Journaling is not just for the teen girls who have pretty notebooks and gel pens. In this blog, I’m sharing journal prompts for teen boys! These journal prompts are fun and easy to do and will help teen boys cultivate mindfulness, self-awareness, and confidence.
Journaling is so beneficial for teens. I’m a teen myself and I can say that journaling was something that helped me the most with my self-awareness and wellbeing. I highly recommend journaling to everyone.
But as a teen mindfulness coach, I’ve noticed that there turns out to be a stigma around journaling. Journaling is something that only girls with pretty notebooks do and journaling is just a modern-day self-love movement activity.
And honestly, that is partially true. But only partially. Any man or woman in the self-development industry knows that journaling is essential. Leaders like Tony Robbins and Lewis Howes without a doubt encourage journaling.
It doesn’t matter your age or whether you write with gel pens, journaling is beneficial for everyone. Especially teen boys.
Teen Boys Need To Journal…
In general, society hasn’t been very good at teaching boys that being in tune with their emotions is healthy. We’ve had a bit of a toxic masculinity mindset around the subject.
What’s toxic masculinity? Well, to my best understanding, it’s where men are so out of tune with their emotional side that it causes an unhealthy embrace of masculinity. Masculinity is a very good thing for boys, but to cultivate the healthy, protective side of masculinity, we need to promote emotional awareness as well.
If you go on any platform and search “self-love building for teens” or “journaling for teens” you’ll likely end up with a page full of female-focused content with headlines like “I’m a strong, independent woman,” “embrace your inner goddess,” “be a queen,” “journal prompt: how are you a feminine goddess?”… You get the point.
Mindfulness, journaling, self-love, emotional awareness, and confidence for teen boys are not being talked about enough!
This is why I am writing this blog! For the dude-bro teen boys out there or any teen boys who want to start practicing mindfulness, read on! Here are 49 journal prompts for teen boys.
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3 Journaling Tips For Teen Boys
I went all out on this blog. And it is for that reason some of the journal prompts are not light. Just remember 3 things while you journal.
1 // Take your time while doing these journal prompts.
There’s no pressure to have the answers immediately and there is no correct answer.
2 // Don’t c*nsor yourself!
Allow your thoughts to flow freely on the paper. This is the whole point of journaling.
3 // Find space and silence.
Treat journaling as if it were meditation. Sit somewhere you will be undisturbed and, most importantly, alone. We don’t notice how many of our thoughts we censor when people are around us.
50 Journal Prompts For Teen Boys
Enjoy these journal prompts for teen boys!
Identity + Confidence Journal Prompts For Teen Boys
Prompt 1 // Ideal Self
By, “Describe what your ideal self would be,” what I mean is to imagine the most perfect version of yourself. The one that is a 10 out of 10, the dream version of who you are.
- Describe what your ideal self would be.
- How would you act?
- What would you do?
- Who would you hang out with?
- What action can I take to be more like my ideal self?
- Are there things I can get rid of in my life to be more like my ideal self?
- Are there things I should embrace or start doing to be more like my ideal self?
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Prompt 2 // Who Do You Admire?
This is a great journal prompt for teen boys and it is a great one to do if you had trouble with the previous journal prompt. Who do you admire the most? Be honest. It could be anyone fictional or non-fictional so your answer may be your older sister or it might be Spiderman. (Those were my teen brothers’ answers.)
- Who do I admire the most? Fictional or non-fictional, who do I want to be more like?
- Why? What does this person do that is admirable?
- How does this person act that makes them admirable?
- In what way do others treat this admirable person?
- How can I be more like this person while staying true to myself?
- What do I have in common with this person I admire?
Prompt 3 // Do You Feel Inauthentic?
Take a moment to think about if there are parts of yourself you feel like you aren’t allowed to embrace. If you are confused about exactly what I mean, do you have a controversial opinion on something that you know you would get hate from your peers for sharing? Or maybe you are naturally a loud person but you feel like you have to hide that because it is unwanted? These are just examples, it could be anything.
- Are there parts of myself that I hide because I feel like I will be judged for them?
- What are they? They could be the things you like, an opinion, a personality trait, etc.
- Why do I feel like I can’t show these parts of myself?
- What is my fear? (i.e fear of being judged, abandoned, losing my friends, etc)
Prompt 4 // How Do You Want To Be Seen?
