All mornings are not the same. We may wake up in a good mood and we may not. A lot of it depends on how we slept, how the last day was, our health, and what we did.
One great way to intentionally have a positive or uplifting start to your day is to do journaling with morning journal prompts.
I've had quite a few mornings where I don't feel up to speed so much. And whenever I've done a journaling exercise, it has helped me feel better.
It depends on what I need. If I am overloaded with emotions, I vent it all out. If I have too many things on my mind, I make a list and express the importance of each. If I am losing sight, I write what I can be grateful for.
So, in this post, you will find morning journal prompts for a variety of purposes, all meant to make you feel better and carry that feeling through the day. Here you go:
Morning Journal Prompts
- List three things that you are grateful for this morning.
- Write down three positive affirmations about yourself for today.
- What are your intentions for the day?
- Describe one thing you love about the morning.
- How are you choosing to practice self-care today?
- Write down an inspiring quote that resonates with you at this moment.
- Write one thing you will do today to make someone's day.
- What negative thoughts do you want to release before starting this day?
- Identify one thing you want to focus on improving today.
- Describe your favorite morning ritual and why it brings you joy.
- Write about something beautiful you saw yesterday and how it made you feel.
- List three things you have accomplished recently.
- Write about someone you feel grateful for this morning.
- Write down the choices you will make to stay present and mindful today.
- Write a random act of kindness you want to do today.
- Write about something that has been inspiring you lately.
- Take a moment to reflect on the positive aspects of yesterday.
- What are your hopes for today?
- Write three things, big or small, that you achieved yesterday.
- What is your goal for today?
- List three qualities you appreciate about yourself.
- What is one worry that you want to let go of today?
- Write down one activity you will do today to connect with nature.
- Reflect on the best part of your morning so far.
- Who do you want to be today?
Morning Journal Prompts to Feel Better
- How are you feeling in this moment?
- Write yourself a letter validating all of the emotions you feel.
- What is something that has been troubling you lately? What do you need to move forward?
- Write a letter to yourself reflecting on all that you have overcome through the years.
- What are you proud of in your life?
- Freely imagine and write about how you want your life to be.
- Write about something from your past that has been holding you back emotionally, and visualize letting go of its burden.
- Envision a future where all your troubles are gone. Express how you would feel.
- What are some boundaries you need to set in your life to feel happier?
- What is something that helps you feel better when you're down?
- Think of a time when you felt at peace. Describe what it meant to you.
- Find three things you are still grateful for despite the difficulties you're going through.
- List 5 little things in your life that support you every day.
Morning Journal Prompts For Self-Reflection
- What is one thing you can do today that will make you feel great?
- What clothes do you love wearing and feel good in?
- What do you love about your mind?
- What do you love about your body?
- What do you love about your personality?
- What are the 5 things that your past self would love about your current self?
- What is a challenge that you have overcome?
- What makes you unique? How can you use this uniqueness more in your life?
- What would you do today if you loved yourself?
- What’s a commitment you can make to yourself to love yourself every day?
- What did you love to do as a child? How can you bring more of that into your life?
- What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
- What natural gift would you most like to possess?
- If you were given $1 million that you had to spend on yourself within a year, how would you spend it?
- How would you like to be remembered?
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