Journal Writing Prompts for the Christmas Season

Do you want to add some Christmas entries to your journal? Christmas is a magical time of year. Writing about your current and past Christmas seasons is a great way to preserve your memories. If you need inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for the Christmas season.

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  1. How do you plan to spend the holiday season?
  2. Create a holiday bucket list. Add at least 10 activities.
  3. Describe what Christmas means to you. Go into details.  
  4. What Christmas traditions did you have growing up?
  5. Do you still incorporate any of those traditions with your family or friends today? Why?
  6. What new Christmas activities do you plan to try this year? Why?
  7. What is your favorite Christmas memory from childhood?
  8. What is your favorite Christmas memory as an adult?
  9. What do you feel was your worse Christmas? Why?
  10. Write a letter to Santa Claus. Yes, you as an adult write a letter to Santa.
  11. What is your favorite Christmas song? Why?
  12. What is your favorite Christmas show? Why?
  13. Write an A-to-Z list of everything Christmas-related. It’s harder than you think.
  14. How do you plan to give back to the community this Christmas?
  15. I love the holiday season because______________________. Free write your answer for at least 15 minutes.
  16. What was your best Christmas gift as a child? As an adult?
  17. If you were granted 3 wishes for Christmas, what would you pick? Why?
  18. Have you ever peeked at a Christmas gift for you as a child? Or an adult? What was the gift?
  19. What are you most thankful for this Christmas season?
  20. If you could give a Christmas gift to your community, what would you pick?
  21. Today is the first official day of winter. How does winter add to the Christmas season?
  22. Do you attend church services regularly or attend Christmas related services? How does your spiritual beliefs help you celebrate the Christmas season?
  23. What are you hoping to see over the next couple of days when celebrating Christmas?
  24. Christmas Eve! What do you plan to do?
  25. Merry Christmas! Write about your entire day.
  26. Did you go shopping for the day after Christmas bargains? Or spend the day just relaxing?
  27. Write about your best and worst New Year’s Eve celebrations.
  28. As a child, did you celebrate New Year’s Eve as a family? What did you do?
  29. Write about your Christmas season. List the highs and lows.
  30. Write about 2021.
  31. Happy New Year’s Eve! What are you plans?  

Journal Writing Prompts for December

The last month of the year is finally here. Are you ready to keep writing in your journal? If you are searching for suggestions, check out the following journal writing prompts for December.

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  1. How did November go for you, your family, work, school, and community? List your highs and lows for the month.
  2. What are you hoping to accomplish during the last month of 2021? List 5 goals.
  3. If you could relive one day over in 2021, what day would you pick? Why?
  4. What new hobbies are hoping to try over the winter months?
  5. What skill are you hoping to develop in 2022? Why is this important?
  6. Free write for 15 minutes.
  7. What one moment from today made you smile? Why?
  8. Are you satisfied with your current circumstances? Why or why not? What would you like to change?
  9. What has been on your mind lately? Why does this seem to be taking over your thoughts?
  10. List your biggest priorities for the day, week, the rest of the month, and next year.
  11. Did you overreact to any situation this week or month? Why?
  12. Who is your biggest inspiration at this moment? Why is this person so important to you?
  13. What is the best advice you could give someone right now? What is the best advice someone recently gave you?
  14. What is your biggest strength? Why?
  15. Why do you perceive as your biggest weakness? Why?
  16. If you knew tomorrow was the last day on Earth, what would you do? Why?
  17. What is the most important relationship in your life right now? Why?
  18. What have you been doing in your spare time lately? Do this activity bring you joy?
  19. What is one thing that you need in your life right now to improve your mood or situation? Why?
  20. Where would you like to travel next holiday season? Why?
  21. Happy First Day of Winter? What is the winter season like in your area? List highs and lows.
  22. What is one new activity you want to try next year? Why?
  23.   What do you do to stay healthy? Physically? And mentally? Do you need to take further steps in 2022? Why?
  24. Christmas Eve! How do you celebrate?
  25. Merry Christmas! How did the day go for you? What was your favorite moment?
  26. What are some of your favorite memories of 2021?
  27. For 2022, you plan to do more of________________. List at least 5 things.
  28. If you could have changed one thing in 2021, what would it be? Why?
  29. If you had to summarize 2021 with 5 words, what would you pick? Why?
  30. What do you hope to see in 2022?
  31. New Year’s Eve! How did you celebrate?

