Welcome, journalers! I am so glad you’re here. Journaling is a practice in my own life that has helped my find clarity, peace, and growth. I hope to share that with you here in a way that makes it simple, sustainable, and enjoyable. These November journal prompts and journaling printables were made with love (and a little help from the universe!), and will guide you through the month and help you start or grow your own journaling practice.
November is a great time of year to start journaling. We tend to focus on gratitude this time of year, and I think that sort of introspective practice really lends well to journaling.
You can find previous month’s prompts here (you can do any of these prompts at any time…some prompts have a seasonal feel to them, but they will translate well to any month):
November Journal Prompts
I have provided 30 prompts – one for each day of the month. You can go through the list in order, mix it all up, or skip the prompts entirely that don’t interest you. You may find that one prompt really resonates with you and want to journal on that for several days, or even for the entire month. Remember that journaling is very personal and that there is no “formula” for doing it right. Most of my own journaling involves just writing out my thoughts and feelings based on things I was feeling, something I experienced, or something that I needed to work out in my head and heart.
How to Use These November Journal Prompts
There is no right or wrong. You may find yourself journaling for pages and pages on one prompt, and only writing down a word or a short sentence for another. That’s totally okay! This is your journal, and your journey.
Some of these prompts have a spiritual feel. That’s because for me, journaling is a spiritual practice. However, if that word doesn’t resonate with you just replace anything of that nature with “highest self” – that is really what we are all working towards here.
I do recommend incorporating a gratitude practice into your journaling practice. All you need to do is write down one thing you’re grateful for each day (although you can certainly write down as many as feels right – here’s a lot more help if you are new to gratitude journaling!).
How to Use These November Affirmations
I have included a printable page of affirmations for you, as well as a place in the printable journaling packet that encourages you to write your own affirmations. You can write them down (I always recommend this) and/or say them out loud. Saying them out loud is very powerful! You can also use these as a mantra if you meditate, or just as reminders to yourself throughout the day. You can read this post about how to use affirmations for more help – I really believe in affirmations and think they have a place in your journaling practice, too! 🙂
Here are your November Affirmations:
- I can make the world better.
- I am living in love.
- I live in a state of gratitude.
- Everything that is available is available to me.
What Type of Journal to Use
Again – no rules here! Use whatever journal you like the best. I have included journaling printables here. You may want to use these (as you’ll see, I have one for “long form” journaling and one for shorter entries). I’ll be releasing new ones every month, so you may want to use these and keep them together in a binder or folder. Or you can use any notebook you have around the house. Some people like to keep a digital journal (hmmm…like a BLOG!), or just keep a file on their laptop. I type a lot faster than I write, but I always use a pen and paper to journal with. It just feels more cleansing to me.
If you’re looking for a Dot Grid Journal, we make and sell a beautiful one (I am totally biased, but I made these specifically because I was dreaming about a journal just like this…so I made one). You can use code CEJOURNAL for $5 off any Dot Grid Journals (they are made in Texas and have the most beautiful paper!).
You don’t need anything fancy or expensive to get started though. Truly, all you need is a place to write. <3
I have written out all 30 of the prompts below. You can download the October Journal Prompts, along with the Journaling Printables, at the bottom of this post.
You can download the Journal Prompts here. 🙂
Journal Prompts for November
How does November’s energy feel to you?
What does November mean to you?
How can you remember to practice gratitude every day?
What is something new you can work on this month?
What feelings does November bring up for you?
What are you worried about this month? How can you stay present when this worry shows up?
Write a letter to someone you are grateful for. You can send it, or just keep it in your journal.
What is your favorite show ever? What is it about that show that you love so much?
What is the last book you read? What did you take away from it?
Share a quote that resonates with you right now.
What future event can you prepare for now?
Think of something you wish was different in this world. How can you positively be that change I the world?
What is something you have in common with a person you disagree with?
How can you support a family member this month?
What is your love language?
What is something you’ve always wanted to learn?
What is something you’ve always been interested in, even though you have no desire to do it yourself?
What is your favorite article of clothing? Why is it your favorite?
How can you share more love on this planet?
Write about a dream you’ve had recently. Unpack it.
What makes you feel settled?
Write down three things you’re grateful for right now.
How can better serve your community?
Now that some time has passed, what is something that happened in October that was meaningful?
Write down three affirmations.
How has your life changed in this last year?
How have you grown spiritually this month? Does this area of your life feel strong, or is it something you can work on?
What makes you feel grounded and centered? How can you bring more of this into your life, or access it at any time?
Is any part of you in pain? Acknowledge it.
How will you be better today (or tomorrow, if you’re journaling before bed)?
You can download the Journal Prompts here. 🙂