In this list, you'll find plenty of morning journal prompts to get your creative juices flowing. Start your day with gratitude and intention by reflecting on yourself. Amidst all the chaos, we cannot control what we cannot control. There are many outside forces there to challenge you. We're people, we change day by day with every experience. Get to know yourself a bit. These 100+ morning journal prompts act as a reminder to reflect on today and yesterday and how determine you want to move forward. 

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How Often Should I Journal?

The real answer is: whatever you like, whatever makes you feel like it's a creative, reflective thing, not a chore. To start, grab a cuppa tea or coffee and spend 10 minutes writing in your journal every day. It doesn't have to be a huge chunk of time. See what works for you with these morning pages prompts. If sometimes you don't feel like journaling, that's cool. If you're pinched for time, set a timer - 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, whatever you can spare that morning, pick a prompt, and write whatever you can. Once the timer dings, you can move on to the next task of your day!

Morning Journaling Prompts to Start Your Day

  1. What is my intention for today?
  2. Who inspires me the most?
  3. What are some things that make me genuinely happy? Describe what makes you feel positive.
  4. When was a time I felt hurt?
  5. Where do I see myself in 5 years?
  6. If I could have a magical superpower, what would I pick? 
  7. What are some things that boost my mood? Start writing down as many things as you can think of. You can reflect back on this page when you're feeling down!
  8. Why do I get annoyed? Identify things that set me off and dive into why it bothers me.
  9. How can I practice gratitude today?
  10. What do I love most about myself?
  11. What are my favorite scents/smells?
  12. What are some things that fire up my life right now? Describe what inspires you, what sets your soul ablaze.
  13. Who is my favorite author?
  14. What do I want to do tonight? 
  15. How has my family influenced my personal beliefs?
  16. Is there anything I want to try, change, or add to my morning routine?
  17. I wake up exactly one year from today. What are some things I'd like to do by this exact date next year?
  18. When was the last time I went on an adventure? Start by writing the moment down on paper then describe as much detail as you can remember.
  19. Where's one place in the world I dream of visiting? What does it look like? Why do I want to go there specifically? How long have I been wanting to go?
  20. What is my favorite part of the day?
  21. What's a project I've been putting off for far too long? What's holding me back?
  22. Describe your surroundings. Write down what you see, smell, taste, touch, hear.
  23. What should I focus on today?
  24. What's one lesson I learned yesterday? 
  25. What's one lesson I learned this week?
  26. What's my favorite character of all time? It can be from a book, movie, video game, fan fiction, TV show, etc.
  27. If you had an all-expenses-paid trip for 7 days, where would you go?
  28. How can I feel more fulfilled in life?
  29. What reminder do I need to hear right now?
  30. What calms me down in times of stress? Jot down some things that help you navigate the stress. Music? Lavender? Going for a walk? Calling a friend or family member?
  31. Who do I enjoying spending time with?
  32. What are my favorite words?
  33. Do I believe in second chances? Write out your thoughts.
  34. Where should I go on vacation?
  35. What should be my motto be for today?
  36. What am I looking forward to today?
  37. How can I be a better friend to myself?
  38. Describe your ideal day. 
  39. Who is a teacher that really inspired me? Name the person and describe why they made such an impact on you. 
  40. What's a memory from my childhood that makes me smile?
  41. What's one habit I'm trying to be more aware about?
  42. What's something positive that happened this week? This can be something positive that happened to you, in the news, to a loved one, etc.
  43. What are my favorite books this year?
  44. Is there anything holding me back?
  45. What are my favorite movies of all time?
  46. What's one of my biggest challenges today? 
  47. What is a current goal of mine?
  48. What is one of my greatest strengths?
  49. What are my favorite songs right now?
  50. How do I feel at this very moment?
  51. When do I feel most confident? Create a list of things that really boost your energy and confidence, like you can take on the world. 
  52. Is there anything I'm taking for granted right now?
  53. Who is someone I wish I stayed in touch with?
  54. What's distracting me?
  55. What makes me feel safe?
  56. What's something you could improve?
  57. Who am I closest to?
  58. What will the future look like? Get descriptive. What are your theories? 
  59. What is love? What does it mean? What does it feel like?
  60. What am I grateful for?
  61. What do I need?
  62. What's my dream job?
  63. What's one of the best ideas I ever had? 
  64. If I were to go back to school, what would I study?
  65. How do I want to feel today?
  66. What are some of my favorite things about my current living space?
  67. What's something I didn't get a chance to do last week that I really want to accomplish?
  68. Why am I feeling overwhelmed?
  69. How have I changed in the past year?
  70. How have I changed in the last 5 years?
  71. What advice would I give 8-year-old me?
  72. What's the hardest thing I've ever done?
  73. Who should I reach out to? Who haven't I spoken to in a while?
  74. What's taking up a lot of my time?
  75. How would my family, friends, or someone else describe me?
  76. If I had $10,000 to spend in 24 hours, what would I spend it on?
  77. If I had $1,000,000 to spend in 24 hours, what would I spend it on?
  78. What scares me?
  79. How can I help someone else this week?
  80. How do I experience anxiety? What happens to me, to my body?
  81. What makes me laugh?
  82. If I could travel back in time, what time would I visit?
  83. Do I have a nickname? How did I get it and does it mean anything?
  84. How can you practice compassion toward others?
  85. Am I being true to myself?
  86. What is my relationship with money? What does it look like and how does that play out in my life?
  87. What's something you just want to rant about? Get it off your chest. Write it out.
  88. If I only had 1 year to live, what would I do? How would I spend the year?
  89. Will this matter tomorrow? In a couple days? A week?
  90. What's a quote that really resonates with me?
  91. What do I need to change for the better?
  92. What's my favorite season?
  93. Who was my first crush?
  94. Who was my first celebrity crush?
  95. What enables me to have a good night of sleep? Is it the amount of time, quality, temperature, noise level? Write it out.
  96. What would I like to be remembered for?
  97. Am I the oldest, youngest, middle, or only child? How does that play a part in my life?
  98. If my pet could talk, what would they tell me?
  99. What's my goal for the rest of the year?
  100. What's important to me?
  101. What is the biggest lesson I've learned this year?

100+ Morning Journal Prompts Carmen Varner lifestyle blogger food travel San Diego


Spend a few minutes every morning journaling and giving yourself time to simply be. It doesn't matter if you have a physical journal where you write with pen and paper or if you types things out on the Notes app on your phone. Journaling gives you time to process your thoughts, turning them from a tangle of strings into a beautifully crocheted masterpiece. These morning pages prompts are meant to get your brain moving!

What's the Point of a Having a Journaling Practice?

Pick from this list of morning journal prompts and write from the heart. Do it as an act of self-care, self-discovery. Process your thoughts and what's going on in your life. We are not the same as we used to be. We change with the experiences we go through, the people we surround ourselves with. Add these ideas to your daily mindfulness practice. It can be a positive habit where you focus your energy on yourself. You're writing words from your soul, rather than spending energy scrolling for hours watching someone else's life.