Journal Prompts

a blank notebook waiting for a journal prompt!Whether you are new to journaling or a seasoned pro, sometimes it’s helpful to have some journal prompts to guide your exploration.  One of my favorite places to find inspiring journal prompts is the magazine Bella Grace.  The images in the magazine are as soul nourishing as the prompts.  You can find a sample of 15 Inspiring Journal Prompts from Bella Grace by clicking here.

Here are a few of my favorite journal prompts to design your life with intention and enjoy the process.  Click on the link at the end of the post to download the worksheet!

What is your theme for the year?

What is your word of the year?

What is the one thing you would do if you knew you would not fail?

List 1 action you will take today to pursue a dream – write it in ALL CAPS.

Identify 5 role models and ask yourself – why do they inspire you? What traits can you adopt?

Describe your perfect day in detail using all of your senses – how does it look, feel, smell, sound, taste? Visualize it at the start of each day.

Say “Yes!” to____________ What crazy, funny, beautiful, daring tug is calling you? Draw it

Today, I nurture myself by____________________

Love letter to yourself:

Dear Me:
I love ____________ about me. I thank myself for ____________.  I give myself permission to _____________. I radiate ____________.



I am most alive when I ____________________

List 10 things that make you smile.

paint brushes and markers ready to fill in the journal promptsAs I breathe in wonder, I am grateful for…(write 5 things, using different colored markers)

Create a list of all of the positive words you would use to describe yourself.  Pull them out on challenging days to shift your attitude.

Click HERE  to download the journal prompts worksheet as a pdf

What’s one of your favorite journal prompts?  I’d love to add it to my list for inspiration.  Please share in the comments below.

Carpe Diem!


p.s.  If you’re ready for a new inspiring journal, check out my collection:  Joan Jakel Journals

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