100 Journal Prompts for Teens

My teen wanted to guest post today, so I let him! Here are 100 journal prompts for your teen to try, from my own teen!

Teen journal prompts

  1. What are three things you are grateful for today, and why?
  2. Describe a challenge you faced recently and how you overcame it.
  3. If you could have a conversation with your future self, what advice would you ask for?
  4. Write about a time when you felt proud of yourself and what you accomplished.
  5. What are your top three goals for the next year, and how do you plan to achieve them?
  6. Describe a hobby or activity that brings you joy and why it’s important to you.
  7. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do there?
  8. Write a letter to your younger self, offering advice and encouragement.
  9. What are your strengths, and how can you use them to make a positive impact?
  10. Reflect on a mistake you made and the lessons you learned from it.
  11. If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be, and what questions would you ask them?
  12. Write about a book, movie, or song that has had a significant impact on your life.
  13. Describe a moment when you felt out of your comfort zone and what you gained from the experience.
  14. What does success mean to you, and how do you plan to achieve it?
  15. Explore a dream or aspiration you have for your future and the steps you can take to pursue it.
  16. Write a poem or short story about a fictional world you would like to create.
  17. Reflect on a time when you faced a fear and how it changed your perspective.
  18. List three things you love about yourself and why they are important to you.
  19. Write about a friendship that has influenced you positively and the qualities you value in a friend.
  20. Explore the concept of self-care and create a list of activities that help you recharge.
  21. What are your favorite ways to practice self-care, and how do they make you feel?
  22. Reflect on a time when you had to make a difficult decision and the thought process behind it.
  23. Create a bucket list of things you want to achieve or experience in the next five years.
  24. If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be and why?
  25. Write about a person who inspires you and the qualities you admire in them.
  26. Explore a topic or issue you are passionate about and discuss why it matters to you.
  27. Describe a moment when you felt truly at peace and content. What were the circumstances?
  28. If you had a magic power, what would it be, and how would you use it?
  29. Write a letter to your future self, outlining your hopes and expectations for the upcoming year.
  30. Reflect on a time when you had to stand up for something you believe in. What was the outcome?
  31. Create a vision board with images and words that represent your goals and aspirations.
  32. What are three things you wish people knew about you that are not immediately apparent?
  33. Describe a place that holds special memories for you and why it is significant.
  34. Explore the concept of resilience and write about a time when you bounced back from a setback.
  35. If you could learn any new skill or talent instantly, what would it be and why?
  36. Write a gratitude letter to someone who has had a positive impact on your life.
  37. Reflect on the role of social media in your life. How does it affect your self-esteem and well-being?
  38. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind after a stressful day?
  39. Write about a goal that you initially thought was unattainable but later achieved.
  40. Explore the idea of kindness. Share a story about a random act of kindness you witnessed or experienced.
  41. Describe a moment when you felt proud of a friend or family member and why.
  42. If you could have a conversation with your favorite fictional character, what would you talk about?
  43. Explore the concept of mindfulness. How do you practice being present in the moment?
  44. Write about a time when you learned a valuable lesson from a mistake or failure.
  45. If you could have any superpower, how would you use it to make the world a better place?
  46. Reflect on a quote or saying that resonates with you and explain why it holds meaning.
  47. Describe a dream you had recently and any symbolism or emotions associated with it.
  48. Write a letter to your past self, offering advice and encouragement for a specific moment.
  49. Explore the role of gratitude in your life. What are three things you’re thankful for today?
  50. Create a list of affirmations that inspire and motivate you.
  51. Reflect on a time when you had to step out of your comfort zone to achieve a goal.
  52. If you could design your ideal day, from start to finish, what would it look like?
  53. Write about a skill or talent you would like to develop and the steps you can take to improve.
  54. Explore the concept of self-discovery. What are some things you’ve learned about yourself recently?
  55. Describe a favorite childhood memory and the emotions associated with it.
  56. If you could choose any historical era to visit, when and where would you go, and why?
  57. Write a letter to your future self, highlighting the person you aspire to become.
  58. Explore the impact of technology on your life. How has it changed the way you connect with others?
  59. Reflect on a moment when you felt a strong sense of empathy for someone else.
  60. Create a playlist of songs that represent your current mood and emotions.
  61. Write about a goal you have for the next month and break it down into smaller steps.
  62. Reflect on a time when you faced a fear and how it influenced your personal growth.
  63. If you could meet any famous person, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you ask them?
  64. Describe a place you’ve never been but would love to visit someday. What attracts you to that place?
  65. Explore a book or movie character you relate to and why you feel a connection with them.
  66. Write about a challenge you see in the world today and brainstorm ideas on how it could be addressed.
  67. Reflect on the role of kindness in your life. How have small acts of kindness impacted you?
  68. If you could have a conversation with your pet (real or imaginary), what would you talk about?
  69. Create a timeline of significant events in your life so far. What have been the most memorable moments?
  70. Write a letter to someone who has influenced you positively, expressing your gratitude.
  71. Explore the concept of resilience. How do you bounce back from setbacks and challenges?
  72. Reflect on a time when you had to make a tough decision and the factors that influenced your choice.
  73. If you could learn any language, which one would it be, and what cultures would you want to explore?
  74. Describe a project or activity you’ve been passionate about and the impact it had on you.
  75. Write about a skill you admire in others and how you can work towards developing it in yourself.
  76. Reflect on a time when you felt a sense of belonging and connection. What made that experience special?
  77. Create a list of your favorite quotes and explain why they resonate with you.
  78. If you could invent something, what would it be, and how would it make the world a better place?
  79. Explore the role of creativity in your life. How do you express your creative side?
  80. Write about a lesson you learned from a mistake and how it influenced your growth.
  81. Reflect on a time when you felt a strong sense of accomplishment. What did you achieve, and how did it make you feel?
  82. If you could spend a day with any historical figure, what activities would you do together?
  83. Describe a skill or talent you possess that you’re proud of. How did you develop this skill?
  84. Explore the concept of resilience. Share a story about a time when you faced adversity and overcame it.
  85. Write a letter to your future self, outlining your goals, dreams, and aspirations.
  86. Reflect on a time when you had to collaborate with others to achieve a common goal. What did you learn from the experience?
  87. If you could choose any fictional world to live in for a day, where would you go, and what adventures would you have?
  88. Write about a cultural tradition or celebration that is meaningful to you and your family.
  89. Explore the impact of social media on your life. How do you navigate its positives and negatives?
  90. If you could witness any moment in history, what event would you choose and why?
  91. Describe a favorite family tradition and the memories associated with it.
  92. Reflect on a time when you felt inspired by someone younger than you. What did you learn from them?
  93. If you could have a conversation with your role model, what questions would you ask them?
  94. Write about a piece of advice you received that had a significant impact on your life.
  95. Explore the concept of gratitude. How do you express thanks and appreciation in your daily life?
  96. If you could master any form of art (painting, writing, music, etc.), which would it be, and why?
  97. Reflect on a time when you had to adapt to a new situation. How did you navigate the changes?
  98. Write about a place that brings you peace and calm. What is it about that place that soothes you?
  99. If you could choose any historical period to live in, which would it be, and what aspects appeal to you?
  100. Explore the idea of personal growth. In what ways have you changed or evolved over the past year?

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