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!
Due to popular request, this month’s theme is quotes! For each quote, write what the quote means to you, or if it reminds you of a particular person or time in your life.
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: “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” W. Somerset Maugham
3: “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Jimmy Dean
4: “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Mark Twain
5: “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” Willie Nelson
6: “My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” Claude Monet
7: “You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.” Kirsten Dunst
8: “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” Reba McEntire
9: “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” Edward Abbey
10: “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
11: Today is Veterans’ Day. Do you know any veterans? Write what you think about veterans’ service to our country. Are you a veteran? What were some of your most memorable moments during your service?
12: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll
13: “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha
14: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele
15: Mid-month review! How are your goals coming along? What can you accomplish in the remainder of this month?
16: “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” Helen Keller
17: “Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset.” Ileana D’Cruz
18: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
19: “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” George Eliot
20: “There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” Alexander Hamilton
21: “Quality is everyone’s responsibility.” W. Edwards Deming
22: “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius
23: “Part of my act is meant to shake you up. It looks like I’m being funny, but I’m reminding you of other things. Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything; otherwise, we’re going down the tube.” Joan Rivers
24: “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” Gail Devers
25: “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” Og Mandino
26: “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” George Herbert
27: “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Thomas Sowell
28: Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for today?
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.