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Over 2000 Writing Prompts for Procrastinators

Reflective Prompts

  1. What are your plans for this weekend?

  2. Write 5 affirmations for when you are feeling low.

  3. What is the best book you have read recently?

  4. How have you grown this year?

  5. What are the most important life lessons you have learned?

  6. Have trouble sleeping? What’s keeping you up?

  7. What is the last dream you remember?

  8. Name the three biggest priorities in your life right now.

  9. What are your biggest fears?

  10. Do you have a fear that is stopping you from achieving your goals?

  11. Name three challenges…. and three ways to overcome them.

  12. Write down your ultimate way to relax.

  13. What would you do if you were granted three wishes?

  14. How about if you were given five wishes?

  15. Name three bad habits you would like to change.

  16. What was the last show you went to?

  17. Do you have a secret talent you are hiding?

  18. Add some more items to your bucket list…if you don’t have a bucket list, start one.

  19. What is your biggest regret?

  20. Think about someone you really love. Write about the person that came to mind.

  21. List the best 10 moments of your life so far.

  22. What 5 things are you grateful for this week?

  23. Name the one thing you are most grateful for in your life at this moment.

  24. Write about 5 amazing childhood memories you are grateful for.

  25. Which people in your life are you most grateful for.

  26. Write about something that made you smile today.

  27. When were you last surprised?

  28. What is the most exhilarating thing that has happened to you this year?

  29. Name a challenge you have overcome and how it helped you to grow.

  30. How can you show gratitude more?

  31. What are 3 things that have happened to you which were difficult but you are now grateful for the experience?

  32. Keep a food tracker for the day.

  33. Make a meal planner. Head to our meal planning post for ideas.

  34. Write down your measurements and weight so you can compare later.

  35. What is your favorite way to exercise?

  36. Did you make healthy choices today?

  37. Name one simple way you can take a step to be healthier.

  38. How can you make activity part of your normal routine?

  39. What is your favorite food?

  40. List your fitness and health goals.

  41. Are you feeling stressed?

  42. Keep a mood or habit tracker to help understand your mental health.

  43. Think about what triggers your stress, emotions, poor eating habits.

  44. What is a bad habit you would like to change? What actionable steps can you take to make it happen?

  45. What are your top 10 goals?

  46. Write down actionable steps to help you reach a goal.

  47. What is your 1-year goal?

  48. What is your 5-year goal?

  49. What is your 10-year goal?

  50. If you could start life again, would you? What would you change?

  51. Who is someone that inspires you and why?

  52. Is there a hobby you would like to start?

  53. Name a skill you would love to learn.

  54. What kind of person do you aspire to be?

  55. What is your favorite childhood memory?

  56. Write about the first memory you have.

  57. Describe your childhood.

  58. Do you have an embarrassing moment that still makes you cringe?

  59. Which was your best birthday ever and why?

  60. What was a hobby you loved as a kid?

  61. Write about your favorite memory with your parents.

  62. What was your favorite toy?

  63. What is your best memory with some of the special people in your life?

  64. What is a memory that always makes you smile?

  65. Where is the place you would like to visit the most?

  66. What has been your best trip so far?

  67. Who is the person you would like to travel with the most and why?

  68. If you could go back in time, where would you go?

  69. Describe your dream vacation.

  70. Write about a road trip you would love to take.

  71. How does seeing somewhere new make you feel?

  72. What is a food you would love to try from a different country?

  73. What is the worst vacation you have ever had?

  74. Name 10 places you would love to see.

  75. Write your day in bullet points.

  76. Do your current friendships and relationships bring joy to you?

  77. What is your biggest concern right now?

  78. Do you think you are a positive or negative person?

  79. What are your best qualities?

  80. Could you be a better friend?

  81. Could you be a better partner/wife/husband/mother/father/daughter or Son?

  82. Write about your top five personal strengths.

  83. What things change your mood from positive to negative?

  84. Make a list of 10 affirmations that will lift your mood.

  85. Do you have a morning routine? Can it be improved?

  86. How are you feeling today?

  87. Are you honest with yourself? If you’re not, how can you change it?

  88. Describe your day in bullet points.

  89. Talk about what you will be doing this weekend.

  90. Are you happy with your current friendships and/or relationships?

  91. Do you feel happy with your life right now?

  92. What are 3 things you can do this week to help improve your life?

  93. What is the number one biggest concern for you?

  94. Are you more of a positive or negative person?

  95. Why do you think that is?

  96. What are your best qualities?

  97. What do you think are the best qualities in other people?

  98. How can you be a better friend?

  99. How can you be a better boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife?

  100. What do you believe are some strengths of yours?

  101. Do you think you value yourself enough?

  102. How can you develop a more positive mindset?

  103. What is something you are struggling with?

  104. Describe the times when your mind went to negative thoughts today.

  105. Is there one specific thing you are trying to work on?

  106. Do you believe you are a good person?

  107. What was the best part of your day?

  108. What is your current morning routine, and how can you improve it?

  109. Do you feel happy today?

  110. What is a personal goal of yours?

  111. Describe your first job.

  112. Are you happy with your current job?

  113. What was your dream job when you were a kid?

  114. How has that dream job changes as you have gotten older?

  115. Where is your career heading?

