Last Updated on December 6, 2019
February is often coined the romance month. I change my whole house into a romantic theme for the month of February and I focus on the romantic aspect of my life. It is an important aspect of my life because when I’m happy in my love relationship, the rest of my life goes much more smoothly. I know I have support, I’m less stressed, I’m more confident, and I just feel happier in general. That’s why my romantic relationship is the biggest priority in my life. I take the time to focus on it and work on it as often as possible. One of the ways to do that is through journal prompts. If you are in a relationship, I challenge you to do 28 days of journal prompts for this romantic month and take a closer look at your relationship and what you want out of it.
5 Reasons To Focus On Journal Prompts For Romance
1. Journaling From Journal Prompts Helps You Dig Deeper Into Specific Areas
Sure, you can journal about your relationship, but you will likely find yourself writing about what you wish would happen or what has happened in your relationship.
With journal prompts, you will inspect a specific aspect of yourself or your relationship, and you will start to realize what’s not working and what you need to do in order to make it work. It’s not just about complaining and venting, it’s about putting some thought on what is happening and what you can do to make things better.
2. Nobody Holds The Key To Your Relationship But You
Relationships take work… from the people inside of them. If you don’t put in the work, you don’t get paid – so to speak.
You can see this if you look around. That person who would rather watch TV or play video games than spend quality time with their partner likely has a very unhappy partner. Their relationship is not as strong as it could be. And, as time goes on, they will either accept that a crappy relationship is a part of life or they will separate. Nobody has the power to create a strong relationship (or a weak one) but them.
When you take a month to reflect on your romantic relationship, you are putting in some work. More than that, you are building a daily habit of putting in some work in your relationship, and that will benefit it – guaranteed.
3. You Will Be Taking A Look At Important Areas That Experts Often Encourage You To Look At
All of the journal prompts included in the list below come directly from articles meant to help you improve your relationship and tackle big problems that may be coming up.
While you reflect on the prompt, you may discover issues that you were not even aware were present in your relationship. These issues – and the solutions you come up with – can have the power to change your romantic relationship around and drive it in a new direction where fulfillment and happiness is.
4. You Will Come Up With A Game Plan Moving Forward
At the end of the 28 days, you are going to have a pretty solid game plan for what you want to achieve in your relationship. You will have identified habits that you need to build, problems that you need to fix, and the issues that you need to prevent.
If you have taken the Lifebook quest, you will know how important this deep dive is. As Jon Butcher says, most people never do this kind of work, and they suffer because of it.
By spending 28 days focused on your relationship and your part in it, you are going to do more work than most of the people out there and, therefore, greatly improving the chances of a long-lasting and successful relationship.
5. You Will Have Something To Review And Build Upon For Later
After your 28 days are done, you will have 28 pages (at least) to review later on and build upon when needed. That’s why I recommend you start a new journal for this challenge, one where you devote solely to prompts and thoughts about your relationship.
Moving forward you can add pages on further thoughts, habits you want to implement, or other notes. But, you will always be able to look back and see where you started and what you truly believed and felt was important.
This journal could be something that saves your relationship in the future, or it could just be something that helps you gauge how far you’ve come.
28 Journal Prompts To Use For Your Romance Month
As said, all of these journal prompts are focused on ideas discussed in articles that focus on healing or improving your romantic relationship. They will help you see your relationship differently, yourself in your relationship differently, and your partner in your relationship differently. They can help you discover things you were not aware of, and they can help you discover relationship habits that you need to get rid of and some that you need to build. Each day, focus on a new prompt and be as honest as you can allow yourself to be. That’s the best way to get good results from this challenge.
- Am I making my relationship a priority?
- Do I spend enough quality time with my partner?
- How can I improve communication in our relationship?
- What do I see in other relationships that I feel is missing in mine?
- How can I make my partner feel more loved?
- How can I show my love more?
- What relationship habits do I want to develop?
- Do I take time to listen to my partner and understand where they are coming from?
- Do I give my partner enough space to be their own person?
- Is there a need that I’m not fulfilling for my partner?
- Do I follow through with my promises to my partner?
- Am I my partner’s biggest fan?
- What attracted me to my partner in this first place?
- What things used to be cute about your partner that are now annoying. Can they be cute again?
- How often do I show my gratitude for my partner?
- What do I believe about healthy relationships?
- Where do I see our relationship in 20 years?
- What do I need to do to help us move towards my vision from yesterday?
- Do I treat my partner unfairly? If yes, how can I stop that?
- Do I know myself enough to help my partner understand what I want?
- Do we fight fairly?
- Do I take the time to get to know my partner?
- How do I make my partner’s life easier?
- What are our love routines and habits?
- Is there anyone who treats my partner better than I do?
- Do I treat my partner better through text than in person?
- Do I let my partner vent?
- What new experiences am I having/could I have with my partner?