31 Journal Prompt Ideas For January

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Happy New Year 2019 everyone. Days do really seem to fly don’t they? Hope each and every one of you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the long holidays with family and friends.

I am glad I took some time away from the blogging world. While I was away, I managed to declutter my workspace, closet and I can say the whole house. I am now in the process of clearing all unnecessary files and photos from my laptop and mobile.

31 Journal Prompt Ideas

Looking forward into the New Year, I am someone that loves to journal. It helps me to not only relieve stress but reflect on how far I have come. Journaling also helps me to understand myself better and stay more focused in my life.

I know many of you out there simply love journaling. Whether it’s bullet journal or the old school method, jounaling does give some sort of comfort in our daily lives.

Journal Prompts Ideas For January 2019

I will share a monthly journal prompt series beginning this month until the end on the year. Most of it will be short prompts to help you reflect on life. If you are blogging based on theses prompts, do let me know. I would love to include your post urls in my future posts.

Total there will be 31 Journal Prompt Ideas For January, which means you get to focus on one prompt idea per day. I will try to divide those prompts with a different theme each week.

Week 1 Journal Prompt Ideas – Goals

  1. List down 10 personal goals for 2019.
  2. 5 things that you are looking forward to in 2019.
  3. Write 10 business, career or blogging goals for this year.
  4. What are your top priorities for 2019?
  5. Describe how you imagine 2019 would be like for you.
  6. What are the habits that you want to get rid of?
  7. List down your financial goals for this year.

Week 2 Journal Prompt Ideas – Reflect

  1. How did the events of 2018 affect your life?
  2. Summarize 2018 in 3 paragraphs
  3. List down 5 things you wished you did in 2018?
  4. Which was your most favourite day in 2018?
  5. Who or what inspired you last year?
  6. Make a list of the things that made you smile last year.
  7. How were your emotions for the whole of 2018?
31 Journal Prompt Ideas For January 2019

Week 3 Journal Prompt Ideas – Inspiration

  1. List the things you wished to do this year.
  2. What are the new things you wish to give a try this year?
  3. Name the one big step you are going to take in 2019
  4. What do you wish to cross out from your bucket list in 2019?
  5. Describe the type of positivity that you plan to spread this year.
  6. How do you plan to increase your income this year?
  7. List down5 inspirational quote that keeps you motivated

Week 4 Journal Prompt Ideas – Random

  1. List 10 things you really need to buy.
  2. How do you plan to stay healthy all throughout the year?
  3. What biggest challenge you wished to overcome this year?
  4. Describe your first success story of 2019.
  5. If you could change something right now, what would it be?
  6. What is taking the most space in your mind right now?
  7. Where is the one place you want to visit this year?
  8. The one song that you feel should be dedicated to you
  9. Write about something that made you feel so grateful in January.
  10. Summarize January 2019.

As usual, after you have completed this compilation of 31 journal prompt ideas, spend some time to read back all of your answers. Believe me, after reading it you will get a much clearer picture of your 2019 journey.

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I believe a journal or a planner is a great tool to achieve your personal goals and at the same time helps you to be more motivated and organised. I would be lost without a journal and planner by my side.

Happy New Year 2019

I will like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year 2019. May all your dreams, goals and wishes come true.

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  1. Blanca says:

    These are fantastic writing prompt ideas. It can be so helpful to get things down on paper…it helps turn ideas into goals and keep us focused. Wishing you an amazing 2019. Thanks for the ideas.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Happy New Year to you too Blanca πŸ™‚ And hope these ideas will help you achieve your goals.

  2. What a great collection of topics! These would all be so useful to recognise your values, ambitions and so much more. I might even do this with the kids too. Mindset and direction are so important!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you, Dani. I hope you and your kids will enjoy completing the prompts πŸ™‚

  3. I love this!! Journaling is such a lost coping skill having these prompts handy well definitely make it easier to get started.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Hi Airel, glad that you like those prompts. Hope you will enjoy journaling each of those prompts.

  4. I woke up this morning, thinking that I should pick up my journal again! Those are wonderful prompts, thank you!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Just the right timing then πŸ™‚ I hope you would enjoy journaling based on all these prompts.

  5. First of all happy new year to you. Definitely when you set you goal you will never go wrong in fulfilling what you want in life.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Happy New Year to you too Jack πŸ™‚ Yes it is very important to set goals.

  6. These are fantastic and I’m actually going to bookmark them because I really want to keep my mind rolling as we bring in this new year! These are pretty thought-provoking and I think they’ll definitely be useful for me! THANKS!

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are most welcome Tiffany. Hope you will enjoy journaling all these prompts πŸ™‚

  7. I am going to have to borrow some of your props. I mean well when I set out to journal. But meaning well and seeing a blank page is a whole different thing, lol.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Go ahead and borrow them all….lol That blank page part sometimes gets me too. That’s why I always have a set of monthly prompts on standby πŸ˜€

  8. Monidipa Dutta says:

    These prompt ideas always work for me. However, I inspiration is the most important thing that counts in because that is the thing which most people lack.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Exactly, at times it is just not easy to feel inspired.

  9. Happy New Year! Best wishes!
    I love your props, so cute and useful

    1. karenmonica says:

      Happy New Year to you too Lyosha πŸ™‚

  10. alison says:

    Great ideas for keeping a journal, goals and looking back on what worked and didn’t so you can plan for a new year. Love this idea. I need to incorporate this into my schedule

    1. karenmonica says:

      Definitely, its always good to keep a journal to reflect and motivate πŸ™‚

  11. I am not much into journaling, but I do love writing and blogging, and this would be fun to do. It’s nice to have some topics to write about and some food for thought.

