Daily Journaling Prompts for April 2019

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Two equestrian riders, girls on horseback, in low tide reflections on serene Morro Strand State Beach

Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day in April! 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!

This month is full of quotes! For each quote, write (or sketch) what the quote means to you, if it reminds you of a particular time in your life, or your hopes for the future.

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. What are you looking forward to this month?

2: “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” W. Somerset Maugham

3: “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” Aristotle

4: “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” Henry Ford

5: “There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” Mark Twain

6: “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius

7: “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Douglas Adams

8: “Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” Plato

9: “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” Benjamin Franklin

10: “I can resist everything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde

11: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

12: “Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.” Jules Verne

13: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

14: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi

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

16: “I can’t die but once.” Harriet Tubman

17: “Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” Jane Goodall

Here are a few in a row from Teddy R:

18: “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” Theodore Roosevelt

19: “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt

20: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

21: “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt

22: “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

23: “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” William Shakespeare

24: “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” Georgia O’Keeffe

25: “Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” Isaac Newton

26: “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” Jane Austen

27: “More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.” Saint Teresa of Avila

28: “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Helen Keller

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 for the next month come out on the last Wednesday of each month. Look for May’s DJPs here on Quo Vadis blog Wednesday April 24th!

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