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30 Days of Journal Prompts

If you follow my Instagram, you know I’ve been posting daily prompts and entries. To avoid making you tap 100 times to get to each entry, here are the first 30 prompts. I’ll be releasing an article every month with all of the prompts, so stay tuned. As I write this, we’re already on day 42. Tons of self-discovery to be had. Comment your favorite prompt and what kinds of prompts you’d like to see more of. PS: If you’re not already a part of our journaling community, join us here.

Day 1: WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING ON YOUR MIND TODAY?
Day 2: WHAT DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Day 3: WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU LEARNED THIS WEEK?
Day 4: DID YOU THINK YOU’D BE HERE?
Day 5: WHAT DO YOU NOW KNOW YOU REALLY NEED?
Day 6: WHAT WILL YOU BE PROUD OF?
Day 7: WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL MISS ABOUT NOW?
Day 8: WHAT WOULD YOUR KID VERSION THINK OF YOU NOW? HAVE YOU CHANGED? HOW HAVE YOU STAYED THE SAME?
Day 9: WHERE DO YOU THINK YOUR DREAMS COME FROM?
Day 10: WHAT IS A SMALL JOY YOU CAN APPRECIATE ON THE WEEKEND?
Day 11: WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF IN THE WORLD? HOW CAN YOU START CREATING IT ?
Day 12: WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT?
Day 13: ARE YOU LIKE YOUR FAMILY? HOW SO? HOW NOT?
Day 14: WRITE ABOUT A TIME YOU LAUGHED REALLY DAMN HARD.
Day 15: WHAT IS HOME?
Day 16: WHAT’S SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU INSTANTLY HAPPY?
Day 17: WRITE YOURSELF A LETTER TO BE READ IN THE FUTURE
Day 18: REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR STRENGTHS
Day 19: DID THE PANDEMIC END YOUR LIFE, OR BEGIN IT?
Day 20: WHAT DO YOU WANT? LIKE, TRULY WANT?
Day 21: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT?
Day 22: WHAT’S ONE GOOD CHANGE YOU’VE SEEN IN YOURSELF THIS MONTH?
Day 23: WRITE ABOUT A STRANGER YOU REMEMBER
Day 24: HOW DO YOU THINK PEOPLE PERCEIVE YOU? HOW DO YOU PERCEIVE YOURSELF?
Day 25: DESCRIBE YOUR YOUTH. WHAT WILL YOU WANT TO REMEMBER?
Day 26: WHAT’S ONE NEW HABIT (OTHER THAN JOURNALING) THAT YOU’D BENEFIT FROM? 
Day 27: HOW ARE YOU REALLY DOING TODAY?
Day 28: WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST AT PEACE?
Day 29: WHAT’S A LESSON YOU’VE RECENTLY LEARNED?
Day 30: TELL YOURSELF ALL OF YOUR POSITIVE QUALITIES. CONGRATULATE YOURSELF.

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Joclub is Poppin’

Day by day, we’re writing books together. I’m ecstatic and in disbelief that we’ve been journaling for 37 days straight. Shoot, I don’t think I’ve ever done something daily this consistently. A lot of you have admitted that having a community to journal with has helped you stay consistent. It’s a symbiotic relationship, we’re strangers, but we’re helping each other become better people. We’ve made The Journal Club, JoClub for short, a movement on Instagram.

WOW THE INTERNET – WHO WOULDA THOUGHT?!

On most days, I hop out of bed excited to make my homemade café au lait, light a candle, and answer the prompt from the night before. Other days, you’ll DM me asking me if I can post the prompts earlier… sorry y’all the quarantine sleep schedule has been bringing me back to summer vacation where the only important thing I had to do was wake up to watch reruns of I Love Lucy (I was an old soul, ok?)

Despite the prompts being posted at different times, it’s stayed consistent and daily. It’s become a habit that I can’t get myself to shake – only unlike refreshing Instagram 10 times a minute, this habit is healthy, and my 80-year-old self will thank me for it.

If you’ve been journaling with me on my personal Instagram, give yourselves a virtual hug. I posted this video to celebrate our 30 days together and announced that I’d be doing this challenge for another 60 days. And hopefully, we can outlast many of my recent relationships by journaling together all year long. But let’s start with baby steps, ain’t nobody got time to over-commit and under-deliver.

So for the next 23 days, check my story for the most updated prompts, and share your entries by taggin both @jo_franco and @joclub_ (can I ever win with IG handles?). One of the fellow journalers has put together this Google Doc that will be updated with new prompts often. I also need a logo, so if you know someone to bring the journaling movement to life with a visual, send me an email: jo@joannafranco.com. We’re building this together, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

 

For those of you who are such loyal fans of @joclub_, make sure you follow our dedicated Instagram account, and read fellow journalers’ prompts. Their words might just be what you need to read that day. And your words might be the catalyst to help someone change their lives for the better. CRIES TEARS OF JOY.

Now, sit back, play that Lo-Fi hip hop, we even have this epic collaborative playlist, and put your thoughts on paper so they stop plaguing your mind. You’ll thank yourself in the end.