Welcome to the start of a brand new year! January is made for fresh starts and new habits. Maybe you’ve made jounraling one of your new year resolutions, or maybe it’s something you’ve always done. Whether your a journaling newbie or veteran, we’ve got 31 journal prompts for January 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, this list is bound to keep you thinking. You can also scroll down for 3 tips to keep in mind when using these January journal prompts.
31 Journal Prompts for January
- What is your word for the year and why?
- Which bad habits are you leaving in 2019?
- Is there a trip you want to take this year?
- What are you most looking forward to this month? year? decade?
- If you had to give a TED talk tomorrow, what would it be about?
- How do you help others?
- What is the best compliment you could receive?
- In what ways are you different from the person you were last January?
- What is one thing your life has in excess?
- Do you collect anything?
- How did you start your day, today?
- Do you have a morning routine?
- What is the last book you read?
- How do you like to spend your Sundays?
- Do you prefer going out or staying in?
- What is one regret you have right now?
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
- What are five things that make you smile?
- Are you currently pushing yourself to your fullest potential?
- Is there a topic you want to learn more about?
- What do you do to destress?
- Do you remember your last dream?
- Are you an early bird or night owl?
- What is your favourite curse word?
- Who are three people you are most grateful for?
- What is your greatest strength?
- What is your greatest weakness?
- How do you recharge?
- Would you describe yourself as outgoing or shy?
- Where do you feel safest?
- What song defines the past month?
How to Use These Prompts
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. There’s no need to have perfect grammar or formatting.
Remember to check in next month for more great journal prompts!