Why I Love Reflective Journal?

About me, Fighting Infertility, home, life, marriage, quotes, Television show, write every day, Writing prompts

Writing a reflective journal

I have raved about my love for journaling many times now so much so that I have premium version of Journal on my desktop. Why do I have it?

  1. I love to write
  2. I am not comfortable talking to a camera for YouTube videos
  3. I want my child (hopeful to have one someday) and grandchildren to know how their mother and grandmother is/was.
  4. A remembrance of my presence in this life.

If I am stuck and can’t come with anything about what to write I turn towards prompts. They spark my thoughts. I am crazy for journal prompts. While searching for the same I came across Penzu – Private online Journal.

So let’s get started!


What’s your ideal birthday gift? Why?

Books! No doubt about this one. But a Macbook would be awesome too 😀

Do you have any unique skills that make you stand out, and do you use them enough?

Writing: which I am implementing more often these days.

I can make people smile or laugh only if I am comfortable with the people I am with.

Sketching: Oh! How I loved it.

What do you hope to be doing with your life in a year? What about in a decade?

I hope to become a full time blogger.

What kinds of thoughts help you fall asleep at night?

I am a sleepyhead. I don’t need any thoughts to fall asleep 😛


How do you want to improve yourself?

Believing is self each day, every day.

What values are most important to you?

Humanity – a one value, for me it’s a religion. Treat everyone alike. I don’t take any crap when people judge others based on caste, appearance and economic status.

Where do you want to go on your next vacation?

Kerala or Bali.

What are you looking forward to?

Coming two months. I have to take a firm decision.


If you cannot think of what to write about in your reflective journal, think about your history. There’s a wealth of information to be considered and written about when you reflect on your past, whether you focus on your childhood or just the past week.

How have you grown in the past year?

Well, my belly fat has grown. Apart from this my perseverance has increased and I have taken a step to think about stepping out of my comfort zone.

When was the last time you felt truly content, and why did you feel that way?

Vacation to Kashmir – it was my dream destination.

What’s your favorite memory?

Summer vacation: Waking up watching Talespin, Potli Baba Ki, Different Strokes, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Passing tenth and twelfth grade, final year of medical college, selection for job on first interview. What?! Aren’t these accomplishments?

What was your first memory, and why do you think you remember that event in particular?

I was 3 year old and I was playing with the shaving foam while my dad was shaving. I don’t know the reason but after 27 years I do remember it.

How was your day? What were the highs and lows?

My day started being lazy. I woke up one hour late from my set alarm. Celebration of navratri at work by wearing designated color each day.


If you need a few more journal prompts, think hard about what you believe in and what you consider important. These questions can help you reflect:

Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens or other supernatural beings? Why?

Ghosts: No. But I might believe when one comes in front of me.

Aliens: I am curious to know about them!

Supernatural: Why not?

What do you think of miracles? Have you ever experienced one?

I will believe in miracles only if my no-functioning ovaries produce one egg to get fertilized. Till then NO!

Which invention are you most impressed by?

Google!!! Tell me one thing you can’t find on it.

Okay, Google don’t have any answer when I type, “What’s my husband doing right now?”

What are your religious beliefs (if any)? What do you think about the religious beliefs of others?

Answered earlier: Humanity. I hold no opinion on what others belief.


Your relationships with other people help shape your world, so it’s nice to reflect on them once in a while as you journal:

Which relationships in your life are most important to you?

Parent-child, Teacher-student, Friendship, Spouse.        

Do you feel like you have improved someone’s life at some point? If so, describe how.

I have and keep helping others whenever I can. As for improvement, I believe you yourself can bring improvement.

What qualities do you look for in good friends? How about in potential partners?

Do not expect anything from each other. This only will create a strong bond.

What are your favorite family’s traditions?

Eating meal together.

How do you feel about your current relationship with your friends? Your family members?

Friends: I should share more.

Family members: I get irritated when they talk about my fertility. Which I shouldn’t!

If you could be friends with anyone in the world, who would it be? Why?

Nia Vardalas only because of the quote from her book Instant Mom : “A small social guideline: don’t ask a woman if she is pregnant unless her water breaks on your flip-flops, a baby arm dangles out of her vagina, and she asks you to cut the cord. Then and only then may you ask if she is having a baby. Otherwise, shut up.”

My favorite self-exploration journal:

Did you try searching “What’s my husband doing right now?”? 😛 That’s it for now, see you all soon!

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Highbrow | 5-Minute Lessons Delivered To Your Inbox

About me, life, What I Like

Are you on Instagram? Twitter? Facebook?

Probably ‘Yes’ to all, right? Ever wondered how much time do we invest on each social platform? It is estimated that the average daily time spent on social media by each person is:

YouTube: 40 minutes

Facebook: 35 minutes

Snapchat: 25 minutes

Instagram: 15 minutes

Twitter: 1 minute

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Do you spend more time than these statistics?

No surprise we all do, indeed!

There are thousands of feeds about current events, entertainment, hacks, tips and tricks flooding on our social media platform. But how much do we learn and put it for use? Mostly less because at the end of the day we forget the information bombarded in the feeds.

A few minutes of informative video or text makes a great impact on our learning and broadening our knowledge.

I had randomly landed on Highbrow – an email subscription service which provides 10 day courses which are broken down into 5-minute lessons.

If you are an art student or enthusiasts, want to start a business, learn new language, philosophy or writing, there are courses for each category.

There are about 140 courses made by Highbrow which is categorized under:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Health
  • History
  • Language
  • Nature
  • Philosophy
  • Productivity
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Writing

Highbrow has free and Premium membership (annual and monthly subscription). The great part is there are numerous courses available in free membership.

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Check out some courses which are fun to opt for and also gain knowledge through 5-minute lesson everyday:

How To Make A Viral Video

How To Make Your Own Podcast (My favorite one, hope to start one of my own! :D)

How To Change Any Habit And Make It Stick

Journey Into Minimalism (Minimalism is the #trend on high rise)

Amazon FBA Fundamentals: From No-Experience To Selling Your Product
What I like about Highbrow:

·      You have to invest 5-minute of learning something you love. After reading the mail, you can begin with implementation of the lessons.

·      You are introduced to new concepts

·      You will receive good suggestions and tips in mails

The only drawback of the free membership is you are allowed to start only one course at a time which according to me is good as I can focus on one thing at a time.

Highbrow also offers you to Become a Teacher by building a course in your expertise. What are you waiting for? Teach, earn and share your knowledge in this web world. 

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Host Your Course With Highbrow and reach over 300K learners

This is not a sponsored post. I am sharing what I liked. After all, life is all about learning till the end!


write every day, writing challenge

January 15

Polite company

“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?

Even if I know the person or don’t, either ways I will not discuss. Each one have their own views on religion and politics which according to me is not a topic for a discussion or an argumentative topic.



write every day, writing challenge

January 13

Clean slate

Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

The first thing I see is the side table. Happy Man is facing me. There is also tortoise and image of God. Besides are books, diaries, notepad neatly aligned and box of personal care products. There is collection of wristwatches in a glass decor.

The person living here might not be superstitious or God-fearing. The happy man, tortoise and image also indicate ‘Belief’ and ‘Faith’. 

Love of reading, habit of organizing things is signified by the books placed. The person here takes care of self, either loves wristwatches or time bound. 

There is always flower or flowers in the room keeping the room and thoughts fresh.