25 Thanksgiving Journal Writing Prompts

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on the past, appreciate the present, and look to the future. A journal is a great way to preserve memories, explore feelings, and be creative. If you need help on writing about Thanksgiving, check out the following prompts for inspiration.

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Journal Writing Prompts for Thanksgiving

  1. Make a list of 10 things that you are grateful this Thanksgiving. (Yes, there is 10!)
  2. How do you show gratitude or thankfulness to people in your life?
  3. What are you and your family doing this year for Thanksgiving?
  4. Are you hosting a Thanksgiving? Or traveling? Describe your plans.
  5. If cooking, what type of meal do you plan to make for Thanksgiving? Traditional? Or something unique? Why did you pick this type of menu plan?
  6. What is a traditional Thanksgiving dish that will not be on your dinner table? Why?
  7. Who are you planning to invite to your Thanksgiving meal?
  8. Are you using an old family recipe? Why is this dish so important to you?
  9. What Thanksgiving tradition do you plan to start this year?
  10. Why are Thanksgiving traditions do important to you?
  11. If you could invite anyone to Thanksgiving, who would be at your dinner table? Why did you pick this person?
  12. When you were a child, did your family host big Thanksgiving dinners? Describe a typical Thanksgiving from your childhood?
  13. Do you still incorporate things from your childhood into your own Thanksgiving? What do you do?
  14. What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving as a child?
  15. What is your earliest memory of Thanksgiving?
  16. Are you planning to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving? Why or why not?
  17. What was your best Thanksgiving ever? Why did this holiday stick out over the others?
  18. Write about your first Thanksgiving as a couple.
  19. Write about your first Thanksgiving as a family. (Yes, your cat counts as family)
  20. Have you ever been to restaurant on Thanksgiving? Describe your experience.
  21. Did you ever march or attend a Thanksgiving parade? Describe your experience.
  22. Describe how your kitchen smells when cooking or baking on Thanksgiving?
  23. How would you describe your Thanksgiving celebrations to someone from another country?
  24. Do you watch the Thanksgiving parade? What is your favorite part? Why?
  25. Do you believe Thanksgiving should receive more recognition as a holiday? Why?

Happy Thanksgiving! Keep writing!

Journal Writing Prompts for November

Are you ready for a new list of journal writing prompts for November? Whether you have been keeping a journal for years or just starting, writing is a wonderful creative outlet.

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  1. How did October go for you, your family, work, school, etc.?
  2. What area of your life would you like to concentrate on the most in November? Why?
  3. What do you hope to accomplish in the last two months of 2021? List 5 reasonable goals.
  4. What does your dream life look like? Go into elaborate details.
  5. What activity gives you peace? Why?
  6. What challenge or obstacle are you currently facing? What are you doing to overcome it?
  7. How does daylight savings time effect you?
  8. What is one thing you need to do now that your future self will appreciate?
  9. Make a list of 5 things that are keeping you from being completely happy. Next write how you remove these obstacles to achieve your happiness.
  10. Free write for at least 20 minutes.
  11. If you could relive any moment from your life, what one would you pick? Why?
  12. What was your favorite meal as a child? Do you still like that food? Why?
  13. What would you do if time and money were not an obstacle? Go into details.
  14. What is your biggest insecurity? Why?
  15. Describe your idea of a perfect day. Go into details.
  16. Write about a dream that you can remember in vivid detail. What do you think the dream means?
  17. Describe your day from the time you wake up until you began to write in your journal.
  18. What was your favorite book from your childhood? Why?
  19. How do you like to spend a cold, rainy day? Why?
  20. What is your guilty pleasure? A food? A television program? A book series? Why do you like this activity?
  21. Make a list of the people who make your daily life better.
  22. If someone is researching your family tree 100 hundred years from now, how do you hope to be remembered?
  23. Write 5 things that you are good at doing.
  24. Is there a person in your life present or past that you need to forgive for your own well-being? Write about the situation.
  25. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day!
  26. What is one negative thought that you cannot seem to rid from your mind? Why?
  27. What steps do you need to take for better self-care?
  28. What moment brought you joy today? Why?
  29. What makes you feel safe? Why?
  30. What is your top priority for the upcoming month?

