Have you ever purchased a new journal or notebook and get so excited about writing in it? But wait, you get home and just do not know what to write in your journal. You think and try not to overthink as you stare at the blank pages wondering what you will write. Trust me, I have been there before as a writer and avid journal purchaser. 

There’s nothing wrong with not knowing what to write in your journal. It’s great that you even want to get started with the process of writing. Here are 31 journal prompts for personal development and growth to kick start your journal pages!

  1. What do I need or desire more out of life currently?
  2. What do I need to have the strength to let go of? (Fears, toxic energy, toxic relationships)
  3. What are some of my beliefs or thoughts that might be holding me back?
  4. What are 12 things I am grateful for today?
  5. What have you learned from the past, and how are you going to apply that to your future?
  6. Are you pleased with the effort you are currently placing towards your dreams?
  7. Describe your faith in yourself?
  8. Write out 10 positive affirmations (ex: I will accomplish all that I set out to do.)
  9. Write about your most unique qualities, your best traits and what you get complimented on the most.
  10. What motivates me to keep going?
  11. How do you make the most out of possibilities?
  12. What are 3 of my life passions? (hobbies/things that set my soul years to do)
  13. What are you scared to try but know you need to?
  14. Who is my biggest inspiration and why?
  15. Describe what living in the moment means to you.
  16. What do you need to start thinking differently about in order to accomplish your goals?
  17. What unhealthy habits do I need to cut out?
  18. How do you express your personal style and creativity?
  19. How do you want to leave your “mark” on the world that will improve it somehow?
  20. What are my top 3 goals for this year and how can I achieve them?
  21. What do I struggle with the most?
  22. What drives you to keep going through a tough situation?
  23. Write about a storm in your life that made you stronger and how you made it through the rain during that storm?
  24. What do you hope to become?
  25. What do I need to forgive myself for and why?
  26. What does success mean to me?
  27. How can I show myself more love?
  28. What am I going to achieve next month?
  29. What negative mindsets do I need to let go of?
  30. What simple things in life do you enjoy?
  31. Describe something difficult that ended up with a positive outcome?

I hope these 31 journal prompts help you with your personal growth journey and help you to do a lot of self-reflecting. Let me know if you love them by simply commenting in the comment box below.

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