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.

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 May

Keeping a journal is an excellent way to record daily interactions, emotions, or memories. Do you need some inspiration to get you started? Whether you have been keeping a journal for 10 years or just starting, here are 31 journal writing prompts for May.

  1. Welcome to May! What are your goals for the month?
  2. What were your highs and lows for April?
  3. What is your most, “what if” moment?
  4. What is a compliment some gave you that you will never forget? Why was this interaction so important to you?
  5. What inspires you?
  6. Make a list of facts about yourself. Set a goal for 20 entries.
  7. Write what you are feeling right now.
  8. What made you smile today? Why?
  9. Happy Mother’s Day! (USA) Did you celebrate? What did you do?
  10. Write about your mother or motherly figure in your life.
  11. If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do? Why?
  12. What hot topic do you feel strongly about right now? Why?
  13. Free write for at least 10 minutes.
  14. Write a priority list on 5 areas of your life you need to focus.
  15. What do you hope to be doing in a year, 5 years, 10 years, etc.
  16. It is Sunday! How did you spend your day? Provide details.
  17. What is prevent you from perusing your dreams? Can you change the obstacle?
  18. If you had to describe yourself to a total stranger, what would you say? Be positive.
  19. Write about your spiritual beliefs? How have they changed over the years?
  20. How are you bettering yourself? Your family? Work? Home?
  21. Write a letter to yourself. Forgive past mistakes.
  22. What activity from your childhood brought you complete joy? Why?
  23. How have you changed in the last year? 2 years? 5 years? 10 years?
  24. If you knew today was your last day on Earth, what would you do? Why?
  25. If you could talk to anyone who is no longer a live, who would you pick? Why?
  26. Write about your day from an outside perspective.
  27. Are you happy in current relationship? What do you need change or improve?
  28. Sit outside. Write down everything you hear. How do the sounds make you feel? Why?
  29. What were you doing 7am, 11am, 1pm, and 6 pm?
  30. What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
  31. What do hope to accomplish in the last 6 months of 2021?

19 Journal Writing Prompts for Easter

Easter is only a few days away. The holiday is a perfect time for reflection. Do you need some extra inspiration on what to write in your journal? Check out the following writing prompts for Easter.

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  1. What does Easter mean to you?
  2. Do you attend church services during this Holy Week? On Good Friday? Or on Easter Sunday? Why or why not?
  3. Write a prayer list for this Easter.
  4. Did you attend Easter Sunday services as a child? What was your most vivid memory?
  5. Did you dress up for Easter as a child? Describe what you would wear to Easter Sunday.
  6.  Do you still dress up for the holiday?
  7. Are you hosting an Easter dinner this year? What is your Easter menu?
  8. What do you have planned for Easter with your family or friends? Or even you favorite pet?
  9. Is there a family favorite that you only cook or bake on Easter? Why is this dish important to serve?  
  10. Did you change your annual Easter plans due to the pandemic? Why?
  11. How is this Easter different from 2020 at the height of the pandemic?
  12. What is your best childhood memory of Easter?
  13. Did you get Easter baskets as a child? Describe your typical basket on Easter morning.
  14. Did you attend any Easter egg hunts as a child? Describe the events.
  15. Did you dye eggs for Easter? What was your favorite part about coloring Easter eggs?
  16. Do you plan to dye eggs this Easter? Why or why not?
  17. What was an Easter tradition from your childhood?
  18. Do you carry on the tradition with your family today? Why or why not?
  19. After Easter, write down how your day went. Go into complete details. Even the silliest moment from your day can turn into a treasured memory.

March Journal Writing Prompts

Do you write in your journal daily? Or are you thinking about starting journal writing? If you are trying to develop content, check out the following journal writing prompts for March.

  1. What are you looking forward to this month?
  2. How did February go for you, your family, work, school, or other commitments? List your highs and lows for last month.
  3. Describe the pandemic in your area. Are you still on restrictions? Did you get the COVID shot?
  4. What are you doing to stay healthy?

