30 Daily Journal Prompts That Will Change Your Life


30 daily journal prompts - lily hazell

Journaling is such a core practice in my routine, as it not only allows me to get my thoughts onto paper, but I always find hidden ideas come up from my subconscious mind.

A lot of the time our minds can go blank when we grab out the pen and paper. That’s why I’ve put together 30 daily journal prompts that will change your life, like honestly, your mindset will open up and you’ll see opportunities that you couldn’t see before.

What is journaling?

You might be thinking what the heck is journaling? Why will writing down a ‘dear diary’ entry change my life? Well, journaling can be like a diary entry, but there are so many other techniques you can do!

Journaling can include:

  • diary entries
  • brain dumping ideas
  • reflection
  • gratitude
  • scripting out your dream life
  • answering prompts
  • writing out affirmations (need inspo, I’ve shared 80 affirmations)
  • & much more

There are honestly countless ways you can journal. It’s just a method to get your thoughts and feelings onto paper, out of your mind and right in front of you. It’s perfect for when you are starting a big project and you’re unsure of where to start. But it’s also great to attract your desires into your life. How? Well if your mindset is negative, journaling can help release this energy and allow you to receive a more positive outlook.

Using journal prompts can be an excellent way of shifting your mindset. You know how important your mindset is, especially when you want to achieve big things in life. And sometimes we can get these mind blanks, not sure what to think or what to do, and these simple journal prompts will inspire ideas, refocus your mindset and attract your goals.

30 journal prompts

  1. What are 3 of your life passions? (hobbies/things that set your soul on fire)
  2. What does your ideal day look like? Describe it in detail.
  3. What are your top 3 goals for this year and how can you achieve them?
  4. Write down a time that you were convinced you couldn’t do something but then achieved it? How did that feel?
  5. List all the things that will happen and come into your life if you DON’T fail!
  6. Write down the worst-case scenario if it doesn’t work out, and brainstorm ways you could avoid it happening in the first place.
  7. What do you believe about money? Do you believe that it’s hard to come by?
  8. If you were to suddenly receive 10 million dollars (amazing right), and you had to spend it and/or invest it within 24 hours, what would you do with it? Be specific!!
  9. What things has your ego been saying about manifesting clients?
  10. Why are you the person that people should hire/buy from?
  11. What do you need to let go of? (Fears, toxic energy, toxic relationships)
  12. If you could do anything today, what would you do?
  13. What are the 10 things you are grateful for today?
  14. Are you comfortable or uncomfortable with the idea of earning a lot of money? Do you feel deserving or undeserving when it comes to financial abundance?
  15. What are 5 ways that you can go out of your comfort zone this year?
  16. What are 7 things you are really good at?
  17. Write out 5 positive affirmations about yourself. Repeat them daily.
  18. What motivates you to keep going?
  19. What do you struggle with the most?
  20. What are 5 words that describe you best and why?
  21. What does success mean to you?
  22. How would you like to feel about money? Write a letter to Money, as if Money were a person, telling them what kind of relationship you would like to have.
  23. What negative mindsets do you need to let go of?
  24. Write out 50 things you’d like to have in your life.
  25. What distractions are hindering your productivity? How can you reduce them?
  26. What actions can you take today to simplify your life?
  27. If today was your last day, what would you do?
  28. Set a 2-minute timer and write down whatever comes to your mind.
  29. What can you do today to move you closer to your goals?
  30. What type of person do you want to be known as?

How to use journal prompts?

Pick a few of these prompts (3-5) — the ones that resonate the most with you — and get started. Open up a fresh page, feel the energy and start writing.

If you’re new to journaling (yay), I would recommend taking 1 prompt that really calls your name and spend 10-20 minutes writing out your thoughts to the prompt.

Also if you feel as if you aren’t getting deep enough with your answers, keep asking yourself “why”, this will help you dig deep and find the answer you’ll be satisfied with.

When you are journaling the key is to be honest. If you’re finding yourself lying, not enjoying yourself, faking your feelings, stop. The point of journaling is to enjoy yourself, allow your thoughts to flow freely and relish in the energy. So if you feel like you aren’t being 100% honest, stop and try a different exercise.

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