Twenty Six Journal Prompts for Asthma

Can Writing Improve Your Asthma?

Writing Prompt: Mother and Child
Writing Prompt: Mother and Child. Getty Images Taxi

Journal prompts for asthma may be just what you need to get started in journal writing. Sometimes if you are trying to write or encouraging your child to express their thoughts and feelings about how asthma has impacted their life, you may find yourself or your child just staring at a blank piece of paper or computer screen.

Journal prompts are a great way to get started writing. It does not really matter what you write but, you do want to begin to get words on paper in order to see the following benefits from your journaling such as:

  • Clarify your thoughts and feelings
  • Get to know yourself better
  • Decrease your stress
  • Solve your problems more effectively
  • Improve interpersonal communication skills

A journal prompt is an effective technique that can help you jump start your writing. It provides you with a question to answer (e.g. What was your worst asthma day?), a quote to consider and comment on (e.g. “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” – Einstein), or just something for you to think about and ponderer as a topic for your journaling (e.g. How does asthma make you feel?).

A journal is really just a kickstarter for your creativity. Other journal prompts could include a picture (see the photos for this article) that causes you to experience emotion (e.g. A mother and child), it could be a single word (e.g. Love or leadership) or a whole paragraph.

If you are having a hard time getting started consider the journal prompts below to get you started. Some are asthma specific and some are not. The goal is to get you started writing. When you answer one questions or write about a topic you may have something that feels very polished and complete while other times you may have disjointed notes.

He are 26 journal prompts:

  1. Write a letter to your future self about your asthma
  2. Who are your current best friends? Write about why it might be important for you to get better control of your asthma
  3. Describe your dream day as an asthmatic: job, school, activities.
  4. How would you like your life to be when you’re older? How does asthma fit in?
  5. What would be the guest list at your dream party? What would the various guests talk about?
  6. Who is a famous asthmatic you might like to meet?
  7. What magic power would you like to have? How would you use it? What would it feel like? Would it help your asthma?
  8. If you won the lottery, what would you do? Do your finances currently impact your asthma care?
  9. What is something you do well? Does your asthma make it harder to do this?
  10. Write about what it felt like to go back to school/ work with your asthma.
  11. Describe what scares you about your asthma and how you think you can deal with the fear.
  12. Write about a time where your asthma suddenly got worse. What happened? How could you prevent it from happening in the future?
  1. What’s a country you’d like to visit or travel to? How do you imagine your time there? Would you need to make special travel plans related to your asthma?
  2. What kind of day are you having, and why? Is asthma making it worse? If so how might you prevent this from occurring in the future.
  3. What’s your favorite color, place, food, book, song, or movie, and why? Does asthma remind you or make you think of your favorite color, place, food, book, song, or movie, and why?
  4. What do you like to do? How does it make you feel? How does your asthma impact this?
  5. Where are you happiest? Describe that place. Does asthma prevent you from getting to this place? If so describe some strategies that might get you there more often.
  6. What’s something you’re good at? What makes you good at it?
  7. What would you change about yourself or your life? Is there a way for you to change it? What would you change about your asthma?
  8. What is your relationship like with members of your family? Does asthma impact these relationships? How? What could you do to improve those relationships?
  9. If you have brothers or sisters, how are you similar to them or different from them? What about with your friends? How does asthma make you different?
  10. What keeps you up at night worrying? Are your worries realistic? Is there anything you can do about them? Does asthma increase your worry? If so what steps could you take to decrease worry?
  11. Do you have a philosophy of life? If so, what is it? If not, what is your method for making important decisions? How does asthma impact the decisions you make?
  12. In what areas are you optimistic, and in what areas are you pessimistic? How does asthma increase your optimism or pessimism?
  13. What is something someone else has that you envy? Describe it and your feelings about it. Describe something you think others envy in you
  14. What’s something you disagree with about the way your doctor is treating your asthma? What would you like to do differently?

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