  116. What actions can you take to make that dream a reality?

  117. What are some ways you can one day work your dream job?

  118. If you are happy at your current company, are there ways to advance?

  119. How can you do better in your job to get those promotions?

  120. What is your favorite part of your current job?

  121. Describe 3 fun memories from your past jobs.

  122. Describe 3 work mistakes you have made, and how you can avoid them in the future.

  123. Are you trying to start your own business?

  124. Describe that business.

  125. Start working through a brief business plan for the business.

  126. List some actionable tasks for your dream business.

  127. List education or classes you need for the business you want to start.

  128. Are you happy with how your business did last year?

  129. How can you change your mindset to improve it this year?

  130. What are some ways you can improve your business TODAY?

  131. What are some personal goals of yours?

  132. Name some actionable steps required to achieve your goals.

  133. What is your 1-year goal?

  134. What is your 5-year goal?

  135. What is your 10-year goal?

  136. Have you thought about your ultimate, long-term personal goal?

  137. Who or what do you aspire to be?

  138. What is your goal for next week?

  139. What are some things you would like to accomplish next month?

  140. Do you have some important things to accomplish this year?

  141. Do you have a bucket list?

  142. If you started a bucket list, what are 10 things you would love to do?

  143. Are you where you thought you would be at this age?

  144. Who is someone that inspires you?

  145. What is a movie you can watch that always cheers you up?

  146. Is there a book you always turn to for a certain type of mood?

  147. What type of music do you find uplifting?

  148. Is there a skill you want to learn?

  149. What hobbies would you like to learn how to do?

  150. If you could excel at one musical instrument, what would it be?

  151. If you could start your life over, would you?

  152. What is one thing about your life you would willingly change?

  153. What is something that was difficult, but you would never change?

  154. What is a mistake today that you believe you learned from?

  155. Name something you are proud of today.

  156. Write down everything you ate today.

  157. Take your weight and measurements and compare in another week.

  158. What is something you can do to be physically healthier?

  159. Do you feel like you made healthy choices today?

  160. How can you be better tomorrow?

  161. What is your favorite type of workout?

  162. How can you incorporate this workout into your regular schedule?

  163. What is a FUN activity that also helps you stay active?

  164. Name your all-time favorite food.

  165. Is there a way to cook this to be a little healthier? Write about some options.

  166. Do you have any fitness goals? List them here.

  167. Describe what you need to make your fitness goals a reality.

  168. Who would be a good workout buddy for you?

  169. How can you schedule in more time for your health and wellness?

  170. How do you feel your mental health is?

  171. Do you have any mental health disorders?

  172. Is anything causing you stress today?

  173. Start listing triggers for stress, anxiety, or depression.

  174. Eliminate one bad habit, then see how you feel in a week.

  175. Keep track of your mental health signs and symptoms for one month.

  176. Who is your best friend now?

  177. Who was your best friend in elementary school?

  178. Do you remember your very first friend?

  179. Who is someone you used to be friends with, but aren’t any longer? Do you remember why you grew apart?

  180. Who is someone from your childhood you would like to find again?

  181. If you could talk to one person right now, who would it be?

  182. Write a letter to your childhood friend.

  183. What is your family life like?

  184. Are you happy with your relationships with your family?

  185. When was the last time you talked to your mom/dad? (or other parent)

  186. Do you have a significant other? Talk about them.

  187. Do you have kids? Talk about them.

  188. Describe 3 of your kids’ favorite things to do.

  189. Talk about a memory between you and a sibling.

  190. What is one of your favorite pastimes with your cousins?

  191. Are your grandparents alive? Do you get to visit them often?

  192. Who is a distant family member you would love to be with right now?

  193. Write a letter to a family member who has passed, who you would love to catch up with.

  194. Do you have any family pets?

  195. Describe each pet and your favorite thing about them.

  196. Are there other pets you would love to get?

  197. What is your favorite board game to play with friends?

  198. Plan a game night with your family.

  199. What is your favorite family activity?

  200. Do you have one favorite memory from your childhood?

  201. What is the very first memory you remember?

  202. Do you know what your first words were?

  203. What was your first day of school like?

  204. Describe what your childhood was like.

  205. Draw a picture of how you think your school years went.

  206. What is something you are embarrassed about, many years later?

  207. Describe a time in your life when you really learned a hard lesson.

  208. List your 3 favorite birthdays and what makes them your favorite.

  209. What did you do for your 10th birthday?

  210. Did you have a special 16th birthday party?

  211. What is a hobby you loved as a kid, but no longer participate in?

  212. What was your favorite cartoon?

  213. What is a movie you loved watching with your family?

  214. Name a memory with your parents.

  215. Can you remember the first time you went to the movie theater?

  216. How old were you when you drove for the first time?

  217. If you could sum up high school with one word, what would it be?

  218. Did you attend any high school dances?

  219. Are you happy with your life so far?

  220. What is an embarrassing moment you would love to re-do?

  221. What has been the best part of your life so far?

  222. When you want to cheer up, what is one memory that always comes to mind?

  223. What is something that is a little fuzzy, and you wish you could remember better?

  224. What is a toy you loved as a kid?

