10 daily journal prompts for personal development

10 daily journal prompts for personal development

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Are you looking at ways to improve yourself and go on a journey of self-discovery and improvement? Journaling could be the answer for you. Having journal prompts will help you create a better mindset and will help with reflective thinking. This will create a more meaningful life.

There are so many different types of journals that you can keep depending on what you like. I personally love art journaling. This mixes my love of creativity with words and inspiration to help with growth and development. See my post here on where to get free images for your art journal!

Bullet journals are very popular at the moment or you may prefer to keep a more traditional diary where you write an overview of your day. You’ll also find list journals, weight loss journals, gratitude journals and many more.

One of the main reasons I love journaling is for personal growth and development. Journaling gives me the power to express my thoughts and feelings. It allows me to reflect and make choices that in turn enhance my life and wellbeing.

The journaling series 

I want to start a blog series here on Charlotte Shares all about journaling. I’ll cover things from daily journal prompts to more long term personal development such as creating a 5-year plan and looking at your dream life and where you want to end up. Today’s post is the first in the series which will cover 10 daily journal prompts for personal development.

If you want to go on a journey of personal development it’s important to start small. You need to be focusing on where you are at the moment and take it a day at a time. These 10 journal prompts will help you get a better understanding of where you are at this very moment.

10 daily questions to ask yourself for personal development 

1 – What am I most grateful for in this moment? 

List at least 3 things that you are grateful for and why you are grateful for them?

2 – What is my main intention for the day? 

Write down your daily intention – It could be as simple as cleaning the kitchen or it could be something a little more challenging such as clearing your work inbox.

3 – How do I feel today? 

Are you happy and motivated or are you struggling today? It’s ok to admit how you really feel.

4 – How is today going to be better than yesterday? 

Write down 3 ways that you are going to improve your day from the day before.

5 – How can I challenge myself today? 

Challenging ourselves is one of the best ways to develop. Is there a new skill you want to learn? spend 30 minutes of your day practising it.

6 – What have I struggled with today and how can I do better tomorrow? 

It’s ok to struggle, it’s perfectly normal. Maybe you have struggled with completing your to-do list. If that’s the case then tomorrow you could focus more on time management.

7 – What have I learnt today? 

Maybe you aced a new recipe or listened to a podcast that taught you something. Write it down and celebrate it!

8 – How have I spread kindness and love today? 

Being kind doesn’t cost a penny and it will help with your overall wellbeing and mood. It can be as simple as texting a friend to check they’re doing ok.

9 – Am I happy with how I have spent my day? 

Has your day been worthwhile or do you wish you had been doing something different? Maybe you work a job that you hate so you aren’t happy that you spent all day at work doing a job you hate. Or maybe you love your job and have had an awesome day. Write it all down.

10 – If I could change one thing from my day what would I change and why? 

Think about everything you’ve done during the day. Is there anything that stands out to you that you wish you could do again and do differently?


These 10 journal prompts will help start you on your journey of personal development. As I mentioned above it’s good to start small and think about your day to day and then you can branch out from there. If you have any journal prompts that help you then please share them below in the comments.




  1. June 6, 2020 / 10:56 AM

    I’m a fan of journaling and I like writing out my thoughts and emotions and what I’m currently going through. Thanks for these prompts! I love how they get you take a closer look at yourself.

  2. June 12, 2020 / 12:51 PM

    I love journaling. It so great for making sense of my thoughts, what is going on with the world and a place to feel gratitude. I am lacking motivation at the moment, so these are great prompts to really channel your focus! Thank you for sharing.

    Lots of love, Helen x

  3. June 24, 2020 / 10:07 PM

    Journalling is a great way to understand your thoughts, to become more mindful and truly be grateful for life. Love these journal prompts dear, thank you for sharing.

    Tx. // Tajinder Kaur

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