Daily Journaling Prompts for October 2019

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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!

This month’s theme is autumn and getting ready for winter! The nights are getting longer, it’s getting colder, and it’s time to get cosy and prepare for the winter months ahead! Here are some prompts to get you into an autumnal mindset.

Have a good month everyone!

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: What are your favorite things about fall?

3: What are some things you like to do this time of year that you can’t do at other times of the year?

4: What are some of your favorite foods this time of year? Which types of seasonal produce are your favorites?

5: What is your favorite place to go for a scenic drive or walk?

6: What is your favorite memory of autumn?

7: What are your favorite ways to spend the long dark evenings of fall and winter?

8: Which books do you want to read this fall? Why do you want to read those books in particular?

9: What personal projects are you working on/ do you want to do this fall/ winter? Are you working on any arts/ crafts projects? Do you have home projects to do? Is there something you’ve been wanting to learn how to do: meditate, paint, speak another language?

10: Hygge is a Danish word (pronounced hoo-ga) that means a feeling of cosiness and contentedness in the simple things in life. What are some ways you can create a feeling of cosy contentedness in your home?

11: What are some ways you can keep up your exercise during the upcoming colder months?

12: It’s common to feel draggy and lose motivation in the darker months, and some people suffer from seasonal affective disorder starting this time of year. What are some ways you can keep up your mood and motivation in the upcoming months? List them so you can look back on them later when you need a boost!

13: Do you and/ or your family have any traditions in the fall and/ or winter? What traditions do you enjoy?

14: Do you decorate for fall? What are your favorite decorations? Where did you get them/ how long have you had them?

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

16: Do you have any upcoming family get-togethers? Will you celebrate birthdays, Thanksgiving, other events?

17: Is there a specific place in your area that has the best view of the fall colors?

18: Does your local area have any festivals or events that happen in the fall or winter?

19: Do you like to get cosy at your local coffee shop or book shop during the colder months?

20: Do you like to take weekend trips in the fall? Where do you like to go?

21: Is there anything you need to do now (in your garden, home, etc) to get ready for next spring?

22: What are some of your favorite things to wear during the colder months? Do you have a favorite sweater, pair of boots, scarf, etc?

23: If you could go anywhere at all this time of year, where would you most like to go?

24: What were your favorite things to do in the fall when you were a kid?

25: What do you notice in the natural world around you? Have most of the leaves come down, or are they mostly still up? Are birds migrating? Are there still any flowers in bloom? What else do you notice?

26: What are your favorite rainy-day activities?

27: What are your favorite movies to watch when it’s cold and dark outside?

28: Which people are you most enjoying spending time with lately?

29: What was the best Halloween costume you ever had?

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

31: Happy Halloween! 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.

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