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Journal Topics: What Things To Write About In Your Journal

Updated on September 11, 2011
Journaling is super easy and fun!
Journaling is super easy and fun! | Source

If you write in a journal, chances are you have reached a place at some point when you simply did not want to write in your journal anymore. Perhaps you felt bored with the ritual and it seemed tedious and unfulfilling.

If you don’t write in a journal, maybe that is because you do not see how it is helpful in any way. Or more importantly, maybe you just do not know what you write about in a journal. Maybe you are afraid that once you get started, you will run out of things to write about.

In either case, there are endless things to write about in a journal. If you run out of ideas, just start looking around and paying attention to the world around you and you will find them. Here are some ideas for topics to get you started writing in your journal.

Journaling Topics

Some of the best topics to write about in your journal are the ones right under your nose:

  • family
  • friends
  • work
  • church
  • home
  • personal life
  • feelings
  • thoughts
  • challenges

For example, you might write about:

  • The latest funny thing your child did this week.
  • The long-time friend you were recently reunited with.
  • Things going on at work that are bothering you.
  • Your favorite song that was sung at church last week.
  • How your marriage is changing.
  • Why your best friend hurt your feelings.
  • Reasons why you need new clothes.
  • What you want to do in the next five years.
  • Things you accomplished, and how it made you feel.
  • Stuff you want to remember.
  • Special events (birthday parties, anniversary dinners, etc.)
  • Changes you want to make in your life.
  • Challenges you face and how you can overcome them.
  • Problems that need some sort of resolution.

As you can see, there is absolutely no limit to what you can write about in your journal. Use these prompts as a jumping point to dust off your journal again.


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  • trusouldj profile image

    trusouldj 4 years ago from Indiana

    Very thoughtful hub. Great ideas.

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    someonespecail 6 years ago

    I fount this site helpful because i have four twilight journals but i couldn't think of something to right in it and now the i know i will be writing in it all the time, to help me solve problems and personal family problems and alos to help me get ideas for my new book. Thank you

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    joy 7 years ago

    this helped me!!! thank-you now i have lots to write about !!!!

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    BetteMachete 7 years ago

    thanks for a starting point of ideas.

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    sexy 7 years ago

    i just got a journal and had no idea what to write in it this was a great help !!

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    claudialepo 7 years ago from Firenze

    Completely agree. It`s smart and helpful to stop by and write down. Without understanding you cannot plan. No plans equal huge waste of time. Good hub, thank you!