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Are you looking to start the new year with focus, energy, and motivation? Well, here are 31 best January journal prompts to help you gather your thoughts, goals and be ready to tackle the new year. Included is a free January journal writing prompt template.
January journal prompts are essential to help you start the new year with energy and motivation to accomplish a lot more in your life. And also, asking yourself these deep questions helps you think about what you really want to work on during the year to become the best version of yourself.
I also love revisiting the past year and writing down all of my goals and expectations for the new year in my journal. This is because it helps me filter out and focus only on what is most important to me going forward.
For example, I can clearly see my achievements, failures, and what I can do better in the new year.
So, that is why I created 31 best January journal prompts to help you gather your thoughts and write down what you are looking forward to accomplishing starting the beginning of the new year.
Therefore, cozy up, grab your coffee, pen, and writing journal, and get ready to:
- Reflect on the past and new year
- Find yourself
- Find clarity and focus
- Set goals
- Manifest the best version of yourself
31 Easy January Journal Prompts for New Year Motivation
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- Describe your energy in the past year in one word.
- What were your top 3 wins and top 3 challenges/failures last year?
- If you could change one thing last year, what would it be? Also, how would you do it differently?
- Describe your most favorite and worst memory/experience last year.
- What negative aspects of your life will you leave behind in the past year? Also, what positive aspects of your life will you bring to the new year?
- Who were the most supportive people that had your back this past year? Also how did they help you grow?
- What changes will you make in your relationships? Firstly, who are you bringing to the new year? Secondly, who are you leaving behind?
- Write 5 things you are grateful for and 5 things you would like to vent about. (No filter)
- Choose one positive word for the new year that encompasses your intentions and goals.
- What are your top 3 personal goals this year?
- What are your top 3 career/creative/business goals?
- Describe your top 3 health, wellness, and fitness goals this year.
- What are your top 3 financial goals?
- What are your top 3 spiritual goals?
- Describe 3 ways to keep your mental health in check.
- Describe 3 ways you can give back to your community.
- Name 1 way you will push yourself out of your comfort this year to do something that will move you forward.
- What is one trait you’ll change about yourself?
- Make a list of book ideas that you will read/listen to during the year.
- Write down destinations you’d like to travel to. Also, create a specific plan and budget.
- What do you really want to try this year?
- What 3 things can you do to take care of yourself this year.
- Describe what you want to do for your birthday. Also, what would your perfect birthday look like this year?
- Where do you want to live this year? Same place or relocate?
- How do you want your environment/home to look like?
- How do you want to level up? Also, set a 6-month level-up strategy for one aspect of your life.
- What is your ideal morning and night routine?
- Write down 5 verses, songs, or inspirational quotes that will motivate you during the year.
- Where do you want to be in 5 years? Also, create a vision board for your future self.
- Describe your biggest fear and how you could overcome it.
- What are your top 3 goals for January? Also, create a monthly planner.
Free January journal prompt pdf Printable
So, here is a free January writing prompt worksheet that you could fill in the blank. Download below, and take the time to reflect and answer each question honestly.
Last thoughts on January journal prompts for New Year motivation
In conclusion, I hope that the January journal prompts will give you clarity, direction, and the motivation you need to fulfill a lot more in the new year. YOU GOT THIS and I wish you all the best.
Also, let me know what question from the writing prompts spoke to you most in the comments. Aaaand! Let’s be friends by signing up for my newsletter because I can’t wait to chat with you more.