50 Amazing Journal Prompts

We had an amazing response to our journaling post. Our community loves journaling and we had some great feedback. We wanted to share a list of 50 journal prompts we have gathered will spark thoughtfulness, creativity, and introspection.

1. Write a letter to your older self.

2. Write about your childhood.

3. Write about lost friendships.

4. What frightens you?

5. What brings you joy?

6. What makes you sad?

7. What worries you? Is there a pressing problem you need to work out?

8. Write a letter to someone that upset you, but you aren’t ready to confront in person.

9. Write down the things you wished you had said to your parents or other loved ones before they passed away.

10.Write down confessions of your deep-down secrets that you can’t tell anyone.

11.Where do you want to be 5, 10, or 15 years from now?

12.What line of work do you plan on pursuing in the future?

13.Write down how you can improve your life.

14.Write letters to your children and grandchildren that you can give to them when they are older. These letters will help them understand the type of person you were at their age.

15.Write about places you wish to see, the vacations you plan to have.

16.Write about home improvements you would like to make.

17.Make a bucket list.

18.Write a list of 5 things you love about yourself, and why they make you unique.

19.If you could be the best in the world at one thing, what would you choose and why?

20.When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up, and did you follow through with your dream?

21.What quote inspires you on tough days?

22.If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?

23.If you won $1 million, what would you do with the money?

24.What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

25.If you could have lunch with one person who is no longer here with us, who would you choose and what one question would you ask them?

26.What’s the biggest life lesson you’ve ever learned and how has it changed you?

27.Describe a situation in your life that caused you to feel regret. If you could go back in time, what would you do differently?

28.Write about a book/movie that had a big impact on your life, and why it affected you so much.

29.What 3 things do you want the people you love the most to remember about you after you’re gone?

30.Fill in the blank: When I’m feeling anxious or stressed, I ___________.

31.Describe something GOOD that happened to you today.

32.What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

33.Discuss a time you failed at something important to you. If you could have a do-over, what would you change about the situation?

34.What are you most grateful for in your life?

35.Pick ONE positive word you’d like to focus on this week and brainstorm a list of things you can do to experience this feeling each day.

36.Describe your favorite time of year. What do you love about it, who do you spend it with, and what activities do you enjoy during that time?

37.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?

38.What is your favorite childhood memory?

39.Describe your perfect day.

40.What qualities are important to you in a friendship/romantic relationship?

41.List and describe the most important people in your life, and what you admire most about them.

42.If you had one full day to yourself without any responsibilities, who would you choose to spend it with and what would you do?

43.Discuss 3 things you’d like to change in your life, and brainstorm strategies to make these changes a reality.

44.Describe your dream job.

45.Write a letter to your teenage self telling her all the things you wish she knew.

46.Make a list of things that are holding you back from your wants, needs, goals, and desires. Be brutally honest with yourself, and brainstorm ways to overcome these obstacles.

47.If you could travel to any destination in the world, where would you go and why?

48.Describe a situation in which you helped someone else. What did you do? How did it make them feel? How did it make you feel?

49.How would you describe yourself to a stranger?

50.What does self-care mean to you, and how can you incorporate it into your daily routine?

50 Amazing Journal Prompts

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