New Year Prompts:
My goals for XXXX are…
My biggest reasons for pursuing this goal are…
I am inspired by _ because… My biggest fears are because…
Achieving my goals looks like…
To date, my greatest accomplishment is…
Something hard I have overcome in the past…
My action plan for next week is…
Week one was…
I am most productive at time and I think it’s because… Some of the things that make me happy every day are… 10 things I love about myself are… My biggest, craziest goal in this life is… If I had 24 free, uninterrupted hours I would… My friend, is an amazing supporter because…
In five years I see myself…
My favorite motivational quote is because… Today, my biggest struggle was… I may need to ask for help with my goal. I would ask because…
How would I feel if I didn’t achieve my goal?
When people talk about me, I want them to say…
The biggest challenge I have faced so far with this goal is…
My current plan of action is . Do I need to revise or change anything? My biggest role models have _ traits that I would like to embody. How will I do it?
I will keep myself motivated in the following months by…
What will I be missing out on if I continue to pursue this goal? Are those things really important?
My ideal day looks like…
Sometimes I wish… How can I make that wish become a reality?
I will hold myself accountable for my actions by…
Once I reach my goal, I will maintain it by…
It’s been one month! I did it! I am proud of myself for…
Self Discovery Prompts:
Name a role model or mentor in your life. What are three qualities that stand out to you that you would like to incorporate into your life?
Describe your favorite thing about your career? What is one thing you would like to change?
What is your favorite guilty pleasure and why?
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
What is one thing you fear and why? What have you done to diminish this fear?
Name one thing that you are most proud of accomplishing this month. What actions did you take to accomplish this?
Write down some of your favorite blogs and why you like them. How do you use them to learn and grow?
Name a book that you remember reading in high school and why it still stands out to you today.
Write down a list of 10 things you would do if you could quit your job tomorrow. Does this list show the things you are most passionate about?
Name a personal belief or perspective that has changed for you since college. Can you describe why you’ve changed (i.e. learning other perspectives, reading certain books, watching a specific documentary, meeting someone new, etc)?
Describe your best friend and the qualities you admire most about them. How are you two the same? How are you different?
Name a time when you acted with courage. Describe the situation and how you felt.
Looking back to how you envisioned your life in high school, do you think your teenage self would be proud of the person you’ve become?
Do you feel you had to give up certain dreams to accomplish others? What dreams did you leave behind and why? Would you go after them again some day?
Describe your dream job. Is the job you’re in now getting you to where you want to be? What steps can you take to develop yourself to get your dream job?
What is your favorite inspirational quote? Now write down action steps to apply this advice to your daily life.
Name something you’ve accomplished that you wouldn’t have thought you’d accomplish at this point in your life. What steps did you take to conquer this goal?
Think of a time when you’ve failed. What was the most important lesson you learned from this failure?
Write down some bad habits that you want to change. What changes can you make to turn these habits around?
What are your greatest strengths? How do you use these strengths to help others?
How do you prefer to receive compliments? Written, oral, in front of a crowd, etc?
Name a time when you felt you accomplished something big, but didn’t receive any recognition. How did it make you feel? What did you do?
Talk about your self-care habits. What do you currently do and what would you like to add to your self-care routine?
Write down your life mission. What actions are you currently taking to accomplish this mission? What do you need to do differently?
If you were to ask someone else to describe you, what do you think they would say?
Write a list of your favorite books or movies. Describe what you like most about these books or movies.
Define personal development. What action steps are you taking to obtain personal growth?
What does love mean to you? How do you show love and how do you prefer to receive love?
If someone random were to read your journal, what would you most want them to know about you? What is something that you would NOT want them to know about you?
Think of something that has been bothering you. If you were able to let go of it, how would your life improve?
Describe five things in your life that you are most grateful for. Why are you grateful for these things?
Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery:
List 20 things that make you smile
Write about 5 things you are grateful for this week. In addition, you can write a monthly, quarterly and yearly gratitude list!
How do you maintain balance in your life? For example, are there any changes you would like to or NEED to make?
