You don’t absolutely need to journal in a BuJo like you would in a diary. It’s fine to stick to productivity and quickly log tasks and goals and due-dates. But often bullet journalists are inspired to expand on those elements and head into deeper topics, by adding a gratitude log or memories pages.
Bullet Journal Prompts to Go Deeper
Some days, you may find it is easy to write in your bullet journal, in fact the words just seem to flow from the pen. Other days, the blank page is so glaringly white that your mind goes blank. That’s where journaling prompts come in.
Here’s a list of 30 bullet journal prompts that are great for a jump start when you’ve just started to journal for self-discovery. I’ll be adding more prompts as time passes:
Questions For Where You Are Right Now
1. What’s your purpose for writing in a journal?
2. What do you want to accomplish?
3. Write about 5 things you want to figure out with your BuJo.
4. What’s something good that happened to you today?
5. Tell about what you wanted to be when you grew up.
6. What’s a place you’d like to someday travel to?
7. Are you happy with your career direction?
8. Who is someone in your life that you’re grateful for?
9. Describe your dream day, from beginning to end.
10. Talk about how you’re feeling right now.
Questions to Figure Out Your Life Goals and Plans
Journaling is also great to figure out what direction you want to go next. It helps you find clarity and discover goals you didn’t know you had. Here are some prompts to help:
1. What is your 5 or 10-year plan?
2. List 10 things on your bucket list.
3. What is something you can do today that helps you reach your goals?
4. Where do you want to be in a year?
5. Where do you want to be in 10 years?
6. What is your absolute dream job?
7. If money were no object, what school would you go to?
8. Describe a to-do list to achieve your biggest goals in life.
9. Write at least one page about ways you can improve your life right now.
10. What do you think has been holding you back from achieving your goals?
Daily Journaling Prompts
These 10 journaling prompts will help you write in your journal daily, especially in the evening, to wrap up the day. You could even write next to related bar or graph trackers:
1. What’s something good that happened today?
2. (morning prompt) What are 5 things you want to do today?
3. How are you feeling right now?
4. On a level of 1-10, how is your anxiety? What do you think is leading to your anxiety?
5. List 10 things you’re grateful for today.
6. What is a mistake you made today that you could do differently?
7. How can you make tomorrow a more fulfilling day?
8. What is one good thing you can do for someone today?
9. Are you happy with your choices today?
10. What is something you can do better tomorrow?