Daily Journaling Prompts & Affirmations for September

Free Printable Journaling Prompts | September 2022

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!

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Daily Journaling Prompts

  1. What do you want to do this month? What are 3 goals you have for September? Think about what you need to do to accomplish them. 

  2. What are you most excited about for the month ahead?

  3. What final things do you want to do before summer is over?

  4. What is the memorable experience you’ve had?

  5. What is something you don’t think you will ever forget?

  6. What has been causing you stress or anxiety lately?

  7. Do you make time each day for self-care?

  8. What are some morning habits you need to ditch?

  9. What is your typical Saturday morning routine?

  10. Do you have a master to-do list?

  11. What are you trying to accomplish before the end of the year?

  12. What struggles have you overcome in your life?

  13. What is a lesson you are grateful to have learned?

  14. What is the best advice someone gave you?

  15. Mid-Month Review: How are your goals for this month coming along? What can you accomplish in the remainder of the month?

  16. If you could be anywhere else in the world, where would you choose?

  17. If you could have a career change, what would you choose?

  18. What is something other people ask you to help with?

  19. What are you proud of right now?

  20. What values do you never waver on?

  21. What were your favorite moments this month?

  22. Today is the first day of fall. What are you looking forward to the most this season?

  23. What is your favorite music to listen to in the car? Why do you like it so much?

  24. What is your biggest life goal you want to achieve?

  25. What do you hope is in your future?

  26. Do you feel like you are on the right track in life?

  27. Write a stream of consciousness entry for this month.

  28. Look ahead to next month: What events do you need to prepare for? What are you looking forward to?

  29. Month in Review: What lessons did you learn this month? 

  30. Month in Review: How did this month go? Which goals did you complete? What do you still need to work on? 

BONUS PROMPTS: This month’s bonus prompts are meant to get you reflecting on your life, writing your answers down in an easy list format can be a fun way to create a journal. You can even get creative if you feel like it and add some photos, stickers, or decorative paper.

  • List 10 things you feel grateful for at this moment

  • List 10 things you got done so far this year that you’re proud of

  • List 10 things on your fall bucket list

  • List 10 of your all-time favorite books

  • List 10 of your all-time favorite movies

  • List 10 of your all-time favorite songs

I used to keep a journal full of lists that I sort of scrapbooked with photos. I haven’t seen it in a long time so I’m hoping that it’s safely packed away in my shed.

Let me know in the comments if you like this idea and I will come up with some prompts and a fun monthly challenge. — How about in December with a focus on the different aspects of the holiday season? Sort of like a Christmas memory journal.


  • I trust in myself and in life. Everything is exactly as it is supposed to be, right now.

  • I release resistance to change and embrace what this new season has in store for me.

  • I am excited to see what new opportunities and possibilities come into my life.

  • I embrace my emotions and I nurture my instincts.

  • I surrender the struggle.

  • I radiate confidence in all that I do.

  • I am rooted and grounded.

  • I start each day with a grateful heart.

  • All is in divine order. I am well.


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Look for the new daily journaling prompts on the last Monday of each month.


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.

  • To be honest, my go-to pen is a simple, classic black Bic but when I want something a little fancier I use either use these Muji Gel Pens or these Micron Sakura Pigma.

  • Get creative with your journaling and add some Washi Tape, Stickers, or if you’re artistic you can draw your own doodles.

  • 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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