30 Days of Gratitude: Journal Prompts to Get You Started

Posted November 2, 2019 by Thirty-Something Angie in Lifestyle / 6 Comments

30 days of gratitude

Want to start a gratitude journal this year? Check out these gratitude journal prompts to get you started!

This post wasn’t really planned, and in fact, if you’re a regular here, you’re probably wondering at the weird timing of the post. But, hear me out!

Last night, I went to a yoga workshop with Melody Butler Yoga, and at the end, we all started a gratitude journal for the month of November. Of course, this is a practice I already have, so I just added to the journal I’ve already got.

Still, the practice got my wheels turning, and I thought back to when I first got started.

Early in my practice, it was hard to come up with something new to write about every day. A lot of my journaling got pretty redundant for awhile, before I got good at it.

Does that sound like your gratitude journaling? These journal prompts will help you get your gratitude practice started. Then, you can make gratitude a habit to last all year!

PS: love journal prompts? I’ve also got a collection of journal prompts for self reflection right here!

How to Start a Gratitude Journal

I recommend a simple journaling process to begin with. You can do this practice in so many ways:

  • in a simple, spiral notebook
  • in a section of your planner
  • you can use a section of your war binder, like mine
  • include it in your bullet journal
  • or, you can buy a special journal just for your prompts

Just remember, it’s the act of gratitude that is most important, not how fancy your journal is.

Once you’ve got a place to write, you just make time every day to write something you’re grateful for!

It can be something as simple as one line in your journal, or a full journal entry that goes on for pages. Mine vary in length depending on my mood and how much time I have.

Not sure how to get started? Grab your gratitude journal prompt printable below to help you come up with ideas for your first month!

30 days of gratitude: journal prompts

Gratitude Journal Prompts: 30 Days of Gratitude

  • a person I’m grateful to have in my life
  • something I find comfort in
  • my favorite part of the morning
  • my favorite memory
  • an accomplishment I’m proud of
  • a hidden blessing in a difficult situation
  • an opportunity I’m grateful for
  • my favorite song (& why)
  • a life lesson I have learned
  • the biggest gift in my life right now
  • a future event I’m excited about
  • some positive news I’ve received recently
  • my favorite area in my home
  • a memory that makes me smile
  • something beautiful I saw today
  • my favorite part of the evening
  • my guilty pleasure
  • one good thing that happened today
  • how I show gratitude for my friends
  • something I love about a family member
  • something positive about my body
  • a challenge I’m grateful for
  • a compliment that made me feel good
  • the best gift I’ve ever received
  • the item I treasure most
  • the people who mean the most to me
  • my favorite part about nature
  • something that made me laugh today
  • a book I loved reading
  • a freedom I’m grateful for

Want to grab this list and print it out? You can download a copy here for free! Yep. Totally free. I won’t ask for your email or anything.

Download it to tape in your journal or somewhere you’ll see it every day to remind you to write it down.

30 days of gratitude: free printable journal prompts included!

30 Days of Gratitude: Get Started Today

A gratitude practice is a great way to train yourself to focus on the good things in your life. Use these journal prompts to help you built a gratitude practice for the next 30 days. Before you know it, you’ll have created a daily habit that can grow with you!

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6 responses to “30 Days of Gratitude: Journal Prompts to Get You Started

  1. I am definitely going to use these, they are a big help since I am just starting out gratitude journaling! Thank you for these awesome prompts!

  2. Hi Angie,

    Thank you so much for this. I felt like my gratitude practices were getting a bit redundant, so I really appreciate your post. I’m going to start tomorrow.

  3. Betsie

    Waiting to sign up for my vaccine…. Thank you for these reminders. They are very helpful. All the best to you & yours!💕

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