Journal Writing Prompts for May

May is here! Are you ready to start or continue writing in your journal? If you need inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for May.

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  1. How did last month go for you? Your family? Your community? Work? Friends?
  2. On a scale from 1-to 10 (1 being the worst, and 10 being the best), how would you rate your life right now? Why?
  3. What are 5 things you want to accomplish this month?
  4. Make a detailed list of 5 things you want to change in life. Next, write out an action plan to achieve your goals.
  5. If you were asked to write a letter of forgiveness to yourself, what would you write? Why?
  6. In your opinion, what is the definition of unconditional love? Do you have that type of love in your life right now? Are you the giver or the receiver? Go into detail.
  7. What are you good at? List 5 of your personal talents. How do you use these in your daily life?
  8. Happy Mother’s Day! Write about your mom or the motherly figure in your life.
  9. Did you do anything to celebrate Mother’s Day yesterday? What did you do?
  10. Write about your favorite childhood memory of your mom.
  11. Are you a mom? Write about becoming a mom for the first time.
  12. Make an accomplishment list. Write out a list of 10 items. Why do these stick out more than anything else in your life?
  13. Make a list of 5 things that made you smile today. Go into detail.
  14. When you feel stressed or overwhelmed, what do you do? Is this a healthy coping mechanism? What can you do differently?
  15. Write a review of a product that you love.
  16. If money was not an issue, what would you like to do? Go into detail.
  17. Who is your best friend? Write about this person.
  18. Write about your entire day from the point of view of a dog.
  19. What is your favorite song right now? Why does this song stick out above the rest?
  20. What is one thing in the news that bothers you the most? Why?
  21. What does success look like to you?
  22. How do you practice self-care? Do you need to do more to take care of yourself?
  23. Write about a perfect date.
  24. What are you hoping to accomplish in the remaining months of 2022? Make a list.
  25. What is weighing on your mind today? Can you do anything to change your thoughts?
  26. Free write for 15 minutes or more.
  27. Do you have any plans for the 3-day holiday weekend?
  28. When you were a child, did your family celebrate or recognize Memorial Day? What did you do?
  29. How did today go for you? Did everything go as planned? Why or why not?
  30. Happy Memorial Day! (USA) What does Memorial Day mean to you? How did you spend your day?
  31. Writer’s Choice.

Have a wonderful month!

20 Journal Writing Prompts for Easter

Easter is a good time to make extra entries in your journal.  Writing in a daily journal about Easter is a great way to reflect, express emotions, and enjoy the holiday. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for Easter.

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  1. What does Easter mean to you? Go into detail.
  2. How do you spend the Easter weekend?
  3. Do you participate in Good Friday events? Why?
  4. Do you celebrate Easter with your family? Why or why not?
  5. Do you attend Easter services? Describe the service. What did you like or dislike about the service?
  6. Do you have a favorite song to sing at Easter time? Why is this song important to you?
  7. Do you actively participate in Easter services at your church? What do you do?
  8. Did you give up anything for Lent? Why was it important for you to participate in the Lenten season?
  9. What is your first memory of Easter at church?
  10. What was your favorite Easter tradition as a child?
  11. Do you still carry on your childhood Easter tradition today? Why or why not?
  12. Did you or are you going to color Easter eggs this year? Describe the process. Who helped you? What colors did you use?
  13. Did you hide Easter eggs this year? Describe the event.
  14. What would you like to find inside an Easter egg? Why?
  15. Do you have a favorite Easter egg? Describe the color, the pattern, and other important attributes.
  16. What was one of favorite things in your Easter basket as a child? Why?
  17. Describe your favorite Easter.
  18. Are you cooking a traditional Easter meal? What will you serve?
  19. Describe an Easter meal from your childhood? Are you serving the same type of meal? Why or why not?
  20. What has the significance of Easter changed for you over the years?

Happy Easter!

Journal Writing Prompts for April

Happy April! Are you ready for more writing? Whether you are an avid journal writer or just beginning, check out the following journal writing prompts for April.