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  5. Would rather go back in time to meet your ancestors or go forward to meet future generations? Why?
  6. Do you view yourself as a city person or a country person? Why?
  7. If you could switch places with a fictional character, who would you pick? Why?
  8. If every day is a learning experience, what did you learn today? Go into details.
  9. Where is your “happy” place?
  10. Free write for 15 minutes.
  11. Describe a favorite childhood memory.
  12. What personal goal are you attempting to achieve right now? What steps are you taking to make this goal a success?
  13. Describe yourself. (Be Kind).
  14. Write a letter to your future self, include future accomplishments.
  15. How do you describe friendship? Are you a good friend?
  16. Name three things you want to try.
  17. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did you celebrate?
  18. What were you doing today at 9 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm? Go into detail.
  19. If you could pick any timeline in history to grow up in, what would you choose? Why?
  20. Happy 1st Day of Spring! What is your favorite part of Spring?
  21. Did you go on spring break trips as a child? Where did you go? Write about the experience.
  22. Make a spring bucket list.
  23. What is your all-time favorite song? Why?
  24. Write a personal fact that no one else knows. Why do you keep this memory a secret?
  25. Write a review.
  26. Write about your family, co-workers, significant other, pets, or friends.
  27. What do you feel is your biggest personality trait?
  28. What is your springtime guilty pleasure?
  29. Describe your dream life.
  30. Describe what failure looks like to you. Now, describe success.
  31. What are you hoping to accomplish in the next nine months of 2021?

31 Days of Journal Prompts for August

Are you staying close to home due to the pandemic? Do you need an outlet to write your concerns, joys, or memories? Pick up a journal, Composition book, or a simple spiral notebook and start putting your thoughts down on paper.

If you are looking for daily inspiration for August, check out the following journal prompts.

  1. How did the month of July go for you? Did you learn anything new about yourself? Your family?
  2. What are you looking forward to accomplishing in August? Make a detailed list.
  3. What is your current “stay at home” status due to the recent coronavirus pandemic? Expand on your concerns over the virus in your area, if any.
  4. What plans did you have to give up this summer due to the pandemic? What was your alternative?
  5. Do you have school-age children? What are your concerns about returning to school? Are you going to homeschool, attend online, or face-to-face? What do you feel is the best option?
  6. What is your biggest hope for your children for the upcoming school year?
  7. What is your best school memory?
  8. What was your favorite subject in school? Why?
  9. Who was your favorite teacher? Why did this person make such an impact on you?
  10. Are you still in touch with your childhood friends? Why or why not?
  11. Did you go to football games, school dances, or other after school activities? What was your favorite one? Why?
  12. Did you participate in sports or other after school activities? What did you learn from the experience?
  13. Do you miss anything about your school days? Why or why not?
  14. Write about the most memorable summer vacation from childhood? Why is this one different from the rest?
  15. Did you go to college? Write about attending your first college class.
  16. What are your plans to celebrate the end of summer?
  17. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Why?
  18. List 10 things you want to accomplish before the end of the year.
  19. Think about a famous person you would like to meet. Who did you pick? Why did you choose this person?
  20. Describe your entire day. Go into great detail.
  21. If you could step into a fictional world from a book, television series, or movie, where would you go? Why did you pick this particular universe?
  22. Write down one thing that made you smile today.
  23. What is your one bad habit? What can you do to change this particular behavior?
  24. What are your best attributes? Try to list at least 5, ten would be better.
  25. What craft or hobby would you like to learn? What is the biggest obstacle?
  26. Middle of the week-free write for 15 minutes.
  27. If you could write a book, what would the storyline be? What is stopping you from writing your first novel?
  28. Happy Friday! What are your weekend plans?
  29. Describe one thing that brought you complete joy from this last week, month, and today.
  30. What were you doing at 11 am, 2 pm, 7 pm? Describe each time slot with great detail.
  31. What are you looking forward to doing in September?

August Journal Writing Prompts

Keeping a journal is a wonderful way to record memories, express ideas, and release emotions. A journal does not need to be fancy. A simple spiral notebook is just as good as a leatherbound journal. Writing is the most important aspect of keeping a journal.

