1. Inspirational Quotes ​​

Everyone has something that inspires them to do their best in life. Quotes that inspire you do not have to come from a famous individual. They can simply be something that motivates you to do your best. Write about the quote and the deeper meaning that it holds in your life. ​​

2. Answer a Question

​​If you do not feel like collecting quotes, then question journaling prompts are also great. Questions often arise in life that you do not really think about much, but you can write them down on a piece of paper and place them in a container for a rainy day. When you run out of ideas, randomly select one of the questions to write about. ​​

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Reflect on a Quote** ​​Quotes are great journal prompts, so if you do not necessarily want to write “inspirational” quotes in your daily journal, you can write about nearly any quote at all. It may not pertain to your life at all, but you can still reflect on the meaning that originated behind the phrase. These quotes can add wisdom to your life or simply be a funny saying that you enjoy. ​​

4. Self Care ​​

If you are at a loss for what to write in a daily journal, then try to start naming some of the goals that you have for your life. To help you maintain this path, you can write about some self care idea you want to try. ​​Writing about self care can sometimes have partial effect of making you feel better. For example, if you are going to have a manicure this coming weekend, and you decide to write about how that makes you feel, the thought of the upcoming event can actually serve to make you feel a bit happier. ​​

5. Life Milestones

​​Some goals that you want to achieve could be small—like going to get groceries before Friday—while others could be actual milestones in your life. If you have a big goal that you want to focus on, like graduating from medical school, getting married, having your first child, or buying your first home, try writing about it in detail. ​​

6. Specific Events

​​These events are not typically something that happened to you. Rather, they are world events that should never be forgotten. Journal prompts that fit into this category could be things like the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11, the building of the Eiffel Tower, or even battles of the Civil War. Throughout history, there are a lot of events that you could write about. I like to write about them as if I were there at the time. ​​

7. Captured Moments

​​If you have already reached major milestones in your life, you can write journal ideas about those events. It could be a detailed recollection of your wedding day, the feeling you had when your child was born, your experience at a rally that you attended, or another unforgettable event. You can also write about specific events in the lives of others. ​​

8. Describe Challenges

​​We all face challenges in our lives on a daily basis. If you encountered a struggle today that was difficult for you, your daily journal is the perfect place to write it down. Describe the struggle that you had to face in detail. What happened? How did you feel? Were you able to meet and overcome the challenge that crossed your path? ​​

9. Define Solutions to Challenges ​​

Not all challenges are easy to overcome, so if you find yourself in a situation that you do not know how to overcome, write about possible solutions in your daily journal. Think about the specific actions that you can take to find the solution. Contemplate the situation to find more than one option. You can also write about ways that the situation could have been prevented in the first place. ​​

2020

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2019

Journaling Ideas

Some quick tips for writing daily journal.

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