Journal Prompts for Halloween

Are you keeping a journal? Do you want extra Halloween-themed journal prompts? Check out the following Halloween writing prompts to add to your October journal entries.  

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  1. What does Halloween mean to you?
  2. What is your first memory of Halloween?
  3. What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume?
  4. What is your favorite Halloween costume as an adult?
  5. What is the scariest Halloween decoration that you have viewed? Why did the decoration scare you?
  6. My favorite Halloween activity as a child was _________________.
  7. My favorite Halloween activity as an adult is ___________________.
  8. Write a poem about a pumpkin.
  9. If on Halloween night, you could fly a magic broom stick, where would you go? Why?
  10. Did your school have Halloween parties? Did you dress up? Go on a parade route?
  11. What is your favorite family Halloween activity?
  12. Do you visit haunted houses, corn mazes, or other types of themed event for Halloween? Do you go your family or friends?
  13. What Halloween themed event is your favorite? Go into details.
  14. Did you go trick or treating as a child? Where did you go? Who did you usually go with?
  15. Did you carve or paint pumpkins as part of Halloween as a child? Where did you get your pumpkins?
  16. Are you carving or painting pumpkins this Halloween? Where did you get your pumpkins?
  17. Did you visit pumpkin patches as a child to find the perfect pumpkin? What do you remember the most about this activity?
  18. What is your favorite Halloween candy? Why is this special?
  19. Who is your favorite Halloween character? Write a letter describing why.
  20. What makes Halloween spooky?
  21. Write a paragraph about a pumpkin, scarecrow, and a werewolf.
  22. Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? Why or why not?
  23. What was the last Halloween party you attended? Describe the event.
  24. What Halloween traditions do you practice?

Have fun! Happy Halloween!

31 Journal Writing Prompts for October

Are you looking forward to October? Chilly evenings are a perfect time to write in your journal. Whether you are just beginning or have been writing in a journal for years, check out the following journal writing prompts for October.

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  1. How did September go for you, your family, friends, co-workers, school, community, etc.?
  2. What are you hoping to achieve this month?
  3. Are you still experiencing the effects of the pandemic in your area?
  4. Are you religious? How would you describe your spirituality?
  5. List 5 skills you want to learn in your lifetime. What steps are you taking to learn these new skills?
  6. Free write for a minimum of 10 minutes or longer.
  7. Close your eyes. Count to 5. Look to your right. Open your eyes. Write about the first object you see.
  8. When you visualize the future, what do you see for yourself, family friends, work, etc.?
  9. What are your top priorities in your life right now? Why?
  10. Write a letter to your future self.
  11.  Describe your life in 10 words. Why did you pick those words?
  12. Do you believe you are a good friend? Why?
  13. How do you cope with stressful situations?
  14. Describe your day in detail.
  15. The best part of today was ________.
  16. The worst part of today was ___________.
  17. Write a personal manifesto for living a fulfilled life.
  18. What is your main worry or fear that always seems to stay with you? What steps are you taking to ease this situation?
  19. Who is your oldest friend? How did you meet? How come you have been friends this long?
  20. If you decide to write a book, what genre would you pick? Why?
  21. Write a review of your favorite restaurant, book, or movie.
  22. My favorite fall activity is________.
  23. Describe a past role model who made an impact on your life.
  24. Describe a current role model.
  25. What kind of business or organization would you like to start? What is holding you back?
  26. If you could live inside of any novel, what storyline would you pick? Why?
  27. What do you believe is lacking from your life right now? What can you do to change it?
  28. Are you looking forward to the upcoming holiday season? Why or why not?
  29. What do you hope to accomplish in the remaining months of 2021?
  30. List the highs and lows for the month.
  31. Happy Halloween! Describe your day.

Journal Writing Prompts for September

Are you ready for September? The month starts with Labor Day, ushers in Autumn, and cooler weather. Fall is a great time to snuggle under your fuzzy blanket and write in your journal. If you need inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for September.

