Gratitude Journal Prompts For Adults
Find 50+ daily gratitude journal prompts to help you get started with your gratitude journal or book!
In my article about gratitude journaling I explained that fostering gratitude, both in your real life and/or via a notebook or journal can have amazing benefits to your life and that of your family.
However, to get into the habit of gratitude we might need help at the beginning of our journey of thanks.
Apart from the obvious choices of gratitude about health, family, and friends you might get a little stuck on what else to be thankful for.
This is where journaling prompts can be of great use! To help you uncover the good things in life that you might otherwise not even realize and be thankful for.
I am going to explain below what gratitude prompts are and how gratitude journal questions can help you discover all the amazing things you must be grateful for in your life.
What is a journaling prompt?
A journal prompt is a question, written observation, or statement that makes you think about your life.
The goal of a prompt is to help you decide what to write in your journal by giving directions and guiding your thinking.
You can use general journaling prompts for free journaling, self-discovery or gratitude prompts, and much more.
Since the gratitude journal is about finding and writing down about the things you are grateful for, the gratitude journal quotes, questions or statements are about self-reflection and are inclined towards the environment you live in.
So read on to find a list of daily gratitude journal prompts to get you started, I also have a PDF printable gratitude prompt list below if you prefer the printing version.
Daily Gratitude Journal Prompts
I cannot stress enough how gratitude journaling has helped me and I suggest you go ahead and start your own gratitude journal today!
The gratitude journal benefits will most definitely surprise you, and it is perfect for all age groups and genders; there are gratitude journal books for kids, adults, women or men, etc.
Humans often fail to see the goodness around us but a gratitude journal helps us notice and record it.
Your journal will become a tool for self-improvement and success too as you can go back to re-read your own entries and find inspiration when things get tough in life.
Eventually, knowing that there is always something to be thankful for will keep you on the lookout for goodness and kindheartedness which is a great way to go about life.
Gratitude Journaling Prompts
So check below our huge list of journal prompts and gratitude journal ideas that are perfect for your gratitude pages, book, or journal:
- Who special someone has taught you about unconditional love in the past or present?
- Write down one good thing that happened to you today.
- What are five personality traits that you are most thankful for?
- What about your upbringing are you most grateful for?
- Are you happy with how your day turned out?
- Can you do better tomorrow?
- Name 5 things you are doing well currently.
- Did you have a nice surprise today? Write about it.
- Did you do something nice to someone today? Write about it.
- What family members are you most grateful for? Write about what makes them special.
- What is something nice another person did for you today or this week?
- What is something nice you did for another person today or this week?
- Who or what in your life are you happy to have let go?
- Think of 5 people that irritate you or you have trouble getting along with. What irritates you most about them? Now list 3 positive notes or qualities about each person.
- What were your 3 best days? Write a small paragraph about each day.
- What were your worst three days? Write a small paragraph about each day and think how much better off you are now.
- Write the top 10 things in your life that cause you stress. For each stress factor, write what you can do to change it.
- Think about the worst period you went through in your life and list 10 ways life is better now than it was then.
- What are irritations in your life that could use a change in perspective? Can you take less seriously, find humor in? How can that change have a positive effect on your life?
- List something good that has recently caught your attention to make you realize how fortunate you are.
- Think about the qualities of the people you admire. List these qualities and how you can incorporate them into your life.
- List 3 people and/or things you feel that you take for granted. How can you express more appreciation for these things or people?
- What friends are you most grateful for having? List what makes each friend special.
- List 3 things you could do today to be a kinder person.
- Who are the people that first come to mind that don’t have it as good as you do?
- Think of 3 stereotypes that do not have it as good as you (sick children, homeless people, the disabled, elderly, war victims, etc). What could you do to help people in these situations?
- Name 3 things that always put a smile on your face.
- What is the most beautiful place you have been to? Relive being in this place now.
- What are your biggest accomplishments?
- What do you really appreciate about your life?
- Name 3 things that you can start doing today to express your gratitude to others? (helping, volunteering, donating, etc). Start doing it in the next few days.
- What has been the highlight of your day today?
- What things do you own that make life easier?
- Name 3 things that have happened to you that have strengthened your character and who you are today (positive or negative events).
- List 2 struggles you experienced in life that you have overcome. What or who has helped you to overcome these trials?
- List 5 things you love about your home.
- What 3 things do you love about the town, area, or neighborhood you live in?
- What about nature are you grateful for?
- Spend a few minutes focusing on your 5 senses and write down how you can be more mindful of each.
- What about your career or job are you grateful for?
- What things made you laugh out loud this week?
- Write about something you saw recently that warmed your heart.
- Write about a time someone went out of their way to help you.
- Think about a time that you went out of your way to help someone.
- Think of 3 times that pure luck or grace has saved you. Write a paragraph about each and focus on who and how the events took place.
- Make a list of 20 ways you are fortunate.
- What meals do you most enjoy making or eating?
- What physical characteristics are you most grateful for?
- Name 3 talents or qualities you have that you are grateful for.
- How can you continue being more thankful?
Gratitude journal prompts pdf
Do you use bullet journal daily prompts? Or thinking of starting to use gratitude writing prompts? Let us know in the comments about your gratitude journey.
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