Think about your favorite things to write about in a journal. Some people might like to write about their day-to-day experiences, others might prefer to document their thoughts and feelings. However, there are plenty of things to write about in a journal – things that can be more interesting and engaging for readers.
In this blog post, we’ll provide some tips on topics you can explore in your journal, as well as some ideas for how to make your writing more interesting.
Things to write about in a journal for fun
1. Your favorite memories
2. Things you’re grateful for
3. Times when you’ve felt really happy
4. Plans and dreams for the future
5. Why you like the things you like
6. What made you smile today
7. A funny story that happened to you recently
8. Something that made you angry or upset
9. A time when you felt proud of yourself
10. What you’ve been thinking about lately
Deep things to write about in a journal
11. Your biggest fears
12. What you believe in
13. How you’re feeling today and why
14. The best and worst moments of your life so far
15. The people who have had the biggest influence on you
16. Your hopes and dreams for the future
17. What makes you happy
18. What makes you sad
19. Your biggest achievements
20. Things that are worrying you
Positive things to write about in a journal
21. What went well today
22. Something you’re proud of
23. A goal you achieved
24. A new skill you learned
25. A random act of kindness you did
26. A time when you helped someone
27. A time when someone helped you
28. Something you’re looking forward to
29. A place you’d like to visit
30. An experience you’d like to have
Personal growth things to write about in a journal
31. A bad habit you want to break
32. A fear you want to face
33. Something you procrastinate on
34. A goal you’re working towards
35. A character trait you’d like to change
36. How you’ve changed over time
37. The things that are holding you back
38. Your biggest insecurities
39. The things that make you unique
40. The things that make you happy
Creating things to write about in a journal
41. Draw or paint a picture
42. Write a poem
43. Write a song
44. Brainstorm ideas for a story
45. Write down your dreams
46. Create a bucket list
47. Make a list of things you’d like to learn
48. Write about someone you admire
49. Do some creative writing exercises
50. Draw a map of your favorite place
Journaling ideas for kids
51. What I did today
52. My favorite thing that happened today
53. Something that made me sad today
54. Something that made me happy today
55. The best part of my day
56. The worst part of my day
57. Something I’m looking forward to
58. My favorite toy
59. My favorite food
60. My favorite animal
What to write about in a journal for mental health
61. How you’re feeling today
62. Why you’re feeling that way
63. Things that make you feel better
64. Things that make you feel worse
65. Triggers for your negative emotions
66. Coping mechanisms that help you
67. A time when you felt really good about yourself
68. A time when you felt really bad about yourself
69. Your biggest accomplishments
70. Your biggest goals
Things to write about in a journal for school
71. A problem you’re having with a subject
72. Something you don’t understand
73. Something you want to learn more about
74. An experiment you did
75. Your favorite field trip
76. A book you’re reading for class
77. An essay you’re writing
78. A project you’re working on
79. A presentation you’re preparing
80. Your goals for the school year
Tips for making your journal more interesting
1. Use different colored pens or pencils.
2. Write in a different location each day.
3. Try writing at different times of the day.
4. Keep a dream journal and write down your dreams when you wake up.
5. Make lists of things like your favorite books, movies, songs, etc.
6. Write about your day in detail.
7. Write about a problem you’re having and try to come up with solutions.
8. Use different prompts each day or week to help you brainstorm ideas.
9. Keep a gratitude journal and write down things you’re thankful for.
10. Brainstorm ideas for stories, poems, or songs.
11. Draw pictures or doodles in your journal.
12. Paste in things like ticket stubs, leaves, or other mementos.
13. Write down quotes that inspire you.
14. Use your journal as a place to vent your frustrations.
15. Be honest with yourself and don’t worry about what other people will think.
In closing, remember that a journal is for you and no one else. Write about whatever you want, whenever you want, and however, you want. There are no rules, so go ahead and be creative! And if you’re ever feeling stuck, just refer back to this list of journaling ideas.