JOURNAL IDEAS: what to write about:
Choose a topic/question each day or week and start writing!
YOUR CHILDHOOD/SCHOOL YEARS:
1- What was your favorite childhood story? Why did you like it?
2- What was your favorite childhood game?
3- What was your favorite school subject? Why?
4- Talk about a happy school experience
5- What did you do for fun that kids don t do today?
6- Tell about a non-family person you admired when you were growing
7- Talk about a childhood swimming experience.
8- Describe your childhood in 3 words
9- What was the most embarrassing experience?
10- What was your favorite dinner?
11- What did you eat when you were a child that you don t eat today?
12- What was your favorite dessert?
13- Where did you go for dates?
14- What was your favorite movie?
15- Share a childhood experience with death
16- What was your favorite outfit?
17- What was your favorite smell to smell?
18- What subject did you learn that they don t teach today?
19- Tell about prices of food. Then and now.
20- Share a childhood memory about bedtime that makes you feel warm
21- Where did you go to school?
22- Where did you live?
23- What did you like most about the place that you lived?
24- Where did you like to hide?
25- What did you like to play?
26- Who did you play with?
27- What was your favorite toy?
28- What is your favorite church memory? Why?
29- Who was your favorite teacher and why?
30- Who do you admire at church? And why?
31- Tell about something funny that happened at church
32- The best part of going to church is
33- What is your favorite scripture? Why?
34- What is your favorite hymn? Why?
35- What is your purpose in life?
36- Talk about the importance of religious faith in your life
37- When I walk into the church building I feel
38- The thing that I love most about the church building is
39- Say something about illness and how it has affected your life in a
40- Share a family ritual that has special meaning to you.
41- Share a family tradition that has special meaning to you
42- Share a new family tradition that you have started recently
43- Share a family tradition that you would like to start.
44- Complete: 5 things I like about myself
45- Name 3 things that you don t think your family knows about you.
46- Name 3 things that you would like your family to know about you
47- Who do you admire in your family? And why?
48- How do you think your mother/father would describe you?
49- How do you think your brother/sister would describe you?
50- How do you think your grandmother/father would describe you?
51- How do you think your children would describe you?
52- Share a compliment that a family member has given you
53- Name one person you feel close to in your family. Why?
54- What do you like best about one person you live with?
55- If you could have a committee of 3 people (living or dead) to help
you make decisions, whom would you choose?
56- Tell about a depressing time in your life. How did you get through
57- Tell about a wonderful time in your life
58- Complete: I hope
59- Share your feelings about financial security
60- What kind of emergency scares you the most?
61- Complete: the happiest time for me is when
62- Tell about a recent news story that has captured your interest
63- Tell about a time when you needed help and someone helped you! How
did you feel?
64- Tell about a time when you helped someone. How did you feel?
65- Tell about a time when you secretly helped someone. How did you
66- What would be the most difficult news for you to accept about
someone in your family?
67- How do you feel about sharing personal problems?
68- Say something about resentment.
69- If you could watch only one hour of TV this week, what would you
70- What seems to be the biggest problem in your life today? Name 3
things that you can do today to fix it?
71- How do you feel about donating parts of your body at the time of
72- How does TV advertising affect your buying habits?
73- Complete: I wish I had someone with whom I could share
74- Share something that no one knows about you
75- Which of your senses do you value most? Why?
76- Tell about a time when you felt awkward and someone helped you?
77- Say something about poverty
78- Talk about responsibility
79- Share your feelings about changing jobs
80- Talk about your eating habits. Choose one thing to change today.
81- Talk about newspapers and how they affect your life
82- What roles do love and affection play in your life?
83- Say something about apologizing.
84- Say something about alcoholic beverages.
85- Describe divorce in 3 words
86- Say something about gambling
87- Describe the car you would like to own
88- Tell about the last time you were late for something
89- How would you want to spend the last year of your life?
90- Say something about suicide.
91- How do you feel about guns?
92- Tell about a mistake you have made recently
93- What is the best thing in your life today?
94- Tell about the most significant person in your life
95- Describe something you like that you know someone else does not like
96- What are 3 things you would like to be doing in three years?
97- Talk about competition
98- How does music affect your life?
99- Say something about surprise parties
100- When I am in a large group I
101- Share a funny dream that you have had
102- What do you know now that you wish you would have
known when you were younger?
103- Tell about a time when you felt productive
104- What are your feelings about space travel?
105- What is your purpose in life?
106- Describe the funeral service you would like held
107- When do you feel most confident?
108- When do you feel most peaceful:
109- Tell about a time when you felt successful
110- Tell about why you want to go on living.
111- What is one thing you could do to improve your
112- Tell about something that you have learned to do
113- Tell about something beautiful you saw this week.
114- What have you done in the past 3 months that makes
you feel proud?
115- Tell about an understanding person in your life
116- What would you like to achieve with your life?
117- Give 3 reasons why you like yourself.
118- Share a compliment you have received recently.
119- Tell about a book that you have read and why you
120- Tell about a movie you have seen and why you liked
121- Describe the most pleasant job you have ever had
122- Describe the most unpleasant job you have ever had
123- How do you act when you want to avoid something?
124- Say something about spontaneity
125- Say something about hitchhiking
126- Make a statement about honesty
127- What is your favorite sport? Why do you like it?
128- Complete this sentence: my favorite kind of music
129- Complete this sentence: my favorite time of day
130- If there were 6 more hours in a day, how would you
131- Describe your favorite movie star
132- Which fairy tale character do you feel most like?
133- How do you decide between right and wrong?
134- Describe the greatest dessert in the world.
135- What color would you use to describe yourself?
136- Would you rather be a sunrise or a sunset? Why?
137- Would you rather be a sports car or a family car?
138- Would you rather be a lake or an ocean? Why?
139- Would you rather be a red light or a green light?
140- Describe the kind of house you would most like to
141- Talk about a time when you were locked out of the
142- Talk about a time when you were locked out of the
143- Tell about a time when you got lost
144- What musical instrument would you use to describe
your self? Why?
145- Talk about your favorite TV show
146- Tell about a secret desire that you have
147- Describe an ideal vacation
148- What you like to receive on your next birthday?
149- What was the best gift that you have ever
150- Tell about your favorite magazine and why you like
151- Tell about a time when you were teased and LIKED
152- Talk about bragging
153- How do you think your mother would describe you?
154- Talk about the last time you lost your temper and
155- Complete this sentence: I am the kind of person
156- Describe the pet you would most like to own
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED IF YOU ARE WRITING A JOURNAL FOR
157- When I was pregnant I craved
158- When I was pregnant I thought about
159- When you were born
160- When you turn/turned 2
161- When you turn/turned 5
162- When you turn/turned 10
163- When you turn/turned 12
164- When you turn/turned 16
165- When you turn/turned 18
166- When you turn/turned 21
167- When you go/went to college
168- When you get/got your first job
169- When you get/got married
170- When you have/had a baby
171- Your favorite dinner is
172- The thing that you like to eat that surprises me
173- Your favorite dessert is
174- Your favorite movie is
175- Your favorite toy is
176- Your favorite outfit is
177- You go to school at
178- You live at
179- My favorite thing to do with you is
180- I remember something funny that you did
181- What I think about the guys/girls you are dating
182- How I feel about you
183- I am proud of you because .
184- One special thing I like to do with you is
185- We went here on vacation
186- Birthday parties were celebrated
187- Pets and names of pets that you have had
188- I remember when you got hurt and I .
189- I remember when you surprised me with...
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