31 Journal Writing Prompts for August

  1. What are your personal or family goals for August?
  2. Name 10 things you want to accomplish before summer ends.
  3. Describe a funny moment from today. Did someone tell a joke? Or did your toddler do something that made you laugh? Write why the moment was funny to you.
  4. Today is Friendship Day. Write about your best friend in elementary, junior high, and high school? Did you have the same friend all the way through your school years?
  5. Write about your grandparents or older family member. What was their occupation? Where did they live?
  6. Create an August Bucket List for last-minute fun before school begins.
  7. How did you spend your day? Go into detail.
  8. What do you need to accomplish to get your children ready for the new school year?
  9. Are you healthy? What habits do you need to change in your routine to make healthier choices?
  10. What was your favorite Saturday activity as a child?
  11. Write a letter to your future self.
  12. Write a letter to your past self.
  13. List 5 long term goals.
  14. Write a review of your favorite restaurant.
  15. Describe your childhood bedroom. What posters did you hang on the wall in highschool?
  16. If you won the lottery, how would you spend the money?
  17. What is your favorite show on television? Why do you like the program?
  18. What was your favorite show during childhood?
  19. What are 10 things you could do to help the environment?
  20. What would be your ideal vacation or getaway to end the summer?
  21. What is your current pet peeve?
  22. What is your guilty pleasure?
  23. What makes you feel peaceful?
  24. Name a person you miss. Why?
  25. What family activity would you like to try? Why?
  26. Today is National Dog Day. Describe your favorite dog or other pet.
  27. List 5 things you are grateful for at this point in your life.
  28. Describe yourself in ten sentences.
  29. Describe in detail an item or recipe you made.
  30. If you could visit a fictional world, where would go?
  31. Write a memoir or letter saying goodbye to summer.

Keep in mind, there’s no right or wrong answer when writing in a journal. The experience is a personal pursuit. Always, remember to have fun when you write.

July Journal Writing Prompts

Warm weather, the 4th of July holiday, and relaxing summer events are perfect for being outdoors. Take a few moments out of your day to write. Journal writing is a chance to document daily events or explore your emotions. Consider the following prompts to help with your journal writing.

31 Journal Writing Prompts for July

  1. What does the 4th of July and freedom mean to you?
  2. Do you have any family members past or present who served in the military?
  3. What are your 4th of July plans? Are you ready?
  4. Happy 4th! What is your favorite Independence Day memory?
  5. I want to…
  6. What is your idea of a relaxing Saturday afternoon?
  7. What 5 movies would you like to see? At the movies? On Netflix? Or Other streaming services? Why do you want to see these movies?
  8. What was your favorite song from childhood? Teenage years? Now? What do you like about these songs?
  9. What one trait do you dislike about yourself? What steps can you take to improve yourself?
  10. Write about your driver’s training experience?
  11. List 10 things to accomplish by the end of the month.
  12. What is your current biggest obstacle?
  13. Write about your favorite trip as a child? Teenager? Adult?
  14. What’s your current relationship status? Are you happy with your status?
  15. What is something from your past do you miss?
  16. is music important to you?
  17. Do you believe it is important to follow trends? In fashion? For your home? Technology?
  18. If you could learn a new language, what would you pick? Why?
  19. What would you like to do this weekend? Relax? Go on an adventure? Stay home? Why is this choice important to you?
  20. What local tourist spot would you like to revisit? Why? If there’s not one to revisit, what one would you like to view for the first time? Why?
  21. What does your week ahead look like? How busy is your schedule?
  22. It’s Independent Retailers Month. What local shop or service do you like? Why?
  23. What obstacle did you overcome in the past 6 months? Year? Five years?
  24. Make a new playlist. Why are these songs important to you?
  25. What hobby or recipe would you like to try? Why?
  26. What are your favorite summer memories from childhood?
  27. Describe a summer vacation experience.
  28. What was your best idea this week? Why?
  29. What steps did you take to improve yourself this month?
  30. I never…
  31. What are you looking forward to in the month of August?

Happy July! Happy Writing!

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