  225. What is your favorite season?

  226. Why do you love this season so much?

  227. What weather do you wish it was right now?

  228. What is your favorite holiday?

  229. Describe a past memory from this holiday.

  230. If you could wake up each day and it would be one holiday or season, which would you choose?

  231. What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?

  232. What do you love about fall?

  233. What is something you love doing every winter?

  234. In the spring, what part is your favorite?

  235. Describe a past Christmas you will never forget.

  236. Do you dress up for Halloween?

  237. If you used to Trick-or-Treat, tell some memories.

  238. How does your family celebrate Thanksgiving?

  239. Name 3 holidays you are looking forward to this year.

  240. Write a letter to yourself – about the things you LOVE about yourself.

  241. List 5 things you can do for yourself today.

  242. Come up with 10 things you can do for yourself this month.

  243. Spend 5 minutes writing about any subject, using this time to reflect on yourself and your life at the moment.

  244. Name a place you would go right now if you could go anywhere.

  245. Did you imagine you would be alone, or with someone else?

  246. Meditate for 5 minutes, then write about the experience.

  247. Take 10 minutes a day to do something all for you, then journal about the experience.

  248. What are 7 things that bring you a sense of peace?

  249. Who are 5 people that make you feel loved?

  250. What is 1 activity that cheers you up, no matter what?

  251. What is a compliment you love to get?

  252. Have you complimented yourself today?

  253. What is your best physical quality?

  254. What is your best inner quality?

  255. What makes you special?

  256. Why do you appreciate yourself and your life?

  257. What do you feel you deserve in a romantic partner?

  258. What are some words you always try to live by?

  259. How can you love yourself more?

  260. Describe your perfect day.

  261. Delve deeper – who were you with, where did you go, what makes that the perfect day?

  262. When do you feel happy in your skin?

  263. Ignore your flaws – what is one feature you would NEVER want to change?

  264. What is a way you indulge yourself often?

  265. How could you indulge a little more?

  266. Why do you deserve to love yourself?

  267. What is a quote that teaches great self-love and acceptance?

  268. What would you tell your teenage self if you could?

  269. What is one lesson you can teach a younger you?

  270. What is the ONE thing you are MOST grateful for in your life right now?

  271. Name 5 things you are grateful for this week.

  272. Who is someone you can’t imagine your life without?

  273. What is a way you can show more gratitude every day?

  274. Do you feel that you appreciate the good in your life often enough?

  275. What is something that made you smile today?

  276. Name something surprising that happened to you recently.

  277. What is something fun you experienced in the last year?

  278. Talk about a challenge you are happy to have overcome.

  279. Name someone who has taught you an important life lesson.

  280. List 3 things that were difficult to live through, but you are now grateful for the experience.

  281. Show how grateful you are for your family.

  282. Describe why you are grateful for your pets.

  283. Talk about how your job has changed your life.

  284. List 5 memories from your childhood you are grateful to have.

  285. What has been your favorite trip so far?

  286. Where would you love to go?

  287. Have you been to any of the world’s 7 wonders?

  288. What is a monument you want to see.

  289. Have you ever seen a waterfall?

  290. Have you seen a volcano?

  291. Who do you love to travel with?

  292. Are you afraid of flying?

  293. Do you get seasick?

  294. If you could take a cruise anywhere, where would you go?

  295. Have you ever flown first-class?

  296. When you want to spend a weekend away, where do you like to go?

  297. Start a savings tracker for your next trip.

  298. Do you ever have to travel for work?

  299. What was your least favorite vacation, and how could it have been better?

  300. Are you planning another trip right now?

  301. What is your method for planning a vacation?

  302. Name 5 places you want to see before you die.

  303. Do you have a passport?

  304. Have you ever been out of the country you live in?

  305. Are you a fan of road trips?

  306. What is a fun road trip you have been on.

  307. Where would you like to take a solo road trip?

  308. Name a place you want to see with your significant other.

  309. Describe your dream family vacation.

  310. Your favorite books.

  311. Books you want to read.

  312. Books on your shelf you haven’t read yet.

  313. Your favorite movies.

  314. Movies you would love to see.

  315. Movies you saw in the theater.

  316. Movies that hold special memories for you.

  317. Movies that scared you.

  318. Movies that always cheer you up.

  319. Movies you could quote by heart.

  320. TV shows you love to watch.

  321. Your all-time favorite shows.

  322. TV shows you loved as a teenager.

  323. The first show you think of when you imagine your childhood.

  324. TV shows you want to catch up on.

  325. Your favorite songs.

  326. Your favorite soundtracks.

  327. Albums you love.

  328. Your favorite singers.

  329. Your favorite bands.

  330. Concerts you have been to.

  331. Concerts you want to go to.

  332. Daily to-do list.

  333. Weekly to-do list.

  334. Monthly to-do list.

  335. Annual to-do list.

  336. Past or favorite dreams.

  337. Wish list.

  338. Party planning list.

  339. Your favorite quotes.

  340. Personal affirmations.

  341. Hobbies or crafts to learn.

  342. Classes you want to take.

  343. The next steps for your business.

  344. Achievements you are proud of.

  345. The most important people in your life.

  346. Recipes to try.

  347. Healthy food to start eating more.

  348. Types of exercises you can start doing.

  349. Upcoming events.

  350. Blog posts for your blog.

  351. Holidays you want to plan.

  352. Shopping list for yourself.

  353. Shopping list for the next holiday or birthday.

  354. Home improvements you want to make.

  355. Write a letter (that you don’t send) to:

  • Your younger self.

