Why Mindset Journaling?
I am a big fan of mindset journaling prompts.
Whether it’s gratitude, self-reflection, or goal-setting, taking a few minutes each day for mindset practice can improve your mood, productivity, and mental health.
Of course, caring for our mental health is just as important as exercising to improve our physical health.
Having a positive, open, and energized mindset helps us be happier, more successful individuals in the workplace and our personal lives.
What Do I Mindset Journal About?
Below, you will find over fifty mindset journaling prompts. I grouped them into three categories: gratitude, self-reflection, and goals.
Remember that it is perfectly okay (suggested, even) to repeat these prompts more than once.
By journaling about the same prompt at different points in time, you will be able to see how you have changed and grown.
You can also see what central themes have stayed the same throughout your mindset journey.
TIP: Just choose one mindset journaling prompt daily. Go as deep as you can with it and meditate on it throughout your day!
Gratitude changes the chemicals in our brains to look for positive outcomes and opportunities. By practicing gratitude, you are reminding your brain of all the skills, tools, and resources that it has to work with.
Your mind takes that information and informs the rest of your body that it is not in need, but instead in abundance. Your body stops concerning itself with fulfilling basic needs and becomes energized to pursue more important tasks. Gratitude can be a massive game-changer in your day – I know it is for me!
TIP: Try and push yourself when it comes to gratitude journaling. If you quickly fill one page, then challenge yourself to fill two! If you feel yourself becoming complacent with gratitude, try and list 50 and then 100 statements of gratitude. You’ve got this!
Self-reflection helps us understand who we are and how we interact with the world around us. When we are familiar with how we think, what we want, and how we respond to others, we can better identify our strengths and weaknesses.
There are several personality tests you can take for self-realization practice HERE.
However, the prompts below will also help you get in touch with your inner self and keep you grounded throughout your day.
Frequently setting goals and reflecting on them is proven to increase our chances of realizing them. Did you catch that?
Frequently setting goals and reflecting on them is proven to increase our chances of realizing them.
How cool is that? The more often we visualize the future we desire, the more acquainted we become with the steps to get there.
Goal setting is one of my favorite practices because it’s the most exciting! The future can be anything you want it to be. The sky is truly the limit.
Make sure that you’re dreaming big when you sit down to do your goals practice. Push the boundaries of your comfort zone and make room for the life you will achieve!
What Time of Day Should I Journal?
Most people prefer mindset journaling in the morning to get their head in the right space before beginning their day. I also prefer to journal in the morning, even though I’ve never been a morning person!
If you also struggle with having time in the morning, take a few minutes over the weekend to prep your journal with one prompt per day. This way, you can just flip it open and start writing.
This morning, I was in a big rush to get everything together before my first VIPKID class. However, since I had written down my prompt for the day, I was able to journal for three minutes as I stood at the counter and sipped my tea. Success!
Mindset Journaling Prompts
1. What are you grateful for today? (Fill the page!)
2. Who are you grateful for in your life? Why?
3. How are you grateful for your body? What are you thankful that it does?
4. If life never changed from how it is today, for what things could you always be grateful?
5. For what experiences in the last month are you grateful?
6. What lessons are you grateful to have learned?
7. What habits are you grateful that you have?
8. What things are you grateful for in your home?
9. What are you grateful for in your workplace?
10. What are you grateful for when it comes to your finances?
11. In what ways are you grateful for your childhood?
12. Think about the beauty of nature. In what ways are you grateful to it?
13. How are you grateful to your own heart?
14. What painful experiences make you grateful?
15. Which attributes of yours make you grateful?
16. For which of your weaknesses are you grateful?
17. Think about your life this time last year. What changes are you grateful for?
18. Who are you today?
19. What do you want most? At this moment? On this day? In your lifetime?
20. List your top five priorities in life. Why are they important to you?
21. How do you desire for others in your life to see you? Professionally? Physically? Emotionally?
22. Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?
23. If you could quit your job, go anywhere, or do anything, what would it be? Describe your dream life.
24. What are your biggest strengths? How do you use them every day?
25. What are your most significant weaknesses? How can you improve in these areas?
26. What are the three messages you tell yourself every day? Why?
27. What is true about you?
28. What makes you undeniably happy?
29. What things break your heart?
30. Describe your perfect day from beginning to end.
31. If you could remove one thing from your life, what would it be?
32. If you could add one thing to your life, what would it be?
33. Describe your relationship with money.
34. Describe your relationship with yourself.
35. What are the things that are wonderful about you?
36. In your most ideal, perfect world, where do you want to be in five years?
37. What are the ten things you want to accomplish in the next year?
38. What are the five areas of your life that you are passionate about developing?
39. What are your financial goals this month? The next six months? The coming year?
40. What are some ways you want to improve your health? How can you affect your health TODAY? This week?
41. Think deeply about the legacy you want to leave behind. Describe it.
42. Describe your ideal version of your inner self. How does she behave, react, interact, think?
43. Describe your ideal home. What does it look like, smell like, and how does it feel? Be detailed.
44. What are three things that need to change to live your best life?
45. Think of all the things you want to accomplish this year. Now write them in the past tense. Example: “I have lost 20 pounds and gained muscle all over my body!” “I was promoted and earned enough to take our family on vacation to Disneyland!”
46. Describe your idea of a vibrant social life.
47. If you could do anything with no risk of failure, what would you do?
48. What are five purchases you would LOVE to make this year?
49. What are three things you can do this week to get out of your comfort zone?
50. Write a letter to your future self and congratulate her on all she has accomplished.
Mindset Journaling Pro Tips
Remember not to make mindset practice a stressful activity.
It is an outlet for emotion and a way to ground you in the best version of yourself.
Start with just two minutes and work your way up to ten or fifteen. (Honestly, my best days happen when I dedicate a half an hour to mindset work!)
Whether you are in a noisy space or a quiet one, get in tune with your inner self, and don’t overthink as you write.
Let your consciousness flow through your pen and onto the paper. There are no wrong answers.
This time is for you.
May these mindset journaling prompts guide you in your journey towards gratitude, self-reflection, and achieving your goals!