happiness journal prompts

32 happiness journal prompts to develop a positive mindset

These happiness journal prompts are designed to help you in your pursuit of happiness. Use them to get journal entry ideas that boost your mood immediately!

Happiness is a feeling we all strive for but often look for in the wrong places. By reflecting on the following prompts you’ll get more clarity on what really makes you happy.

32 happiness journal prompts:

1. What was your single happiest moment in the past week or month? Why?

2. What do you look forward to every week? Why does this make you happy?

3. What characteristics do you think distinguish happy people from the rest? How can you be more like them?

4. What does happiness look like to you?

5. How do you hold yourself back from being happy?

6. What activities make you happy?

7. Who are you happiest with?

8. List three things you are grateful for today.

9. Reflect on something nice someone did for you.

10. What made you laugh this week?

11. Write about your favorite memory and why you love it.

12. What are your favorite quotes that inspire happiness?

13. Come up with a happiness affirmation you can wake up with every morning.

14. Whats your favorite way to get out of a bad mood? How can you facilitate that?

15. What songs boost your mood? Create a happiness playlist.

16. What do you think needs to change in your life in order to be happier?

17. Appreciate three beautiful things in your life right now.

18. Do you have a happy dance? If not, come up with one!

19. Who do you cherish most in your life?

20. Who inspires you, and why?

21. Describe someone you know who you perceive to be happy. What can you learn from them?

22. Compile a list of things that you make smile and warm up your hart.

23. Which one of your goals or bucket list items excites you the most? Why?

24. Create your temple – a place, thought, memory or image that makes you feel peace and warm feelings. Think of it every time you need to retreat from the harsh reality.

25. How can you give back to those who bring you happiness and joy?

26. How can you begin recognizing and amplifying happy moments each day?

27. Find your silver lining in a challenge you’re facing right now.

28. What happens when you feel happy? How are you different? How do you treat others?

29. Are there times when feeling happy seems especially hard? What do you think causes this?

30. How can you make the people you love happy? Would this make you happier too?

31. How can you share happiness with the world more often?

32. Do you find happiness in giving? Why do you think that is?

How to use these happiness journal prompts?

There is no wrong or right way of using these journal writing ideas. If you wish, you can refer to them as you daily journal prompts that help you define what to write in a journal. Or you can use a bunch of them at once as an intensive mindfulness exercise.

I encourage you to be compassionate and kind to yourself. There is no wrong or right answer, you don’t have to write it perfectly or even worry about grammar.

Come back to this list of happiness journal starters as often as you need to and go through as many of the prompts as you wish. It’s about listening to yourself and doing what feels right for you.

Consider printing out these journaling prompts.
Fold them and put them into a jar so you can pick one at random
whenever you feel like writing into your journal.

Want to be happier?

Happiness is a topic philosophers have been debating for centuries and psychologists all over the world still struggle to come to grips with.

One thing we can all agree on is that we all want more happiness in our life. But as it turns out, feeling happy has less to do with what we have and a lot to do with our mindset. Happiness is a choice we need to make for ourselves.

By reflecting on it and journalling often we can create a mindset that promotes positive thoughts and boosts happiness.

Try to combine these happiness journal prompts with mindfulness journal prompts, gratitude journal prompts and self-love journal prompts for the best results. They all promote a similar mindset of possibility and abundance and help you focus more on the good stuff while helping you accept what you can not control.

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