Journaling Prompts (120 days worth)

MONTH 1

Day 1: What is the song you have been listening to most lately? Think about what it means to you, what is your favorite line? What does it make you feel?

Day 2: What have you learned about romantic relationships from personal experience? What about from observing others?

Day 3: Draw 10 objects that would be in your dream house.

Day 4: Write a letter to your future self about what your life is like now.

Day 5: What do you think is the #1 thing you get upset about? Why does it effect you so much? How can you better cope with these situations?

Day 6: Pick one color and write it at the top of your paper. Carry the journal with you throughout the day and make a list of things you see that are that color.

Day 7: Envision a perfect party theme, guest list, playlist, venue, get funky with it.

Day 8: List 3 people you are grateful for and then expand on why. After you write, text or call each of these people and tell them what you wrote.

Day 9: At the end of the day, list all the social encounters you had to have and rank them on a scale of 1-10. Do you notice anything about who drains you? Who makes you feel good? After going through the list, write at the bottom of your paper: I release all energy from these interactions, positive or negative, and am going to sleep with a clean slate.

Day 10: What is something you thought you would never do that you do now?

Day 11: Think about someone who has hurt you in the past. Write a letter of forgiveness to them, but don't send it. It is just for you.

Day 12: How many times a day do you think you check your phone? Use this page to keep a tally and reflect at the end of the day.

Day 13: Write a short story from the perspective of a character who is completely opposite of you.

Day 14: Write a poem about the stars, but don't use any celestial imagery or words.

Day 15: Write a love letter to yourself.

Day 16: Think about a food that you love to eat but don't know how to make. Find a recipe online, and then copy it into your journal in a way that makes sense to you. Simplify ingredients, draw some photos, make yourself a little guide.

Day 17: What is your favorite in-between season? The transition between summer and fall? Fall to winter? Winter to spring? Spring to summer? Write about why you like this transition.

Day 18: Go find something that is hard to write with and write your name 10 different ways. Can't use a pen or pencil, that's cheating!

Day 19: Draw a comic strip of your day.

Day 20: Make a list of your "masculine" qualities and then a list of your "feminine" qualities. What are the similarities? What are the differences? Which list resonates with you more?

Day 21: What is the biggest obstacle you have with fully loving yourself? Where does this negative self talk stem from, or why does this trait make you feel inadequate?

Day 22: Write down 50 adjectives to describe yourself.

Day 23: Make up a song to the tune of your favorite song.

Day 24: Go to the 10th photo in your camera role. Make up a story that completely changes the context of the situation.

Day 25: Do some research on your star sign. Enter in your info here.. http://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php and copy down what sticks out to you in your journal.

Day 26: Sunsets or sunrises? Write a short scene for each.

Day 27: Remind yourself of your amazing capabilities and talents.

Day 28: Set an alarm for 4 am. When it goes off, write the first thing that comes to mind in your journal.

Day 29: Would you rather know how to play every instrument or speak every language? Pick one and then tell a story about a day in those shoes.

Day 30: If you could invite 10 people, dead or alive, to a dinner party, who would they be?

 

MONTH 2

Day 1: What is the nicest thing you have done for somebody else?

Day 2: Who do you really admire? Do you like them because you relate with them or you are very different and somebody you wish you could be?

Day 3: What do you think about when you picture the ocean? Happiness, fear, uncertainty, bliss? Pick an emotion that might not immediately come to you and try and work with it.

Day 4: What are some mean things you say to yourself and how can you flip it around to be a positive?

Day 5: Write about a relationship that failed.

Day 6: Write about living in a city you have never been to. Talk about your daily routine in your new foreign home, the coffee shops you walk to, the breakfast you have, the smell of the air and the way people are dressed. Send yourself across the globe.

Day 7: Write about somebody you miss.

Day 8: Write about a time you did something totally badass. How did it make you feel?

Day 9: What have you learned about yourself today? In the past month? In the past year?

Day 10: What color resonates with you the most? It might not be your favorite color, but what color could your soul be and why?

