Fall-Inspired Journaling Ideas

If you enjoy journaling, you’ve probably noticed a few benefits that come along with it. Writing can help clarify one’s thoughts and feelings, understand one’s problems, and reduce stress. Sometimes, though, journaling can get into a rut when you feel like you’re writing about the same ol’ stuff all the time. Whether you’re a frequent “journaler” in need of fresh ideas, or a novice looking for inspiration, I hope these fall- and holiday-themed journaling ideas help get your creative juices flowing!

What are your favorite things about fall?

Describe your perfect fall day – what would the weather be like? How would you spend the day?

Set some goals for yourself to accomplish this season.

Describe your favorite Halloween memories.

When’s the last time you dressed up for Halloween? What was your costume? What did you do?

Describe your family’s Thanksgiving traditions.

Make a collage of words and images that remind you of fall.

What are you thankful for this year? Make a list!

Have you ever attended a “Friendsgiving?”

Do you “celebrate” Black Friday? How do you spend the day?

Did your family have any Halloween traditions when you were growing up? What traditions do you have now?

What new fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving tradition would you like to start?

Collect colorful fall leaves and make a collage! Write a journal entry on top of your artwork.

What recipes or foods remind you of fall?

Doodle pictures of fall-themed things. Pumpkins and leaves and turkeys, oh my!


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