Daily Journaling Prompts for December 2017

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Christmas 13

Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day in December! 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.

We made it to the end of the year! It’s time to look back over your year, your accomplishments, highlights, and lessons learned.

First we will look back at your year, the good and the maybe not so good. After that we will evaluate your progress on your goals, see what you accomplished this year, and find out what still needs work. Then we will get you set up for the new year!

Let’s give 2017 a proper sendoff, and get ready to ring in the new year!

1: What do you want to do this month? Write your goals for the month, and think about what you need to do to accomplish them.

2: What are you excited about in the coming month?

3: What were some highlights of this year?

4: What is your favorite place you went this year?

5: What are some fun things to you did with your friends/ family?

6: Which people were most important to you this year? Why? What can you do to show them how much they mean to you?

7: List 5 things you are most grateful for this year.

8: What were some things that started out not good, but ended up better?

9: What were some lessons you learned this year?

10: List 4 things that were productive/ effective ways you spent your time this year.

11: List 4 things that you wish you had spent less time doing.

12: What were some things you failed at or did wrong this year? What did you learn from those experiences?

13: What mistakes did you make in your relationships this year? What can you do to improve them?

14: What were some successes you had at work/ school this year?

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

16: Look back at what your goals were at the beginning of this year (or whenever you wrote your long-term goals). Which of those goals have you completed?

17: Looking at the goals you completed this year: did they follow the timeline you expected? Or did they take more (or less) time to finish than you expected?

18: Thinking some more about how much time it took to accomplish your goals this year: what made them take more or less time than you expected? If they took longer, what were some of the roadblocks that made it take longer to accomplish your goals?

19: Which of your goals did you not finish this year? What kept you from finishing them?

20: If you still have goals from this year that you want to continue working on, what can you do to be more effective at completing them?

21: Which people could help you or give you advice in completing your goals?

22: List any goals that became irrelevant this year, and give yourself permission to drop them.

23: List new goals for the new year. What would you like to accomplish in the upcoming year?

24: Combine your list of new goals with your list of goals from this year that you still want to work on. Rank your goals in order of priority.

25: Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it! What were your favorite holidays and celebrations this year?

26: Do a mind map or list with as many words as you can think of to describe this year.

27: Write a summary of what you could have done better in all aspects of your life this year, and what you can do from this point on to improve them.

28: Write a summary of things that went well in all aspects of your life this year, and celebrate your success!

29: Write a summary of what you want the upcoming year to be like in all aspects of your life.

30: What good things happened this month? What were your favorite moments this month?

31: It’s New Year’s Eve! Month review! How did this month go? Which goals did you complete? What do you still need to work on?

The new Daily Journaling Prompts list for the next month comes out on the last Wednesday of each month. Look for January’s DJPs here on Quo Vadis blog Wednesday December 27th!


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