Using fun journal prompts is an easy way to start writing.
Journaling helps us discover ourselves and be creative. It inspires us to see the possibilities, beauty, and humor in life. In this way, journaling is an awesome happiness booster!
If you think putting thought to paper is difficult, I hear you. Writing can feel intimidating at times, but using journal prompts can make it easier. Try it and see! I always say that journal prompts are my version of the adult coloring book. Although using a different part of the brain.
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The Benefits of Using Journal Prompts
Journal prompts make writing easier because you don’t have to face a blank page alone. You get an idea to start with, which makes your writing flow better sometimes.
In addition, there are many mental health benefits to journaling and using journal prompts. Journal prompts- specifically happy, fun, creative, and positive ones- are a great way to distract from negativity.
Writing in a journal using fun journal prompts creates a shift in thought or a distraction from what’s unpleasant. Sometimes what you need is a change of mental scenery, however temporary. You need a new visual or a random idea to make you smile.
Writing in a journal is also a helpful way to focus your mind. Brainstorming, making lists, and more can be satisfying hobbies for anyone who likes planning. It’s great for self-expression, self-discovery, and much more.
So kick your worries aside for a moment, and try these fun journal prompts.
5 Fun Journal Prompts That Are Easy
For your entertainment and mine, I included my own answers to these journal prompts! I hope my silly answers can serve as simple examples of how to answer journal prompts. But keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to use journal prompts! Write what you want, and don’t worry about how you answer!
1. List your top 20 favorite happiest places ever
These could include your bedroom, the beach, a favorite restaurant, a place you’ve visited, a fictional setting in a novel, or wherever. The place doesn’t even have to be real, so long as you visualize it and write it down.
The important thing is that these are happy places you’re listing or describing. Places you enjoy. If you can’t think of 20 places you love, then make some up.
Some of my favorite places include Paris, the woods in Maine, and the grocery store. One of the best things about being human is shopping for food while listening to the greatest hits of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, LOL.
2. Journal your favorite jokes
Jokes are a happy and fun journal prompt idea. Write them down and LOL!
Oh, you’re sitting in a public space and that would be weird? Ok, scratch that.
Or maybe you’re rolling your eyes. Do you find jokes lame? Maybe you just don’t know any good ones? I can remedy you that with a funny joke to get started:
“Why does a chicken coop have 2 doors? Because if it had 4 doors it would be a chicken sedan!”
There’s more where that came from, don’t be afraid to ask, LOL.
3. Journal your favorite inspirational quote
Inspiration quotes can be interesting to ponder, can be educational, and can be great creative kindling. So why not choose a quote, write it down, and then journal about it?
- What meaning do you derive from the quote?
- Why do you like that particular quote?
- How does it make you feel?
I enjoy the words of Einstein, the author SARK, and Andy Warhol, to name a few.
One of my favorite quotes is “Art is whatever you can get away with.” Andy Warhol said this one. It’s the only true definition of art, in my opinion.
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4. Brainstorm 50 things you are grateful for right now
You’ve likely heard before about how gratitude journaling can increase happiness. That’s because it works.
Gratitude journaling is about being more focused on the positive. Realizing what you do have as opposed to what you don’t.
I’m grateful for good health, warm socks, kittens, dandelions, and ice cream. And of course, my family and God.
5. List exactly what you would do right now if you could do anything that you want
Sometimes, after a long day with the kids, I like to imagine that I’m at a luxury spa beach-front resort in Hawaii.
I have a wide-brimmed hat and coconut-scented sunscreen. I’m eating a fresh gourmet meal someone else prepared. There are no dishes to clean up and I can take my time eating. The kids have an amazing babysitter, so after I eat I’m getting a hot lava stone massage. I’m then sitting in a hot tub with the smell of pink tropical flowers all around and a Toucan in a Palm tree.
Concluding thoughts on journaling for fun
Pleasant thoughts are lovely. And fun journal prompts help get those happy thoughts flowing. So why not journal more happiness- boosting topics?
Journaling is my number one way to boost happiness and have fun creatively. What do you like to write about that makes you smile? Let me know what you think in the comments!
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