Additional Practices

31 Days of Mindful Learning Calendar

Challenge yourself to incorporate more mindfulness into your days.

Study Music

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Mindful Journaling

Journaling offers a way to practice mindfulness. Mindful journaling can help you to focus on specific areas of your life a student, and provide a reflective space for considering academic goals and intentions. The prompts below can be used as a starting point to guide your own reflective journaling practice.

20 Writing Prompts

Write a paragraph or create a mind map using this prompt: “I learn best when I...

How would you describe yourself as a student?

What are the 3 greatest strengths you bring to university learning?

Write about your study space. What makes it great? What would make it better?

Do I procrastinate? Why? What could I change?

What scares me about university? How are these fears holding me back?

What are the 3 things I spend most of my time on each day? Do these things align with my priorities?

What do I want to achieve in the next week, month, and year?

What 3 things can I be grateful for today?

What do I most want to improve as a student? What is the first step I could take?

What have been my biggest academic successes in the past year? In my entire life?

What are the things I look forward to most each day?

What are 3 things I could do this week to contribute to my success as a student?

In what ways am I receptive to feedback from professors? How could I learn more from feedback?

What are 3 ways I can create a greater level of motivation toward my work?

What things in my life cause me the most stress? Can I change them?

What is my perspective on making mistakes? How is this perspective impacting my academic journey?

Imagine your best possible future self with respect to your academic life. What is happening in this future? What are you doing to make it your best?

What are you most proud of as a student?

Write a letter to yourself, filled with encouragement about your academic journey.