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.

Journal Writing Prompts for September 2022

September is here! Who is ready for a 3-day weekend for Labor Day, the start of school, football, tailgating, and the first day of Autumn? The cooler days are a wonderful time to snuggle under a blanket, sip hot cocoa, and write in a journal.

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  1. How did August go for you, your family, work, school, and your community? Go into detail about the highs and lows of the month.
  2. What do you hope to achieve or finish in September? Create a list of at least 5 goals for the month.
  3. What do you want to finish by the end of 2022? Have you been working on your year-end list? Why or why not?
  4. Describe 3-day holiday weekends from your childhood. Did you travel? Host a BBQ? Watch a telethon? Donate?
  5. Happy Labor Day! How did your day go? Did you work? Host a BBQ Write about your day.
  6. What is your favorite time of day? Why?
  7. Free write.
  8. Thinking back, what is the most romantic thing someone has done for you? Why does this memory stand out over the others? Is this person still in your life today?
  9. How would you describe yourself to others? List 10 positive attributes. Yes, there are at least 10.
  10. Make a list of your current hobbies. Is there something new you want to try? Or do you want to restart an old one? What is stopping you?
  11. If there is one job you could do for a day, what would you pick? Why?
  12. What did you do today that was just for yourself?
  13. Write a personal review of a book, movie, restaurant, or television show.
  14. What do you want to try? Do you have a bucket list for the autumn season? Make another dream bucket list.
  15. Write down 5 good thoughts about your day or week.
  16. Write about your siblings, cousins, or friends.
  17. What is your biggest fear or concern right now? What steps can you make to alleviate them?
  18. Did you like school as a child? Who was your favorite teacher? Subject? After-school activities?
  19. Write about your best friend from school. Are you still friends today?
  20. What were you doing today at 2 pm?
  21. What excites you most about the Autumn season?
  22. Happy First Day of Autumn! Did you get outdoors? Are the leaves beginning to change in your area? Describe the fall season in your area.
  23. What was your favorite fall activity as a child? Provide details.
  24. Write about a person who brings you the most inspiration.
  25. Write about your feelings about today.
  26. What one thing made you smile today?
  27. What is the most memorable activity you did over the summer?
  28. Are you a day or night person? Why?
  29. What are you looking forward to in October?
  30. Writer’s choice.

Have a great month!

31 Journal Writing Prompts for August

Are you keeping up with your journal writing? Keeping a journal is a great way to record memories, dump your emotional baggage, or write out your dreams. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for August.

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  1. How did last month go for you? Your family? Your friends? Your community? List the highs and lows of the month.
  2. Do you believe in telling the truth even if the information may hurt the other person’s feelings? Why or why not?
  3. List your top 10 qualities. (Yes, you have 10). Go into detail of each quality.
  4. What in your daily life feels like a struggle right now? What steps can you take to improve the situation?
  5. Free write for 20 minutes.
  6. How do you describe luxury in your personal life? What is your favorite indulgence?
  7. Do you have siblings? How are you different? (No, siblings? How are different from your friends?)
  8. Describe your childhood home. What was your favorite part? Why?
  9. If you could have any fictional animal as a pet, what would you get? Why?
  10. What situations make you feel self-conscious? How do you react in these types of situations?
  11. How do you think people describe you?
  12. How do you describe yourself to other people?
  13. Describe your happy place.
  14. What is your favorite time of the day? Why?
  15. What healthy habits do you need to start? Why?
  16. What are your plans or goals for the rest of 2022? Are you making progress towards any of them? Why or why not?
  17. Are your thoughts already turning toward to the upcoming holiday season? What can you do now to prepare for the holidays?
  18. Write a quote that perfectly describes your life right now.
  19. Who is your inspiration at this moment? Why?
  20. If you continue your current path in life, will you be fulfilled at the end? Why or why not?
  21. When do you feel you are living your life to the fullest? Provide details.
  22. Do you engage in self-care? What is your favorite activity? Why?
  23. If you could spend quality time with someone who is no longer on Earth, who would you pick? Why?
  24. If you had more time to yourself, what would you do? Why?
  25. How did you spend your day? Provide details.
  26. What are you 5 most current achievements? (Yes, making it through a long workday is an achievement).
  27. Who helps you through the rough times in your life?
  28. What or who made you smile today? Write about the situation.
  29. What lessons did you learn from this month?
  30. What moment from this month do you want to remember for the rest of your life? Why?
  31. Writer’s choice.

Have a great August! Happy writing!

Journal Writing Prompts for July

Journal writing is a wonderful way to express emotions, relieve stress, and document daily events. The practice is easy to start. Take 15 or 20 minutes every night to write down your thoughts in a journal. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for July.

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  1. How did June go for you? Your family? Work? School? Community? List highs and lows for last month.
  2. What does Independence Day mean to you?
  3. How did you celebrate the 4th of July as a child? Did you have any traditions? Do you still carry on those traditions today? Why or why not?
  4. Happy Independence Day! How did you spend your holiday?
  5. What are you excited to do in the upcoming months? Why?
  6. Free write for at least 15 minutes.
  7. If you wrote a book, who would be your main character? Describe.
  8. What made you smile today? Write about that moment.
  9. Write 10 realistic goals for the remaining months of 2022.
  10. Write a restaurant review. (Yes, fast food does count. And no, you do not have to post your answer).
  11. When was the last time you felt adventurous? What were you doing?
  12. Who is the biggest inspiration in your life right now? Why?
  13. What are the top 3 things hold you back from living your dream life? What steps can you do to reach your goal?
  14. What do you do just for yourself? Self-care is essential.
  15. Write about your favorite summer vacation.
  16. Describe the view through your window right now?
  17. What qualities do you admire in others? Why?
  18. What is weighing heavily on your mind this week? Why?
  19. Write 10 words to describe yourself. Why did you pick these words?
  20. Make a “worry list”. Put your fear on paper to recognize them.
  21. Create travel bucket lists. Make one a local list, state list, and country list.
  22. Write a letter to someone who has helped you in the past.
  23. Write a letter to yourself to forgive past mistakes. Encourage future ventures.
  24. What changes scare you the most?
  25. Write about your day including mood, activities, feelings, etc.
  26. What do you need right now to give yourself peace? Why?
  27. In your opinion what is the name of the best restaurant, café, pizza place, or eatery in your town? Why?
  28. Finish the thought. “On bad days, I take a deep breath and remember__________.”  Write at least one paragraph.
  29. What is your favorite song? Why?
  30. How have grown in the past month? Year? Five Years? Why?
  31. Writer’s Choice

Happy Writing! Have a great month!

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!

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?
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