Journal Writing Prompts for November 2022

Are you ready for November? The month brings the election, time change, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving. All subjects are excellent for entries in your journal. Whether you are a daily writer or just starting, check out the following journal writing prompts for November.

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  1. What are your highs and lows from October? Were there any moments you want to remember forever? Or did you have some days that you just wanted to stay in bed? Write a list of five highs and lows.
  2. What do you hope to accomplish this month or the remainder of 2022?
  3. Are you looking forward to the holiday season? Why or why not?
  4. What is your biggest concern right now? What steps are you taking to alleviate your anxiety?
  5. What small change would you like to make in your life right now? What is stopping you from making the change?
  6. Daylight Savings Time Ends today. How does moving the clock back an hour affect you? Do you enjoy the time change? Or does your body need extra time to adjust to the difference?
  7. Are you a registered voter? What do you think of the election process?
  8. Did you go vote today? Write about your experience.
  9. Are you happy with the election outcome in your area? Why or why not?
  10. Describe your morning ritual. Are you always in a hurry? Do you have a routine? What areas would you like to improve?
  11. Veterans Day! Do you know a veteran? Did you do anything special or thank a veteran today?
  12. How do you spend a cold, rainy day?
  13. What is your life mission statement? Don’t have one? Write one out.
  14. Give yourself a break from all your social media devices for an afternoon. What did you do with your time? Are you going to repeat the experience? Why or why not?
  15. Free write for 10 minutes.
  16. What is your ideal date night? Did you experience this type of date?
  17. What is one thing you can do to make a difference in your home, community, or the world?
  18. Write about a time when you felt brave.
  19. Write about the view outside of your window.
  20. Think about the past week. What is one area in your life you did your best? What area do you think needs improvement? Did you have a proud moment? Write about your emotions from the entire week.
  21. What were you doing today at 2pm? 5pm? Or 9pm?
  22. Are you engaging in self-care activities? What ones make you feel recharged?
  23. Are you having a traditional Thanksgiving? What do you plan to do?
  24. Happy Thanksgiving! How did the day go for you? What was the best moment?
  25. Did you do any Black Friday shopping? What did you think of the experience?
  26. Are you doing what you love for a living? What is keeping you from moving on to a more fulfilling career?
  27. What do you feel is your most powerful trait?
  28. How do you define success?
  29. Writer’s Choice

Happy Writing! Enjoy your 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 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 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

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.  

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?

Journal Writing Prompts for April

April is here! Are you finding time to keep up your journal writing? Make writing in your journal a habit. Try to sneak a few minutes out of each day to get your thoughts down on paper (or type on the computer).

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Are you ready for new journal writing prompts? Check out the following 30 prompts for journal writing in April.

  1. How did March go for you, your friends, family, work, and home life? Write about your highs and lows of each area of your life.
  2. What do you want to accomplish this month? Make a list of at least 5 goals.
  3. What is your biggest dream for your personal life, work, family, etc.?
  4. Happy Easter! Did you celebrate? Write about your day.  How did you celebrate?
  5. Write a gratitude list of at least 10 things.
  6. Start a paragraph with the words, “Happiness is.” Then continue to write at least 2 paragraphs. Or make a list of 10 things.,
  7. Name a person or event that has made the biggest impact on you in the first 3 months of 2021. Explain your choice.
  8. What or who made you laugh today? What happened?
  9. Free write for at least 10 minutes. Or try a new goal of 20 minutes.
  10. What do you do to relieve stress? Why does this help you?
  11. Write about your day from an outside perspective.
  12. Think about all the people you encounter daily. Write down each person’s best characteristic trait that you admire. Then, write down a trait or habit you wish each person would change. Why did you pick these traits?
  13. Who gave you a compliment recently? What were the circumstances leading up to the praise? How did the compliment make you feel?
  14. If you could write a letter to your teenage self, what would you say? Remember the more details the better.
  15. Do you find yourself blaming others for your unhappiness? Who? Why? What can you do to change the situation?
  16. Do you worry about what others think about your personal life, work, family, or friends? Why does this bother you?
  17. If you could hold any job in the world, what would you pick? Why?
  18. What is your worst habit? Why? What can you do to change it?
  19. Make a list of your top best traits. (Yes, there are at least 10).
  20. Write about your day in intervals. What were you doing at 8am? 10am? Noon? 3pm? 5pm? 10pm?
  21. What amazes you about yourself, family, community, friends, or work? Is this a good or bad thing? Why?
  22. Was there a difficult moment in your life that later turned out to be a hidden blessing? Describe the event.
  23. Write about a recent news event. What happened? Why do you feel so strongly about this event?
  24. What do you do to show people you care?
  25. What past decision changed your life?
  26. What song always makes you turn up the radio to sing along? Why?
  27. What is your idea of a good day?
  28. What was your last vivid dream? What do you remember the most about this dream?
  29. What do you hope people will remember you by when you are gone?
  30. What are you looking forward to in May?

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.
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