30 Journal Writing Prompts for September

  1. How did August go for you, your family, friends, community, etc.?
  2. What are you goals for September?
  3. How do you feel right now? Be honest!
  4. What makes you feel confident? Why?
  5. What do you believe is your biggest weakness?
  6. Happy Labor Day! How did you spend your holiday?
  7. What would you tell your 16-year-old self about life?
  8. What is your first memory of school?
  9. Did you like school? Why or why not?
  10. What was your favorite subject, sport, or other extracurricular activity?
  11. Who was your favorite teacher? Why did this teacher stand out over the others?
  12. Were your parents involved in your school activities? PTA? Band Boosters? Room parent? Are you involved in your child’s school activities?
  13. Write about first vivid memory of your childhood friend.
  14. What do you feel is lacking from your life? What can you do to change this?
  15. Who is your biggest inspiration right now? Why?
  16. What does success mean to you?
  17. How do you take care of yourself? What self-care activities do you do? Are they helpful?
  18. What made you laugh today?
  19. What were you doing at 2 pm? Provide details.
  20. Free write for 15 minutes.
  21. The best part of summer was ___________________. Go into detail.
  22. First Day of Fall! Did you get outdoors or do anything to celebrate? Write about your day.
  23. What is your fall bucket list?
  24. What is your favorite part of the fall season? Why?
  25. List 5 good thoughts about your day.
  26. What makes you feel completely happy?
  27. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
  28. What is something you want to try before the end of the year? What is stopping you?
  29. What do you hope to accomplish in the rest of 2021? Make a list.
  30. What are looking forward to doing in October?

Journal Writing Prompts for August

A journal is a way to express your feelings, relive memories, or write out detail plans. Whether you use an inexpensive spiral notebook or a leather-bound journal, putting your most inner thoughts on paper is the main goal. Do you need an incentive to get you started? Check out the following list of journal prompts for August.

  1. How was July for you, your family, your work, or your community? List at least 5 high and low points.
  2. What to you hope to accomplish in August?
  3. If you could be any type of animal (wild or domestic), what would you pick Why?
  4. If given the chance, what advice would you give to today’s youth? Why is this important to you?
  5. What is your personal guilty pleasure?
  6. Describe yourself in 3-5 words. Why did you pick these words?
  7. Use 3-5 words to describe yourself for another person’s point of view. Are they the same as you last entry? Why or why not?
  8. Do you believe you have changed since the beginning of the pandemic? Why?
  9. Describe your biggest weaknesses and strengths. Go into detail.
  10. What are your core values?
  11. How do you define success? What is your biggest success story from the last 6 months? Year? 5 years? Lifetime?
  12. What do you want your next success story to be? What steps are you taking to achieve this goal?
  13. Free write for 10 minutes. Remember to time yourself.
  14. What is on the top of your to-do list before summer ends?
  15. How do you currently feel about your physical health, mental health, and spiritual well-being? What are do you need to work on the most?
  16. What went as planned today?
  17. What hobbies would you like to learn? What is keeping you from trying this activity?
  18. What would you do if you won a large sum of money?
  19. Write a mantra for your life?
  20. Do you believe you have a “calling”? What is it? Why do you think this is right for you?
  21. Look at your phone. Pick your 7th image. Write about the photo. Use detail.
  22. Write about your relationship status. Is this where you want to be? Why or why not?
  23. What motivates you?
  24. What is your to-go place to recharge from the daily grind? Why is this place important to you?
  25. Ask yourself, “What steps do I need to take to be kinder to myself?” Make a list.
  26. What can you do to help in your local community to make the world a better place?
  27. Describe your day from the point of view of a stranger.
  28. What adventure would you like to go on? (Yes, you can use a fictional place.)
  29. What negative areas in your life do you need to re-prioritize?
  30. What are your goals for the rest of the year? Why are they important?
  31. Writer’s Choice

July’s Journal Writing Prompts

Are you ready for July journal prompts?  Look at the following list for inspiration when writing in your journal every day.

