Writing Prompt

High School Social Emotional Development

High school writing prompt- Processing emotions in a healthy way

Feeling Bad Writing Prompt

It's ok to feel bad sometimes, and sometimes it's even a good thing. This journal writing prompt helps teens process emotions in a healthy way, seeing that sadness comes and goes. Sometimes feeling "bad" emotions can even help us remember to make healthier choices we can be proud of. Scroll down to download and print the journaling PDF or explore even more writing prompts.

  • How does feeling embarrassed help you make better choices?
  • Have you ever felt sad, but then it got better after a while?
  • What are some things you can do to cheer yourself up when you’re down?

More writing prompts for this quote:

  1. Is it good to feel empathy even if it means you feel sadness? Should you have boundaries when feeling empathy? (Try this resource: What is Empathy? Definition and Examples)
  2. Is there a situation when being embarrassed or feeling shame can help you? Are there situations when someone shames someone else that is harmful?
  3. What are some things you can do if you feel a little sad? What if you try lots of things and still can’t stop feeling very sad?
  4. What are some signs that sadness is temporary? What are some signs that someone needs help overcoming their sadness?