  • A family member who is deceased.

  • A political figure you admire.

  • Someone causing you stress or pain.

  • Your bully from childhood.

  • Your crush.

  • Your significant other.

  • One of your parents (alive or dead)

  • Someone who has made a great impact in your life.

  • Your favorite teacher.

  • Someone who inspires you.

  • Yourself, to read on bad days.

  • Someone who put you through a hard time, but have now learned greatly from it.

  • The person who still brings you grief.

  • A pet you wish you could communicate with.


  1. Write down 5 affirmations to get you through the day.

  2. Talk about accountability in your life at the moment.

  3. Discuss your plans for the upcoming weekend.

  4. What is the best book you read this/last year?

  5. If you could start a book series over again never having read it before, what would it be?

  6. What are some ways you improved in the last year?

  7. What are some important lessons you learned?

  8. Is there anything keeping you up at night?

  9. What have your dreams been like lately? Write down the ones you remember.

  10. What do you wish you could dream about tonight?

  11. Do you raise your kids differently than you were raised?

  12. If you have any family pet right now, what would it be?

  13. What are your biggest 3 priorities in life?

  14. Are you happy that these are the first priorities that came to mind?

  15. What are some of your biggest fears?

  16. What fear do you believe is keeping you from achieving your goals?

  17. What are some actionable steps you can take to overcome your fears?

  18. Create a mind map of what you are dealing with right now.

  19. Discuss 3 of your challenges, and 3 resolutions.

  20. What is your favorite way to relax?

  21. You have been given 3 wishes – what do you do?

  22. What if you could have any 5 wishes?

  23. Have you ever participated in extreme sports?

  24. What is a musical or play you have gone to?

  25. Have you ever been to a ballet?

  26. What are 3 bad habits you would love to put a stop to?

  27. What is your secret, hidden talent?

  28. You just won an Oscar (or Emmy) – what is your speech?

  29. You are afraid if people knew about this, they wouldn’t accept you. What is it?

  30. Add 7 more items to your bucket list.

  31. What do you think is your biggest regret?

  32. What is something you never told your parents?

  33. Think about someone you love – who came to mind? Write about them.

  34. Make a list of the 10 best moments of your life.

  35. What has been the best part of your life so far? How did it make you feel positive about yourself?

  36. What mistakes have you made in the past that prevent you from trying new things? What if you decided to ‘try better’ by using the wisdom you gained from those experiences?

  37. What is one activity that cheers you up, no matter what?

  38. What is one compliment you often get that always surprises you or that you have a difficult time accepting?

  39. What is your best physical quality?

  40. What is your best inner quality?

  41. What is something you’ve done in your life that you are proud of?

  42. What do you say to yourself when you’re faced with a new opportunity?

  43. What does the word ‘confidence’ mean to you?

  44. What new thing did you try today? How did you overcome your fear?

  45. Picture yourself as a confident person. Describe a typical day. How would you act or dress differently?

  46. What’s holding you back from pursuing your dreams? What would it take to overcome that obstacle?

  47. What do you believe are some strengths of yours?

  48. Are you where you thought you would be at this age? How do you feel about that?

  49. What songs always make you feel confident?

  50. Have you complimented yourself today? (No? Do it now!)

  51. When you want to feel more confident, what do you do?

  52. What are 7 things that bring you a sense of peace? How can you incorporate them into your daily life?

  53. Pretend there are no restrictions on you… What dream job or passion would you pursue every day?

  54. What is the best compliment you’ve ever gotten? How did it make you feel?

  55. When do you feel the most confident and capable?

  56. What makes you special?

  57. What would you STOP doing if you were a more confident person?

  58. Why do you deserve to love yourself?

  59. What do you wear when you feel good? Can you wear those clothes more often?

  60. Who are your role models? What qualities do you have in common with them?

  61. What is one new thing you would do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

  62. Write a pep talk you can give yourself the next time you’re having a bad day.

  63. How has your life changed over the past year? How do you feel and how are you coping with the changes?

  64. What’s the best thing about being a woman in this time period?

  65. What are some issues women must deal with today that previous generations didn’t?

  66. What are your top 3 values? How can you intentionally live those values every day?

  67. Do the women in your family share any personality or physical traits? How has that affected your opinions of how women should look and behave?

