Writing Wednesday: Daily journaling prompts for September

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Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day in September! This gives everyone some new ideas for journaling, and can help take the pressure off to think of something to journal about every day, especially for folks doing our Page Per Day Challenge.

Here are your daily topics to write, draw, collage or paint about for September 2016. If you like, you can share your answers with us on the Quo Vadis Page Per Day Challengers Facebook group!

1: What are your goals this month? What actions do you need to take to work your goals?

2: Which movies have you seen again and again? What is it about them that you enjoy?

3: What new movies are coming out this year that you are looking forward to seeing?

4: Which books have you read again and again? How do you appreciate them in new ways each time you read them?

5: Today is Labor Day in the USA, which marks the unofficial end of summer. How do you feel about summer ending? What are your end-of-summer traditions?

6: What were your favorite school supplies when you were younger? What are your favorite stationery items now?

7: Describe your ideal bag. What material would it be made of, what size and color would it be? What would you want it to be able to hold? Would it be your daily bag, travel bag, or special occasions bag?

8: What was your favorite field trip in school? Where did you go, what did you do? What did you learn?

9: It’s school photos time! Which year was your best school photo? Which year was your most cringe-worthy photo?

10: Make a list of seasonal maintenance you need to do for your home and/ or car.

11: Have you ever taken a creative writing class? If so, how did it improve your writing? If not, what would you like to learn about creative writing?

12: Are you an early riser or a night owl? What would be your ideal waking/ sleep hours? How are they different from the hours you keep now?

13: What is your favorite type of take-away food? If you could have any type of take-away restaurant near your home, what would it be?

14: If you could go back and talk to any of your school teachers, who would you talk to? What would you say? What would you hope they would say to you?

15: Mid month review! How are your goals coming along? What can you accomplish in the remainder of this month?

16: What was the best birthday you ever had? How old were you? What did you do for your birthday? Who were you with?

17: Do you play any musical instruments? Is there a particular instrument you wish you had learned to play, or to play better than you do now?

18: Have you ever been in a play/ theatre production? Were you on stage, or one of the crew? If you’ve never participated in a play, which play would you most like to be in if you had the opportunity?

19: Have you ever been somewhere with a climate and landscape that is very different from where you live? (Mountains/ desert/ forest/ sea)? How did it make you feel? What did you enjoy/ dislike about it?

20: What is your favorite type of landscape and climate? What do you like about it? Describe your ideal visit there.

21: What is your favorite way to reward yourself? Is it a food, an activity, or a place you enjoy going?

22: Today is Equinox, where the northern and southern hemispheres both have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. From now until June, the northern hemisphere will have more hours of darkness than light. How do the dark evenings make you feel? What do you like and dislike about darkness in the mornings and evenings?

23: Do you enjoy having houseguests? Who were the most recent guests you had stay with you? How long did they say, what did you do? Did you enjoy their visit?

24: If you could retire from employment right now, how would you spend your time?

25: Make a list of all the pets you’ve ever had. If you’ve never had a pet, what would be your ideal pet?

26: Have you ever volunteered? If so, where were you and what did you do? If not, which cause would you most like to volunteer for?

27: List 5 things you’ve been procrastinating. What steps can you take to get these things done?

28: Look ahead to next month. List any big events you need to prepare for.

29: What good things happened this month?

30: Month review! Evaluate your progress. What have you accomplished this month? What do you still need to work on?

The new list for the following month comes out on the last Wednesday of each month. Look for October’s daily journaling prompts here on Quo Vadis blog on Wednesday September 28th!

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