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January Journal Prompts: Goals and Planning

Journaling is a popular self-care and self-development tool. It's a great way to reflect, set goals and make action plans. Not everyone started the New Year with a plan. Here are some journal prompts to help you set your goals and assist in planning what actions you'll take to accomplish those goals.
  • What are 3 goals you have for this year?
  • What is your biggest goal right now?
  • Write some goals that don’t take as much time or effort.
  • What methods do you use for making a plan?
  • Do you prefer paper or digital planning?
  • Why have you chosen the goals you have?
  • What motivates you?
  • Who inspires you the most?
  • What has kept you from achieving your goals in the past?
  • What goals have you quit, and why?
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  • How detailed is your plan to achieve your goals?
  • What is something you used to want, but now doesn’t interest you?
  • How do you manage stress while working on your goals?
  • How confident are you that you will achieve your goals?
  • What is something new you are trying this year?
  • What are your primary obstacles and challenges?
  • Do you believe in manifesting or the law of attraction?
  • What previous goal setting strategies didn’t work for you?
  • How do you handle setbacks on your journey?
  • What does failure mean to you?
  • How will this month be different?
  • What do you do when you get off track?
  • Write 1 goal for each month of the year.
  • Write a list of rewards for achieving your goals.
  • Do you have a good support system?
  • What are your first thoughts when it comes to your goals?
  • Do you have a long-term goal? What is your progress so far?
  • Write a stream of consciousness about your goals and plans.
  • What are some important lessons you have learned while working on your long-term goals?
  • What are you grateful for right now?
  • What plans do you have for next month?

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  • Angel Lewis

    A bit about me. I was born and raised in rural North Carolina, and currently call Virginia home. My passion for writing was awakened while attending Guilford College (Greensboro, NC). In 2021, I published my first book 'My Self-Care Plan: 12 Monthly Strategies That Will Transform Your Life'. It inspires readers to make self-care a priority during the next 12 months so that they can live their best life possible. The spring of 2022 saw the release of 'Ready. Set. Fly!' my debut children’s book that encourages self-belief and perseverance.

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