Today is Positive Thinking Day, and as somebody who appreciates its power and influence over our moods, I thought I’d share some Positive Thinking Day journal prompts. If you journal already then these positive journal prompts for self discovery and wellbeing are perfect to add to your practice. And if you’re new to it, these gratitude journal prompts are a perfect introduction to journaling, focusing on the concept of this special day and helping you to appreciate the good in your life.

In the last few years, I’ve been very focused on living a more positive life. The foundation of the required mindset is appreciating what you have instead of focusing on what you don’t, and writing down those reasons is a valuable and fortifying process. I’ve never been a great diary writer, but keeping a simple journal in which to jot down ideas, inspiring thoughts, and reasons to be grateful is very powerful.

Woman holding a pen over a blank pad, with flowers and a leaf on the desk.

Incidentally, this is something I’ve started to do with Pixie each day too – and I cannot overstate the wonderful influence it’s having on her.

As the exercise fosters a more content temperament, I’m watching her flourish.

Since releasing our kids journal, I’ve also created a premium wellbeing journal for adults, which is full of journal prompts for positivity, as well as containing four mini gifts! It’s also endorsed by This Morning’s resident psychologist, Emma Kenny.

Using journal prompts for positivity can be a really powerful way to alter your outlook for the better.

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Having a CMPA baby with colic featured as a rather impressive blip for my own mental health – those early months really tested me to my limits – but since we’ve come out the other side, I’m determined to remain upbeat with a positive outlook.

The work I’ve done on myself since shaking (for the most part) the debilitating postnatal anxiety I suffered has been life-changing. My default disposition is now optimistic – but I like to surround myself with prompts to help keep my focus.

Think Positive chain with yellow rose on a coral background.

With my children getting older and my life changing, I want to make it the best and most fulfilled it can be! And not being complacent about my mental health is critical – we’re all fallible and sometimes a little nudge to stay away from negative thought spirals can be very welcome. Personally, I find having a reminder that’s with me all the time really beneficial.

Which is why I’m in love with these pieces of jewellery (previously gifted). I wear them every day and they remind me to be thankful.

Affirmation bracelets.

This form of positive mindfulness is the single most beneficial thing I’ve done for myself in terms of my personal wellbeing; it’s transformed my mental health for the better.

Gratitude Journal Prompts to Increase Wellbeing and Promote Positivity

If you’re interested in practicing journaling but unsure where to begin, you may like to read my post about getting started with mindful journaling first.

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Or jump straight in with this list of positive journal prompts I’ve put together to help get you started!

35 Positive Thinking Day Journal Prompts

Simply jot down anything that springs to mind in response to these questions:

1. I’m grateful for…

2. My favourite things about myself are…

3. I’m proud of myself for…

4. The greatest lesson I’ve learned from a mistake is…

5. My five favourite smells are…

6. List five songs or pieces of music that make you smile…

Woman listening to music through headphones.

7. Five of my happiest memories are…

8. The kindest thing I’ve done this week is…

9. Write down how you could support a friend or relative tomorrow.

10. My favourite thing to do when I’m feeling stressed or anxious is…

11. Name the people in your life who make you happiest.

12. Name five things you’d like to achieve in the next year.

13. My favourite forms of self-care are…

Woman having a head massage.

14. My three most precious possessions are…

15. The most special gift I’ve ever received is…

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16. My favourite tastes are…

17. Describe yourself, and how you can improve any perceived flaws.

18. Write down a secret about yourself that you’d like to share with somebody.

19. My favourite three books are…

20. Write down three books you will read in the next six months.

21. My favourite feel-good movies are…

22. Write down three simple pleasures that you can work into your week, every week.

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23. My favourite hobby is…

24. Three things I’d like to learn in my lifetime are…

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25. Write a bucket list of places you’d like to visit in your home country.

26. …And abroad.

27. The best compliment I’ve ever received is…

28. I wish I was brave enough to… Think about what you can do to make it happen.

29. Write down two things that make you feel beautiful.

30. My favourite exercise is… Make a plan for when you can next do this.

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31. My favourite flowers are…

32. Write a letter addressed to yourself at the hardest time in your life.

33. My favourite proverb / motto is…

34. My favourite flavours are…

35. Write down three promises to yourself to improve your personal wellbeing.

Journaling doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated – you don’t need special tools or equipment – a pen and pad is sufficient. Although I love using gorgeous stationery myself and using the experience as a form of self-care!

Have I missed anything? What positivity journal prompts would you add to my list?

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An award-nominated blogger and author, Kate is a huge advocate of personal growth, focusing on journaling to increase positivity and facilitate mindful motherhood. With a wealth of experience in breastfeeding and CMPA, Kate is also an expert baby sleep chaser. Her writing has appeared on Mothercare, Huff Post, and BritMums.

1 Comment

  1. Love the idea of the grateful, blessed and happy bracelets. Should I do the same, being blessed with my baby boy after 5 years fighting breast cancer…