Journal Prompt: How to Align Your Decisions with Your Desires

About a year ago I was going through a challenging time in my life and I decided that I wanted better for myself and I realized that I was the main person getting in my way. I took some time to really think about the vision that I had over my life and challenged myself to begin making decisions that were aligned with what I desired for myself. With lots of practice, patience, and prayer, I’ve been able to pivot my life in a more purposeful and positive direction and I want to share that process with others. (Come on alliteration!)

Read more about my experience realigning my decisions and my desires on my blog post here.


I’ve created these journal prompts to help you think through your own decisions and desires. Grab a notebook or open a word doc and give yourself some time to respond to these exercises.


Want to to complete this journal exercise on your own? Download my free Decisions and Desires Journaling Guide here!


  1. What kind of life do you envision for yourself in the near or distant future? What are you doing? How do you feel? How long will it take to get there? Be specific and don’t be shy. Allow yourself to dream and truly speak on your vision.

  2. Make a list of things you desire (i.e. a raise, a new career, a healthy love life, to be debt free, a new waistline, etc.)

  3. Now compare: what decisions do you need to make to achieve those desires? Are your current decisions aligned? What’s motivating or distracting you from reaching your goals?

  4. What is your word for the year that encompasses your goals and desires? For example, my word is HEALTH. (More to come on this subject later. )

  5. What can you do when you see yourself getting off track? What resources do you need? Who can you talk to and check in with?

When your vision is written down, you have something to refer to and reflect on throughout your journey. These prompts are just the beginning to get you thinking about what you want for yourself, but it’s going to take action and commitment to see it through.

I hope you find this helpful! If you’d like to see more journal prompts, please share and comment below!


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