Reflect on how you have changed since 5 years ago
Are you addicted to social media? Assess yourself honestly and explore how it impacts your life and what changes, if any, you can make
What is something that has impacted positively on your life?
How was your day?
If you were stranded on a desert island, what is the one thing and the one person you would choose to have with you and why?
Go for a walk with your phone/camera and take some photos. Afterwards, sit down and reflect on one of the photos you took
If you could relive an experience in your life, what would it be?
Where is your favourite place in the world? It could be a country, town, place, room in your house or something else!
What does growing older mean to you?
Furthermore, how do you look after your physical health?
When do you feel happiest in your skin?
How do you handle a bad day?
Reminisce about your first love. P.S. It could be a car, a person, or something else
My favourite way to spend the day is …
Describe your perfect day
Write about your top 3 goals. What are they, how will you feel when you achieve them, and finally, what will your life look like?
Reminisce about your wedding day
What scares you?
How do you look after your mental health?
Who inspires you?
List the things you need/want to achieve in the next week
What do you consider your greatest professional success? Similarly, what do you consider your greatest personal success?
I feel amazing when …
Try your hand and write a poem. Use one of these prompts to guide you
What advice would you give your 20-something self?
My dream vacation is …
Write a 99 things you love list. I love this prompt. Here’s an example.
What was the defining moment in your life?
Choose 3 photos of yourself across your lifetime and write about how you feel looking at them. On reflection, what were you doing in the photo and what you were like at the time?
Are you a city, a country or a beach person?
What memory do you cherish the most?
If you could invent something, what would it be? Personally, I’d go with some kind of teleportation device ?
What was the best concert you have ever been to?
If you won lotto tomorrow, what would you do?
What is the best gift you have ever given or received?
If you won lotto what would you do?
Write about the place you grew up. How has it shaped you?
Pretend you are a tourist in your own town. Head out for a road trip with your camera, take some pics, and write about it
What makes you you?
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How has it shaped your life?
When you are feeling down, what picks you up?
How do you manage stress? Explore what has worked for you and what hasn’t
What are your top life hacks?
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Write about a cause close to your heart, and why it is so important to you
What is a habit you would like to change?
Interview yourself or ask someone to interview you
What is your favourite season and why
How does it feel to be the age you currently are?
Write about the first time you saw/held your newborn
In what ways have you grown as a person this year? What/who has influenced you? And what have you learned?
What is on your bucket list?
I couldn’t live without …
What is your biggest weakness? On the other hand, what is your greatest strength?
What excites you about the future?
Write about a book, movie or song that has made a huge impact on you
What is your earliest childhood memory?
Do you have a pet? Write about them!
Name three things you couldn’t live without
What are you really good at?
Head out to a cafe or somewhere public, sit, and people watch. Write about what or who you see. Let your imagination run free. Write about the history of the people you see, what is happening, what they are thinking, what there future will be
What was the funniest thing you saw or heard this week?
Write a letter to your son or daughter
I feel most satisfied when …
What do you wish others knew about you?
List your top wellness tips
Do you have a routine or a you a person who hates routine?
What is the best advice someone has ever given you? Furthermore, what impact did this have on your life?
The most important things in my life are …
What is your life motto, or what words do you live by?
Who do you look up to, and what do you admire most about them?
Write a letter to your teenage self
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
What brings a tear to the eye? (It could be happy tears!)
Write about something you have never told anyone about before
What do you want to be remembered for?
How will you commit to taking better care of yourself next year?
What does it mean to live an authentic life?
Of all of the books you have read this year, which has been your favourite, and why?
What does success mean to you?
If you struggle with procrastination, what do you think causes it?
Write the top 5 things in your life that are causing you stress. For each stressor, write what you can do to change it
What is something you would love to learn how to do?
Are you a spiritual person? Describe your beliefs and how they affect and define how you live your life?
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
My favourite childhood memory is …
What do you love most about your partner? List them
Name 4 little things that always make you happy i.e. coffee in the morning, hugs, puppies, a good book
Write your own list of writing prompts just like this one!
Do you prefer to read fiction or non-fiction? Why?