  1. How did June go for you, your family, friends, work, and community? Describe your highs and lows for the month?
  2. Describe patriotism.
  3. Did you celebrate the 4th of July as a child? What is your best Independence Day memory?
  4. Happy Independence Day! What did you do to celebrate the holiday?
  5. What are the current pandemic restrictions in your area? Are the guidelines better or worse?
  6. What do you hope to accomplish this month? List 10 items.
  7. Free write for 20 minutes.
  8. Describe your perfect summer day.
  9. What were you doing exactly at 2pm? Describe the moment in detail.
  10.  What activity do you engage for self-care? Why does this activity help you?
  11. Write letters to friends or relatives. The content is entirely up to you. Also, you never have to send the letters. The decision to share the letters is your choice.
  12. Write about your first summer job.
  13. Write about your first summer crush.
  14. Write about your favorite summer childhood memory.
  15. Summer provides me a chance to__________. Fill in the blank but write at least a paragraph on the activity.
  16. Using your five senses. Describe the last time you were at the beach, lake, or poolside.
  17. Go to a summer community event. Afterwards, write a review of the activity.
  18. What do you feel is the most important part of summer? Why?
  19. How does summer affect your personal life, work, family, friends, etc.? Do you spend more or less time together? Why?
  20. Do you remember being 14 on summer break? What was your typical daily life at that age?
  21. What made you laugh today? Why was this moment funny?
  22. Write a review of your favorite summer movie, song, or television series.
  23. Write about your current stressors, anxiety, or fears for the upcoming months.
  24. Write about a recent news report. Why did this story seem important to you?
  25. You just won a major lottery jackpot! What do you do with the winnings? Provide details.
  26. Do you think you make a good first impression? Why?
  27. What do you do on a rainy summer day?
  28. Who is the one person in your life that you can always count on? What makes this person so special?
  29. Christmas in July is a major marketing campaign. Are you already thinking ahead to the holiday season? How do you hope the holiday will go for you?
  30. What do you hope to accomplish in the remaining months of 2021?
  31. What are you looking forward to in August?

Journal Writing Prompts for June

June is here, time for a new set of journal-writing prompts. June brings warmer weather, longer days, Father’s Day and much more. Whether you are just starting or been writing for years, each day is a great time to make entries in your journal.

  1. Happy June 1st. How did last month go for you? List your highs and lows for the month.
  2. What are you hoping to accomplish this month? Make a list, add at least 5 items.
  3. How is the pandemic different this year than 2020? Are you getting out more? Have restrictions been lifted in your area?
  4. What are your hopes for the summer for your personal endeavors, family, work, and other commitments?
  5. Create a summer bucket list.
  6. Free write for 15 minutes.
  7. What time of day do you feel most energized? Are you a morning person or a night owl? Why?
  8. If you could interview any entertainer, who would you pick? Why?
  9. Name public figure who inspires you. Why does this person bring you inspiration?
  10. If you could have a superpower, what would you pick? Why?
  11. How are you feeling today? Describe your mood, energy level, and overall well-being.
  12. Describe your dream garden or home.
  13. Do you like speaking in public? Why?
  14. Flag Day! What does the Flag mean to you?
  15. Write about a funny moment from today. Why did this event amuse you?
  16. List past mistakes that turned out to be turning points in your life.
  17. Do you live your life to please yourself or others? Why do you think this way?
  18. Write down your best qualities.
  19. When was the last time you left your comfort zone? What did you do? How did the activity make you feel?
  20. Happy Father’s Day and Happy 1st Day of Summer! Write about your relationship with your father.
  21. What is your favorite childhood memory of your father?
  22. What is your favorite childhood memory of summer?
  23. What is your favorite summer activity as an adult? Why?
  24. Write about summer. Write ten words to describe summer. Next, elaborate on each word.
  25. Describe a recent challenge. How did you handle the situation? Do you feel the challenge is resolved? Why or why not?
  26. What part of your life is more important right now? Work? Family? Relationship? Why?
  27. If money were no object, what 3 things would you get? Why?
  28. Write about your favorite book. Write a review. Or write an alternate ending to the story.
  29. Are you working on your 2021 goals? How are you handling your tasks? Have you crossed any off your list? Why or why not?
  30. What moment from June 2021 do you want to always remember? Go into details.  
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