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Inspirational Writing Prompts (30 Ideas!)

Motivational and Inspirational Writing PromptsWe all experience writer’s block at times and can use some help jump-starting our writing, be it in our journal or elsewhere, and prompts can help overcome this problem.

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Motivational and inspirational journaling is a type of journaling that focuses on positive thoughts, goals, and affirmations. It can be a helpful way to stay motivated and inspired, especially when you are facing challenges or feeling down.


There are many different ways to go about keeping a motivational and inspirational journal. Some people like to write down their goals and dreams, while others prefer to focus on positive affirmations or quotes. You can also use your journal to track your progress, celebrate your successes, and learn from your mistakes.

No matter how you choose to do it, motivational and inspirational journaling can be a powerful tool for self-improvement. It can help you to stay focused on your goals, boost your self-confidence, and create a more positive outlook on life.

And so, without further ado, here are thirty writing prompt ideas to inspire you. Enjoy!

30 Motivational & Inspirational Writing Prompts

1. What is it that makes you who you are?

2. Would you rather dance or sing? What type of performances do you like to give?

3. Write about a time when you were trusted to do something important. How did you handle it?

4. What is the best party you ever went to? What made it so special?

5. What is your favorite memory of something that happened at school?

6. What is your favorite thing you did with your family this year?

7. Write about a funny story from your childhood that your parents have told you. Can you imagine yourself doing something like that?

8. Write about something you hate to do.

9. Would you rather have a few good friends or a lot of casual friends?

10. Write about something new that you tried recently. What was the experience like?

11. What is your favorite thing to do on the Internet? How much time do you spend on it?

12. What is your favorite book today? What do you like about it?

13. Why is it important to thank people for gifts and kind acts?

14. How do you think advertising on TV and online influences you?

15. What is the greatest responsibility you have? How do you fulfill it?

16. Have you ever gotten lost? What did you do?
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17. What do you think the world will be like 100 years from now?

18. Write a poem about waking up in the morning.

19. What is the greatest gift you have ever received? Why was it so special?

20. Where do you see yourself in five years?

21. What is the best way to show love for someone else?

22. What is the best cereal box prize you ever found?

23. What is the best thing to do at the park? Why?

24. Would you rather lose your sight or your hearing?

25. If you could ask your favorite star, athlete, or celebrity a question, what would it be? What kind of answer do you think you might receive?

26. Write a story about someone your age who lives in the prairie days.

27. Would you rather eat only fruit or only vegetables for a day? Which fruits or vegetables would you eat?
28. Write a poem about fall’s leaves.

29. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

30. What is your favorite type of weather? How do you feel when you experience it?

I hope you enjoyed this list of motivational and inspirational journal prompts. May they give you great inspiration and help support a regular, positive journaling habit.

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Even More Motivational Journaling Prompts and Ideas for You

Here are some specific examples of what you might write in a motivational and inspirational journal:

  • Your goals and dreams
  • Positive affirmations or quotes
  • Your progress towards your goals
  • Your successes
  • A major accomplishment you wish to achieve
  • Your challenges and how you overcame them
  • Things you are grateful for
  • Things you want to learn or improve
  • Your life bucket list and/or your long-term goals
  • Your thoughts and feelings about different aspects of your life

The most important thing is to find a way to journal that works for you and that you enjoy. If you are consistent with your journaling (think routines), you will likely start to see a difference in your motivation, inspiration, overall well-being in terms of your emotions, mental health, mindset, and more.

Tips for Inspirational/Personal Growth Journaling

Here are some additional tips for motivational and inspirational journaling:

  • Find a quiet place where you will not be interrupted.
  • Set aside some time each day to journal, even if it is just for a few minutes.
  • Be honest with yourself about your thoughts and feelings.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different journaling techniques. (Use your creativity!)
  • Have fun with it!

If you are looking for a way to boost your motivation and inspiration, motivational and inspirational journaling is a great option. It is a simple but powerful way to connect with your inner self and create a more positive outlook on life.

A Few Final Words

Motivational and inspirational journaling is a great way to refine your writing skills and to express your deepest thoughts and feelings.

It’s also a wonderful tool to track your life lessons, explore your passions, practice goal setting, quiet your inner critic, build self-awareness and self-reflection, gain clarity and perspective, and help you live more in the present moment.

Yeppers… there are literally loads of benefits of journaling and so you’ll definitely want to make it a part of your daily routine and daily life. Perhaps it will even become a new, favorite hobby for you! It is for me and is a vital component of my morning routine.

Now, when it comes to your motivational journal, you can keep your writings private if you prefer, or you can share your journal entries with others. If this idea excites you, I suggest that you make an online journal. They are free and very fun!

Whether you decide to write in a printed and bound journal and keep your writing private or to create an online journal, it is your choice. However you go about it… just get to writing on a daily basis.


Grab a pen, pencil, blank page journal, lined journal, diary, computer, or writing devices of choice and get to journaling now because motivational and inspirational writing makes for a great start to your next (nearly) perfect day.

Until next time, write on…

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Check out this helpful journaling resource —> Writing Prompts Aren’t Just for Beginners – How to Use Them and Why You Should

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