Daily Journaling Prompts for May 2020

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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 Journaling.

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 topic is after the quarantine! Most of us have been on some form of lockdown for awhile now. Our lives have changed a lot, and I know we are all looking forward to things getting back to normal. This month we will explore how our lives are different now, what has changed, and what you are looking forward to when things get back to normal.


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: Which people did you miss seeing during the quarantine? How did you stay in touch with them?

3: What types of social events or get-togethers are you most looking forward to when they are possible again?

4: Which restaurants did you miss the most?

5: Which foods did you make at home for the first time that you really enjoyed and would like to make again?

6: Which recipes did you try that did not turn out well and you never plan to make them again?

7: Which new movies are you looking forward to seeing when they come out?

8: Which movies did you enjoy watching at home during the past couple of months?

9: Which places did you fantasize about visiting?

10: Which of those places will you actually go to when you are able?

11: What did you enjoy doing most during the lockdown? (Reading more, exercising, relaxing, etc.)

12: What did you like least about the lockdown?

13: Which activities did you miss most? Which are you most looking forward to getting back into?

14: Do you think you will try more new things, in general, when you are able to than you did before?

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

16: How has your view of working changed over the past couple of months?

17: How has your employment situation changed over the past couple of months?

18: Given the option, do you think you would like to work from home more, or less, than you did before?

19: How has your view of the world changed in the past few months?

20: What do you hope will be different now?

21: What do you hope will go back to the way it was before?

22: Which people do you value more than you did before?

23: Which people do you plan to spend more time with than you did before? Which people do you plan to spend less time with?

24: How have your values and priorities changed over the past several months? What is more important to you now than it was before? What is less important now?

25: Do you think you will live your life differently now than you did before? What will you change?

26: How do you view your role in the world? Is it different than how you viewed it before?

27: Looking back, what lessons have you learned in the past couple of months?

28: How will these lessons impact your life going forward?

29: Thinking ahead to the upcoming year, what do you want to happen?

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

31: It’s time for your Month Review! How did this month go? Which goals did you complete? What do you still need to work on?

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