  68. Do you feel financially secure right now? Then, write about your financial plans for the next year.

  69. Is there a woman in your local community who inspires you? Write about her and why she is an inspiration.

  70. List 3 things you want close friends and loved ones to remember about you after you’re gone.

  71. Do you think of yourself as a feminist? Why or why not?

  72. How do want to feel deep inside every day? Connected, peaceful, motivated, calm, accomplished, engaged, inspired, relaxed, etc.? One of these may turn into your ‘one word’ in the next exercise, so be very thoughtful and specific.

  73. Choose one positive word you’d like to focus on this year. Brainstorm a list of ways you can use that word to enhance and inspire your days and actions.

  74. What are 4 qualities you believe women should have and 4 qualities men should have? Did you make the same list for both, or were they different? If they were different, why? What does that tell you about how you think about men and women?

  75. What in your life has been the most difficult thing to forgive and let go of? It may not be the worst thing, but the thing that lingered in your mind that you just couldn’t let go. If it’s still lingering, then write a letter to the person who wronged you (this is for your private journal, so feel free to be completely honest) and then try again to forgive and forget.

  76. What memories do you think about most often? Are they private memories or times you shared with many others? Are they happy or sad memories? Do you need help working through the emotions surrounding those memories?

  77. Who does the ‘domestic’ chores (laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc.) in your home? How do you feel about that?

  78. Honestly ask and answer: Are you doing the things it will take to achieve your dream life? If you continue doing all the same things, can you have your dream life in 3-4 years? If not, how much closer will you be and what might you need to change?

  79. Write a one-year bucket list of things you’d like to accomplish or experience.

  80. What do you think it means for women to support women? Do you think it’s important? Why or why not?

  81. As humans, most of us feel most fulfilled when we help others in some way. Using your unique gifts, whom can you serve? What does that look like to you?

  82. What is one thing you absolutely must begin saying ‘yes’ to? Why?

  83. How would your best day go? Be descriptive.

  84. What’s your biggest insecurity? What would life look like if you let it go?

  85. When was the last time you sat quietly and simply observed your thoughts and feelings?

  86. Do you realistically give yourself enough time to achieve your goals?

  87. Does stress make you do anything unhealthy? (overeating, screaming, being moody, etc.)

  88. Take a selfie. Describe it using only loving, kind words.

  89. When was the last time you added something fun to your to-do list?

  90. What is one risk you took that made you proud of yourself?

  91. What beliefs keep you from going after your gutsy goals?

  92. What is something you want to express, but you’re scared to?

  93. What are your guiding principles? Dig deep and express what YOU FEEL.

  94. Describe one change you can make that will reduce your overall stress.

  95. How are you celebrating your uniqueness today?

  96. What’s one goal you have that you’ve never shared with anyone?

  97. What are you feeling emotionally, physically, and spiritually in this moment?

  98. Speak with your inner critic and tell them why they’re wrong.

  99. If you had five extra hours to work toward a goal this week, what would you do?

  100. When was the last time you looked for an opportunity to practice kindness?

  101. When you’re overwhelmed, how do you reconnect with the present moment?

  102. Is your daily routine serving your long-term goals?

  103. What calming exercises have you successfully used in the past to maintain a level mood? How can you work them into your life now?

