30 Morning Journaling Prompts to Help Boost Your Mood

30 Morning Journaling Prompts to Help Boost Your Mood


Good morning sunshine! Whether you’ve jumped out of bed ready to go or are still waiting for that cup of coffee to kick in, we’re here to inspire you with a few morning journal prompts for your new favorite habit! If you haven’t started a morning journaling habit yet, there’s simply no time like the present. Morning journaling can be life-changing, and a great way to both check-in with yourself and boost your mood.

You’ve probably already heard about the benefits of journaling (spoiler alert: there are a ton!). But every now and then, you might open your journal and find yourself uninspired, staring at the blank page in front of you. Don’t fret, because writer’s block is totally normal — and that's also what we’re here to help you overcome!

A quick refresher for the journaling newbies out there: Taking just a few minutes (literally even just 30 seconds) in the morning to scribble down your thoughts, dreams, and goals can set you up for a day full of wonder, gratitude and success. Morning journaling creates a space for you to work through your emotions and find clarity — brain-dumping all of your thoughts, plans, and goals onto paper is like having a personal therapist that you can access 24/7. 

Once you’ve added morning journaling into your daily routine, you might be ready to dial things up a notch and get to know yourself on a deeper level — and that’s where we come in with a few more profound questions that are sure to help brighten your day.

30 Morning Journaling Prompts to Help Boost Your Mood:

1. What's one thing that always puts a smile on your face, and what can you do to experience it every day?

2. Write down your absolute dream day. What small pieces can you incorporate to your actual normal everyday life?

3. If you didn’t worry about what other people thought of you, how would your day-to-day behavior and routine change?

4. What is the number one thing that derails your motivation and productivity? Is this a daily event or recurring pattern?

5. What are some recurring themes in your relationships (both romantic relationships and friendships) that you can identify?

6. Whenever your life feels out of sync, what steps do you take to realign things? Is this something you can be more proactive about in the future?

7. What is the number one thing that has been weighing on your mind this week, and what can you do today to make progress towards resolving it?

8. List five wildly unrealistic dreams or goals that you have for the near-term future.

9. Is there something in your life that you feel is no longer serving you? How can you reduce it to make space for welcoming new things that will serve you?

10. Write down your bucket list: What are your top 10 dream travel destinations? Why do you want to travel there?

11. Reflect on the past month and determine if you’ve been carving out enough “me time” in your day-to-day routine.

12. If you could only own the material belongings that fit into a single backpack, what would you pack, and why?

13. What challenges are you likely to encounter this week? Is there anything that you can do to get a jumpstart on overcoming them?

14. What is something in the next few weeks that you are really excited about? And how can you prepare for it now to really make the most of it?

15. Using one word only, what is your intention for the day? How do you intend to put this into action?

16. Think back to when you were much younger: How did you envision your life? Have things turned out significantly different than you thought?

17. What new activities, hobbies or projects are sparking excitement in your soul lately? How can you make these a greater priority in your daily routine?

18. List five people that you are grateful are in your life. Afterwards, think about if you would tell them this directly, and why or why not.

19. Think back three months ago — what is one thing in your personal life that you’ve made progress on, and what is one thing that you need to focus more attention on?

20. List three things that are important to you but that are things that you are scared to talk about with loved ones. Why do you think that is?

21. What is one bad habit or constantly recurring pattern that you’ve been aware that you do for a long time? Is there anything you can do to finally fix it?

22. Make a list of five hobbies, activities or new experiences that you’d love to do this year. What is an action step you can take this month to get started?

23. Write ten words that, in an ideal world, you wish other people would use to describe you.

24. What is something recurring in your life that drains you of energy, and what can you do to eliminate or reduce its impact on your daily mood?

25. List ten things that you love about yourself, and for each, a quick reason why.

26. In as much detail as you can, write down a recent dream that you had. Can you make any ties from it to real life?

27. What is the best book that you’ve read lately, and why did you like it so much? Is there someone that would appreciate if you recommended them this book?

28. How do you feel about your work/life balance right now? What is out of line, and want can you do to adjust things to get back to a healthier balance?

29. List five things that you are proud of yourself for.

30. Write a list of the five most exciting moments in your life so far, and why they were so special to you. 

Pro-Tip: If you're ready for a bigger challenge, try using one prompt per day for an entire month-long journaling challenge!

Still feeling uninspired? Don't be afraid to get a little silly! In addition to the journaling prompts above, why not draw some doodles, and let your imagination run wild?! Morning journaling (over a large cup of coffee, of course) is like your personal mental playground, so grab a pen and paper (or better yet, allow us to recommend Tidy Plan’s collection of cute printable stationery), and start your day with a few moments of reflection and intention setting. Who knew something so simple could have such a profound impact on our mental health — it’s worth a shot!

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