Day 11: Write about the most recent thing that made you sad. Is it something that you can control? Why does it make you feel the way that it does?

Day 12: Write about your favorite piece of art that you have seen today. It could be a picture, a painting, a pattern in your shirt, or something that you made yourself.

Day 13: What traits shine brightest in you?

Day 14: Would 10 year old you be proud of who you are today? Why or why not? What were your dreams when you were 10 years old?

Day 15: Make the perfect road trip playlist and doodle a map of all the cities you would go to.

Day 16: Reflect on your current situation in life. Are you in a place where you are happy? If not what can you do to change that?

Day 17: Try to compliment as many people as you can today. Write about their reactions and your experience. Reflect on how you usually reply to compliments. Do you take them with grace or deny them?

Day 18: Write a poem about being in love.

Day 19: Are you a trend follower or consistent with your style? Sketch some things in your closet that you absolutely love and if you would've loved them five years ago or if you think you will love them five years from now.

Day 20: What are you most afraid of?

Day 21: Write a thank you letter to your parents.

Day 22: What have you changed about yourself to make other people happy? What traits did you lose or gain while seeking for approval?

Day 23: Write about habits you want to break.

Day 24: Write out five simple goals for today, make them all ones that benefit only you. Meditation, taking a bath, reading a new book, getting work done on time.

Day 25: What do you think the future holds for you? Do you think you are in control of your own future or do you think it is out of your control?

Day 26: Why do you talk badly about certain people? Look at these people you may gossip about from the angle of their best friend or somebody else that loves them. Chances are they really aren't as bad as you think they are. People make mistakes, forgive them, even if it is just on this piece of paper.

Day 27: Write about your favorite character as a child and what about them you loved so much.

Day 28: Write about your past crushes and if  you were truly yourself around them.

Day 29: Write about your best friends.

Day 30: What are things that you REALLY can't live without. Don't get all literal and say oxygen and water, I mean what things are essential to your purpose on this planet and who you are as a person?

 

MONTH 3

Day 1: What do you wish you had the courage to do?

Day 2: What are things people can do to win your heart?

Day 3: What makes you most nostalgic?

Day 4: Who do you need to be more grateful for? It can be yourself.

Day 5: Write a poem about growing up.

Day 6: What is your favorite color? List as many things as you can that are that tone.

Day 7: Imagine yourself in an environment completely opposite from yours. If you are currently in a dreary, cloudy city then write about being on a sunny remote beach. If you are currently in the suburbs imagine what it would be like in the countryside. Pull out details that intrigue and think about the five senses.

Day 8: Now try to apply that same appreciation and gratitude in the previous prompt towards your current life. Write about your entire day, start to finish, and romanticize all of the little details like raindrops on bus windows and sweaters bunched up in the corner of your room.

Day 9: What does a good friendship entail?

Day 10: Take a recent situation where somebody hurt you and you stayed quiet. Write out what you wish you would've say to them in a respectful, loving manner.

Day 11: Write an imaginary love letter to a stranger you see today.

Day 12: Write five things you need to do less of and ten things you need to do more.

Day 13: Make a menu for your perfect breakfast and doodle the different food you chose.

Day 14: How do people describe you? Do you think it's accurate to your true self?

Day 15: Who are you closest to in your family? Who are you most similar to?

Day 16: Bring your journal with you everywhere today and set an alarm for every hour on your phone. When it goes off, write exactly what you were thinking about when the buzzer went off. Do you notice any trends in your thoughts throughout the day?

Day 17: Write about a time you did something completely selfless and sacrificed your time, money, or energy for somebody else. How did it make you feel?

Day 18: What smells spring to mind when you think about cooking food with your family around the holidays?

Day 19: Doodle a coffee or tea mug. Write a poem inside of it.

Day 20: Daydream about what you were like in another life.

Day 21: Go sit somewhere and observe a conversation between people from a distance. Write down the dialogue of what you imagine they are saying.