  104. Write in detail about one good thing that happened today.

  105. Are your goals things YOU want or things you’ve been told you SHOULD want?

  106. What is the last challenge you overcame?

  107. If you could only achieve one more goal for the rest of your life, what would you pick and why?

  108. What makes you happy? How can you add more happiness to your life?

  109. What is one problem you keep thinking about? How can you resolve it?

  110. What are your 5 common stress or emotional triggers and how can you overcome them?

  111. What’s one tiny habit you would like to add to your life?

  112. What is the biggest obstacle/challenge you’re facing right now? What are 5 ways you could defeat it?

  113. What are 3 short-term goals you want to work toward?

  114. Write your bucket list. What can you do this week to start working on accomplishing those things?

  115. Places you have traveled

  116. Places you want to travel in the future

  117. Books you want to read

  118. Things you have learned in life

  119. Movies or TV series you want to watch

  120. Experiences you want to have with your partner

  121. Experiences you want to create with your children

  122. Family traditions

  123. Self-improvement projects you want to do

  124. Career advancements or new types of careers you would like to try

  125. What your life might look like at different points in your future

  126. Places you have lived

  127. Places you would like to live

  128. Ways you can make the world a better place

  129. How your life would improve if you worked on your personal health this year

  130. Ways you can de-stress every day

  131. Favorite songs

  132. Things you are grateful for right at this moment

  133. People you see every day and ONE good thing about them

  134. Your favorite quotes or sayings

  135. Name something beautiful that you saw today.

  136. What memory are you grateful for?

  137. What opportunities are you grateful for?

  138. Name something in your home that you truly treasure. Why?

  139. What are you grateful for in your significant other?

  140. What about your body are you grateful for?

  141. What about the current season are you grateful for?

  142. Name a struggle you currently have. What about that struggle makes you grateful?

  143. What freedoms are you grateful for?

  144. What talents or abilities are you grateful for?

  145. What book are you grateful for?

  146. Describe a piece of positive news you recently heard.

  147. What is the biggest gift in your life right now?

  148. What are you thankful for in nature?

  149. What food are you thankful for?

  150. What bit of information are you glad you know?

  151. Name a basic need that has been met.

  152. What positive changes in your personality have happened in the last year?

  153. How do you show gratitude for your friends?

  154. What small thing are you grateful happened today?

  155. What difficult parts of your life contain hidden blessings?

  156. What is something a friend or family member did today that made you grateful for them?

  157. What is your favorite childhood memory?

  158. What is your worst childhood memory?

  159. What do you love most about your life today?

  160. What ONE thing would you change about your life?

  161. What do you envision for your life 10 years from now?

  162. How does your life compare to what you imagined it would be?

  163. What ONE goal do you want to accomplish this year? How will you do it?

  164. Write down five things you are thankful for RIGHT NOW.

  165. What is ONE thing you want your children to remember as they grow?

  166. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

  167. Close your eyes and write what you hear.

  168. What are three things you can’t live without?

  169. Describe the place where you are happiest.

  170. What are your core values? Do you live them daily? Why or why not?

  171. What is your favorite time of the day? Why?

  172. What is your dream job?

  173. What book or movie character would you most like to be? Why?

  174. What are you afraid of? Why?

  175. How would you spend a day with no electricity or technology?

  176. What is the best advice you ever received?

  177. What is the worst advice you ever received?

  178. What has been your biggest challenge this year? What have you done to overcome it?

  179. How do you make a positive impact on others?

  180. What is your favorite quote? Why does it have special meaning?

  181. Describe your perfect vacation.

  182. Name three everyday tasks you would prefer to never do again. What would happen if you didn’t do them?

  183. Name two things you wish you could do every day. Why don’t you?

  184. What positive changes have you made this year and how have they affected you?

  185. How do you think others see you? Are they correct?

  186. Name three positive things you are good at.

  187. Write about the best decision you ever made. How did you make it? Reasoning or gut instinct?

  188. Why do you live where you are?

  189. Would you consider living somewhere else? Why or why not?

  190. What is your favorite book and why?

  191. What is your favorite movie and why?

  192. Do you play video games? Why or why not?

  193. Write about the BEST aspect of your current job.

  194. What ONE thing would you change about your life? How would your life be different?

  195. Describe your favorite place to sit.

  196. Describe your favorite thing about your house.

  197. What is the hardest thing you have ever done? Why was it hard for you? What did you learn?

  198. What is your greatest hope for your future? What steps can you take to make it happen?

  199. Describe the best trip you’ve ever taken.

  200. Write the birth story of each of your children — or yourself.

  201. What are 5 fears you have discarded as you have matured?

  202. What are your pet peeves?

  203. Tell a short story about your first crush.

  204. Describe the morning sky.

  205. Write about the sounds of each season.

  206. Describe the scents of each season.

  207. Write a poem that rhymes about your weekend plans.

  208. What do you love to do when it rains?

  209. What have your dreams been like lately? Write down the ones you remember.

  210. You have been given 3 wishes — what do you do?

  211. What is something you never told your parents?

  212. Add 7 things to your bucket list.

  213. Write about the sun and the moon.

  214. Write about light and shadow.

  215. What is your preferred method of procrastination?

  216. Make a list of your favorite TV shows from each decade of your life.

  217. Come up with a one sentence happiness mantra you can say to yourself each morning. Here are a few examples, but come up with something you think will work for you.

  • Today I will breathe in happiness and breathe out anger

  • Today I will pay attention to the small things that bring me joy

  • Today I will keep love in my heart


  1. Write about an act of kindness you witnessed today.

  2. Write your favorite memory.

  3. Write down 3 things you would tell your younger self.

  4. What did you love to do as a kid? Can you incorporate that in your life today?

  5. Write about an incident that went better than you thought it would.

  6. Write about something nice someone did for you

  7. 10 things you love about your spouse, brother, mother, sister, dad etc. (you can use this one for multiple days)

  8. Design a place of peace for yourself. Someplace you could go every day to take a few minutes to yourself.

  9. Write about something you are worried about. Break it down into things you can and can’t control, then list 3 actionable things you can do to help alleviate that worry.

  10. Write about something kind you did for yourself

  11. Did you do something recently that made you laugh at yourself?

  12. Who inspires you and why?

  13. What can you do to inspire others?

  14. Write about your favorite day of the year and why you love it.

  15. Do you have a happy dance? If you have a photo journal, pictures would be great.

  16. Is joy different than happiness?

  17. How do you pursue happiness each day?

  18. What are your favorite inspirational or happiness quotes?

  19. What is the biggest influence in the happiness in your life?

  20. Write instructions to a child on how to find happiness.

  21. What songs make you happy?

  22. Whats your favorite way to get out of a bad mood?

  23. Describe your perfect day, use all 5 senses in your description.

  24. What activity always seems to energize you?

  25. Your life and work situation now. Where do you work, or what kind of work are you looking for? What do you do at work, or how are you running your job search?

