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47 Magnificent Morning Journal Prompts

Say yes to Morning Journal Prompts For Positive Thinking— The way that your day begins likely has a huge impact on how the entire day will go. The same is true for your students. By implementing a morning journaling routine using morning journal prompts into your classroom, you can provide your students with a chance to start the day on a positive note.

Morning Journal Prompts

When journaling practice is a part of your morning routine, you will find that your students quickly come to count on this opportunity to have a moment to be mindful and present before they start the work of the day. Not only will these morning journal prompts help your students hone their writing skills, but it also will allow them to consider a topic or question that will help them put their best foot forward.

These daily journaling prompts were designed with positive thinking in mind. Use these morning journal prompts to give every child in your class the best possible start!

30 Morning Journal Prompts for Positive Thinking

  1. Write down three words to describe yesterday. Do you want today to be similar or different from yesterday? Why? 
  2. Make your to-do list for today. What is the most important thing on your list? How will you feel when you accomplish it?
  3. Write three positive words about yourself. Why did you choose those words?
  4. Describe your mood today. If you are feeling down, what is one thing that could help boost your mood? If you are feeling happy, write about how can you share that positivity with others today.
  5. Distractions can make it difficult for us to accomplish our goals. What is one thing that distracts you? How can you prevent distractions today?
  6. Take a moment for self-reflection this morning. How are you feeling this morning? Is there anything bothering you? What would make this day a great day for you?
  7. Would you describe yourself as a morning person? Why or why not? 
  8. Write down three personal goals that you have. Why is it important for you to achieve those goals? 
  9. What do you need to do in order to start your day off on the right foot? Did you do that this morning? Why or why not?
  10. This morning, take some time to write a letter to your future self. 
  11. Self love is so important! Describe the part of you that you love the most. 
  12. Write down your schedule for today. How do you feel about this schedule? Do you wish there was more or less on it?
  13. Have you ever experienced feelings of anxiety? How do you manage? 
  14. Everyone has a bad habit or two that they need to kick. What is your bad habit? Write about a positive habit that you could work on to replace that bad habit.
  15. Goal setting is an important part of any daily routine. Write down three goals that you have for today. Make sure they are attainable — you will feel so much better when you set goals that you can realistically accomplish in one day.
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  16. Do you have any worries today? Write them down in your notebook. Now, write down a plan for how you can get rid of those worries.
  17. Write down five positive affirmations that you would like to share with classmates or teachers today.
  18. Who do you look to for inspiration? Why? 
  19. Gratitude journal prompts can have a significant impact on your mindset. What is one thing that you are most grateful for today? Why?
  20. Focus on the present moment. Write down five things you can see, four things you can hear, three things you can touch, two things you can smell, and one thing that you can feel.
  21. Imagine that you can set off on your dream vacation today. Where would you go? What would you do once you arrived there? Would you bring someone with you, or go alone? 
  22. When it comes to creative writing, which genre is your favorite? Why?
  23. Listen to your favorite song and write about what you feel while the song is on. 
  24. Describe your self-care routine and write a few sentences about why you feel that self-care is important.
  25. What are some of the most positive things in your life right now? Describe them in detail.
  26. Name your accomplishments from this school year. How do you feel about what you have accomplished?
  27. Write down one tip you could share with a classmate for keeping a positive attitude. Why do you think it’s important to have a positive attitude?
  28. If your morning was off to a rough start today, think about why. What is one thing that you could do differently tomorrow? 
  29. Make a list of three life goals that you have. Now, write yourself an encouraging message to help you continue reaching toward those goals.
  30. Write about ways that you explore your creativity in your own life, such as drawing, creating video content or writing poems. How does being creative make you feel?

Morning journal practice can help reduce negative emotions as your students begin their day and this routine also can provide clarity and insight. Every day can be a great day when you use morning journal prompts as part of your daily routine. It’s one of the best ways to encourage your students to keep on writing!

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