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  1. How did March go for you? Your family? Work? Community? List all your highs and lows from last month.
  2. List your April goals.
  3. Who is the one person in your life who can always make you laugh? Describe this person.
  4. What is your secret guilty pleasure?
  5. Write about your favorite childhood memory. Why does this one stick out over the rest?
  6. List your personal strengths. How do you use them in your daily life?
  7. What book or movie impacted you the most? Why?
  8. Write 10 words to describe yourself. Why did you pick these words? Go into detail.
  9. What is causing you stress or anxiety right now? Why? And, what can you do to alleviate the situation?
  10. Free write for 15 minutes.
  11. What is your biggest fear?
  12. Write about your entire day from the point of view of a fly on the wall.
  13. What do you do for yourself? List at least 5 self-care habits.
  14. Who is the one person you trust the most? Why?
  15. What do you hope for yourself, your family, your friends, and your community for the rest of 2022?
  16. What 3 things would you tell your younger self? Why?
  17. Happy Easter! How did you spend your day?
  18. Fast forward to your 95th birthday. What have you accomplished?
  19. Make an action plan to be the person you want to be.
  20. How do you feel about the current news events? What ones worry you the most? What brings you hope?
  21. Do you feel like the victim or hero of your own story? Why?
  22. It’s Earth Day! What are you doing to help the environment? What areas could you improve?
  23. What kinds of nature or wildlife do you like to watch? Why?
  24. When you look in the mirror, who do you see? Why?
  25. What 5 things did you have to learn the hard way?
  26. Describe a current accomplishment.
  27. What areas of your life could use more organization? Why?
  28. Write about your last vivid dream.
  29. If you were given 3 wishes, what would you pick? Why?
  30. Writer’s Choice

Happy April! Happy Writing!

Journal Writing Prompts for March

March is here! The third month of 2022 is a great time to start or continue writing in your journal. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for March.

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  1. What do you hope to accomplish in March? Write at least 3 goals in each area of your life: personal, work, family, community, and church.
  2. How did February go for you? List your highs and lows for last month.
  3. It’s World Wildlife Day. What steps do you and your family take to help protect the wildlife and environment in your community? Is there anything else you could be doing?
  4. List 10 things that make you smile. Yes, you have 10 things that make you smile. Feel free to write more than 10.
  5. What is your safe place? Why do you feel secure at this location?
  6. What healthy habit or self-care activity do you want to start? Why? What is holding you back from beginning this task?
  7. When your time on Earth is over, how do you hope to be remembered?
  8. What life altering decision did you make in the past? How is it impacting your life today?
  9. Do you love your life? Job? Relationship status? Community? Why or why not? What areas need improvement?
  10. Write about a funny moment that has happened recently? Go into detail.
  11. What causes you to have anxiety or self-doubt? What steps can you take to improve your reaction?
  12. What is your biggest worry for the future? Why?
  13. Day Light Savings Time Begins! How does the change affect you? Does the time difference change your mood? Why or why not?
  14. Who is your current role model? Why?
  15. When you look outside today, how do you feel? Remember go into detail.
  16. When you look in the mirror, who do you see?
  17. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did you celebrate? Did you wear green? What did you do on this St. Patrick’s Day 2022? Go into details.
  18. Free write for 15 minutes. Write down anything that comes to mind.
  19. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would you pick? Why is this song important to you?
  20. The first official day of Spring? What were your weather conditions today? Did you get outdoors to enjoy the first day of Spring?
  21. What are 5 things you would like to do this spring?
  22. How do you respond to a situation when you do not get what you want? Or think you deserve more?
  23. What situation made you get out of your comfort zone recently? How did you handle the ordeal? Could you handle it differently? Why or why not?
  24. What is your favorite book to reread? Why do you always go back to this book?
  25. How do you respond to new ideas? Do you enjoy trying something new? Or do you prefer for things to stay the same? Why?
  26. What do you hope your life will be like in 7 years? What steps are you taking to achieve this goal?
  27. Write a letter to your teenage self. Next, write a letter to your future self.
  28. Write about a time in your life when you felt courageous.
  29. When you meet someone new, do you feel you are a good judge of character? Why or why not?
  30. Do you believe your life is being guided by a higher power? Why or why not?
  31. Writer’s choice.

