There are many benefits to writing your thoughts in a journal. Journaling can help you process your feelings, make decisions, and work through difficult problems. It can also be a therapeutic way to reflect on your life and track your progress.
You can start a journaling practice at any time during the year. There are many types of journals to choose from, so it’s worth experimenting with a few different kinds to see what you like best.
Many people believe the new moon is a great time to start a journaling practice. This is because the new moon is a time of new beginnings and growth. It’s a time when you can set your intentions and make plans for the future.
The new moon is the first phase of the moon cycle. It occurs when the moon is between the sun and Earth. This phase lasts for about two weeks.
If you’re looking for a new way to journal, why not try using the phases of the moon as your guide? Each new moon offers a fresh start and an opportunity to set new goals. Here are a few new moon journal prompts to help you get started.
New moon journal prompts:
- What do I want to achieve this month?
Think of anything new you may want to achieve in the upcoming weeks. Write down your goals and track your progress. This can be anything from learning a new skill to finishing a book you have been working on.
- What steps can I take this month to achieve my goals?
Once you’ve identified your goals, you can figure out what you can do to achieve them. Write down a plan of action and take small steps so you don’t get overwhelmed.
- What can I do to make progress on my resolutions from last month?
Reflect on last month and see what you can do to move closer to your goals. If you didn’t achieve everything you wanted to, don’t worry. Just identify what went wrong and come up with a new plan of action. Journaling is an excellent way to track progress and comb through the details.
- What are my intentions for this new moon? What do you want to manifest in your life?
Write down your intentions and focus on them throughout the month. Is there anything in particular you are looking to attract? You can add positive affirmations to your journal to help strengthen your vision.
- What did I learn this past month?
Reflect on the month that has just passed and write everything you learned. This could be anything from new skills to personal insights. Even if you didn’t achieve all your goals, you can still learn from your experiences.
- What were the high and low points of my month?
Everyone has good and bad days, so it’s important to reflect on both. Write about the things that made you happy and the things that made you unhappy. This can help you identify patterns and areas of your life that need improvement.
- What was my favorite thing about this month?
Is there anything you can repeat from this month to make it even better? Write your favorite memory or moment of the month. You can highlight these pages so they’re easy to identify. Whenever you may need a pick-me-up, revisit these positive memories throughout the year.
- What was my least favorite thing about this month?
Is there anything you want to avoid in the future? Write about the things that made you unhappy or frustrated during the month. This can help you be more prepared for potential problems in the future.
- What were my biggest accomplishments this month?
Celebrate your successes by writing them down. Make sure to give yourself credit for your hard work.
- What were my biggest failures this month?
It’s important to learn from your failures, so write down what you can do differently next time. This could be anything from improving your time management skills to communicating better.
- What didn’t I have time for this month?
Sometimes, it feels like there’s not enough time in the day to get everything done. Write down the things you had to skip this month due to lack of time. See if there’s anything you can do to make more time for them in the future.
- What was the biggest challenge I faced this month?
Face your fears and write about the thing that was most challenging for you this month. This could be anything from a difficult conversation to a big project at work.
- What did I do to overcome this challenge?
Once you’ve identified the challenge, write down what you did to overcome it. This could be anything from seeking help to using a different method. Reflecting on how we overcame challenges can help us feel empowered and confident.
- How can I make sure I stick to my resolutions this month?
Make a plan for how you can stay on track and write it down. Accountability is key, so consider telling your friends and family about your resolutions so they can help you stay on track.
- Who would I like to spend time with this month?
Sometimes, it’s nice to connect with people we haven’t seen in a long time. Write down the names of the people you would like to spend time with this month. It could also be friends or family members that you see regularly. Make an effort during the month to spend some quality time together.
- What can I do to make this month more productive?
There are always ways to be more productive, so write down a few tips that work for you. This could be anything from setting a schedule to taking breaks throughout the day.
- What can I do to change my routine this month?
If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, try shaking up your routine this month. Experiment with new activities, foods, and drinks. See what works for you and stick with what makes you happy.
- What books would I like to read or finish this month?
Reading is a great way to relax and learn, so make a list of the books you would like to read or complete this month. Maybe there’s a book you’ve been wanting to read for a while. Or, maybe you want to challenge yourself by reading a book outside of your comfort zone.
- What can we do as a family to make this month special?
There’s no better way to celebrate than by spending time with your loved ones. Brainstorm fun activities that you can all do together this month.
- What am I grateful for this month?
Take a few minutes to write down all the things you’re grateful for. This could be anything from your family and friends to your health and your home.
- What new skills would I like to learn or expand on this month?
Learning new skills is a great way to challenge yourself and expand your knowledge. Make a list of the skills you would like to learn this month. It could be anything from cooking a new recipe, to a practicing a new language.
- What did I learn about myself this past month?
This is a great question to ask yourself at the end of every month. Write down everything you discovered about yourself, both good and bad. This can help you grow and learn as a person.
- Going into next month, what do I need to work on?
Think about the things you struggled with this month and make a plan for how you can improve next month. Whether it’s your diet, your productivity, or your stress levels, there’s always room for growth.
In many cultures, the new moon is a time of reflection and renewal. It’s a time to start fresh, set new goals, and reflect on the past month. No matter what your goals may be, the new moon is a great time to set your intentions and get started on achieving them.
Use these journal prompts to help you get started, and see how much progress you can make in the coming weeks!
Other journaling prompts:
You can use these journal prompts as is, or modify them to be more personal. Hopefully, these ideas will help you get started on your path to personal growth. Happy journaling!