  26. When do you feel the world stop?

  27. What is your personal motto?

  28. What is the greatest gift you ever received?

  29. Are you an impulsive person or someone who prefers to “wait and see”?

  30. Write about a leader who inspires you.

  31. What irrationally annoys you more than anything else?

  32. What small thing can always bring you a bit of joy?

  33. What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy day?

  34. How often do you take risks?

  35. Write about your happiest memory.

  36. What is your favorite thing about being male or female?

  37. Who is your favorite president? What do you admire about him?

  38. How long do you think it will be before we see a female president?

  39. Do you think it’s important to be a part of a community? Why or why not?

  40. Write a thank-you note to someone who has made a difference in your life.

  41. What piece of modern technology are you most grateful to have?

  42. What would your life today be like without the Internet?

  43. Do you feel anonymous online? Why or why not?

  44. Do you prefer to binge-watch TV or keep up week-to-week? Why or why not?

  45. Write about your writing habits and what they say about you.

  46. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have never gotten around to?

  47. Can money buy happiness?

  48. Write about a time when you had a profound disagreement with a friend.

  49. If you could have a book with all the answers, would you read it? Why or why not?

  50. What goal are you working on right now?

  51. When do you feel most connected to other people?

  52. What is the greatest challenge you’ve ever faced?

  53. Write about a time when you couldn’t stop laughing.

  54. What is the most intense dream you’ve ever had?

  55. What is your favorite way to treat yourself after a long week?

  56. What thought scares you more than anything else? How do you cope with it?

  57. What are you exceptional at? Describe your talent.

  58. When do you feel most at peace?

  59. If you could create your own day of awareness, what would it be for?

  60. What would you put in a buried treasure chest?

  61. If you could rid the world of one problem, what would it be?

  62. What was the most exciting piece of news you ever received?

  63. Who knows you better than anyone else?

  64. How do you define success? Who is a successful person according to your definition?

  65. Are you the life of the party or someone who prefers to sit back and observe?

  66. Write about the last time you helped someone.

  67. What is the most interesting fact you know—and why does it interest you?

  68. Write about a time when you heard, read, or saw something that you weren’t supposed to. What happened?

  69. Have you ever fallen in love?

  70. Do you follow current events? Why or why not?

  71. What is the greatest benefit of journaling?

  72. If you could have any one question answered, what would it be? How would the answer impact your life?

  73. What is the earliest lesson you remember learning from your parents?

  74. Write about one thing from your childhood that you will always carry with you.

  75. How do you define “family”?

  76. Do you believe in ghosts or spirits? Why or why not?

  77. How frequently do you exercise or engage in physical activity? Are you satisfied with your habits? Why or why not?

  78. Write about an aspect of another culture that interests you and that you’d like to learn more about.

  79. Write about something you love that you think everyone else should try, too.

  80. Would you ever consider going to space? Why or why not?

  81. What is the most important thing you look for in a friend?

  82. What value do you hold most dear? Why?

  83. Choose three words to describe the current state of your life—and then explain why you chose them.

  84. Write about a time when you created something amazing.

  85. Would you rather be rich, successful, healthy, or famous? Why?

  86. What do you think one of the hardest jobs in the world is? Would you ever consider doing it?

  87. Write about a time when someone confided in you. How did their trust make you feel?

  88. Write about a time when you encountered a bully—and what you did to address the situation.

  89. Are you more scientific-minded or creative-minded? How does that affect your life?

  90. Write about a special memory that might not have looked so special to someone on the outside.

  91. What kind of impact do commercials and advertising have on your life?

  92. What do you spend most of your time doing? How do you feel about that?

  93. Write a 50-word description of yourself that you could give to someone you’d never met. How accurately does it describe you?

  94. What scares you?

  95. Do you have a plan? Do you need a plan? Have you had a plan fall spectacularly to pieces?

  96. What is your take on soul mates?

  97. Are you a worrier? Is there a particular worry that you can’t shake? How do you cope with worry?

  98. Dear Past Me . . .

  99. Dear Future Me . . .

  100. Places you’ve enjoyed visiting.

  101. Things you’ve done that you previously thought you could never do.

  102. The people you most admire.

  103. Your favorite books.

  104. Your favorite movies.

  105. Your favorite songs.

  106. Your top five short term goals.

  107. Your top five long term goals.

  108. Nobody knows that I . . .

  109. Dear ____, it weighs on me that I never told you . . .

  110. The biggest lie I’ve ever told is . . .

  111. Is there anything you feel guilty about? Is there anything you need to be forgiven for?

  112. What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done?

  113. What’s your secret desire?

  114. What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever done?

  115. “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.” — Rilke

  116. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges

  117. “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” — Jane Howard

  118. “What in your life is calling you? When all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned, the lists laid aside, and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest, what still pulls on your soul? In the silence between your heartbeats hides a summons, do you hear it? Name it, if you must, or leave it forever nameless, but why pretend it is not there?” — The Terma Collective

  119. “Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul and you answer.” Star Richés

