New Year January Journal Prompts To Start The New Year Right!

New year, new you, new journal prompts! I love starting the year on the right note and making it a priority to spend lots of time working on self growth and improving myself. And I know so many others relate to that sentiment. And journaling is one of the best ways I firmly believe to work on bettering yourself. So today I am sharing a huge list of New Year January journal prompts to help you start the new year right!

Before we get into these January journal prompts let’s quickly chat about how journaling helps you out with your self improvement and growth and then tips for daily journaling. So that you can make journaling apart of your daily routines this month and the rest of the year.

So how does journaling help improve yourself?

  • Journaling helps to organize your thoughts.
  • Journaling gets your brain working and getting creative which can lead to new ideas.
  • It can help you visualize your dreams. 
  • Journaling can reduce your stress and anxiety.
  • Self discovery journal prompts can help you find how to improve yourself and your life. 

Tips for daily journaling:

  • Make it a part of either your morning or night routine. Whichever routine is the most stable for you and doesn’t change often.
  • Keep your journal somewhere visible (like your nightstand) so when you see it you remember.
  • If possible set a timer on your phone for the time of the day you prefer to journal.
  • Make journaling it’s own little routine. For example, if you journal in the morning make it a routine to grab your journal, make your coffee, and then sit in the same quiet place to journal.

Now that we have gone over the importance of journaling and how to start daily journaling let’s get into these New Year January journal prompts ideas list!

January Journal Prompts To Start The New Year Right!

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January Journal Prompts To Start The New Year Right!

New Year Journal Prompts To Use:

  • What can you do this year to be happier?
  • What areas of time management do you want to work on?
  • I am happiest when ____?
  • What could I do to be healthier?
  • How do you feel about last year?
  • What are you grateful for?
  • What character traits do I admire the most in others?
  • When do I feel the most confident?
  • What 5 parts of your life would make you happy to improve?
  • Talk about what is scaring you the most about this year.
  • How do you track your productivity?
  • Name some things in life that inspire me. 
  • What habit do you need to stop doing?
  • Am I living my life to it’s fullest right now?
  • Make a list of 10 things you really want to get done this month.
  • What does a productive day look like to you?
  • Make of a list of what you need to let go of.
  • Who is my biggest role model and why? 
  • What do you want to do more of in your life?
  • Where do I see myself in 6 months?
  • What are some goals you did NOT achieve last year?
  • When do I feel the most confident?
  • What do I want to accomplish this year?
  • If you were fearless for one day what would you try?
  • What is motivating me today?
  • How do you track your habits?
  • Do you have weekly routines that you stick to?
  • List 5 things about myself I am proud of. 
  • What do you do each day to stay organized?
  • What is something you are really proud you overcame?
  • How do I take care of myself?
  • What does my inner thoughts say about me? Do I like what they say?
  • What emotions do I prioritize?
  • Which good habits could I add to my life?
  • What is a new skill I want to learn this year?
  • How could I manage my money better?
  • What could I do to further my knowledge/education this year?
  • What does my healthiest self look like?
  • If I could easily switch to a new career what would it  be?
  • How do I define success in my life?       
  • How hard am I willing to work for my dreams?
  • What am I going to do this month to get closer to my dreams?

Half way through the list! Remember to pick the journal prompts for January that call to you the most! And that you think will help you better yourself this month in ways that will last for the year.

  • What 5 parts of your life would make you happy to improve?
  • How can I make changes this year to better my life?
  • What habit do you need to stop doing?
  • How I can grow from lessons I learned last year?
  • What parts of my life would improve/change if I was more confident?
  • What is my biggest failure in life?
  • Talk about the things you are most excited for this year.
  • What thing do I consider my biggest accomplishment?
  • If I could tell my younger self one thing what would it be?
  • Am I settling for less than I deserve?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Talk about what your dream life would look like at the end of the year.
  • What motivates me to keep going?
  • How have I grown from past mistakes?
  • What am I afraid of doing?
  • What passions do I want to focus on this year?
  • Talk about the things in life that challenge you right now.
  • How would I describe my work ethic?
  • How do I want to spend my spare time this year?
  • Do I use screen time to better myself? How could I if I don’t?
  • What does my perfect day look like?
  • What could I do to make those perfect days happen more?
  • Do I focus on being busy or being productive?
  • What does my morning routine look like for this year?
  • Talk about something you wish you had done more of last year.
  • What am I using my energy on?
  • What do you want your legacy to be?
  • What’s one thing I could improve about myself this month?
  • What is the most interesting part of me?
  • If I could tell my future self one thing what would it be?
  • What do I want to look back at this year and think?
  • How can I start prioritizing my mental health?
  • How do I want to feel about myself?
  • What things can I start saying no to, to make myself happier?
  • If I only had one year left to live what would I do?
  • What is a short term goal I believe I can achieve?
  • How do I overcome daunting obstacles?
  • What makes someone else successful?
  • Am I happy with the direction my life is going?
  • How would I handle it if I had unlimited money?
  • How can I get out of my comfort zone this year?
  • What is a unique trait that I admire about myself?
  • What am I in control of in my life and what am I not in control of?
  • If you were guaranteed success what would you do with your life?
  • What are of my life do I feel the best about and what are the worst?


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