In this article, I’m going to provide 30 days worth of journaling prompts and some free printables so you can start your 30 days of journaling right away.
I recommend finding a time of day that works best for you and trying to stick with it. Maybe you want to start your day journaling rather than hitting the snooze button, or maybe you’d like to journal before bed instead of looking at your phone. Using your lunch break is another way to fit in some journaling, and it can help break up your day and make you take a break when you otherwise might not.
Different Ways to Journal
As long as you can find some paper and a pen or something to type on, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few ideas:
- An empty notebook or journal
- A word document on your computer
- An app like Goodnotes or Notability on your iPad using your Apple Pencil
- Notes app on your computer or tablet
30 Journal Prompts
Write these at the top of your page each day and write as little or as much as you’d like.
- What am I grateful for?
- Someone I’m inspired by
- What Motivates me?
- I’m proud of myself for
- Personal affirmations I will start to use every day
- What would my perfect self-care day look like?
- If I could do anything in the world, it would be
- What are some things that drain my energy?
- What are some things that energize me?
- If money didn’t matter, what would I do?
- My bucket list
- Somewhere I would love to visit
- My first memory
- Something I will do today to benefit my future self
- What are some bad habits I would like to break? What good habits would I like to replace them with?
- Things that bring me joy
- A mistake that turned into a blessing
- Something new I want to try
- A short-term goal and steps I can take to get there
- A long-term goal and steps I can take to get there
- Something I’d like to change my perspective on
- My favorite book
- What do I want less of in my life?
- What do I want more of in my life?
- How can I help someone today?
- What is my favorite place?
- What are some small ways I can change my living area to improve my happiness?
- Something I’m afraid of and ways I can get over my fear
- If I knew I couldn’t fail, what would I do?
- What beliefs are holding me back?
Hopefully, after your 30 days of journaling, you’ll feel comfortable enough to keep going on your own. You can use these prompts every month or pick and choose when you’re feeling stuck and don’t know what to journal about. Feel free to add your prompts below and head over to our free printables section and download some (or all!) of our printable journal pages!