  120. The most terrifying moment of my life was . . .

  121. The most fun I’ve ever had . . .

  122. The most surprised I’ve ever been . . .

  123. The most disappointed I’ve ever been . . .

  124. What are you looking forward to the most?

  125. Leaf through a couple of magazines and cut out any images that catch your attention. Use each one as a prompt.

  126. Look through your photographs and choose a few to write about.

  127. Buy art books that are at a discount and cut them up for images.

  128. Three things you can’t go without.

  129. Three celebrity crushes.

  130. Three favorite book characters.

  131. Three favorite things to wear.

  132. Three things you want in a relationship.

  133. If you had to evacuate your home because of a natural disaster, what three things would you take with you?

  134. Three pet peeves.

  135. Three things you’d do if you weren’t so afraid.

  136. Three favorite TV shows.

  137. 10 Activities you love

  138. 10 Restaurants you love

  139. 10 People you love

  140. 10 Foods you love

  141. 10 Games you love

  142. 6 Drinks/Beverages you love

  143. 4 Desserts you love

  144. 10 Paintings you love

  145. 10 Web Sites you love

  146. 10 Writers you love

  147. 10 Famous lines from books/movies you love

  148. My saddest memory is . . .

  149. Some of the things that make me happy are . . .

  150. How do you deal with anger?

  151. How easy is it for you to forgive those who have caused you pain?

  152. What is the dominant emotion in your life right now?

  153. My favorite Sunday ritual . . .

  154. The Holiday traditions I most look forward to . . .

  155. Things I always did with my dad when I was small . . .

  156. Things I always did with my mom when I was little . . .

  157. If you could have dinner with anyone currently alive, who would it be?

  158. If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be?

  159. If you could change one thing about your present life, what would it be?

  160. If you could live anywhere you wanted, where would you live?

  161. If you could go back in time and change one things from your past, what would it be?

  162. What was your favorite toy?

  163. Did you ever get lost?

  164. Who was your best friend in elementary school?

  165. Did you ever run away from home?

  166. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

  167. What was your favorite subject in school?

  168. Who was your favorite teacher?

  169. What’s your first memory?

  170. What was your favorite cartoon?

  171. What book did you read over and over again as a child?

  172. What is your most vivid memory of the kitchen in your childhood?

  173. As a child, who was your favorite relative?

  174. Who made you feel good this week?

  175. What was the biggest mistake you made this week?

  176. What did you do this week that moved you closer to reaching your goals?

  177. Is there anything you did this week that you wish you’d done differently?

  178. What did you most enjoy doing this week?

  179. How did you procrastinate on important tasks this week?

  180. What did you learn this week?

  181. What’s the funniest thing that happened to you this week?

  182. Write a letter to someone you need to forgive.

  183. Write a letter to someone who believed in you even when you didn’t believe in yourself.

  184. Write a letter to be read by each of your loved ones after you’ve passed away.

  185. Write a fan letter to your favorite actor/actress.

  186. Write a letter to the editor of your favorite magazine telling them what features you would like to see included in the magazine.

  187. Is there something you’re reluctant to tell someone? Write a letter to help y0u organize your thoughts.

  188. Write about your first dance.

  189. Write about your first crush.

  190. Write about your first week in college.

  191. Write about your first job.

  192. Write about the first apartment you ever rented.

  193. When did you feel truly independent for the first time?

  194. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

  195. What would you do if money were no object?

  196. What would you ask for if a genie granted you three wishes?

  197. What’s your wildest dream?

  198. What would you do if you could live a day without consequences?

  199. What grand adventure do you wish you could go on?

  200. If you could become an expert in any subject or activity, what would it be?

  201. What would your perfect day be like?

  202. Close your eyes and imagine the kind of world you would like to see. What is it like?

  203. What makes you unique?

  204. How do you stand out from the crowd?

  205. What are your best character traits?

  206. What are you really good at?

  207. How would you describe yourself?

  208. How would your best friend describe you?

  209. What character traits do you need to work on?

  210. What are some of your idiosyncrasies?

  211. How do you indulge yourself? Do you need to indulge yourself more often?

  212. How do you think others see you when they meet you for the first time?

  213. How would you like to make this world a better place? How can you best share your gifts with the world?

  214. What qualities do you want in a romantic partner? What are the top ten characteristics that you look for in a romantic partner?

  215. What are the top ten qualities a friend should have (treats people with respect; listens but doesn’t judge; has a quirky sense of humor; is an artist; lives with passion; doesn’t sweat the small stuff; is loyal and trustworthy)?

  216. What would make you feel spiritually fulfilled?

  217. What famous world festivals would you like to attend?

  218. Was there anything noteworthy about your mother’s upbringing –she grew up in extreme poverty or extreme wealth; she grew up during the Great Depression; she grew up surrounded by artists, philosophers, or politicians; her family moved around a lot when she was growing up; and so on?

  219. Write down three of your father’s favorites (it could be his favorite singer, his favorite book or author, his favorite movie, his favorite time of the year, his favorite basketball player, his favorite artist, his favorite meal, his favorite dessert, and so on).

  220. Do you have any famous or high profile family members? If so, write about them.

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