30 Gratitude Journal Prompts That Will Inspire You

30 gratitude journal prompts that will inspire you

Are you trying to practice more gratitude this year? Perhaps you’re starting a gratitude journal for the first time or you’re trying to live life with a happier and more grateful heart. Regardless of your motives, I have put together a list of 20 gratitude journal prompts that will inspire you. So, take out a notebook, jot down these gratitude journal prompts, and let these unique prompts fill your heart with gratitude, happiness, and peace.

30 gratitude journal prompts that will inspire you

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The Importance Of Practicing Gratitude

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the word “gratitude”?

To me, it’s happiness.

When I think about the act of being grateful, I can’t help but think about happiness. When you’re happy, you are unconsciously expressing gratitude towards the source that is giving you happiness. And when you’re grateful, you can’t help but be happy knowing that things are working in your favor. Undoubtedly, happiness and gratitude correlate with one another. Which is why, practicing gratitude shouldn’t be a choice, but a daily habit. Do you want to be happier? Practice gratitude religiously.

Gratitude not only helps you lead a happier life, but it also helps you focus on the good in life. Instead of spending your time, energy, and thoughts on the “bad things” in your life, gratitude helps you focus on the good. You’re not grateful because you have a perfect life, you’re grateful because there is good in your life. And trust me, every single person has something to be grateful for. Being alive is a good reason alone to be grateful.

The Best Gratitude Journal Prompts

Since practicing gratitude isn’t easy for everyone, I have come up with 30 creative gratitude journal prompts to help you practice gratitude in a more intentional, fun, and easier way. So, whether you’re someone who practices gratitude daily or someone who has never practiced gratitude before, these journal prompts were created to help you hop on the gratitude train that will take you to a delightful, peaceful, and joyful destination.

30 Gratitude Journal Prompts + Free Printable

1. Write down 5 things you’re grateful for.

What are you most grateful for? This can be family, relationships, health, money, dreams, accomplishments, anything!

2. What experience are you most grateful for?

From all of the experiences you have lived, which experience do you hold closest to your heart?

3. List 5 people you’re grateful to have in your life.

Who are the five people you’re grateful to know, love, and have in your life? And write down, why you’re grateful for them.

4. What are 3 goals you have?

Write down three major goals you want to achieve. Also, explain how grateful you are to be alive to pursue these goals.

5. What is something you are grateful to have learned over the years?

What life lesson are you grateful for? How have you changed because of it?

6. List 3 places you’re grateful to have visited.

Think back to all the places you have traveled to. Write about three places you’re most grateful to have traveled to.

7. Create a massive list of words that come to mind when you think of gratitude.

Write down the word gratitude on a piece of paper and list all the words that come to your mind when you think of gratitude.

8. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Take a moment to think about the person you are. What do you love about yourself? This can be a trait, quality, skill, etc!

9. Write down 2 skills that you’re grateful to have.

Let’s talk skills! What are two skills you have? Talk about each skill in detail.

10. What month are you most grateful for? What is your favorite month? And why?

Is there a particular month that you can’t wait for each year? Take a moment to analyze the time of the year you’re the happiest in.

11. Mediate on past birthdays and write about your best birthday yet.

Which birthday is the most memorable to you? What made this birthday so memorable?

12. Draw the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “happiness” and describe your drawing.

Let’s get drawing! Create a drawing based around the word “happiness” and describe it.

13. Visualize your dream life.

What does this life look like? Who is in it? Where are you at?

14. What person are you most grateful to have met in the last 5 years?

Is there someone you met during the last 5 years that has changed your life? Write about this person.

15. What life experience hurt you but helped you grow?

Write about a hard experienced that has shaped you into the person you’re now.

16. Make a list of all of the things you’re happy to own.

Go through your house and create a list of all the things you’re happy and grateful to own.

17. What is a pleasure you enjoy?

Write about a life pleasure that fills your heart with happiness.

18. Create a list of ways you can help others.

Let’s take a break from thinking about ourselves and let’s think about others! Write down a list of ways you can help others around you.

19. Write down 5 places you would love to travel to someday.

What places do you want to travel to someday? And why?

20. Create a list of your hobbies and take moment to describe each hobby individually.

What kind of hobbies do you practice? List your hobbies and describe why they make you happy.

21. What is something you have that not everyone else has? Describe it.

Is there something you have that someone else doesn’t? Again, this can be good health, a roof, a car, a job, etc.

22. Go outside and create a list of things that you love about nature.

Let’s take a walk and appreciate nature. What are some things that you love about nature?

23. Write down 10 things that you love most about life.

Create a list of 10 things you love most about life.

24. What are some goals you have accomplished within the last 1-3 years?

Did you recently graduate? Get married? Start a blog? Get a new job? What are some goals you’re proud of accomplishing?

25. Write down 3 major career goals you have.

Think about your career and write down 3 career goals you have. And briefly write what you plan to do to accomplish these goals.

26. Go through your camera roll and look for 3 photos that make you smile.

Look for 3 photos that make you smile in your camera toll. Describe these photos in detail.

27. Write a heartfelt letter to your future self talking about all the good things in your life.

Write a letter to yourself! Include all of the good things that have happened to you and are currently happening to you in this letter.

28. Create a list of 5 things you love to do.

What do you enjoy to do? Write down 5 things you’re grateful to be able to do.

29. What is something you’re looking forward to this month?

Do you have any exciting plans for this month? Write about it.

30. Create a list of 5 things you want to do next month.

What do you want to do next month? Perhaps you want to visit a certain place. Or adapt new habits? Write down 5 things you want to do next month.


30 day gratitude journaling challenge printable

I have also created a fun 30 day gratitude journaling challenge printable to help you practice gratitude in 30 days! Simply subscribe in the form below to get access to this printable and other printables in my resource library!

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