Is your goal this year to keep a journal, or have you been journaling for a while and are looking for new ideas to journal about? These January journal prompts are ideal for you to reflect, imagine and embrace change for the new year.
If you are new to journal writing, read how to start a journal before you start writing with the January Journal prompts.
How to use the January journal prompts.
There are many different ways to journal. I occasionally write the prompt and then start writing. On other occasions, I leave a few blank lines at the top of the page so I can write the prompt after I’ve finished writing. Why I leave a few blank lines is sometimes when I read the prompt, my creativity flows and I am keen to just write.
You could follow the journal prompts in order or simply choose the prompt you wish to write on today. You could even write your thoughts with ideas that flow or a prompt that springs to mind when you read the Journal Prompt.
Another great way to write from Journal is to put all your Journal prompts into a jar and pick a prompt out to Journal from each day. The Journal prompt jar could include Journal Prompts from the January Journal prompt printable and prompts from other months or themes like the reflective New year journal prompts or self-love journal prompts for adults.
31 January Journal Prompts for Adults
- My 2023 goals are …
- The biggest lesson I learnt in 2022 is …
- My top accomplishment last year and how I can use the lessons I learnt to achieve new goals this year.
- 2 habits I’d like to stop and why.
- A quote that motivates me is …What this quote means to me.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accompolishments.Jim Rohn
- I am blessed because of … write down 5 things.
- Three good habits I’ll start this year are. Here are healthy habits to give you some ideas.
- A book I would like to read this year is … because …
- A place I would like to visit this year is … The reason I would like to visit this place is …
- I am excited about my next holiday because…
- I’ve always wanted to try this activity … because …
- These 3 people inspire me because …
- My ideal day would look like this. Write a letter to yourself describing your ideal day. Use your senses to give the letter meaning and feeling.
- This is a challenge I faced and this is how I overcome it. Turn obstacles into Stepping stones to achieve your goals.
- I smile because of this happy moment I had last year.
- I love this time of year because …
- A place I spend a lot of time at is … because… Describe why you spend time at this place and how it makes you feel.
- This is a saying my mother would say to me that brings a smile to my face.
- 5 things I am grateful for today. Here’s a list of things we often forget to be grateful for.
- These are 3 ways I will nourish myself today.
- My word for the year is… this is why I choose this word for the year.
- These 2 things I will work at letting go of this year.
- My perfect morning routine would look like this.
- These are 3 mindful activities that bring me inner peace.
- What boundaries do I need to put in place to achieve my goals?
- These are the sounds I hear this morning as I sit and journal.
- My personal values are. I choose these values because … If you’re unsure of your personal values and how to identify them read ‘How to personal values‘.
- What can I put in place to help me achieve my goal? Write 3 things you can do to help you achieve your goals.
- For me, self-care is … this is how I practice self-care regularly.
- A favourite hobby I had as a child is… My favourite hobby today is… because…
- January has been a good month. These are two things I’m celebrating this month.
Journal Prompts for Personal Growth
Journaling is known to be positive for personal growth and self-healing. Journaling is a great way to express gratitude and write about your worries. One way journaling helps with personal growth is because many people use their journals to track. This article on Why journaling is good for your personal growth shares 25 habits to track.
Here is another list of Journal Prompts – 52 Journal prompts for beginners.