Daily Journaling Prompts for October
Journaling has been a huge part of my life. It started as a way to jot down my feelings when I felt overwhelmed with life. But then it morphed into a daily habit that has changed my life for the better.
Every morning I make my coffee and grab my journal. I make a list of what needs to get done with my business. I write down my daydreams. I write down financial goals, for the day and the month.
Then I choose a writing prompt and write a short paragraph, just to get my brain working so I’m ready for the day without the brain fog I was so used to.
Do you know how long this takes me? About 10-15 minutes each morning. That’s it!
Take a minute to look through this month’s journaling prompts. Don’t skip over the ones that will bring out all the feelings. Those are the ones that will help you the most.
Choose ONE prompt each day and dedicate 5-10 minutes to writing your answer. If your time runs longer because you have a lot to write, it’s okay. Keep writing!
Be as creative as you like here…the sky’s the limit!
Daily Journaling Prompts
What do you want to do this month? What are 3 goals you have for October? Think about what you need to do to accomplish them.
What are your fourth quarter plans?
What is your favorite thing about October?
What are you looking forward to this month?
List 10 things that you associate with October. Include photos, stickers, or doodles.
List 5 things you’ve been putting off that you can do this month.
What October traditions are you keeping with your own family?
What are some new October traditions you want to start?
What is your favorite thing to do on days off?
What are some adventures you have always wanted to go on?
What is the most dangerous thing you have done?
What are your biggest fears in life?
What are you always working toward?
What do you never lose faith about?
Mid-Month Review: How are your goals for this month coming along? What can you accomplish in the remainder of the month?
What is a favorite Halloween memory from the past?
List 10 things that you associate with Halloween.
List 10 of your favorite Halloween Movies.
Do you believe in ghosts or spirits? Why?
Who do you think you might have been in a past life? Or who would you want to have been in a past life?
What have been some of your favorite Halloween costumes over the years? Include photos if you have them.
What morning habits help you have a good day?
What does your nighttime routine look like?
Write a stream-of-consciousness entry for this month.
What is the most surprising thing about getting older?
What newer trends do you not really understand?
How will you be spending Halloween this year?
Look ahead to next month: What events do you need to prepare for? What are you looking forward to?
Month in Review: What lessons did you learn this month?
Month in Review: How did this month go? Which goals did you complete? What do you still need to work on?
Look for the new daily journaling prompts on the last Monday of each month.
JOURNALING SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND
Even though you only need a pen and paper, here are some of my favorite journaling supplies if you want to check them out:
I like to use a few different notebooks for journaling but my favorite is this Leuchtturm1917 Softcover. I prefer the squared pages but you can also get the dot grid, lined, or blank formats.
If you would rather use a spiral binding, these notebooks are the best! I love that they come in a three-pack so I always have an extra one on hand. These are also squared format but I think they are available in line and dot grid too.
Sometimes I like to add photos to my journaling and over the years I’ve tried a bunch of different printers. I started out using this Fujifilm Instax Mini but it wasn’t very practical to carry around all the time. Since the quality was so much better when I use my phone for pictures I decided to splurge on the Canon Ivy Mini Printer. It connects directly to my phone through the app and easily prints on 2x3 sticker photo paper that I can add right to my journal page instantly.
I hope today’s post inspires you to pick up your journal and start writing! Here are a few Everyday Journaling Prompts to get you started.
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