Happiness is pretty great, right? Right. 😊
So, what does one even journal about when everything’s good? On your happy days, you can journal about the actual joy you feel or about your accomplishments. Journaling when you’re happy is also a solid opportunity to ask yourself meaningful questions that you finally have the emotional capacity to address compared to when you’re not doing so great.
Think about what you might need on your worst days, for example, or jot down ways you want to show up for yourself more. Maybe you can even write out some of the things that are currently contributing to your fantastic mood so that you’ll have a list of ideas to try the next time you’re feeling down.
Here are 30 prompts to support your happiness.
✏️ What are five goals (big or small!) that you accomplished recently?
✏️ Are there any other emotions aside from happiness that you’re feeling? List them out and describe how they make you feel.
✏️ Where do you feel happiness in your body? How does joy show up physically for you?
✏️ Who are the people who make you happiest? How are your relationships with those people right now? Is there anything you want to do differently in those relationships?
✏️ What is your favorite way to enjoy nature? (i.e. walking in the woods, sitting on the beach, or hiking in the mountains, etc.)
✏️ What’s your happiest childhood memory, and why?
✏️ Where do you go, mentally or physically, when you need to feel comforted? Describe a safe space in your life.
✏️ What do you want to learn next? What makes you most curious in life? (Learning how to properly clean your stove top without smudges counts!)
✏️ Was there a holiday or celebration today? Who did you spend it with? Do you have traditions?
✏️ I don't want to forget this...
✏️ What are three mini-goals that you can smash today?
✏️ Who’s happiness is important to you?
✏️ How do you move on from a bad day?
✏️ My favourite thing to do is...
✏️ What does my work mean to me?
✏️ What makes me feel passionate?
✏️ Is there an item that you have which brings you happiness?
✏️ A quote that brings you happiness?
✏️ What is something you did for the first time recently?
✏️ Who has forgiven you for a mistake you’ve made in the past? How has that impacted your life?
✏️ What are a few aspects of modern technology that you love?
✏️ Shower or bath? Which do you prefer and why? (pool or ocean?)
✏️ Name 3 things you love about your personality. Your favorite qualities, traits, quirks or talents!
✏️ Which is your favorite season and why? Describe the sights, smells, activities...
✏️ Write a love letter to someone who has made your life better.
✏️ Write a short thank you note to some object or place that makes you happy.
✏️ What are some of your favorite ways to show the people in your life that you love them?
✏️ Write about the most fun you had recently. What were you doing and who were you with?
✏️ Write about an act of kindness that someone did for you that took you by surprise.
✏️ What is your favorite Day Trip?