52 Writing Prompts | Year of Journaling

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My 2017 new year resolution was to journal at least once a week. I am 38 weeks into the year and I haven’t missed a week. Sometimes I journal a couple times a week when I’ve got something on my mind. I have written some of my own and changed some of the prompts I followed. I hope you enjoy them and discover some fun things about yourself.

  1. If a tree had thoughts, what do you think they are?
  2. If you could have grown up in a different decade, when would it have been? Why?
  3. What do you think society will be like in 20 years?
  4. Picture a body of water. What is it? (Lake, river, ocean) what is it doing? (Flowing, raging, still) How does your body of water relate to your current situation?
  5. What other name would you go by if you could pick your own name?
  6. What are 5 songs that you think best represent you?
  7. What parts of your physical self do you like?
  8. If a doctor told you that you only have a year left to live how would you spend your year?
  9. What form of art would you like to learn? (Painting, drawing, singing, etc.)
  10. What is your favorite holiday and why?
  11. If you had to leave in a hurry and never come back, what 5 things would you take with you?
  12. If dogs could speak like humans, what would they say?
  13. Describe your ideal day from beginning to end. (Money and Location are not an issue)
  14. If your life was turned into a TV series what would the title be and why?
  15. Consciously write down what you do in a 24 hour period. Are you spending your time how you want?
  16. Write a list of words that make you happy.
  17. What is your favorite season and what is your favorite activities for that season?
  18. What was your favorite thing to do when you were 12? Why? Do you wish you still did it?
  19. Be creative, if your personality could be a fruit or vegetable what would it be and why?
  20. Make a list of things that makes you different from your parents.
  21. What is a job you are curious about? Not necessarily one you want as a career but that you have wondered what it is like.
  22. Where on your body would you put a new tattoo (or first tattoo)? What would it be? Try to draw it.
  23. What is something stressing you out right now? What can you do to change it?
  24. Plan a fun weekend ( keep it doable) the next weekend you get a chance, do it!!!!! Write what you did.
  25. List your favorite smells.
  26. What is your favorite quote and why?
  27. What would you say your spirit animal is? Why?
  28. What is a job you would hate?
  29. What would you tell your 18 year old self?
  30. What does courage mean to you?
  31. Which of your 5 senses would you be willing to lose? Which one would you never want to lose?
  32. What is something you would love to get paid to do?
  33. Who is your hero?
  34. What do you think is an important quality in a partner?
  35. What is a goal you set and completed? How did that make you feel? What is another goal you want to set?
  36. What types of people do you like to surround yourself with?
  37. What is a bad habit you would like to break?
  38. What do you want to dress up as for Halloween? Or what are you wanting to do?
  39. What was an event that happened in your life that changed your perspective?
  40. Where do you want to be a year from now
  41. What is something that you want or believe in that other people think is crazy or dumb? How do you handle the negativity?
  42. When was the last time you felt really happy? What is different from that time and now?
  43. How would you like to celebrate your next birthday?
  44. If you could celebrate a holiday somewhere other than at home which holiday would it be and where would you go?
  45. How do you like to spend your day off?
  46. Write down a joke that you think is hilarious.
  47. When was the last time you did something you were really proud of?
  48. What is something you learned this year?
  49. What do you think of your family?
  50. What are a few things you are thankful for?
  51. What is something you have never done before but desperately want to try?
  52. Congrats it’s the last one!!!! What have you learned about yourself through this journaling?

-Heather

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