30 journaling prompts for growth and gratitude

Updated: Feb 25

Because of my increasing love for journaling (and just because I wanted to write up a short, yet useful blog that would tie into future posts), here is a list of 30 journaling prompts that have helped me on my mental cleansing journey. These prompts are for when you want to let out thoughts and feelings and don't know where to start, if you want to know yourself better, or if your stream of conscious just isn't cooperating. Set a timer for 10 minutes, or even 5, and get to work.

I hope you enjoy these prompts!

1. I don't want to write about... This is supposed to trick your subconscious and get you writing about hidden topics. So neat!

2. If I could talk to my teenage self, I would tell him/her... (Dear past me...)

3. What would a perfect day look like to me?

4. If I could travel to the future and see the older version of myself, what would I want to see?

5. If I could talk to my future self, I would tell him/her... (Dear future me...)

6. What makes me truly happy?

7. What makes me truly unhappy?

8. I couldn't imagine living without...

9. 10 words that best describe myself would be...

10. Nobody knows that I...

11. The worst thing I've ever done was... and from it, I learned...

12. The 10 things I love doing most are...

13. 10 things that I'm thankful for are...

14. If I could travel to anywhere, where would I go?

15. If I could choose only one job to work for the rest of my life, what would it be?

16. What is the biggest life lesson I've ever learned?

17. Write about your first love.

18. What would I do if I knew I could never fail?

19. A genie grants me 3 wishes. I wish for...

20. What makes me unique?

21. What are 3 character traits that I need to work on?

22. What would make me feel spiritually fulfilled?

23. I feel most comfortable in my skin when...

24. The best compliment I ever received was...

25. I experience peace of mind when...

26. I am ready to let go of...

27. I am very skilled at...

28. I feel grateful when...

29. What is one thing I want to accomplish by the end of today? This week? This year?

30. What makes me feel alive? And when was the last time I truly lived?

Comment below which one is your favorite, or list some other prompts you enjoy!

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