31 Days of Journal Writing Prompts for July

Are you looking to start journal writing? Or perhaps you are just looking for some inspiration to continue your daily writing? Keeping a journal is a beautiful way to get your thoughts and memories down on paper. Check out the following list of prompts for July.

  1. How did June go for you? What was your best moment? Add lots of details.
  2. What do you hope to accomplish for the second half of 2020? Be specific on your goals.
  3. How did you and your family celebrate the 4th of July? What is your best memory of the holiday from your childhood?
  4. Happy Independence Day, USA! Did you celebrate today? What did you do?
  5. What does freedom mean to you?
  6. What are your biggest fears with the coronavirus? Are you still social distancing? Are you wearing a mask in public places?
  7. What has the coronavirus taught you?
  8. Make a current gratitude list of at least 10 things that make you feel grateful.
  9. Mid-Week Smiles! What made you happy today? What made you smile?
  10. At this particular time in your life, what do you feel are your best traits? Why?
  11. Take a moment to think about a time in your life that was a significant transition. What was it? How did you handle the situation? What did you learn from the experience?
  12. In your opinion, what is the best or favorite part of summer? Go into details.
  13. Free write for 15 minutes.
  14. Is there a hobby or other activity from your childhood that you would like to try again? What is stopping you? Why was this activity important to you?
  15. Who is your inspiration? Why does this one person mean so much to you? Has your role model changed over the years?
  16. Name a person who you trust above anyone else in your life? Why do you trust this person?
  17. If you change your community, state, region, or even the world, what would you do? Now, write one thing that you can do to help promote this goal.
  18. Write about a summer job from your teen or young adulthood. What did you learn from the experience? What did you like and dislike about the job?
  19. What would you do if you won the lotto jackpot?
  20. Describe your entire day in great detail.
  21. What makes you feel stressed or overwhelmed?
  22. If you could walk out your door into a fictional world or a different timeline, where would you go? Why?
  23. Did you have a favorite book, comic book, television series, or movie as a child? Why was this particular media so important to you?
  24. Is there someone from your past that you need to forgive? Write that particular person a letter. No, you do not have to send it. Getting your feelings out on paper is a great letting go experience.
  25. Where would you like to be in five years in terms of finances, housing, family, or any other large scale changes? How do you plan to accomplish your goals?
  26. What was the scariest or dangerous moment in your life so far? What was the situation? Describe your experience.
  27. Is summer your favorite season? Why? If not, what is your favorite season?
  28. Write about your favorite summer vacation as a child? What was the best part?
  29. Describe your perfect summer day.
  30. Where is one place you want (or already went) to this summer? Why was this place a “must-see” for this summer?
  31. What are you or your family looking forward to in August?
  • Bonus: What is your favorite summer outdoor activity? Why?

Author: Rebecca C.

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

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