ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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.


Submit a Comment
  • trusouldj profile image

    LaZeric Freeman 

    8 years ago from Hammond

    Very thoughtful hub. Great ideas.

  • profile image


    10 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

  • profile image


    10 years ago

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

  • BetteMachete profile image


    11 years ago

    thanks for a starting point of ideas.

  • profile image


    11 years ago

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

  • claudialepo profile image


    11 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!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)