Morning Journal Prompts: 65 Prompts to Start Your Day Off Right

Early morning writing is a great way to start the day slowly and gently while deciding the plan for the day. Hopefully, these morning journal prompts can help you with your writing.

If you enjoy journal prompts, check out these couples prompts and self growth and reflection questions.

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65 journal prompts for mornings with a list of 10 prompts to get started

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Short morning journal prompts

As early morning journal prompts, these are meant to be easy and answered within 5 minutes or so. Feel free to expand on your responses if you want to. And, be sure to give yourself kindness, love and self compassion as your work on the responses.

  1. List one thing that made you smile yesterday.
  2. Was it the highlight of the day?
  3. Describe your mood yesterday.
  4. Did you drink enough water? Had enough sunlight?
  5. Were you able to exercise?
  1. How do you feel today?
  2. Do you feel like you had enough sleep?
  3. How would you rate your sleep quality out of 10?
  4. What was your first thought before you opened your eyes?
  5. Describe what you can remember about your dreams.
  1. Do your mind and body feel rested and relaxed?
  2. Where in your body is calling for attention?
  3. Is your mind calm or stressed?
  4. What’s something you could do now to relax your mind and body? (breathing, stretching, listening to soft music)
  5. What’s something you could do later to stay relaxed?
  1. What would be a great word of the day?
  2. Which affirmation would be perfect now? (check out all my affirmations for ideas)
  3. What are you looking forward to today?
  4. What can you do to make your inner child happy today?
  5. Is there something kind you can do for yourself today?

Morning journaling prompts for success

Like before, answer these without any self shame and judgement. You deserve your own grace and to be your best hype person. Remember, it’s okay to have a potato day!

  1. What is your definition of success today?
  2. Is it different from your general definition of success?
  3. What can you do today to achieve either definition of success?
  4. Is there something you can do within the morning?
  5. Does your mind and body need more rest today?
  1. What should be your main priority for the day?
  2. What can you leave to tomorrow?
  3. What is something you’ve been avoiding that you know will help your success?
  4. Why are you avoiding it?
  5. Can you ask someone for help to get it done? Outsource?
  1. What is your favorite strength or skill that you have?
  2. Which of your many strengths are you going to use today to achieve success?
  3. What can you work on today to grow your skills?
  4. Who can you talk to that can help with that growth?
  5. Which limiting belief are you going to prove wrong today?

Morning journal prompts for productivity

  1. Do you need to write a to-do list for the day?
  2. How do you plan to track your progress today? Do you even need to?
  3. Do you expect challenges today?
  4. What are they?
  5. What are your strategies for tackling and overcoming these challenges?
  1. How long do you want to work for before taking a break?
  2. What is your plan to reward yourself for doing the work? Mini rewards or one larger reward at the end of the day?
  3. How can you minimize distractions today?
  4. Which habit do you want to practice more today?
  5. Plan when you want to have water, bathroom and food breaks, and phone calls (if possible!).
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Morning journal prompts for students

  1. What is your favorite class? Why?
  2. Which is your least favorite class?
  3. Is there anything you can do to change that?
  4. What outstanding work do you need to get done today?
  5. When is your next exam? What do you need to do to prepare?
  1. Which resources do you need to access to excel at your studies?
  2. Who do you need to talk to for that access?
  3. Are there any study groups you can join that will help you?
  4. Is there anyone you can approach for advice? What would you say?
  5. What skills do you need for your future career that you can start working on today?
  1. When are your best times to study?
  2. Which studying methods have been the most effective for you?
  3. Can you experiment with new studying methods (using drawings, music, watching Youtube videos) to see if they’re a good fit for you?
  4. What do you do when you can’t concentrate and focus?
  5. List a couple healthy activities you can do when you feel like procrastinating.
  1. Are you able to balance academics with self care?
  2. What can you do to improve that balance even more?
  3. When was the last time you did something fun for yourself?
  4. What’s your favorite creative thing to do?
  5. Are you proud of your achievements? How do you celebrate them?

There are my morning journal prompts. Be sure to check out all my journal prompts here including those for money and self growth.

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