Daily Journaling Prompts for May 2021

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Last month I started a new monthly journaling prompt series here on the blog and it was a big hit so I’m super excited for this month’s prompts.

Once a month I will give you a list of journaling topics for every day. This will give you some new ideas for what to journal about and take the pressure off of trying to find something to write about every day.

Some days will be the same each month. For example…

At the beginning of each month, we will concentrate on setting our goals. Even if you did this earlier in the year, things change, so it can be a good idea to re-evaluate and update your goals each month.

In the middle of the month, we will see what progress we’ve made so far. This is a chance to re-focus on any goals that may have slipped off your radar.

At the end of the month, we will take a look back and write about the good things & favorite memories from the month. We will also evaluate our goals progress to see what still needs work in the upcoming months.

All of the other days will have new prompts to get you motivated!

What’s your word this year? Drop it in the comments and I will add it to the list of themes I’m putting together.


If you’d rather get the prompts on a weekly basis, check out my Instagram account. I post the new prompts for the week every Sunday afternoon.

Ideally, you would journal a paragraph or two about each day’s prompt but don’t feel like you have to. It can be as simple as one sentence or a full page in your journal.

Be as creative as you like here…the sky’s the limit!

Journaling Prompts for May 2021

  1. What do you want to do this month? Write your goals for the month and think about what you need to do to accomplish them.

  2. What are you excited about in the coming month?

  3. Make a list of things you can do every day to help you reach your goals. Exercise? Reading? Writing X# of pages in your book? Communicate directly with someone? What else?

  4. Happy STAR WARS day! May the Fourth be with you! What is your favorite Star Wars movie? (Mine is…. all of them!!! haha… Don’t hate but I really like the prequels. I love the story of Anakin and Padme. 🖤🖤🖤

  5. Happy Cinco de Mayo! Write about a time when you overcame difficulty or had unexpected success.

  6. Today is National Nurses Day. This past year we’ve needed our nurses more than ever before. When was a time when a nurse made a difference in your life, or in the life of someone you love?

  7. What are some things you can do to take care of and pamper yourself?

  8. Make a list of some things you can do in 10 minutes to take better care of yourself.

  9. Today is Mother’s Day in the US. List 10 things you appreciate about your mom!

  10. I feel happy when… What was a time when you’ve been truly happy? What was behind that happiness?

  11. Is there something you’ve been holding against yourself? How can you forgive yourself and move on?

  12. What are your limiting beliefs? Do you have any limiting beliefs about yourself that are holding you back? How can you change your mindset surrounding those beliefs?

  13. Who is in your support system? Spend some time writing about the people that matter most to you. How do they lift you up? How could you support them in return?

  14. Who are the people you look up to? What qualities do they have that inspire you?

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

  16. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” - Albert Einstein. Do you think you are imaginative?

  17. Write about a time in your life when you felt especially imaginative.

  18. Do you feel that journaling helps you? What does journaling add to your life?

  19. What’s your mantra or a phrase that you live by? Write about why you feel connected to it.

  20. Finish the sentence: I believe I deserve… What do you deserve? Are you getting it? How can you make sure these things happen?

  21. How do you set yourself up for success on a daily/weekly/monthly basis?

  22. Is there anything you’ve been putting off for too long? What steps can you take to start moving toward that goal?

  23. Asking for help can be hard sometimes… is there anything that you need help with right now? Who can you ask?

  24. Is there something that you need that you’ve been afraid to ask for? How can you change that?

  25. So many major life events have happened in the past year that you think will have the most impact on your life in the future?

  26. What events are happening now (or recently) that you think will be remembered in history 100 years from now?

  27. Have you learned any lessons throughout this past month of introspection?

  28. What good things happened this month? What were your favorite moments this month?

  29. Look ahead to next month: what events do you need to prepare for?

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

  31. Today is Memorial Day in the US. When we remember those who have died while serving in the armed forces.

Journaling is a powerful tool and it helps us uncover what we need to succeed in our personal and professional lives. If you, like most people, are currently being held back by roadblocks, make sure to use journaling as a way to uncover those roadblocks, form actionable plans, and thrive.


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