30 More Days of Journaling (4th Edition)

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Emma is the editor & creator (and occasionally writer) for The Messy Heads. She enjoys yellow curry, print media, and singing to herself.

Make it a goal to write every single day for thirty days. Get your friends in on it to- text them the prompt everyday in the morning as a reminder for both of you to write today. Share a response as an Instagram caption or a photo & tag us @Themessyheads.

For more journal prompts… 30 Days // 30 More Days //  and even more..

 

Day 1: What is the song you have been listening to most lately? Think about what it means to you, what is your favorite line? What does it make you feel?

Day 2: What have you learned about romantic relationships from personal experience? What about from observing others?

Day 3: Draw 10 objects that would be in your dream house.

Day 4: Write a letter to your future self about what your life is like now.

Day 5: What do you think is the #1 thing you get upset about? Why does it effect you so much? How can you better cope with these situations?

Day 6: Pick one color and write it at the top of your paper. Carry the journal with you throughout the day and make a list of things you see that are that color.

Day 7: Envision a perfect party theme, guest list, playlist, venue, get funky with it.

Day 8: List 3 people you are grateful for and then expand on why. After you write, text or call each of these people and tell them what you wrote.

Day 9: At the end of the day, list all the social encounters you had to have and rank them on a scale of 1-10. Do you notice anything about who drains you? Who makes you feel good? After going through the list, write at the bottom of your paper: I release all energy from these interactions, positive or negative, and am going to sleep with a clean slate.

Day 10: What is something you thought you would never do that you do now?

Day 11: Think about someone who has hurt you in the past. Write a letter of forgiveness to them, but don’t send it. It is just for you.

Day 12: How many times a day do you think you check your phone? Use this page to keep a tally and reflect at the end of the day.

Day 13: Write a short story from the perspective of a character who is completely opposite of you.

Day 14: Write a poem about the stars, but don’t use any celestial imagery or words.

Day 15: Write a love letter to yourself.

Day 16: Think about a food that you love to eat but don’t know how to make. Find a recipe online, and then copy it into your journal in a way that makes sense to you. Simplify ingredients, draw some photos, make yourself a little guide.

Day 17: What is your favorite in-between season? The transition between summer and fall? Fall to winter? Winter to spring? Spring to summer? Write about why you like this transition.

Day 18: Go find something that is hard to write with and write your name 10 different ways. Can’t use a pen or pencil, that’s cheating!

Day 19: Draw a comic strip of your day.

Day 20: Make a list of your “masculine” qualities and then a list of your “feminine” qualities. What are the similarities? What are the differences? Which list resonates with you more?

Day 21: What is the biggest obstacle you have with fully loving yourself? Where does this negative self talk stem from, or why does this trait make you feel inadequate?

Day 22: Write down 50 adjectives to describe yourself.

Day 23: Make up a song to the tune of your favorite song.

Day 24: Go to the 10th photo in your camera role. Make up a story that completely changes the context of the situation.

Day 25: Do some research on your star sign. Enter in your info here.. http://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php and copy down what sticks out to you in your journal.

Day 26: Sunsets or sunrises? Write a short scene for each.

Day 27: Remind yourself of your amazing capabilities and talents.

Day 28: Set an alarm for 4 am. When it goes off, write the first thing that comes to mind in your journal.

Day 29: Would you rather know how to play every instrument or speak every language? Pick one and then tell a story about a day in those shoes.

Day 30: If you could invite 10 people, dead or alive, to a dinner party, who would they be?

 

 

6 Comments

  1. this is great. i’d like to start journaling but never know what to write about. answering questions and thinking about what you’re going to write makes it a lot easier.

  2. Jennifer says

    Yay I love these so much! I hope you’re enjoying your time of social media Em! 😀

  3. I’ll definitely take part here! Ive been taking a glance at the past 3 challenges for too long now, im finally going to do it! Love your ideas and this is the best inspiration that can can ones way – myself.

  4. amazing!!!!
    i have always loved your prompts but i fel like these one really stuck to me
    loved every single one
    so excited to start writing!

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