Daily Journaling Prompts for March 2018

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Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day in March! 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 people doing our Page Per Day Challenge.

Some days are the same each month:

At the beginning of each month we write our goals for the upcoming month. Even if you did this earlier in the year, things change so it’s a good idea to re-set and update your goals each month. We also write what we are looking forward to this month.

Mid-month we see what progress we’ve made. This is a chance to jump-start any goals that have slipped off your radar and regain focus.

At the end of the month we write about good things/ favorite moments for the month, and evaluate our goals progress to see what still needs work in the upcoming weeks.

All the other days have new journaling topics and writing prompts!

This month, just for fun, it’s all about literary quotes. Write about what each day’s quote means to you, or if it reminds you of a particular time or event in your life. Bonus points: if you’ve read the book the quote is from, write what you thought about the book and how it affected you.

(I have to say, I loved doing this! So many great quotes.)

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: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

4: “After all, tomorrow is another day.” Scarlett O’Hara, Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell

5: “It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait until the common sense of the morning.” The Medical Man, The Time Machine, H.G. Wells

6: “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Andy Dufresne, in a letter to Red, Shawshank Redemption, Stephen King

7: “We accept the love we think we deserve.” Bill, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

8: “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” Sally Jackson, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan

9: “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

10: “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” The monster, Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

11: “No man, for any considerable period, may wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

12: “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

13: “It is far better to be taught to think critically and then be allowed to make your own decisions than to have someone else’s notions thrust upon you.” Oromis, Eldest, Christopher Paolini

14: “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens

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

16: “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Lord Henry, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

17: “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” Autumn Leaves, Andre Gide

18: “Every man always has handy a dozen glib little reasons why he is right not to sacrifice himself.” The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

19: “I learned to recognize the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both.”  Dr Jekyll, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

20: “To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.” An Inland Voyage, Robert Louis Stevenson

21: “To define is to limit.” Harry, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

22: “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare

23: “Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will.” “Yeah, that’s true…but then again, if you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.” Margo and Quentin, Paper Towns, John Green

24: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

25: “It does not do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live.” Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

26: “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

27: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw

28: “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” East of Eden, John Steinbeck

29: “Let the wild rumpus start!” Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

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

31: 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 for the next month come out on the last Wednesday of each month. Look for April’s DJPs here on Quo Vadis blog Wednesday March 28th!

2 thoughts on “Daily Journaling Prompts for March 2018

    • I didn’t even think about it while I was compiling these quotes. Thanks for pointing that out! However there are several “female” quotes, whether female characters by male authors (Sally Jackson/ Rick Riordan) or male characters by female authors (Albus Dumbledore/ J.K. Rowling).

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