Journal Writing Prompts for February

Happy February! Are you writing in your journal daily? If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for February.

  1. How did January go for you, your family, friends, work, and community?
  2. What do you hope to accomplish in February? List 5 goals.
  3. What do you like most about your life right now? Why?
  4. Write about your favorite place.
  5. Write about your favorite person.
  6. Describe a time in your life that will never forget. Why does this moment stick out the most?
  7. What do you like to do in your free time? Why is this your favorite?
  8. Write about a road trip. Either one you are planning or a favorite from your past.
  9. Are you still sticking to your New Year’s Eve resolutions? Why or why not?
  10. Write a letter to a loved one who is no longer with you.
  11. Write about your friends from grade school. Do you still talk to any of them?
  12. What are your current hobbies? What would you like to try?
  13. If you could open a business, what would you do?
  14. Happy Valentine’s Day! How did you spend your day? Any surprises?
  15. What would you buy for yourself if money was not an issue? For your family? For your friends?
  16. Make a list of the top ten people who have impacted your life this far. Go into details.
  17. When was the last time, you practiced self-care?
  18. Make a list of activities or people who bring you happiness.
  19. What is your biggest worry right now?
  20. Describe your entire day from an outsider’s point of view.
  21. What made you smile today? Why?
  22. Free write for 15 minutes
  23. What is the kindest gesture someone has done for you? Why does this incident stick out the most?
  24. If your life was a movie or book, what would be the title? Why?
  25. What music makes you feel happy? Adventurous? Sad? And what music gives you a sense of being recharged or uplifted?
  26. Describe the view from outside your window right now.
  27. Where is the one place you want to travel this summer? Write in detail or plan your trip.
  28. Whoo-hoo! You made it to the end of the month! Write about the highs and lows of the month.

Journal Writing Prompts for January

Are you ready to start the new year? Is journal writing one of your New Year’s resolutions? Or are just searching for new material to include in your ongoing writing? In either case, check out the following list of journal writing prompts for January to help you get the New Year going.

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  1. New Year’s Day! Describe how your day went? Highs? Lows?
  2. How did your holiday season go for you and your family? Go into details, add your likes and dislikes.
  3. What are you hoping to do different next holiday season? Why?
  4. Did you make any New Year resolutions? Why or why not?
  5. What do you hope to accomplish in 2022? Write monthly goals and yearly ones.
  6. What steps do you need to take to make 2022 a healthier year for you?
  7. What is your biggest worry going into 2022? Why?
  8. How do you hope to improve your mindset in 2022?
  9. Create a bucket list for 2022.
  10. What do you want your life to look like at the end of this year? Five years? Ten years?
  11. Is there a hobby or activity you want to try in 2022? What is it? What do you need to do to get started?
  12. Free write for 22 minutes.
  13. What 3 things did you achieve today?
  14. What was the worst advice you ever took? What happened?
  15. What was the best advice you ever took? Why?
  16. Write a review about a movie, book, or product.
  17. If you did not need to sleep, what would you do with your extra time?
  18. List your biggest pet peeves.
  19. If you could have any magic power, what would you pick?
  20. Write about your most recent dream? What do you think this dream means?
  21. What is your favorite day of the week? Why?
  22. Would you ever consider getting rid of your television, computer, phone, or other electronic devices? Why or why not?
  23. What are your strongest attributes? Make a list of 5. Yes, you have at least five.
  24. Describe your family. List characteristics and details for each member.
  25. What does happiness or contentment mean to you?
  26. Describe your dream lifestyle.
  27. Right now, who are the people who mean the most to you? Why?
  28. If you had to host a fancy dinner party, what would you do? Would you have a theme? Go into details to describe each aspect of the party.
  29. What is your happiest memory? Why?
  30. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions?
  31. It’s already the end of the month! Did you accomplish your first month’s goals? Why or why not?

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?
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