31 Journal Prompts for December

Happy December! December is made for chilling by the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa, and playing Christmas music on a loop.

But besides indulging in all those festive activities, December is the perfect time of the year to reflect on the past twelve months to prepare for the year to come.

Here are 31 journal prompts for December to help you get started. One journal prompt for each day of the month.

If you’re a beginner at journaling or you’re new to journal prompts.

Keep scrolling down for 3 tips to keep in mind when using these journal prompts.

Journal Prompts for December

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  1. What family traditions did you have as a child?

  2. Where were you, 10 years, 5 years, and 1 year ago?

  3. What mistakes have you learned from in the past?

  4. What time in your life do you always want to remember?

  5. If you could relive one day over again, what day would it be?

  6. What do you believe you deserve in life?

  7. What one thing have you always wished for?

  8. What skill have you always wanted to have?

  9. What would you like to achieve in the next year?

  10. What new hobbies would you like to try?

  11. Where would you like to travel?

  12. How could your life be better?

  13. What are your goals for this month?

  14. Is your life what you imagined it would be?

  15. What small change would you like to make to your life?

  16. What big change would you like to make to your life?

  17. What is your dream job?

  18. What is your vision for the future? How will you get there?

  19. What do you fear most about the future?

  20. Does growing old scare you?

  21. What do you want most out of life?

  22. What one thing could you do today to help you achieve your goals?

  23. What could you do to improve your finances in the future?

  24. Is anything holding you back from achieving your goals? How can you deal with it?

  25. Do you believe you deserve good things to happen to you? If not, why?

  26. What new thing do you want to try in the next year?

  27. What makes you happy about your life right now?

  28. What makes you sad about your life right now?

  29. Are you satisfied with life?

  30. What difference would you make to the world?

  31. What do you want your legacy to be?

31 Journal Prompts for December

How to Use Journal Prompts

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Tip #1: Be Honest

Let your intuition guide you when writing your responses. The more authentic your answers are, the more effective this exercise becomes. Journaling can help align your mind, beliefs, thoughts, and actions.

Tip #2: No Judgement

Your journal is written by you FOR YOU. There’s no word count, no rules, and most importantly no right or wrong answer. These are tools to help you learn more about yourself and embark on your self-discovery journey.

Tip #3: Have Fun

Don’t take it too seriously! Journal prompts are a great way to destress and declutter your mind by putting your thoughts onto paper.

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