Here Are The 50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need

God & Man

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.

  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?
  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?
  18. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
  19. How do you deal with helplessness, with letting go, with release and surrender of expectations?
  20. What do you love most about yourself?
  21. Who do you admire most in this world, and why?
  22. What are five things you absolutely, positively, totally want to do before you die, and how can you do one of them THIS YEAR?
  23. Who do you care about most in the world, and what could you do today to make sure they know it?
  24. What would you truly lose, deep down, if you lost what you are most scared of losing?
  25. What are five things that you love most in the world?
  26. What about your life makes you the most proud?
  27. When did you hurt most, and how has it helped you or taught you or improved you?
  28. What does it mean to be good enough, and how do you know that you are?
  29. What did you really love doing as a kid but don’t really do anymore? What is stopping you from doing it now, and what would happen if you did?
  30. If you could, what is the one thing you would change about your past?
  31. What makes you feel happy to be alive, and how can you make more of that every day?
  32. What truth have you been refusing to admit to yourself and how could you face it?
  33. What three things could you give up that would give you more time, energy, and peace?
  34. What does your ideal day look like? Be specific.
  35. What does heroic mean to you, and who are your biggest heroes?
  36. What advice would you give yourself five years ago?
  37. What do you love most about your life?
  38. If you found out that you were going to die tomorrow, what would be your three biggest regrets?
  39. What are you the most scared of losing, and what would you truly lose if you lost it?
  40. What one event in your life has changed you the most?
  41. If you could be president for one day, what would you do, and why?
  42. Assuming your life is a story and you are the author, what does your happy ending look like?
  43. When are you at your best, and how do you get back there when you feel unbalanced or unwell?
  44. How can you improve the way you treat yourself and talk to yourself?
  45. When was the last time you cried, and what did it teach you?
  46. What is your personal mantra for this year? What one word best describes your best life moving forward?
  47. If you could invite five people, living or dead, to dinner at your house one night, who would you choose, and what would you cook them?
  48. What are the five most important things in your life right now and how are you prioritizing them (or not)?
  49. What makes you the most angry, the most frustrated, the most annoyed, and why?
  50. What is something you have never done, but always wanted to do, and what is so important about this for you? TC mark

Jeremy Goldberg

Jeremy Goldberg is trying to make kindness cool, and the world better than it was yesterday. Follow him on Instagram for daily inspiration!

Related

More From Thought Catalog

  • http://zapwee.com/2018/02/24/here-are-the-50-best-journaling-prompts-you-will-ever-read-or-need/ Here Are The 50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need – Zapwee

    […] Though Catalog […]

  • http://vipmotivations.com/2018/02/26/here-are-the-50-best-journaling-prompts-you-will-ever-read-or-need/ Here Are The 50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need | VIP MOTIVATIONS

    […] Source link […]

  • https://viralautobots.biz/celebrities/here-are-the-50-best-journaling-prompts-you-will-ever-read-or-need/ Here Are The 50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need | Celebrity news

    […] From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : […]

  • http://viennanoreen.com/2018/03/10/because-i-need-distraction-at-2am-vol-1/ BECAUSE I NEED DISTRACTION AT 2AM | VOL.1 – vienna noreen;

    […] I found this journaling prompts from Thought Catalog. It says there to pick a random number from the questions then spend five minutes of your morning […]

  • https://ditecanaleta.wordpress.com/2018/04/03/pick-the-random-number/ Pick the Random Number

    […] Found an interesting article on Thought Catalog. It was about journaling prompts. It said, you have to pick a random number then answer the […]

  • http://viennanoreen.com/2018/04/07/because-i-need-distraction-at-2am-vol-2-i-wrote-a-mini-story/ Because I Need Distraction at 2am Vol. 2 | I wrote a mini story – vienna noreen;

    […] 「these questions are from Thought Catalog」 […]

  • http://viennanoreen.com/2018/06/24/because-i-need-distraction-at-2am-vol-3-reflections/ Because I Need Distraction at 2am Vol.3 | reflections – vienna noreen;

    […] [Disclaimer: featured image (screen captured from BTS’ Fake Love MV); caption from RM’s Reflection questions from Thought Catalog] […]

  • https://chasingloveaway.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/50-best-journaling-prompts-question-32/ 50 Best Journaling Prompts: Question 32 – Chasing Love (Away?)

