25 Journal Prompts to Nurture Inspiration

Do you have a journal? Chances are, sometimes, you're a little short on topics to write about. On Writing Abby, I've collected a list of 25 writing prompts for you to use. Absolutely free. Yeah, I know, it's pretty awesome. And did I mention that they're in different categories? 25 Journal Prompts to Nurture Inspiration // Writing AbbyStick around this blog long enough, and you’ll hear me talk about my love for journaling. I think it’s a great way to stay inspired and grow your writing style.

In fact, if you were around the other day, you know that I named “keeping a journal” as one of five ways to curate ideas. So, today, I thought that it’d be helpful to provide some writing prompts to assist you in writing your journal.

I’m going to break up these twenty-five writing prompts into four categories: personal, daily, wish-list, and creativity.

So, let’s get started.


  1. How are you feeling today? Why are you feeling that way?
  2. What are your hopes and dreams? Do you have any plans to achieve them? If so, describe them. If not, explain why.
  3. How is your work/education going? What is bad/good about it and why?
  4. Can you list at least five things that different members of your family like? If so, list them. If not, pretend you’re a journalist (haha, I made a joke!) and interview members of your family.
  5. Who are your friends? How did you meet them, and why are they your friends?


  1. What did you accomplish today? Are you happy with what you’ve done? Why or why not?
  2. Did you get your To-dos done? Why or why not?
  3. What do you have to do tomorrow? Are you looking forward to it? Why or why not?
  4. Are your daily tasks wearing you out, or are you excited to start the day because of them? Why?
  5. What happened during your day? Can you detail everything that happened?


  1. What kind of clothes/fashion do you like? What is your favorite outfit that you’ve put together?
  2. Do you like jewelry? If so, what kind of jewelry do you like and what is your favorite piece in your closet?
  3. Are you saving up for anything? What are you saving up for, and why?
  4. What are your favorite possessions? Why are they your favorites?
  5. What qualities of character do you want to possess? Why do you want to possess them?


  1. What are your hobbies? How did you discover them and why do you like them?
  2. What is your favorite creative outlet? Why?
  3. Do you have a creative project going? If so, describe it. If not, explain why.
  4. Is your creative project causing you trouble? If so, describe the problems. If not, what do you think makes a difference?
  5. Do you have ideas for your current or future creative project? If so, describe them. If not, why do you think that you don’t have any ideas?

And there you have it. Twenty-five prompts to jump-start your journaling session.

I’m hoping these prompts are useful to you. If not, tell me in the comments and I’ll try to come up with something that is helpful.

Tell me, how do you journal? Do you like journaling?



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