This journal prompt is great for teen boys to notice if they are caught up in identity or if they are feeling misunderstood.
- How do I want to be seen by others? Confident, strong, kind, safe, brave, etc?
- How would it make me feel if I was seen as these things?
- If I were seen as these things, would I feel good because I’m more accepted or because I would feel authentic?
Masculine And Feminine Energy Journal Prompts For Teen Boys
We all have masculine and feminine energy in our energy bodies. And both men and women need balance in these energies. Here is a quick overview of what masculine and feminine energy is then do the journal prompts below.
Feminine Energy: Feminine energy is the part of us that is considered flowing and non-linear. It makes decisions based on intuition, emotions, and inexplainable gut feelings. The side of us that is emotionally in tune, expressive, creative, vulnerable, gentle, compassionate, and doesn’t need linear logic. It is unafraid of venturing into the unknown. (Sounds a bit juju-y, I know.)
Masculine Energy: Masculine energy is the opposite. It is the part of us that is considered grounded, linear, and logical. The side of us makes decisions based on knowledge and concrete information. It is the side of us that is grounded, determined, protective, knowledgeable, assertive, resilient, and a leader.
Knowing feminine and masculine energies, do the journal prompts below…
Prompt 5 // Healthy Masculine Energy
- When was the last time I did something that made me feel like I was embracing healthy masculine energy? What makes me feel strong, brave, capable, able to provide for those I love, etc?
- How does it make me feel?
- Do I do something regularly that allows me to embrace healthy masculine energy?
- If not, what can I start doing more of?
Prompt 6 // Healthy Feminine Energy
- When was the last time I did something that made me feel like I was embracing healthy feminine energy? What makes me feel creative, emotionally in tune, expressive, and gentle?
- How does it make me feel?
- Do I do something regularly that allows me to feel expressive and embrace healthy feminine energy?
- If not, what can I start doing more of?
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Prompt 7 // Strengths And Weaknesses
Recognizing our strengths and weaknesses is a simple and powerful journal prompt. It makes us feel more confident.
- What are my biggest weaknesses?
- What are my biggest strengths?
- Reread your strengths and weaknesses and fully accept them
Prompt 8 // What Is Your Biggest Dream?
The final question which says, “Does this dream fulfill my soul or ego,” may be confusing. In the simplest terms, what I am asking is “Is your dream focused on obtaining something extrinsic like social status, an award, validation, money, etc?” which would mean it is fulfilling your ego. Or does your dream fulfill something internal like a desire for challenge, a desire to serve others, etc? Answer this journal prompt to the best of your abilities.
- What is my biggest dream right now?
- Why do I want this?
- How does it make me feel?
- Does this dream fulfill my soul or ego?
Prompt 9 // Skill Set
I love this journal prompt for teen boys. A lot of us feel insecure and this journal prompt helps us pinpoint what is holding us back from empowered self-confidence.
- What skills would you need to learn to feel confident and strong?
- Why would these skills make you feel confident and strong?
Prompt 11 // Choose Your Mentor
Who would you want your life mentor to be? Who would you want to be your teacher for your life? Yoda? The Dalai Lama? Bruce Lee? They can be fictional or non-fictional.
- If you could have anyone as a mentor, who would you choose?
- What do you want them to teach you?
Prompt 12 // Legacy
This is a heavy question and one I recommend you come back to throughout your life.
- How do you want to be remembered?
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Prompt 13 // Your Peers
This is a very insightful journal prompt. It might be scary because you may realize that your friend group isn’t healthy for you but it may also empower you to talk with your friends about how you can make your relationship healthier.
- Who are the people I hang out with the most?
- What do we talk about and/or what do we do?
- Do I feel good when I’m around these people?
- Do I feel like I can be myself around them or do I feel like I have to be someone I’m not?
Prompt 14 // Inner Child Healing
We all need to reintegrate our inner child! Do this journal prompt to reintegrate yours.
- How have I changed since I was a young kid?
- What are the parts of my younger self that I wish I still had? (i.e. playfulness, confidence, etc.)
- How can I reintegrate these things?
- Imagine you have reintegrated with your childhood self, how do you feel now?
Prompt 15 // Express Your Feelings
Our final journal prompt. And a very important one.
- If you could express the thing that’s bothering you the most to someone and know that they won’t judge you what would you say?
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