189 Journaling Prompts for Mental Health

What is one thing in day-to-day life that I have to do (but don't like to)? How can I make that experience better?
What is something nice I can do for someone I care about?
What is one of my favorite ways to spend the day?
What is one small (or big) thing I accomplished recently? How did that make me feel?
What is something I like about weekday mornings and why?
If I could spend more time doing one activity in the new year, what would it be?
What relationships would I like to develop further over the next 6 months?
What is one of my most favorite memories?
I am most proud of…
When am I most at peace?
What am I taking for granted about my day to day that I can be thankful for?
What is my favorite family memory?
Write about a regret I have that I've learned from.
What is one thing that came out of Covid-19 that I want to keep in my life after?
What is my ideal partnership with a spouse/partner/significant other?
What is one thing I admire about my spouse/partner/significant other?
What is one thing I could do to better take care of myself?
What is one of my favourite things to do on a sunny day?
What is something I'm grateful to have today that I didn't have a year ago?
What is the most important thing in my life? Why?
What do I want to add to my life in the new year?
Who do I love in my life?
What do I need to leave behind from the past year?
What relationship do I need to work on? How can I start that process?
What qualities in my parents do I dislike?
Who did I reach out to and connect with recently?
List 5 people in your life who are hard to get along with—and write down at least one quality for each that you are grateful for.
What is a decision (big or small) I made in my life that I'm really happy with?
How can I give back more in the new year?
What is one thing you enjoy doing in the summer?
What is something nice someone has recently done for me?
What do I consider my greatest personal success?
Are there any problems I'm trying to sort out now?
What is one way I'd like to get out of my comfort zone?
What am I grateful for this holiday season?
What elements of nature are you grateful for and why?
Is there someone who has inspired me recently? How?
What is one favorite thing about myself?
Who do I need to set boundaries with?
What manual/physical work do I enjoy doing?
What recent event has made me happy?
What would I like to spend my time doing when I retire?
What have I been thinking about the most lately?
Who were the most important people in my life in the past year?
Tough times have taught me that...
What is one thing I'm most grateful for from the past year?
What would improve my mood right now?
How does my pet make my life better (or worse)?
The most disappointed I've ever been...
The most fun I've ever had...
What do I most enjoy about the holidays?
What makes a place "home" to me?
What is something that I do for someone most valuable to me?
Who do I spend the most time with? What do we do together?
How do I spend time with the person I'm closest to?
When do I remember feeling appreciated?
Name one person that helped me in the past. What did they do?
What is one thing I could start doing today to improve the quality of my life?
What is something I've done recently that I'm proud of?
What is one my favorite parts of being a parent?
What do success mean to me?
What is one favorite thing about my current life?
What does it mean to have a fresh start?
What do I need to forgive myself for? How can I start that process?
What is something that helps keep me healthy?
What is one thing I'd like to say 'yes' to?
What is one of my favorite hobbies and why?
Remember a time when I was happy and write about it.
What is one of my favorite holidays and why?
What is one character trait that I like about myself?
What am I most excited about in the upcoming year?
In what ways can I be healthier in the new year?
What is one of the best compliments I've received? How did that make me feel?
When was the last time I laughed uncontrollably?
Who do I need to forgive in my life? What feelings from the past am I holding onto?
Write about a person in your life that you’re especially grateful for and why.
What do I find the most challenging about being a parent?
What is something I think is actually "the best thing since sliced bread"?
What are deal breakers for me in a relationship?
Who did I last visit? How did that go?
When do my spouse/partner/significant other and I have the most fun?
What is one way I'd like to improve my physical health?
Was there anything in my day that made me happy?
What challenge did I face today as a parent? How did I deal with it?
What is something I can do for myself today?
What is one thing I'm grateful for today?
What is something that cheers me up on a rough day?
If I had one more day off every month, what would I do?
What is one way I can improve my physical health?
Who did I feel close to today, even for only a moment?
Do I play in my daily life? What says "playtime" to me?
What is something that I love doing? Do I do it enough?
What is the best thing that happened today?
What am I grateful for today?
What am I most grateful for?
What made today a good day?
What made me smile today?
