Welcome, fellow 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 October 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.
This month, I’ll be sharing the prompts every day on Instagram, too – come join me!
Also, if you did last months prompts, you’ll notice that some are the same…that’s because I think some things are important to address regularly. But as you’ll see below, there are no rules in journaling. Skip any prompts you don’t like!
You can find previous month’s prompts here:
October Journal Prompts
How to Use These October Journal Prompts
I have provided 31 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.
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 October 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 October Affirmations:
- I am enough.
- I find the love in everyone.
- My Highest Self is always with me.
- Small changes equal big changes.
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 31 of the prompts below. You can download the October Journal Prompts, along with the Journaling Printables, at the bottom of this post.
Journal Prompts for October
- How does October’s energy feel to you?
- What does October mean to you?
- You are now in the final quarter of the year. What does that mean to you?
- Does October bring up any emotions you need to work through?
- What is special about this month?
- What books are you reading or will you read this month?
- Is there something you can release? How can you remind yourself that you have released this when it returns? Is this something new, or something you’ve been trying to release for a long time?
- Compare this October to last October. You can compare what you did to what you’re doing, how you felt to how you’re feeling, or any aspect of the months that feel similar or dissimilar.
- What are you loving right now?
- Are you watching the news? Is that serving you?
- How can you be present, right this second?
- What is something new you’d like to learn?
- How have you grown spiritually?
- How was today?
- Take three deep breaths in and out. Once your breath settles, let the words flow.
- What earthly delights can you never get enough of?
- Who inspires you?
- What is something nice that happened to you lately?
- How can you connect with someone you disagree with?
- What is an affirmation that is meaningful to you? When do you use it?
- What is something you’re grateful for?
- Instead of journaling today, write a note to someone you love and deliver it to them.
- Now that some time has passed, what was something that happened in September that was impactful?
- Who has helped you this month?
- How do you communicate with your Higher Self?
- Describe the perfect morning. Can you replicate any of that in your daily routine?
- What is magic?
- How have you connected with your community this month?
- What does abundance mean to you?
- Write about your week using stream of consciousness. Just let it flow. Then read it back and see if there are any surprises or messages in your writing.
- How did October feel?
You can download the Journal Prompts here. 🙂