    […] found this article last night, Here Are The 50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need, on how to become a better writer, and it basically requires you to spend 5 minutes every morning […]

  • http://viennanoreen.com/2018/08/05/because-i-need-distraction-at-2am-vol-4-disconnect/ Because I Need Distraction at 2AM Vol. 4 | disconnect – vienna noreen;

    […] You can share your answers to these questions on the comment below, let’s talk 🙂 You can find this series I’m doing from Thought Catalog. […]

  • http://viennanoreen.com/2018/09/08/because-i-need-distraction-at-2am-vol-5-past-and-friends/ Because I Need Distraction at 2AM Vol. 5 | past and friends – vienna noreen;

    […] can find these questions from Thought Catalog. Or answer them on the comments […]

  • http://viennanoreen.com/2018/10/03/because-i-need-distraction-at-2am-vol-6/ Because I Need Distraction at 2AM Vol. 6 – vienna noreen;

    […] halfway through the questions! You can find all these from Thought Catalog. These are writing prompts that can help you get through your writer’s block – or just […]

  • https://lifeasaconvert.com/tips-for-starting-and-keeping-a-journal/ Tips for Starting and Keeping a Journal - Life as a Convert

    […] You can buy journals that have the prompts already written in them or simply search google for journaling prompts. There are some “finish the sentence” journals where you write a single sentence every […]

  • http://viennanoreen.com/2018/12/04/blogmas-4-because-i-need-distraction-at-2am-333rd-post/ Blogmas #4: Because I Need Distraction at 2AM | 333rd post – when words blend 写

    […] These questions are from Thought Catalog. […]

  • https://www.northcountrynest.com/mindfulness-challenge-day-29-end-your-day-with-20-minutes-of-journaling/ Mindfulness Challenge Day 29: End Your Day With 20 Minutes of Journaling - North Country Nest

    […] Here are the 50 Best Journaling Prompts Your Will Ever Need […]

  • https://yourvisualjournal.com/how-to-journal-the-ultimate-guide/ How to Journal | The Ultimate Guide - Your Visual Journal

    […] Here Are The 50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need (Jeremy Goldberg, via Thought Catalog) […]

  • https://kbncoaching.com/the-life-changing-magic-of-tidying-up-your-english/ The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your English

    […] do some oral journaling using your phone to record your voice. (Then when you have a listening session, you can play it back and see what you liked and what you can improve). I tailor my journaling prompts for my clients to fit and further their interests, passions and goals. Believe me, oral journaling is the new black! To get an idea, you can find a long list of prompts to play around with here: Journaling Prompts […]

  • https://katharinathuerer.de/journaling Journaling - Katharina Thürer

    […] Suche dir 1-3 Fragen zum Einstieg aus, die du in eben diesem Rhythmus beantwortest. Klassiker sind Fragen zu Dankbarkeit und Selbstwertschätzung: Wofür bist du heute dankbar? Was ist dir besonders gut gelungen? Was weckt Vorfreude in mir? Eine ganze Reihe von Fragen zur Inspiration findest du übrigens hier. […]

  • https://perfectlymixed.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/journaling-list-making-and-prompts/ Journaling: List Making and Prompts – Perfectly Mixed

    […] Here Are The 50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read Or Need […]

  • http://viennanoreen.com/2019/04/21/because-i-need-distraction-at-2am-vol-8-soul-deep-journal-prompts/ because I need distraction at 2am Vol. 8 | soul-deep journal prompts – when words blend 写

    […] times like this, I love doing this journal prompt from Thought Catalog. It’s been 4 months since I last did it, so I guess it’s about time to sit down and […]

  • http://geniusbeauty.com/gift-ideas/show-your-mom-how-much-you-care-with-these-5-mothers-day-gift-ideas/ Inspire Love With the 5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas | Gift Ideas - Geniusbeauty

    […] help her get started, find a list of journal prompts online and write them down on the first page of the journal or the first several […]

  • https://spilledinkph.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/spilled-ink-journal-prompts-vol-1-grateful/ Spilled ink Journal Prompts Vol 1: Grateful – SPILLED INK PH

    […] thing thoughtcatalog acknowledges this, and provides journal prompts. So, let’s try and keep the ink spilling […]

  • http://manwrites.com/how-journaling-can-improve-your-english-writing/ How journaling can improve your English writing | Man Writes

    […] are millions of things to write about. If you need more ideas please check here, here, here, here and […]

  • https://mytherapistsays.ca/2019-2-9-valentines-day/ Valentine's Day | MyTherapistSays

    […] Listen to some podcasts or audiobooks of people who inspire you. Watch Eat Pray Love. Read a book. Journal- check out some prompts here. […]

  • http://www.iulianionescu.com/blog/the-power-of-journaling/ The Power of Journaling | Fantasy & Science Fiction

    […] Here Are The 50 Best Journaling Prompts You Will Ever Read or Need […]

  • https://thismancries.com/self-care-5-apps-tips-and-resources/ Self Care: 5 Apps, Tips, and Resources » This Man Cries

    […] Combine this with journaling (a self care must) once a day (just before you go to bed). It helps to remove the clutter from your mind and debrief from the days events. “But what do I write” you’re asking. SImple: just write a few lines about how the day impacted you, any events or happenings of interest, and what you plan to do the next day. If you’re still struggling, here’s some helpful journaling prompts. […]

blog comments powered by Disqus