These December journal prompts will help you reflect on the year through your daily journal habit.
As we transition into December, this collection of journal prompts is crafted to inspire your journaling journey and maintain the momentum of your journaling practice, serving up a fresh dose of inspiration every day.
Daily Journal Prompts For December
A new month heralds new beginnings, and fresh perspectives, much like the start of a new day or a new week. And especially like starting a new year which is merely weeks away!
What could be more motivating than a new chance to reflect on each day in the month of December? Especially when it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at this time of year!
If you’ve been part of my monthly prompts journey, you’re likely ready to roll on your journal writing for this month. For ease of access, I’ve included links to all previous monthly prompts at the end of this article.
And if you’re just embarking on this journaling adventure for the first time, a warm welcome to you!
Getting started is simple, and daily writing prompts are the perfect stepping stone.
This compilation of December journal prompts is designed to deliver a fresh boost of inspiration each day so you can boot writer’s block to the curb!
Daily Journal Prompt Benefits
Daily journal prompts are an excellent tool to ignite creativity and inspiration in your daily journaling practice.
They can support healthy mental health and stress management, which is especially important during such a busy month of the year as we come closer to Christmas and New Years Eve.
They also help give us structure to our writing, working as simple sentence starters.
They give you new themes and topics to explore each day.
These writing prompts for December will also help you stay motivated on journaling each day of the month, without having to overthink it or feel overwhelmed by the process.
Journal prompts can also be excellent tools in educational settings, serving as story starters or encouraging daily writing practice for kids and teens. Some may need adjustment to suit younger students. Or you can create your own Christmas writing prompts for extra fun for younger grades.
31 December Journal Prompts
Here are 31 daily December journal prompts for your December writing prompts calendar, designed to help you reflect on each day of the month:
- What are you most looking forward to in December?
- How can you avoid feeling overwhelmed this month?
- How will you nurture your mental health during the busy holiday season?
- What kind of support system do you have in place and how can it be improved?
- How have your relationships changed since the start of this year?
- What advice would you give yourself if you could go back in time?
- Are there any areas of your life where you need to take more initiative and ownership?
- How can you create more routine and structure in your daily life?
- What is something that you have achieved this year that makes you proud?
- What is one thing that happened this year that surprised you the most?
- Who do you most want to spend your holiday season with?
- How do you plan to celebrate the holidays in a way that is mindful and meaningful?
- What is one change you want to make in the coming year and why?
- Share a moment from the past year you feel grateful for.
- What is a goal that you did not achieve this year? Why?
- Reflect on how you have grown or changed as a person this year.
- What are some holiday traditions you want to start or continue?
- Write down your favourite holiday recipe and why it holds special meaning for you.
- How do you maintain balance and avoid burnout during this busy time of year?
- What is one gift you hope to give or receive this season and why?
- How can you make the holiday season more about presence than presents?
- What is one way you can give back or help others this holiday season?
- Reflect on your favourite holiday moment from your childhood.
- How can you ensure to take some time for self-care during the holiday season?
- Describe your favourite memory from this holiday season.
- How do you plan to relax and recharge as the year comes to a close?
- What is a skill or hobby you want to explore in the new year?
- Reflect on the successes and failures of the past year. What lessons can be learned?
- How can you bring more joy into your life in the new year?
- As you look back on the past year, what are you most proud of?
- What is one New Year’s resolution you are considering? How will you achieve it?
Tips For Choosing A Journal That’s Right For You
If you’re looking to start a journaling practice or switch up your current one, here are some tips for choosing the right journal:
- Determine your purpose: Think about why you want to journal and what you want to use it for. This will help narrow down the type of journal that best suits your needs.
- Consider size and format: Do you prefer a compact journal that’s easy to carry around or one with more writing space? Do you want lined pages or blank ones for more creativity?
- Pay attention to the cover: The design, colour, and material of the journal can impact your motivation and inspiration. Choose one that speaks to you.
- Look at paper quality: If you have specific writing tools you prefer, make sure the paper can handle them without bleeding through. The thickness and texture of the paper can also affect your writing experience.
- Consider added features: Some journals come with extras like prompts, quotes, or goal tracking pages. Decide if these align with your journaling goals.
Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to journals. Take the time to find one that suits your unique needs and preferences.
Don’t be afraid to try different types until you find the perfect fit for you.
Here are some great options for journals if you’re just getting started:
- PAPERAGE Lined Journal
- BEECHMORE BOOKS Ruled Notebook With Vegan Leather Cover
- A5 Pink Hardcover Leather Journal
Starting Your Daily Journaling Practice
If you’re considering embarking on a daily journaling journey, here are some helpful tips to guide your first steps:
- Allocate time: Identify a specific time slot each day that suits you best and commit to it. This will help cement journaling as a regular habit.
- Choose your spot: Find a cozy, quiet area where you can concentrate on your writing undisturbed. Use a prompt: If you’re uncertain about what to write, begin with a daily journal prompt to kickstart your thought process.
- Ease up on yourself: Journaling shouldn’t be viewed as a burdensome task or something that needs to be executed flawlessly. Show kindness to yourself and refrain from pressuring yourself to write the “ideal” entry.
- Establish a routine: The key to successful journaling is consistency. Aim to make it a daily ritual, even if it’s only for a few moments each day.
Remember, the primary goal is to enjoy the journaling process. It’s less about achieving perfection and more about self-exploration and personal development.
Conclusion: Journal Prompts For December
These December journal prompts are the ultimate way to nurture yourself and your well-being during the holiday season with a chance to reflect on the year that has been and prepare yourself for an even more exciting new year!
Find more resources for journaling:
- January journal prompts
- February journal prompts
- March journal prompts
- April journal prompts
- May journal prompts
- June journal prompts
- July journal prompts
- August journal prompts
- September journal prompts
- October journal prompts
- November journal prompts
- Self-love journal prompts
- Intentional journal prompts
- How to journal with intention