272 Journal Prompts...and Counting

Looking for inspiration?  Use the journal prompts below when you need some ideas to get your journaling juices flowing! 

A journal prompt is simply an idea to help you get your writing started.  As you read the prompts below, stop when you find a topic that grabs you and begin to write.  Don't feel restricted by the topic!  Let your pen take over and follow where it will lead...

Every week, you'll find a new journaling prompt on this page -- so check back often!   And view earlier journaling ideas here.


New Prompts added weekly!
Here are the Most Recent Journaling Prompts:

Journal Prompt #272 - The Blame Game

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Discuss this with your Journal: Procrastination is just a fancy name for Fear.

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Journal Prompt #271 - Pick A Prompt

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Oct 03, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Pick A Sentence And Use it as a Journaling Prompt!

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Journal Prompts #270 - Love, Love Changes Everything

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

Identify something that you love, whether it's a person or thing. Something that you love deeply, with a love that includes both mystery and a feeling of eternity. Something like your child, or the sky, or traveling, or your home, or playing the piano. Journal extensively about it. Describe the object of your love and also describe the sensation of love within you. Again, take more than enough time to do this journaling. You may even want to reserve a Love Section in your journal. #WriteON!

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Journal Prompts #269 - Don't Ignore...Do Explore!

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 @ 12:29 AM

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Journal Prompts #268 - Where Are You On the List?

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Sat, Sep 06, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

When you create your next 'To Do' List, spend some time reviewing it. Where, if anywhere, does your "Me" time show up on your list? Have a discussion with your Journal about this unhealthy situation and get it on the list. The closer to the top the better. 

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Journal Prompts #267 - Who's Life Are You Leading?

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @ 01:28 PM

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Journal Prompts #266 - Live A Life Most Curious!

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 01:49 PM


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Journal Prompts #265 - Back to School Sale

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Sit down with your Inner Children and have a conversation with them about starting the new school year. Focus on their Feelings.

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Journal Prompts #264 - What's the Fame in Your Name?

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Aug 08, 2014 @ 01:13 PM


 When you figure out what your Positive Energy Name is, bring it to your Journal and ask him/her to show you what the words are worth to you and the world. #WriteON!  


 Writing is a socially acceptable form of Schizophrenia

~E. L. Doctorow





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Journal Prompts #263 - Who Are You Today?

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Aug 01, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

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