Journal Writing Prompts for October

Are you still writing your daily journal entries? Or are you just starting the journey of journal writing? Keeping a journal is a valuable tool. As a journal writer, you can express your worries, joys, memories, and much more. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for October.

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  1. How did last month go for you, your family, friends, community, work, or school? List your highs and lows for the month.
  2. What are you hoping to accomplish this month? For the rest of 2022? Make a list.
  3. Describe your earliest childhood memory?
  4. What do you consider to be your most important values? Why?
  5. What is your biggest worry or stress in your life right now? What can you do to alleviate the situation?
  6. What was one thing that made you smile today? Describe.
  7. List 3 people who have inspired you. Why did you pick them?
  8. When you think about your friends, what do you value the most about their friendship? Why?
  9. What areas could use improvement in your personal life right now? Why?
  10. Is there something from your past that you cannot forgive? Why? Does the situation impact your life now?
  11. How do you handle conflict?
  12. What were you doing today at 3pm? Describe.
  13. What was your biggest mistake? How did you learn from the situation?
  14. What does unconditional love mean to you? Do you apply the same concept to yourself? Why or why not?
  15. Happy Sweetest Day! Write about your love story! How did you meet your significant other? Go into detail.
  16. If you were to dress up for an evening, what would you wear and where would you go?
  17. Listen to the news. How do you feel about the events happening around the world?
  18. What were some of your favorite childhood books? Make a list. Why do you remember these books over others?
  19. Is Autumn your favorite season? Why or why not?
  20. Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?
  21. What is your favorite movie from childhood, teen years, and adulthood? Why?
  22. When you have a stressful day, what activity makes you feel better? Why?
  23. Describe your cozy place. Or your safe place.
  24. Free write for at least 20 minutes.
  25. Go to a café or restaurant. Write about the people you see.
  26. How would you describe yourself to a stranger? How would your friends or family members describe you?
  27. What would you like to change about yourself? Why?
  28. Look at the window right now. Describe the scene. Use all five senses.
  29. Are you looking forward to the holiday season? Why or why not?
  30. Describe one moment from the month that you want to always remember. Why did you pick that moment?
  31. Happy Halloween! Did you do anything to celebrate this spooky holiday? Write about your day.

Author: Rebecca C.

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

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