50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need

Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need

“Journal what you love, what you hate, what’s in your head, what’s important. Journaling organizes your thoughts; allows you to see things in a concrete way that otherwise you might not see. Focus on what you think you need to find in your art.” – Kay Walkingstick

When we write, we force ourselves to do three really important things:

1. We get our thoughts outside of ourselves, allowing us to see them as independent things. This process separates who we are from what we think, providing us with a bit of space and perspective to process what’s really going on inside our head and heart.

2. We clarify as we force ourselves to form sentences and logical thoughts. Our writing brings flow and a sense of wholeness to the otherwise confusing mess in our minds. When everything is inside, it’s easy to get lost amidst the clutter. It’s easy to feel scattered or all over the place. However, when things are laid out cleanly on a page, we can easily see what fits and where.

3. We think differently. While some questions may seem silly or useless, the process of writing and responding will often take us somewhere unexpected, somewhere new we didn’t know we needed to be. It is precisely by considering different points of view that we are able to leave the confines of our normal life. We can experience new epiphanies and we can bravely see who we truly are. It’s hard to see the picture when we’re living in the frame and sometimes, a subtle nudge or a bit of prompting is all that’s needed to create lasting change.

Are you ready to get the words down and let your thoughts out? Pick a random number from 1-50 and spend five minutes every morning with a pen, paper, and these questions: the 50 best journaling prompts you will ever read or need.

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50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need

1. If you had a magic wand, and could wave away your problems, what would your life look like? What’s stopping you from being the wand?

2. What are you best at, and what do you love doing most, and how could you spend more time doing both?

3. If you were unapologetically and truly yourself, day in and day out, and if you fully accepted and loved yourself, what would change for you moving forward?

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4. What makes your heart sing loudest? What makes your heart beat strongest?

5. What do you believe that no longer serves you? What do you believe that might be holding you back?

6. What does love mean to you?

7. How do you define success, and how will you know when you have it?

8. Where do you see yourself in 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months? Be specific.

9. What are the ten smallest, most minor, most insignificant things in your life that you are grateful for?

10. What have been the five best days of your life, and why?

11. How would your life be different if you stopped living so much in the past and/or worrying so much about the future?

12. What scares you the most, and why? How can you use that fear to improve or learn or grow?

13. What would you tell your five-year-old self?

14. What are three things that you are really looking forward to the most?

15. Who do you need to forgive, and why, and what’s stopping you from doing it today?

16. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and what’s stopping you from taking action?

17. How would your life change if you were your own biggest fan and truly believed in yourself?

Related: How To Build Your Belief In Yourself

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Jeremy Goldberg

Jeremy Goldberg's mission is to make kindness cool, empathy popular, and compassion commonplace. As part of that purpose, he writes articles, sends emails, hosts retreats, and workshops, gives TEDx talks, coaches clients, hosts a podcast, writes books, and makes spoken word poetry videos. He is also active on Facebook and Instagram, leading an online tribe of more than 35,000 badass humans. He is a Ph.D. scholar who spent the past five years studying the science of human behavior, specifically how attitudes affect action and how we can communicate to inspire greater and lasting change.View Author posts