183 Journal Prompts to Inspire a Better Life

by - October 30, 2021

 You open your journal, grab a pen, and sit down on a comfy chair. A fire is in the fireplace, and you have a cup of hot chocolate. The mood is just perfect for journaling. Then you open your journal to a blank page and put your pen to paper. Nothing. What did you even do today? Do you really have anything to journal about? Here are 183 journal prompts you can use so you don't run out of what to write about for the next six months!

183 Journal Prompts to Inspire a Better Life

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Updated for 2024

We've all been there. Don't tell me you haven't! A blank journal page. Absolutely no ideas for what to write about. You don't really want to write "Today, I went to work" or "Today, is Monday" again, do you?

I started using journal prompts around a month ago, and I am loving it because now when I sit down to write, I already have a writing prompt that I can go off of.

Recommended Post - How to Effortlessly Start Journaling Daily (Create the Habit Now)

When I was looking for journaling prompts, I knew that I wanted enough to last me for a whole year, but it was really hard to find a post that contained 365 writing prompts. (Now I know why, haha) Finally, I did find one that was what I was looking for: 365 Mindfulness Journal Prompts for Adults. (Print those ones out and follow along with me as I do them this year if you want. 😊)

Next year though, I will need more journaling prompts to use so I decided to make my own list of journal prompts. I figured I'd write a whole post on this because people usually like to have options and because I kind of want to see if I can come up with 365 questions! 😂

Around a quarter of the way through, I realized that thinking of 365 questions is a ton of work, so instead, I decided to do 183 journal prompts because then you can use these journal prompts for the next six months.

Copy and paste all of these prompts into a Google Doc, and then print them out, come back to this post every day, or scroll to the bottom for a free printable. Let's get right into the journal prompts you can use for the next six months!

183 Journal Prompts to Inspire a Better Life


183 Journal Prompts to Inspire a Better Life

1. What is the most exciting thing you did today?

2. What are you excited for in the future?

3. What is your favorite movie?

4. What is your favorite book?

5. What is your favorite meal?

6. What is your favorite cuisine?

7. What is your favorite memory from this year?

8. What are your goals for this year?

9. Do you exercise? If so, what is your favorite form of exercise?

10. What type of music do you like?

11. What is your favorite song currently?

12. How have your likes/dislikes changed over the years?

13. What is your favorite season?

14. When was a time that you failed, but you learned a lesson from it?

15. What are you most grateful for today?

16. What was the last struggle you had?

17. What was the best experience you had last year?

18. How have you grown over the past year?

19. What is the worst experience you have had this year?

20. How have you improved your talents this year?

21. What is something new you tried this year?

22. What is something new you are going to try this year?

23. What does your daily routine look like?

24. What is your dream daily routine?

25. What is your dream life like?

26. How would you have to change your current life to meet your dream life?

27. How was your day today better than yesterday?

28. What can you do to have a more positive attitude?

29. What is your favorite form of self-care?

30. What are your talents?

31. When was the last time you did service?

32. How can you make someone else's day better today or tomorrow?

33. What is a new skill you want to learn?

34. When was the last time you allowed yourself to feel disappointed/sad?

35. How do you overcome disappointments?

36. What REALLY annoys you?

37. What is your favorite memory from last year?

38. I'm happiest when I'm...

39. My favorite people are...

40. I feel most energized when I do...

41. What is a dream you want to accomplish?

42. What is your dream vacation?

43. What is your dream job?

44. On a scale of 1-10, how much do you like your current job, and why?

45. Where do you see yourself in five years?

50. Where do you see yourself in ten years?

51. What is something you want to do before you die?

52. What are you most afraid of?

53. What are your life goals?

54. What is/was your favorite school subject, and why?

55. What do you procrastinate on the most, and why?

56. Who is someone you admire, and why?

57. What is your favorite thing to do with your family?

58. What is your favorite physical trait about yourself?

59. What is your favorite non-physical trait about yourself?

60. What is a trait you admire in other people?

61. What is a good habit you want to develop?

183 Journal Prompts to Inspire a Better Life

62. What is a character trait you want to acquire?

63. What is a bad habit you want to give up?

64. What are the three most important things/people in your life?

65. If you had to give up one of your hobbies, which one would you stop doing?

66. What do you wish you could tell your younger self?

67. If you could go back in time, what is one thing you would do differently?

68. Are you a morning person or a night person?

69. At what time of day do you have the most energy?

70. What type of person do you want people to remember you as?

71. How do you make other peoples' lives better?

72. What does your dream house look like?

73. How much money would you like to make?

74. How do you improve your life?

75. What is/are your favorite word(s)?

76. What is your outlook on life?

77. What is the emotion you feel the most?

78. When was the last time you became really mad?

79. What is your favorite thing to make?

80. How would you describe yourself in three words?

81. What is your style like?

82. What is one thing you feel like you should be grateful for, but aren't?

83. What movie do you never want to watch again?

84. What is one thing you have to do, but you dread doing it?

85. If you could do anything you want for one day, what would you do?

86. What do you waste the most time on?

87. What article of clothing in your closet have you not worn for a very long time? Why do you keep it?

88. What advice would you give to a friend who is discouraged?

89. What is one thing you would never want to do without?

90. What are your morals?

91. What is one unnecessary thing you do often that you could give up?

92. What is your favorite way to unwind after a long day?

93. What are you struggling with right now?

94. What is one thing you can do to uplevel your life this year?

95. what is your life motto?