    1. karenmonica says:

      These prompts will make good blog ideas too πŸ™‚

  12. These journal ideas align perfectly with individuals making resolutions for the new year. It not only allows them to make new goals but to also reflect on what did or did not work

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, its always great to create goals and reflect on our progress πŸ™‚

  13. Wow!!! These some really good prompts… not only for journaling but also for self-reflection. Thanks for sharing. 😊

    1. karenmonica says:

      Glad you liked it. You are most welcome πŸ™‚

  14. Andrea says:

    Great way to reflect for the New Year. You learn so much about your self when looking back at what was written in your journal. Thanks for the tips.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, it is always good to reflect to see how far we have come πŸ™‚

  15. These are some wonderful prompts and they will make good ideas for blog too

    1. karenmonica says:

      yes they would make great blog post ideas πŸ™‚

  16. Happy new year from a neighboring country~! Your post give me a writing idea and it’s good~!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Happy New Year to you too Inggrid πŸ™‚

  17. Jennifer Prince says:

    This is such a great idea! And it will be a fabulous keepsake to reflect back on. I hope I can reach my January goals!! πŸ™‚

    1. karenmonica says:

      All the best for your January goals and for the following months too πŸ™‚

  18. I goat a 2019 Goal Planner and Lord know that I’m gonna be stuck to it as I’ve been scribbling down goals, plans etc. Great to do.

    1. karenmonica says:

      All the best in achieving your goals πŸ™‚

  19. These are awesome prompts! I love how introspective everyone is in January…

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you Liz πŸ™‚

  20. Marjie Mare says:

    I am glad you were able to enjoy a few days off blogging and enjoyed the Holidays which went too fast. I truly enjoy your ideas you shared with us. Happy New Year.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, the holidays did fly away fast. Happy New Year to you Marjie πŸ™‚

  21. Thanks for these prompts, will certainly give this a go for a bit of added motivation

    1. karenmonica says:

      You’re welcome and best of luck for the new year πŸ™‚

  22. These are great Journal Prompt Ideas. A very helpful blog for everyone. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you and happy new year to you too Maggie πŸ™‚

  23. Love these! Great little prompts I’m going to write some of these down xx

    1. karenmonica says:

      That’s great. Happy New Year to you πŸ™‚

  24. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    These are great prompts to have with your journal and I am definitely borrowing some of it. Journaling is already part of my life and it is so nice to write your goals for this year, thank for sharing this with us @karenmonica. Happy New Year!

    1. karenmonica says:

      All the best with your journaling and Happy New Year to you too πŸ™‚

  25. Thank you so much for sharing these! I always have the most trouble figuring out what to write about at the beginning of the year. It’s like all my creativity was sapped in November and December.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Glad that I could help with ideas. Happy New Year to you πŸ™‚

  26. Such great writing prompts you listed out here! They could even be repurposed for blog posts if you’re in a pinch too.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes they would make some great blog posts too πŸ™‚

  27. Writing down goals is so important. I try to journal and list my goals every few months. Happy New Year πŸ™‚

    1. karenmonica says:

      That’s great. Happy New Year to you too πŸ™‚

  28. Thanks for this great list of writing prompts. It’s nice to take some time and reflect. I agree with you the holidays seem to have flown by. Wishing you a happy 2019.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, it’s always nice to reflect. Happy New Year to you too πŸ™‚

  29. This post couldn’t have come at a better time! I’m still figuring out my goals for the year, so thank you for the tips.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Good luck with achieving your goals πŸ™‚

  30. I really think that if you write down and plan things this will help you not only visualize it but achieve it, it is such a great reminder.
    Thanks for the tips!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes it’s important to write it down somewhere πŸ™‚

  31. I love to journal but sometimes my thoughts end up scattered throughout the pages. I like how this could keep me organized.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Journaling is the best way to be organized πŸ™‚

  32. I love journaling. I literally write down everything especially my goals. I feel it keeps me organized and it makes it more likely that I will get things done.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I can definitely agree to that πŸ™‚

  33. Wow! Great ideas to get you into the writing mood. I think I might have to use a few of these. Thanks!!!

    1. karenmonica says:

      You can use them all if you like πŸ™‚

  34. I’m still waiting for mine that I purchased online. Definitely great prompts! Best of luck for 2019. Thanks for sharing!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Best of luck to you too πŸ™‚

  35. These are some great ideas for journal prompts. I would love to start my own personal journal. Thanks for sharing.

    1. karenmonica says:

      All the best on starting your journal πŸ™‚

  36. Wishing you all the best in the New Year! Wish I had the time to have a journal… how fun that must be. xo, Suzanne

    1. karenmonica says:

      All the best to you too Suzanne. Journaling is absolutely fun πŸ™‚

  37. We are starting our first journal! Love would to see more picture examples to help

    1. karenmonica says:

      Will try to share those in my future posts πŸ™‚

  38. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    These are great prompt ideas and I will definitely borrow some of these to use on my journaling. Thank you for sharing!

    1. karenmonica says:

      you can borrow them all πŸ˜€

  39. I really like the reflection journal entry idea. While that is something that I did mentally towards the end of the year, I have always found it helpful to write it down to see on paper how far I have come over the past year πŸ™‚

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes it always great to write everything down on paper πŸ™‚

  40. Bindu Thomas says:

    These are some great ideas! I am too late to see this. I am not much into journaling, but I do love writing and blogging.

    1. karenmonica says:

      You can start anytime you want. Its never too late πŸ™‚

  41. Marjie Mare says:

    I love this post and I am saving it to share with my older daughter. I love the prompts.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yeayyy, Happy to hear that. I hope it benefits her πŸ™‚

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