74 Journaling Prompts for a (MUCH) Better Life ♥️

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Silas & Grace

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Before you grab a journal and sit down with a cup of coffee, I think it’s so important to have journaling prompts ready.

Don’t get me wrong, journaling about whatever is on your mind can definitely be helpful. It’s good to get out of your head.

But I also think it’s great to do journaling with prompts. Then you can be intentional in the ways you want to grow, and the changes you want to see in your life.

And whether you want to…

  • See yourself in a more positive way
  • Work towards changing habits
  • Or see your future as something hopeful and beautiful

Then having journaling prompts is probably what you’ll need. 

You’re able to do so much in your life! You just need a bit of help organizing your thoughts, and moving forward. So I hope these journal prompt ideas help you out. ❤️  

 

What are journaling prompts?

Journaling prompts are helpful questions, or the first line that gets you started on an purposeful thought process.

Think of them as guides in helping you make the most of your journaling experience, and pulling out your deeper thoughts and feelings.

They’re also great for helping you figure out how you want to fix, or change, the different parts of your life. They challenge you to think about things you wouldn’t normally process in your daily life.

Basically, good journaling prompts take you from having an existence where you’re just drifting, to living an intentionally well-planned life.

Quick Fact: Journaling in general, has also been shown in a study to help with your mental health. So you’re killing two birds with one stone. You’re taking care of your mind, while also changing how it thinks.

Related: How to Start a Journal and See Your Life Level Up

How to Best Use Prompts for Journaling

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  1. Find the Right Space: Prompts for Journaling are best used when you’re sitting in a quiet and relaxed space, ready to focus solely on making yourself, and your life, better.
  2. Having the Right Mindset: You really want to go into this with the mindset that change can, and will, happen. That you have the ability to make changes in your life. And if roadblocks happen, you’ll figure out how to get around them.
  3. Be Open to Making Your Own Changes: Even though I’ve only listed 74 journaling prompts for you to use, I think it’s important to know that you don’t have to just stick with my ideas. If you think of another prompt after doing one of mine, then that’s great! Or, if you have a better prompt then any of the ones I have down below, then don’t feel like you have to strictly follow my ideas.
    This is all about you, and creating a life that you love. ❤️ 

More Helpful Reads: 127 Positive Affirmations You’ll Wanna Use EVERY Day


74 Helpful Journal Prompts

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I really do love helping you level up your life in so many different ways.

It’s a big theme I focus on in a lot of what I write, and I know that journaling prompts are a great way to help you level yourself up in a BIG way.

I want to see you feeling happier with your life, and know that you are capable of change.

So let’s get started! 😊 ♥️

Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery

1. What are 3 things about myself, that I know to be true?

2. What are 3 things about myself, that I know aren’t true?

3. If a friend was to describe me, what would they say?

4. If a person I just met described me, what would they say?

5. When do I feel the most connected with myself?

6. What action, or activity, makes me feel in control of my life?

7. If I were to start pursuing one goal this month, what would it be?

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Journaling Prompts for Positive Affirmation

8. What am I good at?

9. What do I have control over?

10. What makes me powerful?

11. Why should I have a voice?

12. Why do my needs matter?

13. What kind of person do I want to be to others?

14. How am I capable of changing and healing?

15.. How do I want to feel about myself?

Journaling Prompts for Gratitude

16. What am I grateful for about myself?

17. What people am I grateful for in my life?

18. What am I grateful for that happened yesterday?

19. What happened today that I am grateful for?

20. What are some good memories that I am thankful for?

21. What are some ways people have blessed me?

22. What are some things that went right this week?

23. What are some things that went right this year?

24. Are there upcoming events that I’m grateful for?

25. Are there achievements/accomplishments I’m grateful for?

Journaling Prompts for Habits

26. What are 3 habits I want to change?

27. What are 3 new habits I want to replace them with?

28. What are 3 new habits I want to incorporate in general?

29. What are new habits I could grow in for my mental health?

30. Are there new habits I could grow in for my physical health?

31. Are there old habits I could get rid of that are causing me stress?

32. Are there new habits I could grow in that would help me get rid of stress?

33. Are there old habits that are pushing people away?

34. Are there new habits that could help me get closer to others?

 

