Daily Journaling Prompts for September 2017

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Start of the Steep Trail

Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day in September! This gives everyone some new ideas for journaling, and can help take the pressure off to think of something to journal about every day, especially for folks doing our Page Per Day Challenge.

This month’s theme is about challenges, how you have dealt with them in the past, how you can deal with them now, and how you can come out stronger from them.

1: What do you want to do this month? Write your goals for the month, and think about what you need to do to accomplish them.

2: What are you excited about in the coming month?

3: Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people that are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too. Josh Turner  What does this quote mean to you?

4: Write about a challenge in your life that ended up being a great story to tell later!

5: Write about a challenge that was difficult at the time but you came out feeling stronger for it.

6: Write about a challenge in your life that you came through and ended up happier as a result.

7: Write about a time when you endured hardship.

8: Look at what you wrote yesterday. How did you overcome that hardship?

9: Write about some joys in your life that are only possible because of challenges you faced.

10: Which people in your life have helped you get through challenges? What did they do to help you?

11: What are some challenges other people in your life have faced that you helped them get through?

12: What are some ways you have been able to enjoy your life despite the challenges you faced at the time?

13: What are some things that help you feel more in control when you are facing challenges?

14: Flexibility is a good skill to have to help cope with challenges. What are some ways you can be more flexible?

15: Mid-month review! How are your goals coming along? What can you accomplish in the remainder of this month?

16: Going on with life, it only gets more and more intense as time goes by – and the challenges only multiply. Martha Reeves What does this quote mean to you?

17: Think about challenges you faced when you were younger. Do you feel they were more, or less, difficult than challenges you face now?

18: How has getting older helped you deal with challenges?

19: If you could go back in time and talk to yourself while you faced a difficult challenge, what would you tell your past self?

20: If your future self could come and talk to you now, what do you wish they would tell you about challenges you are currently facing?

21: Do you feel like you face more challenges now than when you were younger?

22: Today is the equinox, when the days and nights are of equal length. After this the nights will be longer than the days (in the northern hemisphere). How to you feel about the nights drawing in and winter approaching?

23: Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. Marilu Henner What does this quote mean to you?

24: What are some ways you can manage your stress to help yourself through your challenges?

25: What are some things you can minimize or eliminate from your life so you can focus on your current challenges?

26: List 3 of your current challenges, and what you would like the outcome to be.

27: Now list the steps you need to take in order for your challenges to have the outcomes you want.

28: List the steps in your planner or journal, and plan when you will do the actions required to reach your desired results.

29: What good things happened this month? What were your favorite moments this month?

30: Month review! How did this month go? Which goals did you complete? What do you still need to work on?

The new Daily Journaling Prompts list for the next month comes out on the last Wednesday of each month. Look for October’s DJPs here on Quo Vadis blog Wednesday September 27th!

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