120 Daily Journal Prompts to Help Conquer Your Day
120 DAILY JOURNAL PROMPTS
If you love journaling writing as much as I do, you will not want to miss today’s daily journal prompts post.
Journal writing has become one of my favorite ways to start the day. Give me a matcha latte, a meditation pillow, and my journal and I feel like I can conquer the day. Journal writing has helped me not only recognize my sense of purpose but has assisted in stress relief and given me a boost of confidence when I needed it most.
If you’re finding yourself in a slump, restless with the day-to-day, or even just needing a change but unsure of what that would be, I highly encourage you to start journaling. You will be surprised at what you can learn about yourself.
In this post, we will cover the benefits of journaling, how to journal, and some of our favorite journaling supplies. Feel free to use the links below to navigate the post.
- Benefits of Journaling
- How to Journal
- Self Discovery and Self Love Journal Prompts
- Manifestation Journal Prompts
- Morning Journal Prompts
- Personal Development Journal Prompts
- Gratitude Journal Prompts
- Sunday Reset Journal Prompts
- Journaling Supplies
BENEFITS OF JOURNALING
Stress and Anxiety Relief
Writing in your journal can be so therapeutic. When our negative thoughts overtake our minds, these intrusive thoughts can overshadow everything else. Writing down these feelings can help to process our emotions, releasing them from our minds. We can even begin to evaluate a stressful situation more rationally and maybe even come up with a solution we weren’t able to see before.
Track Growth and Progress
Writing down your goals is one of the best ways to keep yourself accountable and motivated. Is there anything more satisfying than checking something off the list?! Being able to look back on previous journal entries will allow you to see just how far you have come and all the things you were able to achieve.
Boost Self Confidence
You should feel so proud when you realize all of the things you have accomplished, the steps you took to get there, and all of the challenges you faced.
I don’t know about you, but I always have a notebook nearby for remembering tasks throughout the day: call the plumber, buy apples, send an email… The simple act of jotting something down lets the brain know that you want to remember it. This is why notetaking is such an important practice when learning something new. Let’s start journaling the things we want to remember – those positive affirmations (LINK TO POST) for example, and help keep these encouraging words top of mind.
Improve Writing and Communication Skills
Have you ever heard of the saying, “practice makes perfect”? We aren’t striving for perfection here but practice certainly makes for improvement. By including journaling in your daily routine, you will improve your writing skills.
And, if you are using your journal to express your thoughts, opinions, and emotions, it can help how you communicate these feelings to others. If you ever feel like it’s hard to express your feelings to someone, try writing them down first. Sometimes just organizing your thoughts and putting them on paper helps to process what you are truly feeling.
HOW TO JOURNAL
Build it into your daily routine.
The best way to ensure you have time to journal is to schedule it. Find a time in the day where you will have the least amount of interruptions. Some prefer to journal first thing in the morning, while others like to end the day in contemplative thought.
Personally, I prefer to journal at the beginning of the day. It allows me to set intentions for the day and work out feelings of stress or anxiety the day may bring. Try journal writing in the morning and at night and see what feels best for you. Remember, it takes time to develop a routine. The key is to be consistent.
Write or even draw.
Journaling doesn’t mean you have to write a novel. Your thoughts don’t even have to be cohesive. Find what works best for you. Some prefer to write keywords, song lyrics, poems, or even just incomplete sentences. If you’re at a loss for words, try drawing or sketching something. Don’t know where to begin? We’ve got a whole list of journal prompts, journal tips, and journal topics to get you started.
Keep it simple.
Don’t overcomplicate or overthink it. Journaling is something you do for yourself and there shouldn’t be any set of expectations. A simple notebook and pen, a bullet journal, or even a notes app on your phone. Set a timer if you want to – you’ll be surprised at how much you can write in just 5 minutes. Give yourself permission to journal or write whatever comes to mind.
Find a quiet, peaceful space.
A meditation pillow is a relaxing space to be alone with your thoughts. Outside, inside, a closet, etc.
To start journaling, all you really need is a writing utensil and paper. However, sometimes a fresh new notebook or fancy marker set can make the task much more exciting. As we have become accustomed to the practice of journal writing, we have found a few favorites when it comes to pens and notebooks. Everyone loves a good pen, am I right?!
Now that you have your journaling supplies, grab a quiet space and get to writing! Use the journal prompts below to help guide you. Save this post to refer back to over the coming weeks. We’d love to hear how journal writing is going!
JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR SELF-DISCOVERY AND SELF-LOVE
- What are five things I love about myself?
- How can I practice self-love on a daily basis?
- What is something I love about my body that is not aesthetic?
- Three words that describe my strengths.
- What things am I really good at?
- What do I need more of?
- What do others come to me for when in need?
- When do I feel most at ease?
- What do I think my most powerful trait is?
- What are three things I want my future self to know?
- Are there any thought patterns that are holding me back at the moment?
- What are the things that drain my energy?
- What are five things that are unique to me?
- Write about a challenge you overcame and how it made you stronger.
- When do you feel most like yourself?