What friends are you most grateful for? List what makes each friend so special
List 5 things you love about your home
My favourite way to spend the day is …
What are the 3 biggest distractions in your life at the moment, and how can you go about reducing them?
Sit down and do a life audit. Work through every section of your life and assess what is working well, what isn’t, and any changes you could make
Write a life admin list and then get to work on ticking those items off of your list!
How has each member of your immediate family helped to shape your life?
Describe your dream life.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
Write the words you need to hear right now.
Blog Post Ideas:
What is the BEST piece of life advice you have received?
Reflect on your favourite place in the world. It could be a room in your house, a café, a city or country…
Why did you start blogging>?
What are the 10 things you are grateful for this week?
Profile a cause or an organisation close to your heart
Set yourself a challenge and unplug for a week. At the end of the week reflect and write about how you found the challenge
How do you de-stress at the end of a bad day or week?
Share you ultimate fitness or wellness tips
Create a video post. It could be something as simple as introducing yourself to your readers in 90 seconds.
What do you love about what you do?
Share a bit of your story. It could be as simple as ‘5 things you don’t know about me’
What does your culture or faith mean to you?
Recap your experience as a volunteer
Write a ’99 things I love’ list! Here’s one of lists
Share the best career advice you have ever received
The one moment in life you will never forget is…
Write a movie review
Do a life-audit. What is going well, what could you change and what could you live without?
Is parenthood how you imagined it would be?
Interview someone who inspires you – written, audio or video
List your favourite apps and some tips on using them!
What traits makes a good leader?
Reflect on the first time you stepped foot in another country. How did you feel? What did you see and experience? How did it smell? Was it a positive or negative experience? Would you go back there?
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Write about your first job
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?
Who or what inspires you? Write about it!
How do you keep your relationship exciting? Share your top tips
What does living authentically mean to you?
Write a thank you letter to someone who believed in you even when you didn’t believe in yourself
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
How has having kids changed your life?
A day in your life. Write about it
Write a book review
What was your biggest fear? How did you overcome it?
Share you top tips and tricks on a specific topic i.e. blogging, marketing, sustainable living, beauty, travel, parenting, etc.
What is the kindest thing someone has done for you?
Interview other bloggers or your readers
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do?
Run a contest or host a giveaway
What are you currently listening to? It could be music or a podcast
Reflect on the year you have had so far. Has it gone to plan? What are you looking forward to in the remaining months?
Compile a list of the most popular posts on your blog
What are your top marketing tips?
How do you look after your mental health and wellbeing?
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Share the love and write a round up of your fave posts from other bloggers on a certain topic – be sure to let them know you linked to them!
What are your bad habits? Would you change them?
Set some goals and write about them. Every few months, revisit them and write about your progress
How do you define ‘family’?
Is there too much pressure to have the perfect body?
How do you travel on a budget?
Discuss an industry trend
Link to inspiring TED talks and share your takeaway
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
How has technology impacted your life?
What is your secret to a good nights sleep?
Do you have a pet? What difference have they made to your life?
When was the last time you cried? Write about it
Visit a new town and create a mini travel guide
Why do you write?
Share your bucketlist!
Write about a time you failed at something. What did you learn?
Reflect on how the current season is making you feel. What do you enjoy or dislike about this season?
Write a list post. Here’s some ideas
Share a photo and provide its backstory
What are your pet peeves?
Provide ways people can make a difference in their everyday lives
Choose a quote you love and reflect on why you like it so much
Share your morning or evening routine
Revisit your first ever blog post and reflect on where you are now, how your writing style has changed, and what you really think of it. Here’s one of mine!
Host a blog-takeover and have someone else write on your blog
When life gets tough, what picks you up?
Write a thank you letter
Try something new and write about your experience
Write a list of your own blog post ideas!
What was your favourite childhood book or TV show? Why did it make such an impact?
Just write. Let the words flow and see what you come up with
If you could run away, where would you go?
We all have our own life ‘efficiency’ tips. What are your?
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Do you have a mantra? What is it? If not, choose one and tell us why you chose it!