Do you want to make morning journaling a regular practice, but aren’t sure how to start?
These 20 morning prompts are the perfect way to journal.
As Anthony Robbins and other teachers say,
“The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of the questions you are asking yourself” Anthony Robbins
Here’s an article I wrote that has lots of good tips on journaling:
You don’t even have to write all of the answers out in your journal everyday. You can choose to write a few of the answers each day.
It’s perfectly fine to read over the list of 20 prompts and answer them in your mind. Use your journal however you’d like. I give you 10 great ideas later in this article.
There really are no serious rules to journaling. The best thing is to make it simple and enjoyable, so you’ll want to keep up this new practice.
Here Are 20 Morning Journaling Prompts
- What am I grateful for this morning?
- What went really well yesterday?
- What is something from yesterday I can improve upon?
- What am I proud of about myself these days?
- What am I proud of about a family member these days?
- What kind of thoughts do I want to think today?
- How do I want to feel today?
- What qualities can I work on today?
- What personal goal am I working on these days?
- What is one step I can take today to get me closer to that goal?
- What affirmation can I repeat to myself today?
- What is one thing I’ve been hard on myself about?
- To turn this self criticism around, what compliment can I give myself?
- What am I grateful for about each family member and friend?
- How can I be kinder to the people around me today?
- Picture myself one year from now. What do I look like?
- What accomplishments will I have achieved a year from now?
- What accomplishments will I have achieved in five years?
- What am I looking forward to in the day ahead?
- What can I do to make it a great day?
Daily Printables Are An Easy Way to Journal
Another way to journal is to print out and to use my pack of daily printables. It’s the same idea as a journal, just in pretty paper form. You can purchase them here.
What’s nice is you can purchase them once and then print them out as many times as you’d like.
Just like answering the journal prompts above, these printables can help you:
- Get to know yourself better.
- Reprogram your subconscious mind.
- Become kinder to yourself. (Which results in being kinder to everyone.)
- Focus on the positive.
- Gain confidence.
- Become a more peaceful person.
- Become a more grateful person.
- Reach your goals.
One of the reasons these daily printables are so effective is because they are meant to be filled out for a few minutes each morning and each night. Our days can be so hectic. But, we all have a few moments when we wake up and right before bed to ourselves. It’s the perfect time to begin shifting your mindset.
The set also includes sheets on: Self Love, Affirmations and Gratitude.
10 Creative Ways To Use Your Daily Journal
- Use your journal as a gratitude log. Everyday, write 10 things in it you’re grateful for. Once a month, write 100 things in it you’re grateful for.
- Use your journal like a diary and every night document all the events from your day. A friend of mine who is in her 80’s and has been doing this all her life. I can’t help but think what a beautiful book she’ll leave her children someday.
- Write a quick love letter to one part of your body every day.
Just think how critical many of us have been all our lives about our bodies. You can turn this around. Start loving all the parts of you.
Celebrate your uniqueness.
Say thank you for all the amazing work your body does for you everyday.
- Use your journal to capture inspirational quotes and words of wisdom you come across. Then read them often, since repetition is a powerful tool to becoming happier.
You can read this article here to learn more about repetition:
- Use your journal as a goal planner. Write out all the details of your short term and long term goals.
A secret to reaching goals is to visualize yourself accomplishing each step. You can even draw a stick figure of yourself accomplishing each step to help your mind focus on it.
Besides visualizing your goals, another secret to accomplishing them is to add a lot of passion and feeling to them. When you visualize your goal, for instance, really connect with what this goal means to you. Think about your ‘why’.
FEEL what it’s going to feel like when you achieve it.
- Use your journal as a place to keep all of your affirmations.
- List negative beliefs you want to change and keep a log of your progress.
- Script your days in your journal. This is a powerful way to use your imagination.
There’s all different ways you can script your day. I’ll show you one here that involves your future self.
First, spend a few minutes thinking about your future self. What does she look like? How does she think? How does she act? What has she accomplished? Etc. Write this all out in your journal.
Then, each morning write your to do list for the day in the journal. And then picture your future self carrying out the steps.
How would she go about doing everything that’s scheduled for the day? The more details you visualize, the better. What qualities does she have that you can begin emulating?
- Use your journal to write what advice your future self would give you each morning.
- Use your journal in this creative way: Imagine Oprah stops in every morning to give you her advice for the day. Write down the inspiring, motivating words she would tell you.
12 Inspirational Quotes to Get You Started Journaling
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
“As there are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.”
William Makepeace Thackeray
“Journal to awaken your mind and transform your life.”
“Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are.”
Carolyn V. Hamilton
“Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time.”
“With the new day comes new strengths and new thoughts.”
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.”
“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”
T. S. Eliot
“All you need is a plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale
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