60+ Positive Journal Prompts to Focus On The Good

It's better to be on the brighter side!

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On this blog, I have made lists of journal prompts on all sorts of topics. And I absolutely love it. I have been an avid journaler (is that a word?) for years now and I feel so grateful for all the times it has helped me. Journaling has not only been a fun thing to do but also a lifesaver. I have overcome a lot of problems and stress in my life with the support of my journal writing.

Although journaling can be for various purposes like gratitude, mindfulness, reflection, and more, the main purpose of journaling is understanding yourself and building a happier mind.

With positive journal prompts, you'll be able to help yourself look to the brighter side of your life, be optimistic, and shape a perspective that seeks the good in situations. In this sense, they are quite similar to gratitude prompts. I hope that these prompts will carry you to better days and create a life that you love.

One key ingredient is to have a dedicated journal. You can opt for a physical journal or use an app like the Gratitude app that comes with hundreds of prompts already.

With that, here are your positive journal prompts:

Positive Journal Prompts

  1. Look around and list 5 things that help you in your day-to-day life.
  2. What is something that you can do today that people 30 years ago couldn't?
  3. List 3 positive affirmations for today and what they mean to you.
  4. Think about the people you don't know who help make your life easier.
  5. Take a moment to reflect on the positive aspects of yesterday.
  6. What are your hopes for today?
  7. List three qualities you appreciate about yourself.
  8. Describe one thing you love about the morning.
  9. What do you love about your life?
  10. Think about a time when you overcame something difficult with your strength and courage. How does it make you feel about yourself?
  11. List three things you have accomplished recently.
  12. Write about someone you feel grateful for today.
  13. Set an intention for today that aligns with your broader goals and dreams.
  14. Identify a positive quality in yourself that you want to radiate today.
  15. How do you want people to remember you?
  16. What are you grateful for today, no matter how big or small it may seem?
  17. What are you looking forward to in the near future?
  18. List 3 things about someone you love that you're grateful for, and write down how they enrich your life.
  19. Write about a time when you laughed uncontrollably.
  20. What is the best gift that you have ever received?
  21. Write about something good that you made happen recently.
  22. Write about a movie that touched your heart.
  23. Is there something that's bugging you? Imagine if a friend was going through the same. What would you say to them?
  24. Which aspect of your health do you feel grateful for in this moment?
  25. Write about someone you enjoy spending time with.
  26. Write about an achievement that you are proud of.
  27. Write about a recent improvement in your lifestyle.
  28. Write about a recent experience that touched your heart.
  29. What is something that made you laugh recently?
  30. What do you like about your town or city?
  31. Do you consider yourself an optimist? If yes, describe how you became one. If not, which parts of you can you work on to be more optimistic?
  32. Write about a quality in yourself that you really appreciate.
  33. Write about a strong life value that you live by.
  34. Write about one positive thing that happened today.
  35. What is something that you love about nature?
  36. Write about a song that makes you feel happy and optimistic.
  37. Write about something you enjoy doing.
  38. Write about a life lesson that has helped you.
  39. Did someone recently smile or laugh because of you? How did that make you feel?
  40. Write about a time when a loved one did something special for you.
  41. Write about someone who has helped you through tough times.
  42. Look around you and find something that you can feel grateful for, no matter how small.
  43. What is something that always gives you happiness?
  44. Express gratitude for how you've grown and developed through the years.
  45. Take a moment to appreciate a fond memory that always brings a smile to your face.
  46. Express gratitude for a time you achieved a goal with your willingness and effort.
  47. Describe a time when you helped someone out and how that made you feel.
  48. Write a gratitude letter to someone who has been your well-wisher.
  49. What are some great words that you read recently?
  50. Write about a holiday that you excitedly wait for.
  51. Write about a TV show that you love.
  52. What is one positive thing that you can say about today's weather?
  53. Express gratitude for 3 little things that you might have taken for granted.
  54. List 3 good things you have now that you didn't have five years ago.
  55. What are you looking forward to this week?
  56. How can you make this week better than the last?
  57. Write about someone who was kind to you recently.
  58. Write about a part of your life that you find fun.
  59. Write about a helpful piece of advice you found recently.
  60. Write about a time when you visited a new place and how it felt.
  61. Write about the things that help you comfort yourself in cold weather.
  62. Write about the things that help you comfort yourself in hot weather.
  63. List 5 things in your bedroom that you are grateful for.
  64. List 3 things that help you feel comfortable.
  65. Write about 3 things that help you stay clean and fresh.
  66. What does your dream life look like?

Continue Reading: 120+ Daily Journal Prompts for Gratitude, Reflection & More

Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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