What is one good thing that happened to me today?
What is one thing that my child did today that I want to remember?
What are 3 things you’re grateful for that are around you right now?
What is one of my favorite things about nature?
What is one app on my phone that adds a lot of value to my life?
What is one new thing I can try in the new year?
What distractions wasted my time?
What is something I can remove from my life to make more time for more of the things I want to do?
Do I hate anyone? If so, why? Could I let that hate go?
What kind of religious or spiritual environment was I raised in? Have I changed my mind in any way?
Am I comfortable with my current work/life balance? If not, what can I do to improve it?
What is one way that I have fun in my life?
Did I recently have an interesting conversation? What was it about?
What is one habit that I'd like to build in the new year?
What is something that is limiting me from accomplishing what I want to accomplish?
What is there about a challenge you’re experiencing right now that you can be thankful for?
The biggest lie I've ever told is...
Who has done something this week to help you or make your life easier and how can you thank them?
Do I feel burnt out by work? Why or why not?
Am I dwelling on anything right now?
What is one habit I'd like to build and why?
The most surprised I've ever been...
Do I think that I'm in the role or on the career path that is best for me?
What is one way I can treat myself without spending money?
What's the worst thing you've ever done?
In what area of my life do I wish I had more autonomy?
Is there anything you feel guilty about?
Write about the music you’re thankful to be able to listen to and why.
What do I consider my greatest professional success?
What are my 3 biggest distractions right now and how can I reduce them?
What do I least enjoy about the holidays?
What is the best professional compliment I received?
What would I like to learn more about and why?
What tradition in my life am I grateful to have?
What would I do tomorrow if I had a free day? Describe the day.
What causes me stress or anxiety during the holidays? What could I do to make it better?
What reasons cause me to eat besides hunger?
The most terrifying moment of my life was...
What about the city you live in are you grateful for?
What are you looking forward to the most?
What would I like to subtract from my life in the new year?
What is something I don't like about my living environment? How could I change it?
What is my opinion on work-life balance? What does that look like to me?
Was there anything in my day that made me excited?
What is one way I have changed since last year?
What is something I like to do when I'm sick?
What small (or big) win in my work can I celebrate today?
What is one thing that I accomplished today?
What is one bad thing that happened to me today?
What part of your morning routine are you most thankful for?
How was my morning today?
If I could change one thing about yesterday, what would it be?
What thoughts did I have today that I wish I didn't have?
Did anyone compliment me on my work today? What did they say?
What is one recurring problem in my life I can eliminate today?
Was there anything in my day that made me angry?
What is something I enjoy doing in nature?
How do I deal with feeling unmotivated?
What is one aspect of my work that I really enjoy doing and why?
Is the life that I am living the life I want?
What is a taste, smell, a piece of music, or something else that transports me back to childhood?
What is one bad spending habit I can try to eliminate?
What foods or meals are you most thankful for?
What skills or abilities are you thankful to have?
What is something I'm good at? What makes me good at it?
What am I grateful for at work?
What is one actionable thing I can do to control my debt?
What is one thing I'm grateful for in my business?
How many months of savings would make me feel comfortable in my financial life?
What is one habit I currently have that I'd like to get rid of in the new year?
What is a possession you own that makes your life easier?
What is something that I like about my current age?
What is one privilege you have that you often take for granted?
What is something fun I'd like to do?
What is something I'm grateful to have learned this week?
What is one thing that you like about your current city?
What is one physical activity that you enjoy doing? Why?
What is the weather right now and what is one thing you like about it?
What are 3 things you’re looking forward to this year?
What is something you’re looking forward to this month?
What are you looking forward to today?
What is one physical thing you own that adds value to your life?
What are 3 things you love about your home?
What gift did you enjoy receiving in the past year?
What is something you would love to learn how to do?
What is something you really like about yourself?
What is one thing in your home that you are grateful for and why?
What is one habit you have that you’re proud of?
Who is one person you’re grateful to have in your life?
What is something you’re glad you stopped doing?
Who is a challenging person in your life (e.g., someone you frequently disagree with) and what are some qualities you like about this person?
What was something you did for the first time recently? What was that like?
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