Journal Prompts for Managing Emotions

35. What action or activity makes me feel at peace?

36. What 3 things are causing me stress, that I could get rid of this self same week?

37. Why am I doing X? What do I feel I get out of doing X?

38. What is causing me to feel this way?

39. What helpful/positive beliefs could I use to help me with this situation?

40. What thoughts or beliefs are making this situation worse?

41. What are some things I could do to change these emotions?

Journaling Prompts for Finding Solutions

42. What are 3 things that stress me out daily? What can I do to get rid of them?

43. What are 3 things that stress me out weekly? What can I do to get rid of them?

44. What are 3 things that stress me out monthly? What can I do to get rid of them?

45. What are 3 things that stress me out yearly? What can I do to get rid of them?

46. Are there stressors at my workplace? Who can I talk to so that I can get rid of them? 

47. Do I need a new job? What can I do to make time so that I can look for a new one?

48. Are there people in my life causing me stress? Can I set boundaries with them, or do I need to stop talking to them?

49. What are 3 problems I’ve been ignoring, because they cause me stress? What can I do to quickly (or as fast as possible) eliminate them?

Journaling Prompts for Anxiety and Depression

50. What are 3 things that can wait until next week?

51. What are 5 things that are making this bigger than they should be?

52. What was happening right before I started to feel this way?

53. What was I thinking and/or doing right before I started to feel this way?

54. What are 10 beliefs I have about myself that could be harming me?

55. What are 10 beliefs I have about my situation that could be harming me?

56. What do I know to be the absolute truth about myself, and how could I take action this week to love myself?

57. What do I know to be the absolute truth about my situation, and how could I take action this week to change it?

More Great Reads: The 30-Day De-Stress Challenge

Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection

58. What are 5 beliefs that I know are holding me back?

59. What are 5 beliefs that I will adopt to push myself forward?

60. Am I really happy with the relationships I have?

61. How could I make more time for myself today?

62. If I had to choose, was would be 3 things I would truly want to accomplish in my life?

63. When I feel discouraged, what are 3 things that help me stay focused on what really matters?

64. Am I taking good care of myself emotionally, mentally, and physically? Why or why not?

65. What could I do better to take care of myself emotionally, mentally, and physically?

Journal Prompts for Future Planning

66. Where do I want to see myself in 1 year?

67. Where do I want to see myself in 5 years?

68. Where do I want to see myself in 10 years?

69. Who do I want to be in 1 year?

70. What thoughts do I want to have about myself in 1 year?

71. What kind of friends do I want to have in 1 year?

72. What kind of relationship do I want to have in 1 year (new or existing)?

73. What habits do I want to see changed in a year?

74. What good habits do I want to see in myself in a year?

Journaling Prompts FAQ

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What are some active journaling prompts?

– What could I do today, that would get me closer to my goals?
– What are 10 positive things I could speak over myself daily?
– If I had to change one bad habit, what would it be, and how would I do it?
– If I had to take on one good habit, what would it be, and how would I do it?

What is a journal prompt for intrusive thoughts?

Here are some journal prompts if you’re struggling with intrusive thoughts:
– What was happening right before this thought popped up in my head?
– What was I thinking, or doing, right before I had this intrusive thought?
– Where do I believe this thought is coming from?
– What truth do I know that eliminates this intrusive thought?

What are some good journal ideas?

If you’re looking for some simple and good journal ideas, then here are a few:
– What could make today better?
– What could make this week better?
– What are some great ways to practice self-care this week?
– How could I make another person’s life better this week?
– If I had to change one bad belief, what would it be, and why?

What are the three types of journaling?

Here are three types of journaling to try out:
1. Self-reflection journaling
2. Gratitude journaling
3. Future journaling


I hope these journaling prompts helped you out!

Also, what are some of your favorite journal prompts? Let me know in the comments down below. ❤️ 

PS – Here are 5 Simple Self-Care Ideas I Think You Should Do This Week. 🙂

 

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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