60 Fun Writing Prompts for When Your Journaling Practice Needs a Shake-Up
Leigh Weingus •
If you see the phrase “fun journaling prompts” and think to yourself, Wait a second, journaling isn’t supposed to be fun, then we’ll stop you right there. While it’s true that journaling is an excellent tool for self-reflection, thought organization, and improved mental and physical health, there’s a lot of room for fun, too.
Further, when we’re too in the weeds with the depth we want journaling to bring to our lives, it can make us dread or resent journaling. That’s why we’re presenting you with 60 fun journaling prompts: Because it will help remind you that there’s a lot of room for joy, laughter, and lightheartedness in journaling, too.
- Who would play the main character in a movie about your life?
- Think about a particularly fun year in your life. What made it so great?
- What do you think the world will look like in 10 years?
- Recall an embarrassing moment from your childhood. Looking back, does it really seem that embarrassing?
- How does writing make you feel?
- What’s the very first thing you do every single morning?
- How would you spend your last day on earth?
- What’s the very last thing you do before you go to sleep at night?
- List the feelings or emotions you experience when you’re laughing.
- Would you rather be tall or short? Why?
- What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
- What’s your favorite object in your bedroom?
- What’s your favorite hobby?
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
- Write about your favorite record or album from when you were a kid. Why did you love it so much?
- Write about your day from the perspective of your pet
- Name someone you look up to. What do you admire about them?
- What’s your favorite animal?
- What’s one thing in your life that always makes you smile?
- If you could change one thing about your town or city, what would it be?
- What’s the strangest/most adventurous thing you’ve ever eaten?
- Write about a recent dream you had—and preferably a fun one!
- When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thought that typically comes into your mind?
- Who in your life really makes you laugh?
- What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
- What’s your favorite sport?
- What do you consider to be your best personality trait?
- What’s your favorite season?
- If you could travel back in time to one decade and live in it for a day, which decade would it be?
- Write about the last movie you saw as if you’re a movie critic. What did you like, and what didn’t you like?
- Describe your favorite room in your home
- Who’s your favorite celebrity?
- What does success mean to you?
- Write about a lesson you had to learn the hard way.
- What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?
- What’s your favorite scent? What does it evoke in you?
- What do you enjoy most about your job?
- Describe your perfect day from start to finish.
- Write about your earliest memory.
- What TV show can you watch over and over again?
- Who is your best friend? What do you love about them?
- What’s your favorite podcast? What do you like about it?
- If you could travel to a planet in outer space, which one would you choose?
- If you could have on super power, what would it be?
- What’s your favorite food?
- What’s your favorite game to play?
- Who do you consider to be the “hero” of your life?
- What’s your favorite color?
- What’s your favorite indoor activity?
- What's your favorite outdoor activity?
- Are you the type to finish a project early, or do it at the last minute?
- Are you an early bird or a night owl?
- If you were to write a book, what would it be about?
- What makes you really trust someone?
- Who is the most interesting person you know?
- If it was your last day on earth, what would do?
- Write about something nice a stranger did for you
- What's the last photo you took on your phone, and what does it signify to you?
- What do you think the world would be like today if cell phones were never invented? Would it be better, or worse?
- What's the most interesting thing you've ever found on the sidewalk?
Why incorporating fun into your journaling practice is so important
We tend to get very serious with our journaling practices, because most prompts are centered on personal growth, processing past traumas and feelings, and working through any issues we're currently facing. While this is important, it’s equally important to make sure you’re incorporating fun, lighthearted journaling prompts that get your creative juices flowing and even make you laugh. That way, your journaling practice will always be something you look forward to. Happy journaling!Want more journaling prompts? Check out these journaling prompts for self-love and these journaling prompts for anxiety.