January Journal Writing Prompts

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to keep a daily journal? Do you need some inspiration to get you started? Consider the following journal writing prompts for January.

  1. What did you do last night for New Year’s Eve? Did you go to a party? Or did you stay in to relax and watch the ball drop? What was your favorite part of the evening? Why?
  2. What are your personal goals for 2020? What steps do you need to take to accomplish those goals? Go into details.
  3. What goals do you have for your family? Why are these particular goals vital to you?
  4. What goals do you have for your apartment, home, or personal living space?
  5. What was your most significant achievement in 2019? Why did achieving this goal make you happy?
  6. Looking back on 2019, what was your favorite family or friend’s moment? Why is this particular memory so important to you?
  7. What is one thing you would like to do with your family or friends this year? What do you need to do to make this particular activity happen?
  8. List 10 activities you would like to do this year as a family or with a group of friends.
  9. List 3 personal qualities you want to improve 2020.
  10. Over a week has passed, are you keeping your New Year’s resolutions? What is the most challenging part of keeping your resolutions?
  11. What activity did you do to take care of yourself today? Remember, self-care is essential.
  12. How was your local weather today? Was the day ideal? Did you spend time outdoors?
  13. A new week, what are your plans for work, home, school, or other commitments?
  14. What is your favorite time of year? Why?
  15. List 5 books you would like to read this year.
  16. List 5 movies you want to see this year.
  17. If you could do anything in 2020, what would you do? Why?
  18. Describe your day in detail. What was your favorite moment? Why?
  19. What is one thing you learned this past week? Provide details.
  20. Write a memory from childhood? Why did this particular memory come to mind?
  21. What is your favorite television show at the moment? Why do you like this program?
  22. What is one negative behavior about yourself that you want to improve in 2020? What steps are you going to take to correct it?
  23. Write in detail about your dream vacation.
  24. Where are you in life right now? What is your age? Are you married? How many children do you have? What is your career? Do you have pets? Provide numerous details.
  25. What is your biggest fear right now? Why?
  26. Write one word you would use to describe the past workweek? Or a particular day last week? Why did you use that specific word?
  27. What is one book that had the most significant impact on your life? As a child? A teenager? An adult?
  28. Write about the person who inspires you? Why?
  29. What are your favorite family activities in the winter? Why?
  30. Write about a funny moment from today.
  31. The first month of 2020 is over, what was your favorite part? Why?

Author: Rebecca C.

I am just a person who loves to photograph and write about the world around me.

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