Daily Journaling Prompts for May 2018

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Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day in May! 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 people doing our Page Per Day Challenge.

Some days are the same each month:

At the beginning of each month we write our goals for the upcoming month. Even if you did this earlier in the year, things change so it’s a good idea to re-set and update your goals each month. We also write what we are looking forward to this month.

Mid-month we see what progress we’ve made. This is a chance to jump-start any goals that have slipped off your radar and regain focus.

At the end of the month we write about good things/ favorite moments for the month, and evaluate our goals progress to see what still needs work in the upcoming weeks.

All the other days have new journaling topics and writing prompts!

The theme for this month is your best self. This month we will focus on ways to help you be the best version of yourself you can be.

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: Imagine your best self. Write a detailed description of what this would be. What would you look like? What would you do? Who would you spend time with?

4: Are you your best self physically? What could you do to improve your physical health and fitness?

5: Are you your best self mentally? What could you do to improve your mental health?

6: Are you your best self emotionally? What could you do to improve how you handle, process, and express emotions?

7: Are you your best self socially? What could you do to make more friends and have higher quality friendships?

8: Are you your best self in your close relationships? What could you do to improve your relationships with your loved ones?

9: Are you your best self spiritually? What could you do to increase your spirituality?

10: “When I write a poem, I go into a state of self-forgetfulness, and something higher takes over; I like to call it my best self.” Ben Okri Is there anything you do that causes you to focus so much you go into a “state of self-forgetfulness?” How does this activity make you feel?

11: Are you your best self in your work? What are some ways you could improve?

12: Is your work important to you? Do you feel passionately about it? Why or why not? If not, what could you do to feel more passionate about your work?

13: Today is Mother’s Day in the USA! What is your happiest memory of your mom?

14: What are some ways you can show your gratitude to others?

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

16: What are some ways you can achieve more of a mind/ body balance?

17: What are some ways you can achieve more of a work/ life balance?

18: What are some ways you can achieve more of a balance between your inner self and your social self?

19: What are some ways you can achieve more of a balance between learning and doing?

20: “When you write, you write out of your best self. Everything else drops away.” Salman Rushdie What do you do out of your “best self?”

Many people believe part of being your best self is helping others.

21:When was the last time you helped someone? Describe what you did and how you felt.

22: What could you do to help people in your family?

23: What could you do to help people in your social life?

24: What could you do to help people through your work?

25: What are some causes you are passionate about? Why are these important to you? What could you do to help these causes?

26: When was the last time you received help from someone else? What did that person do for you? How did it make you feel?

27: “Forgiveness for one’s self is the only way we can keep going through life and give ourselves the best chance at being the best people we can be.” Yolanda Hadid What are some ways you can forgive yourself?

28: When was the last time you forgave someone for something they did?

29: Now that you’ve had all month to think about your best self, look back at what you wrote on the 3rd. Is this still your image of your best self? Has your idea of your best self changed in any way? What can you do to become your best self, or as close as possible to it?

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

31: 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 for the next month come out on the last Wednesday of each month. Look for June’s DJPs here on Quo Vadis blog Wednesday May 30th!

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