Writing Wednesday: Daily journaling prompts for October

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Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day in October! 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 October 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:  What are you excited about in the coming month?

3: We are now in the last quarter of the year! What do you need to accomplish in the remainder of the year? Look at today’s post on Quo Vadis blog for some tips on preparing for the next three months to finish the year strong.

4: Close your eyes and imagine your ideal ending for this year. What have you accomplished? Where are you? What were the best things you did this year? Now think about what you can do to make these happen in the next three months. List the steps you need to take to make these goals your reality.

5: What events do you have coming up this month? Work events, social events, meetups with friends, etc. What do you need to do to prepare for these events?

6: In the northern hemisphere, days are getting shorter and leaves are turning. What do you love about autumn? If you are in the southern hemisphere, what do you love about spring?

7: What are your favorite things to do this month? Does your area have fun Halloween-related things to do? Do you have pumpkin or apple picking near you? What are some other seasonal activities that happen in your area?

8: Take a look back through your planner for the past month and notice anything you’ve re-written to a different day more than once. Why do you think you’ve been procrastinating these tasks? What can you do to get them done now?

9: If you could ask 5 questions to anyone at all (living or dead), who would it be and what would you ask them?

10: Which organizations or charities do you support or follow? Why are their causes important to you?

11: Set a timer for however long you like: 10, 20 or 30 minutes, and write about all the things you’ve been holding in. Things you haven’t told anyone, things that are bothering you or annoying you or things you are worried about, things you are happy about, etc. Write until the timer goes off and let it all out!

12: Write about some good situations that came to you by chance. That great restaurant you randomly found, the job that practically fell in your lap, the person you met that you really hit it off with. How did these come about? Now that you think about it, was it really chance after all, were you in the right place at the right time, or did you actively do something to bring about your “luck?”

13: Think of someone you know who is going through a hard time. Is there more you could be doing to help that person? Make a list of things you can do to help, then set yourself a time limit to do each action.

14: Look back through the last week in your planner. What are some things you did that didn’t need to be done? How else could you have used that time instead?

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

16: Write a plan for the rest of this month. What are your weekly and daily goals? What do you need to finish by the end of the month?

17: Write the overall life goals and expectations you have for yourself. Are these actually your goals and expectations, or someone else’s?

18: Write ways you are wasteful with your time, money, possessions and resources. Make lists of ways to be less wasteful. How can you save your money, re-use items, utilize your resources efficiently, and waste less time?

19: Write a list of things that bring you joy: your family, your pet, a favorite book or movie, sitting with a hot beverage in a cozy spot, etc. Look at the list often.

20: If you could say anything at all to one particular person, who would it be and what would you say to them?

21: The seasons are changing; now is the time to take extra care of your health. What are some ways you can stay healthy in the coming months? List ways you will exercise (how, when and where), what foods you will eat more of and which ones you will eat less of.

22: Write a list of things that someone said you would not be able to do or accomplish, but you did anyway. Why did they think you couldn’t? Was it your limitation or their own fear? How did you accomplish those things?

23: If you could spend the rest of your life with only 10 people, who would they be and why?

24: Write a list of things that are difficult or holding you back. What can you do to get around these?

25: What is something new you learned this month? A new skill, new information, a new point of view?

26: Winter is coming! What can you do now to prepare your home, car, and self for winter?

27: How does winter make you feel? Do you enjoy the colder weather? Do you have a hard time with the darkness? List things you enjoy doing in the wintertime and make plans for these.

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

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

30: What good things happened this month?

31: 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 November’s daily journaling prompts here on Quo Vadis blog on Wednesday October 26th!

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