Journal, Self-development

20 Journal Prompts

You want to start a journal but do not know what to write about? I got you! I will be sharing 20 journal prompts in here to help you get started on your journal journey. However, I would just like to point out that there are no rules when it comes to journaling. You can write whatever you want and whenever you want. It might be a one-liner that’s been bugging on your mind or it can also be 3-pages long. Whatever it is, if you think journaling it will make you feel light after, it’s worth the write.

I love journaling because it serves as a tool for me to be more at peace with my thoughts and it helps me reflect more about where I’m currently at in my life.

When journaling, it is recommended to set your intentions and know what you want to get out of it. For others, it’s like a therapy where they can write everything that they want to vent, more so like a friend. It can also be a creative output where they can decorate their journal based on their liking. As for me, it’s like a time capsule that I can go back to whenever I want to. Imagine keeping a journal and going back to it or reading it 10 years later? Isn’t that such a nostalgic experience to see how your past self thinks and processes thoughts?

20 Journal Prompts:

  1. What one thing that someone told you about yourself that left an impact on you?
  2. What do you think your 8-year old self think of you?
  3. What did you notice today?
  4. When were the last five times that you laughed out loud?
  5. What are the things you want to let go of?
  6. Letter to your future self
  7. What was something bad that happened to you? What did you learn from it?
  8. Make a list of 15 things you love about yourself
  9. List of small things that really make you happy
  10. 30 interesting facts about yourself
  11. Letter to your future partner
  12. Letter to your future children
  13. How did you change these past years?
  14. What is something that you really, really want to do?
  15. Write about the happiest day of your life and relive it as if it was a videotape playing in your mind
  16. Think back over the past week and write down five events that had an impact on you.
  17. Write a letter of gratitude to someone who has helped you or has been especially kind to you but has never properly been thanked.
  18. What are some things you can release that are out of your control?
  19. Who are your creative inspirations and what do you specifically like about them?
  20. What are your hopes and dreams for your creative work?

Jam Nesreen

9 thoughts on “20 Journal Prompts

  1. I’ve been really looking to start journaling more but didn’t know where to start! This is great!

  2. I’ve been wanting to journal for some time, but never have the desire to actually sit down & do it. I never know what to write about but this question “What are some things you can release that are out of your control?” is a great place to start! Thanks for the prompts!

  3. These are great prompts! I’ve journaled for years and it’s helped me stay sane and gives me a safe place to vent!

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