National Journal Writing Month — Journal Prompts

I don’t usually need any prompts to begin writing, it just comes. Thoughts form in my mind and they just flow out to my fingers and there I am — fingers flying over the keyboard while the thread of the thought continues to spin outward.

Journal Writing Prompts

  1. Did you write goals for 2015? If so, review them and reflect on what progress you made.

  2. On the scale of 1-10 (10 being very positive) what would you rate 2015 in terms of your personal achievement and well being? Write about your rating.

  3. Make a list of experiences you most value or are most grateful for in 2015.

  4. Make a list of what you gained and what you lost in 2015.

  5. What changes, both big and small, than happened for you in 2015?

  6. What was most unexpected in your life in 2015?

  7. What got left undone in 2015 that you still want to accomplish?

  8. What national or local news items had a impact on you this past year?

  9. What do you wish you did more of this past year?

  10. If you had to give 2015 a title, what would it be?

  11. Make a list of your favorites songs, books, and movies for the year.

  12. What were your biggest challenges for the year?

  13. Make a list of advice you would give to other people based on your experiences this year.

  14. Make a list of your dearest friends and acquaintances this year.

  15. Write an unsent letter to your children or significant other about this past year.

  16. Write an unsent letter to political figure about this year.

  17. Write a letter to your future self about this year.

  18. Reflect on how the year started and how it ended for you.

  19. Make a list of questions you have about this year. The questions can pertain to you and the larger society.

  20. Locate a photograph that best represents the year for you, and write about it.

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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