5 Journaling Ideas to Stay Inspired

Happiness ListŸ

On one side of your journal, make a list of things that you do everyday or every week. Examples:

  • Go to work
  • Go to the gym 3x a week
  • Hang out with my boyfriend

On the other side of your journal, make a list of things that make you happy. I like using my list of everyday things as a base. Examples:

  • Go to work –> learning and talking about wine, making others smile, being financially stable.
  • Go to the gym 3x a week –> feeling healthy, feeling confident, yoga, hiking, being outside.
  • Hang out with my boyfriend –> laughing, dancing, and spending quality time with my boyfriend.

If the items on your lists seem to be matching up pretty well – YAY! This means your pretty darn happy. But if your like me and many others, your bound to realize some things are missing from your daily routine that could increase your happiness.

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ŸRank Your Development Ÿ

This journaling exercise encourages you to rank different areas of your life and identify those areas that may need more attention or improvement.

I recommend ranking the following categories from 1-10:

  • Finances
  • Work and Career
  • Health and Fitness
  • Recreation and Free Time
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Relationship(s)
  • Personal Growth and Education
  • Service and Contribution

Mandala Ÿof Gratitude


Source, original artist unknown


Source, original artist unknown

Daily Mantra Doodle

Doodling is definitely one of my favorite ways to find inspiration. Choose a word or a quote and make it your mantra for the day.



ŸDeclaration of Intention Ÿ

I believe that if you set your intentions, those goals, dreams, or desires will eventually manifest themselves. Some say that just thinking about the end result everyday will encourage you to take small steps and eventually one day you wake up, and (whoop!) there it is!

I personally like setting my intentions through lists. It could be your goals for the week, month, year, or your wildest dreams. Either way, write them down!



Happy Journaling!

Have any other creative journaling ideas to stay inspired? Share them with me!

One thought on “5 Journaling Ideas to Stay Inspired

  1. Soothing Sense

    Thank you for sharing these ideas. I especially love the one where you compare the differences and the mandala of gratitude. Great ideas and I must give some of them a try!


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