Day 22: Copy down ten of your favorite quotes. Circle the one that is most relevant to your life right now.

Day 23: What would your younger self be surprised to know about you now?

Day 24: Write a list of things that are currently inspiring you and fill up the entire page. Could be anything from music, to moods, to articles of clothing, to kindness in strangers.

Day 25: What do you notice first about somebody? What person made the biggest first impression on you?

Day 26: What is your preferred method of communication? Text, call, facetime, face to face, writing letters? Why do you like this the best

Day 27: Take some time to write out something mean or gossip you recently said about someone. Try to write word for word what you said, then read it over. Do you really think this is true about them? Now write what they might have been thinking from their perspective.

Day 28: Put yourself back five years. What were you thinking about? What did you do for fun? Do you feel like you are the same person now?

Day 29: How do you pull yourself out of a funk? Make a how-to guide for your future self.

Day 30: What would you do if you knew you could not fail? (now go out and do it)

 

MONTH 4

Day 1: What is the song you have been listening to most lately? Think about what it means to you, what is your favorite line? What does it make you feel?

Day 2: What have you learned about romantic relationships from personal experience? What about from observing others?

Day 3: Draw 10 objects that would be in your dream house.

Day 4: Write a letter to your future self about what your life is like now.

Day 5: What do you think is the #1 thing you get upset about? Why does it effect you so much? How can you better cope with these situations?

Day 6: Pick one color and write it at the top of your paper. Carry the journal with you throughout the day and make a list of things you see that are that color.

Day 7: Envision a perfect party theme, guest list, playlist, venue, get funky with it.

Day 8: List 3 people you are grateful for and then expand on why. After you write, text or call each of these people and tell them what you wrote.

Day 9: At the end of the day, list all the social encounters you had to have and rank them on a scale of 1-10. Do you notice anything about who drains you? Who makes you feel good? After going through the list, write at the bottom of your paper: I release all energy from these interactions, positive or negative, and am going to sleep with a clean slate.

Day 10: What is something you thought you would never do that you do now?

Day 11: Think about someone who has hurt you in the past. Write a letter of forgiveness to them, but don't send it. It is just for you.

Day 12: How many times a day do you think you check your phone? Use this page to keep a tally and reflect at the end of the day.

Day 13: Write a short story from the perspective of a character who is completely opposite of you.

Day 14: Write a poem about the stars, but don't use any celestial imagery or words.

Day 15: Write a love letter to yourself.

Day 16: Think about a food that you love to eat but don't know how to make. Find a recipe online, and then copy it into your journal in a way that makes sense to you. Simplify ingredients, draw some photos, make yourself a little guide.

Day 17: What is your favorite in-between season? The transition between summer and fall? Fall to winter? Winter to spring? Spring to summer? Write about why you like this transition.

Day 18: Go find something that is hard to write with and write your name 10 different ways. Can't use a pen or pencil, that's cheating!

Day 19: Draw a comic strip of your day.

Day 20: Make a list of your "masculine" qualities and then a list of your "feminine" qualities. What are the similarities? What are the differences? Which list resonates with you more?

Day 21: What is the biggest obstacle you have with fully loving yourself? Where does this negative self talk stem from, or why does this trait make you feel inadequate?

Day 22: Write down 50 adjectives to describe yourself.

Day 23: Make up a song to the tune of your favorite song.

Day 24: Go to the 10th photo in your camera role. Make up a story that completely changes the context of the situation.

Day 25: Do some research on your star sign. Enter in your info here.. http://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php and copy down what sticks out to you in your journal.

Day 26: Sunsets or sunrises? Write a short scene for each.

Day 27: Remind yourself of your amazing capabilities and talents.

Day 28: Set an alarm for 4 am. When it goes off, write the first thing that comes to mind in your journal.

Day 29: Would you rather know how to play every instrument or speak every language? Pick one and then tell a story about a day in those shoes.

Day 30: If you could invite 10 people, dead or alive, to a dinner party, who would they be?