Daily Journaling Prompts for June 2019

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another stack of old books

Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day for the upcoming month! 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!

It’s summertime! I hope you will get to do some fun reading this summer. To get you going, here are some book quotes! For each quote, write about what the quote means to you, if it’s significant in your life, if it reminds you of a particular person or time in your life, etc.

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. What are you looking forward to this month?

2: “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.” Dune, Frank Herbert

3: “I assign myself no rank or any limit, and such an attitude is very much against the trend of the times. But my world has become one of infinite possibilities.” Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

4: “I wished to know the meaning of things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.” Anthem,  Ayn Rand

5: “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

6: “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

7: “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.” Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain

8: “Promise me you’ll remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.” Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne

9: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” The Tempest, William Shakespeare

10: “In all the thousands of times I have asked other people for advice, I never yet got the advice I wanted.”  Armadale, Wilkie Collins

11: “It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.” Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

12: “Sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

13: “Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.” Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

14: “Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.” And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini

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

16: “As Estha stirred the thick jam he thought Two Thoughts and the Two Thoughts he thought were these: a) Anything can happen to anyone. and b) It is best to be prepared.” The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

17: “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

18: “It is to the credit of human nature that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates.” The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

19: “Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

20: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

21: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” The Cat In The Hat, Dr Seuss

22: “As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.” Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne

23: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” The Twits, Roald Dahl

24: “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

25: “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

26: “You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.” Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

27: “We all can dance,” he said, “if we find the music that we love.” Giraffes Can’t Dance, Giles Andreae

28: “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.” The Cost of Living, Arundhati Roy

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

30: 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 July’s DJPs here on Quo Vadis blog Wednesday June 26th!

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