- How do you want to make others feel?
- What habit do you need to give up and why?
- How have you developed as a person in the past five years?
- What do you need to forgive yourself for?
- Describe in detail your biggest dream.
- What quote lives in my heart and mind?
- What do I see in others’ lives I want for myself? Why?
- Three ways I can be kinder to myself this week.
- What is my intuition guiding me to do next on my journey?
- Who am I most inspired by? Why?
- When do I feel most relaxed?
- Imagine you’re in your 90’s. What memories would you like to have? What stories do you want to tell?
- What areas of your life bring you the most joy? Why?
- What three things have you always wanted to try but were too afraid?
- How do you motivate yourself to try something new?
- What can you do today you could not do one year ago?
- How do you put yourself first without feeling guilty?
- How do you recharge?
- What do you feel strongly about?
- What is a lesson I will never let go of?
- My 5 favorite quotes.
- What superpower do I have that makes a positive difference in others’ lives?
- When my inner bully appears and speaks down to me, what can I do to show kindness and compassion?
- What do I love to do when no one else is around?
- What is one moment I’d love to relive?
- What is something you are involved in that does not feel like work at all (activity, special project, volunteering, etc.)? Describe why and how you can incorporate more of this work into your life?
- How do you undervalue yourself? In what ways do you ask for too little when you know you are worth more?
MANIFESTATION JOURNAL PROMPTS:
- I inspire others around me by
- When money is no object, I will travel to
- I successfully overcome my challenges by
- I am attracting greatness by
- I affirm the career I want is
- I feel joy and abundance when
- I am successful in like because
- I make an impact on the world by
- I am grateful for these things in life and am manifesting more of them
- My intention today is _____. I am building momentum and success.
- My future self is _____.
- I am achieving my goals. It is important to me because
- Brainstorm 10-15 words that encapsulate the energy you are calling to your coming days, week, month, and/or year.
MORNING JOURNAL PROMPTS:
- What are three things I am grateful for today?
- How do I want to feel at the end of the day?
- Name one intention for the day and how it will serve me.
- One commitment I will make today is to care for my mind and body.
- How can I love myself more today? List three feel-good activities no matter how small.
- Write two actions you can take today to let go of negative thoughts.
- Today, I want to feel _____.
- How can I show up today as my most authentic self?
- What are three steps I can take today to reach my goals?
- What is one way I will inspire myself and others today?
- How do I want to wake up and be seen today?
- What is one thing you learned yesterday that you want to bring into today?
- What was something incredible yesterday that you never want to forget?
- What do I have control over today?
- Who did I wake up thinking about this morning? How can I nurture that relationship?
- What is my playlist today?
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL PROMPTS:
- With your health in my last year, what are three practices you’d put in place to prioritize your body and mind?
- What do you need to shed or leave behind to become the best version of yourself?
- What is one thing that is no longer serving you? Write a goodbye letter to it and release your attachment/thought around it.
- How have you expressed your creativity level? How does it feel to express yourself in this way?
- Which relationship in your life needs tending to? In what ways can you work towards improving this relationship?
- What helped you get closer to your goals last week? How can you make this a habit?
- What pushed you farther from your goals this week? How can you avoid that this week?
- Name three things you are most proud of.
- What is a system you can implement to start being more productive?
- How would being more productive change your life? What holds you back from making that commitment?
- If I believed it was possible, what actions would I take?
- What energy would I approach those actions with?
- What would my future self tell me about what I am trying to accomplish?
- What currently scares me? What three actions can I take to overcome these fears?
- What is one lesson you’ve learned the hard way? What lessons did you take from that experience?
- Where are you feeling growth?
- Where are you feeling stuck?
- What thoughts and limiting beliefs am I ready to let go of?
- Make a list of the challenges and roadblocks you have faced in the past six months. How do you feel looking back at these challenges? What have you learned? How can you view them now with more clarity?
GRATITUDE JOURNAL PROMPTS:
- What is my favorite part of my daily routine?
- List three people who have a positive difference in your life.
- Make a list of three places you have visited that spark positive memories? What specifically made these destinations memorable?
- What is an activity I had been putting off but finally accomplished? How did this accomplishment make me feel?
- What weather am I grateful for today?
- What songs on my playlist made me dance this week?
- What are five things that helped me move past a challenging situation this week?
- What am I grateful for about my home?
- Three reasons I am excited about tomorrow.
- Describe a time when you tried something scary and succeeded.
- What is a negative emotion that is no longer controlling you?
- What is a strength you can often rely on?
- List three books you’ve read that have left a lasting impression on you.
- What is a mistake or failure you are grateful for?
- Five things I am grateful for that did not cost money.
- Describe a moment recently that brought a smile to your face.
SUNDAY RESET JOURNAL PROMPTS:
- What are three things that brought you the most joy last week? Why?
- What helped you get closer to your goals this week?
- What three habits would you like to carry into next week that will help you feel like your best self?
- What would you do next week if you could not fail?
- How would you behave if you were the best in the world at what you do?
- Two things I will not allow myself to bring into next week.
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