What To Write About In Your Journal

If you haven’t read my other post about journaling (“5 Reasons Why You Should Keep A Journal”), I highly recommend you check it out. It explains why I think writing or journaling is important. This post is going to cover, what to journal or write about.

Honestly, you can literally do anything. It’s your journal. Do whatever you’d like. I’m just here to suggest some things to write about if you’re needing some inspiration. Hopefully, some of these are new ideas to you or inspire something completely new!

Here are some ideas and things you can use to write about in your journal:

  • What you did for the day, week, month, etc. (the normal way to journal)
  • Favorite quotes
  • Favorite song lyrics
  • Thoughts about your favorite quotes or song lyrics
  • Memes (I literally print them out and use them)
  • Poems
  • Things you are grateful for
  • Journal prompts/Q&As
  • Creative writing prompts
  • A list of your favorite things
  • Thoughts on a book you have read/are currently reading
  • Thoughts on a YouTube video you watched
  • Goals (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly)
  • Your 5, 10, 20, etc. year plan
  • Movie reviews
  • TV show review
  • Book reviews
  • Any kind of review, really
  • Short formal essays about the topic of your choice
  • Travel entries (destinations, pictures, etc.)
  • Dreams (since we usually forget them)
  • Your own short stories
  • Doodles/sketches
  • 1 sentence thoughts
  • Lists (of literally anything)
  • Jokes
  • Ideas for a blog post
  • Idea/brainstorming maps
  • Letters addressed to your future spouse, children, etc.
  • Special recipes
  • Manifestations
  • Insight on politics, world events, trends, etc.
  • Life tips and hacks
  • Stories, memories, things you love, or literal quotes or dialogue from your favorite people (friends, family, etc.)
  • Wishlists/shopping lists
  • Language learning practice (Some days, I write my journal entries in Korean to practice my Korean and keep up the writing skills)
  • Photos with explainations/captions (like an impromtu scrapbook)

Yay for journaling and writing!

Thanks for reading about my writing and journaling list! I hope you find something that inspires you to write or journal just a little more each day.


i’m Tesi! I know this picture makes me look like a real estate agent but I’m really just a wanna-be filmmaker, cinephile, gamer, bookworm, and writer. Welcome to my lifestyle blog. You’ll get a lot of content on self-care, films, TV, books, and writing but there will be a lot of other things too. Sorry,I have a lot of interests. Thanks for reading!

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