, attitudes or habits? Can you just do it, or do you need to explore these things and then decide? Connect to your muse and ponder.
It’s the ninth sign of the zodiac. Anyone born under this sign is a Sagittarius. My birthday falls this month. And we hate to be told what to do… We are kind-hearted, spirited, honest and a bit wild. I love the wild part and certainly, when I was younger I felt this way.
They say that saggies love to travel, my love of travelling is within and through writing and creating a connection with my heart.
December is famous for would you believe National Sock Day, National Ninja Day, St Nicholas Day (6th), National Brownie Day (my fave), and of course Christmas Day – if you celebrate.
Famous writers born in December include James Thurber, who is quoted as saying “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
And John Milton who wrote the epic Paradise Lost. I found this great quote that resonated “A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.”
December is a great time to buy your loved ones a book for Christmas or just because you can.
I invite you to reflect on the past year with twelve wonderful things that have happened to you. If nothing feels that great, reframe and look at your life’s events with a different eye. Witness your growth. There is always something to be thankful for.
December’s intentions are to look back and to be grateful for all that you have achieved and to look forward with joy for what is to come.
Let’s kick December off with these writing 30 prompts. Writing prompts are a great way to think about where you are and where you would like to go.
Writing prompts to kickstart your December #1
Open up your journal for December (it’s a PDF).
- At the start of the week, choose a mandala that calls to you, grab your crayons and colour in – What do you notice about the colours you are drawn to and the thoughts and ideas that come into your head?
- Connect to your muse and meditate for 12 minutes
- Scan the prompts and choose the one that resonates for that day
- Write for 12(ish) minutes
- Come back to reflect and add in anything important
- What actions do you need to take?
- At the end of the month – review the month and decide what next before you head into January
Remember, this month the theme is GRATITUDE. What do you need to do to ensure that you appreciate what you have?
Whatever it is, set an intention which resonates with you as you start each month. It will be interesting to see what comes up for you with these seemingly innocent journaling prompts.
How to make the most of your December writing prompts
- This is not a race against time, savour each question and take your time
- Get into the right writing space
- Have a go at colouring in your mandalas even if you have never tried it. It will open up your creative side…
- Either print out your journal and scribble in that or print just the prompts and
- Write in a beautiful journal with your favourite pen
- Pick the prompt that most resonates and use that, go with your intuition
- Allow whatever wants to be written come up
- Leave and reflect, let your soul whisper to you
That’s it, December is also the month for reflection on the year and contemplating what you need to let go off so that opportunities can flow in. Write often, enjoy the month and remember to spoil you every day.