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Journal Ideas for Intentional Living


"Change is inevitable. Growth is intentional."
Glenda Cloud

Journaling increases focus and drives our intention towards the day. It encourages the nowness of us being present at all times, helps us to stay on track and let go of past and future anxieties. It can also be an outlet for our creative juices and our frustrations & worries.

Here are some Journal Ideas to get you started:

Do you want to be intentional with your time and priorities? Then give these suggestions a shot!

To Do List

Organisation is one of the keys to having a productive and intentional day. A to do list helps us to keep on track with our schedules. Seeing all the tasks in order allows us to choose which one should be of highest importance and classed as urgent.

“Rename your “To-Do” list to your “Opportunities” list. Each day is a treasure chest filled with limitless opportunities; take joy in checking many off your list.” ― Steve Maraboli


Intentional people keep track of their habits. They have a goal in mind and are not afraid to monitor every step and struggle they have to reach the goal. It allows intentional commitments to be in place and the progress to be observed.


Writing prompts allow us to dig deep into our thoughts and emotions. It unlocks realms of our inner being and new perspectives that can channel our creativity & how we deal with life. It reminds us of our deepest intentions and anchors our goals on it.

Journal Prompt Questions

  • What do I hate the most about this day?
  • What does my ideal day look like?
  • What are the things that I love to do even when I am not paid to do it?
  • How have I changed in the past 5 years?
  • What are the things that I regret the most?

Journal Prompt Ideas

  • Happiness Page
  • Un To-do List
  • Quotes to Live By
  • Self-Care List
  • One Line Daily Highlights
  • Letter to your Younger Self

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin

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Simple Joy was founded by Hayley Forster, a Professional Organiser & Stress Management Coach. Hayley is an advocate of intentional living, with a passion in helping others simplify their lives in order to find their ideal lifestyle full of contentment, creativity and authenticity!

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