96. What is a piece of advice someone gave to you that you will never forget?

97. If you could have a conversation with anyone, who would it be?

98. What is a task or even on your calendar that you are dreading, and why?

99. What is a personal experience you will never forget?

100. Who do you look up to the most?

101. What steps are you taking to reach your goals?

102. When was the last time you had a lot of fun?

103. Describe your day in three words (Expand upon those three words afterward if you want)

104. Are you an introverted person or an extroverted person?

105. What is one thing you can do to step out of your comfort zone?

106. What is a goal you have that scares you?

107. If this was your last day on earth, what would you do today?

108. What is the hardest exercise you have ever done? (example: ran a marathon, went diving)

109. What is something you did in the past, that you thought you wouldn't be able to do?

110. What was the worst part of your day today?

111. Is your day-to-day routine very similar?

112. What is your favorite part of being in nature?

113. What fictional character inspires you the most?

114. How organized is your house on a scale of 1-10? What can you do to improve it?

115. How much time do you spend on a digital device during the day?

116. How much time do you spend in nature daily, and what do you like to do while outside?

117. What is the meaning of life?

118. How do you find meaning in your life?

119. When was the last time you wasted time?

120. When was the last time you felt rushed or behind schedule?

121. What is your favorite holiday?

122. How do you make every day worthwhile?

183 Journal Prompts to Inspire a Better Life

123. What is your favorite birthday memory?

124. How has journaling changed your life or outlook on life?

125. What time do you wake up in the morning, and why?

126. What do you eat most often?

127. What percentage of the food you eat, would you say is healthy?

128. How do you react when someone annoys you?

129. What was the best part of your day today?

130. What is the hardest thing you have experienced in your life so far?

131. What is your favorite color and why?

132. How much time do you spend on social media daily/weekly?

133. What activities do you prefer to do by yourself?

134. What activities do you prefer to do with other people?

135. How can you become a healthier person?

136. What is your favorite drink?

137. What type of books do you like to read?

138. What was your last big accomplishment?

139. What is your most prized possession?

140. What did you accomplish today?

141. What are the three largest tasks you need to do today?

142. What day of the week is your favorite and why?

143. When is the earliest you have ever woken up?

144. When is the latest you have ever gone to bed?

145. What is something you never want to do/experience again?

146. What is your favorite vacation?

147. What is your definition of happiness?

148. What affirmation do you use to motivate yourself? (example: let's do this thing, today is going to be a great day)

149. What is your favorite motivational quote?

150. Write a letter to your one year in the future self.

151. What color do you wear the most?

152. What is one thing you will never do?

153. Who have you learned the most from?

154. What is the worst job/chore you have ever had to do?

155. How would your best friend describe you?

156. How have you changed so far this year?

157. What did you learn today?

158. What was the most exciting thing you did today?

159. What is currently on your wish list?

160. What is the most expensive item you have ever bought?

161. How do you keep your finances in order?

162. What makes you unique from everyone else?

163. What is your favorite thing to wear?

164. What is your favorite blog/website to read?

165. What is your favorite podcast to listen to?

166. What is your favorite number and why?

167. How do you make the holidays meaningful?

168. How organized of a person are you on a scale of 1-10?

169. What was your favorite moment/task of the day?

170. What do you do first thing when you wake up every morning?

171. How did you set yourself up for success today?

172. How many hours did you sleep last night?

173. What historical person would you like to learn more about?

174. What was the last book you read, and what did you learn?

175. If you could be anyone for one day, who would you be? Why would you want to walk in this person's shoes?

176. I can be more positive today/tomorrow by...

177. Today, I will take action to reach my goals by...

178. I will reduce my screen time today/tomorrow by...

179. I am grateful that I have _____ in my life.

180. Today is/was a good day because...

181. I thought I would never be able to _____, but I did.

182. I have been blessed with _____ over the past year.

183. I have improved my life over the past year by...

183 Journal Prompts to Inspire a Better Life


183 Journal Prompts to Inspire a Better Life

Whew! Coming up with 183 journal prompts was terribly hard! Hopefully, I did not repeat any of them, or else I'll have to come up with some new ones. 😂 If you find a repeated journal prompt, please let me know in the comments so I can come up with a new one. Thanks!

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