64 Positive Journal Prompts to Put You in a Better State of Mind


No matter who you are, you can do with a little more positivity in your life.Thinking positively has been shown to improve self-esteem, mental health, and other aspects of your life. The following feel-good journal prompts are great ways to introduce a little more positive thinking into your life. Pick one and give it a shot!

  1. Make a list of all the people you care about. What makes them important to you?
  2. Write about a time when you did something nice for someone else.
  3. Write about a time when someone else did something nice for you. How did it make you feel?
  4. Write about your favorite memory.
  5. Write about your dream vacation and then plan it.
  6. Make a list of all the places you want to visit and the things you want to see.
  7. Make a list of your ten best qualities. Why do you consider them to be your best qualities?
  8. Write a letter to a loved one who has passed on.
  9. Create the perfect day and decide when you are going to make it happen.
  10. Write a list of things you are thankful for.
  11. Make a list of your favorite foods and plan out when you are going to eat them.
  12. Write about the best vacation you’ve ever been on.
  13. Tell the story of how you met your best friend.
  14. Write a letter to a pet who has passed on.
  15. Write about the people in your life who are always there for you.
  16. Write about your favorite memory associated with your favorite holiday.
  17. Write about your favorite memory you made with a grandparent.
  18. Make a list of people who you have not seen in a long time and reach out to them.
  19. Write about what self-esteem means to you.
  20. Make a bucket list, choose an item on that bucket list, and get it done.
  21. Write about your favorite hobby or hobbies.
  22. Write about the best book you’ve ever read.
  23. Make a list of your favorite movies and decide which one you like the best.
  24. Write about a time when you were unfair or hurtful to someone else, write an apology to that person, and forgive yourself for it.
  25. Write about your favorite childhood toys or belongings.
  26. Write about the things that make you happy.
  27. Write about what you would do if you could have a superpower for a single day.
  28. Think of a story that really moved you and write about why it affected you so much.
  29. Write about what you think is the best way to lift someone else’s spirit.
  30. Consciously make an effort to exude a positive attitude for an entire day. Once that day is over, write about how it made you feel.
  31. Write about the most positive person you know. How does it make you feel to be around that person?
  32. Think about a past situation that you would have normally considered a bad one. Write about the silver lining(s) to that situation.
  33. Write about whether or not you think it’s a good thing to express your feelings to someone else. Consider whether your answer is the correct one or not.
  34. Write about the best compliment you ever received. How did it make you feel?
  35. Do you have any unique or hidden talents? Write about them.
  36. Think about something that has been bothering you lately. Will this bother still be important in a year? A month? A week? Was it ever important at all?
  37. Write a letter to your favorite school teacher. Tell them why their class meant so much to you.
  38. Create a playlist of songs that make you happy. Write about why you included each of these songs. Do you associate them with happy memories? Do they carry a positive message?
  39. Write a list of ways that you can make your life more positive.
  40. Think of one healthy habit that you can do each day and will improve your life in the long run.
  41. Write about a big mistake you made, whether it was ten years ago or last week. Write about what you learned from that mistake and what you will do to make sure you don’t repeat it.
  42. What does the word “courage” mean to you? Do you believe that you have shown courage recently? Why or why not?
  43. Think of something that terrifies you. Write about why it terrifies you and whether or not you should be scared of it.
  44. Make a list of reasons why you deserve to be loved.
  45. Create a list of goals you want to achieve. Pick one, two, or three of those goals and plan how you will accomplish them.
  46. Write about a time that you stuck up for yourself or someone else or saw another person stick up for someone else. How did it make you feel?
  47. How often do you compare yourself to others? Who do you often compare yourself to? Write about whether or not you should keep comparing yourself to these people.
  48. If people had to describe you with one of your personality traits, which one do you think they would use? Which one would you want them to use? What do you want to be known for?
  49. Make a list of positive “I am…” statements that you can read to yourself when you are feeling down.
  50. When you’re in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or spend time with others? Write about your choice.
  51. Think of something that you deeply regret. Write about how you can make it right, or if you can’t, forgive yourself and allow yourself to move on from it.
  52. Think about someone who is important to you but is also having a negative impact on your life. Write about what you could say to that person to make a change.
  53. Write a list of your favorite quotes. They can be from a song, a movie, a TV show, a historical figure, a celebrity, a video game, a family member, whatever you want, as long as they mean something to you. Write about why each quote is important to you.
  54. What is the most negative thought currently in your brain? Write about what steps you can take to remove that thought from your mind.
  55. Make a list of all the amazing things that happened to you today.
  56. Write about someone whom you see as a role model. Why do you admire them and what do they do that inspires you?
  57. Pick a trait that you’ve always considered to be a negative part of your character. Write about why this particular trait is actually a good thing and not a liability.
  58. Make a list of things that you did right today, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem.
  59. Write about something that makes you proud.
  60. Who is always there for you when you need support? Write about how this person makes you feel and do something nice for them.
  61. Do you think your home is a positive environment? If so, write about why you think this is the case. If not, write about the steps you can take to change it for the better.
  62. What inspires you to be a better person? Why?
  63. What is one negative thing that you can easily eliminate from your life?
  64. If somebody you care about was feeling down, what would you do to cheer them up?

We sincerely hope that you enjoy writing about these journal prompts, whether you choose to write about one or two that stick out to you or make your way down the list and write about all of them! Regardless, if you’re having trouble finding something to write in, check out Nottai’s selection of beautifully designed notebooks and journals! We’re certain you’ll find one that resonates with you.

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