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If you want to experience more happiness in your life, then you need to adjust your mindset so that you’re focused on happiness and peace in your life, instead of on worries and anxiety. This free Happiness Journal from Believe and Create includes:
- 30 Journal prompts to help you maintain a more positive mindset
- Happiness affirmations that you can practice any time, anywhere
- A list of resources that’ll help you extend the amount of happiness you experience in your life
- Printables for your “Happiness Jar” … so you can keep track of just how joyful your life really is
Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln
35 BONUS Journal Prompts for Happiness, Love, Peace, and Joy that You Can Use Right Now
You can download our Happiness Journal to receive 30 premium journal prompts, plus affirmations, and more. If you want to get a jump-start right now, here are 35 more happiness journal prompts you can use right away …
1. What is it like to be joyful?
2. Describe a risk you took that change your life for the better.
3. Draft a list of things that you believe would help you experience more happiness in your life.
4. Is there anything about the way you live that promotes or detracts from your experience of joy?
5. Describe a time when you felt appreciative of everything around you.
6. Who or what makes you most joyful and why?
7. How would people know when you need a boost of happiness—do they need to ask more questions, pay closer attention, take more time with you (or something else)?
8. What modern invention or piece of technology do you appreciate the most? Why? How does it make your life better?
9. What do you associate with the word “happiness”?
10. Is there a lesson you’ve learned that you want to pass on to others?
11. What’s your very favorite gift you’ve ever GIVEN to someone else? Who did you give it to? Why was it your favorite?
12. Describe the last time you shared a day or night with others (could be just one person or multiple people) that was really enjoyable. Who was there? Why did it bring you happiness?
13. What are your favorite things to do that put you in an upbeat mood?
14. What do you associate with the word “contentment”?
15. Write about a happy childhood memory. Describe it in detail.
16. What are some of your favorite simple pleasures in life?
17. Create a list of movies, books, and/or shows you love. Why do they make you so happy?
18. Describe an outfit you wore as a child that brings back fond memories. What did it look like? Where did you wear it? Did someone give it to you? How old were you? Give as much detail about it as you recall.
19. Think about a time you were unhappy in life. What turned around for you so that you could be happier again?
20. If you knew you could not fail, what goals would you set for yourself?
21. Write about an experience that you thought was negative at the time but that turned out to be a good thing.
22. Describe the most beautiful thing you saw in the last few days? Go into detail.
23. Think back on a really wonderful day you had. What happened? Why is that do so memorable?
24. What’s really great about today?
25. Think about someone who you really don’t like but need to be around sometimes. Name three positive traits about that person and one kind wish that you have for that person.
26. What’s your favorite time of year? Describe everything you like about it.
27. Write a letter to someone you’re fond of that you haven’t spoken to in a while. Tell them how much you appreciate them.
28. You have a full day that you can devote to relaxation and your budget is $500. What are you going to do?
29. What’s your favorite song? Who sings it? Listen to it now (YouTube probably has it if you don’t.) How did listening to that song impact your mood? Did the song bring back any fond memories for you? If so, explain.
30. Think of one person that you’re in awe of (it can be someone you know personally or just admire from afar). Why are you inspired by that person? What attributes do they have that you’d like to have yourself?
31. If you could live at any time in history besides now, when would you live? Why? Describe your answer in detail.
32. Think of something that you once wanted and didn’t get. What was the silver lining there? What can you do now that you wouldn’t be able to do if that thing you wanted had come to pass?
33. You get to play your favorite character in any movie or show you want. What character would you play? Why?
34. Who’s happiness is important to you? Make a list. What could you do to bring a little extra joy into their lives in the days and weeks ahead?
35. List five highlights of this past year. Describe them in detail. Recount how they brought happiness and joy into your life.
Instructions on How to Use these Happiness Journal Prompts
If you’re on this page, you probably already know a little about the benefits of journaling.
Journaling can help you feel more connected to your thoughts and feelings, it can help you process difficult experiences, and it is a great way to record memories that will be cherished later on in life.
Sometimes it’s hard to commit time in our lives for this important self-care habit.
That’s why we created these quick journal prompts! Spend as little as 5 minutes a day with each happiness journal prompt to start experiencing the joy that comes from raising your happiness levels. You’ll start seeing improvements in your mood and well-being.
Use these prompts about joy, gratitude, contentment, love and peace as a starting point for writing about anything from simple observations to more complicated topics like how you felt after a memorable circumstance or experience in your life.
How Journal Writing Brings More Joy into Your Life
When you journal, it helps your mind become more clear. When you write about things that stir positive emotions from the past, you get to re-experience those positive emotions in the present.