November Journal Writing Prompts

For many, November marks the start of the holiday season. Take some time out of each day to write in your journal. Quiet moments are perfect for your emotional well-being.

Journal Writing Prompts for November

  1. What would you like to accomplish during November? What steps do you need to take to achieve your goal?
  2. What does the month of November mean to you?
  3. Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? What steps do you need to take to prepare for the holiday?
  4. When the season changes to cold, snowy, or rainy weather, what do you like to do? Why?
  5. List the top 20 things in your life that make you grateful.
  6. Describe your current mood. Why do you feel this way?
  7. What made you smile or laugh today?
  8. What is your interpretation of gratitude?
  9. If you could write a mission statement about your life, what would it be? Why?
  10. How do you plan to celebrate Veteran’s Day tomorrow? Go to a parade? Or other types of community events?
  11. Happy Veteran’s Day! Do you know a veteran? Is the veteran a member of your family or a friend? What branch did he or she serve?
  12. What happened today at noon? 4 pm? 6 pm? 8 pm? 10 pm?
  13. 13 Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? If you could enter any type of float in the parade, what would you design? Why?
  14. Write 5 ways you engage in self-care?
  15. If you could invite any person who is living or dead to your Thanksgiving meal, who would you invite? Why?
  16. What is your favorite quote from a television show, book, or movie? Why do you like this quote?
  17. Write a critique of the last movie or television show you watched?
  18. What does your school, work, home, or other schedule look like this week? Are you in for a busy week? What steps can you take to ease the stress of your schedule?
  19. Do you have difficulty expressing your feelings to your family? Friends? Co-workers? Why or why not?
  20. How do you inspire gratitude in yourself, your family, or others?
  21. Who do you have in your life currently who you most thankful for at this moment? Why?
  22. List 5 things you do well. List 5 things you would like to improve.
  23. Is there a project or goal you would like to finish in the last two months of 2019? What do you need to accomplish this goal?
  24. Are you going to participate in Black Friday? Why or why not?
  25. Describe in detail your typical childhood Thanksgiving? What is your first memory of Thanksgiving?
  26. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory? What is this one so important to you?
  27. Are you ready for your Thanksgiving? How do you think tomorrow will go?
  28. Happy Thanksgiving! How did your holiday go? Did everything go as planned? What was your favorite memory?
  29. Do you have leftovers? What do you make? What’s your favorite Thanksgiving leftover?
  30. What are you looking forward to next month?


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