Monthly journal prompts

60 Monthly Journaling Prompts to Help You Make the Most of 2023 – Silk + Sonder

Leigh Weingus •

Monthly journal prompts can be a great way to make the most of a new year. And as 2022 winds down and January creeps up, there’s no question that the upcoming year is on all of our minds.

By taking some time to plan ahead with a handful of monthly writing prompts, you can kick off each month with an energized, intentional attitude—which is something we always try to do here at Silk + Sonder. So bookmark these monthly journaling prompts and get ready to use them all year long.

January Writing Prompts

  • If I was only able to accomplish one thing this year, what would I want it to be?
  • What are some things I really love about winter?
  • How can I spend time outside this month, even with the cold weather?
  • What indoor activities do I enjoy?
  • When do I feel the most cozy and cared for?

February Writing Prompts

  • What do I like most about having a shorter month? What do I like the least?
  • What’s my favorite thing about the month of February?
  • What does my perfect mental health day look like?
  • When do I feel the most loved?
  • What are some ways that I express love?

March Writing Prompts

  • What am I most looking forward to about spring?
  • How will I take advantage of the extra hour of daylight coming up?
  • A time when I felt really lucky was. ..
  • How am I doing on my goals for this year so far?
  • Write about one thing that's been really tough about this year, and one thing that's been really great

April Writing Prompts

  • How can I best take advantage of the spring weather?
  • What’s my favorite flower, and why?
  • Make a list of things you want to do this month
  • Who is my closest friend? What do I love about them?
  • What’s something I'm feeling anxious about right now?

May Writing Prompts

  • What does my ideal summer vacation look like?
  • What’s my favorite thing about the month of May?
  • If I could change three things about the world, what would they be? 
  • Write about a time when you had a really difficult conversation. What did you learn from it?
  • What does happiness mean to me?

June Writing Prompts

  • Make a summer bucket list
  • How can I channel that “school’s out for the summer” feeling I had as a kid, and bring it into my adult life?
  • Write a letter to your teenage self
  • What are some things I can do to help me better cope with my worries?
  • What are my pet peeves?

July Writing Prompts

  • We’re halfway through the year. How do I feel about how this year is going so far?
  • Think about someone you love who you haven’t talked to in a while. How can you connect with them this month? 
  • Write a letter to your future self
  • What new habit do I want to bring into my life this month?
  • Am I an early bird or a night owl? How can I better honor my rhythms?

August Writing Prompts

  • Think back to a summer vacation you went on as a kid, and write out your favorite memories from it
  • Something great that's happened to me this summer is...
  • What’s your favorite season? Why?
  • Something I want to accomplish this fall is...
  • What is your biggest insecurity, and where do you think it comes from?

September Writing Prompts

  • I feel the most motivated when...
  • September is all about “starting fresh.” What can I do to start fresh this month?
  • What does my relationship with money look like?
  • What does my "dream job" look like?
  • My perfect morning looks like. ..

October Writing Prompts

  • My favorite thing about fall is...
  • What feelings does fall stir up for you? 
  • What does your perfect mental health day look like?
  • List the things, activities, and people that tend to make you feel anxious
  • Who do you feel most like yourself with?

November Writing Prompts 

  • Write down five things you’re thankful for
  • How can I prioritize self-care this month?
  • Something I wish I could say to a family member but haven't had the courage to is...
  • Make a list of things that will make you happy as the weather gets colder and the days get darker
  • My happiest Thanksgiving memory is...

December Writing Prompts 

    • My favorite memory from this year is...
    • What feelings do the holidays bring up for you?
    • My favorite holiday foods are...
    • How can I carve out time for exercise this holiday season?
    • What do I want to accomplish next year?

With the right journaling prompts in your back pocket, you can make 2022 your best year yet. Looking for more journaling prompts? Check out these 50 Journaling Prompts for Self-Love and these 40 Journaling Prompts of Beginners.

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Journal Prompts 2022 — Rachel Greig


Written By Rachel Greig

Looking for some journaling prompts for the year? I’ve created a monthly list of journal questions and prompts that you can use for your journal writing! I will upload the new prompts in this blog post each month. Feel free to share or save the prompt images for reference. I’ve also included a free printable of each month for you to download below.

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You are welcome to use these prompts in a way that suits your journaling style. You might like to journal each day, or only use a couple each week, or switch the prompts around if another journal prompt resonates with you on that day. Do whatever suits you and your journal practice. There’s no right or wrong way, the best way is to simply journal!

You can also download a free printable copy for each month here:


I’m also sharing these prompt images on my Instagram page. If you’d like to share your journal pages on Instagram, please use #rgjournalprompts so we can encourage each other along the way.

Here are some flip through videos where I share my journal pages using these prompts! I hope it inspires you to keep journaling and try some art with your journaling!

Enjoy the prompts!


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"Woman's Joy" (2018) Magazine for women. The pages of the publication publish women's secrets of happiness, health, youth, wealth, good mood.

Be Healthy (2015–2020, 2022) Publication for those who are interested in health issues. Among its regular authors are doctors, healers, those who can share their own experience of overcoming diseases. The magazine contains many practical recommendations.

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"Knitting-your hobby" (2008-2010) Monthly magazine on knitting and crochet. Each issue contains the super hits of knitted fashion for each season - the most fashionable, the most elegant, the most extravagant, from new types of yarn, with exclusive decor. Along with models that are difficult to perform and require skill and patience, there are models for beginner needlewomen.

Daria (2017-2022) Popular magazine for women, contains all the most important topics: fashion and beauty recipes, health and psychology, recommendations from doctors, nutritionists, gardeners, designers, family and children, home life, fan shui, cottage, flowers, needlework, recipes, pets, life stories, crossword puzzles and much more. Published 2 times a month.

Deko (2004-2010) A unique magazine about materials and ideas for those who want to realize their design and artistic talents. The issues of the magazine contain articles on various areas of arts and crafts, master classes in needlework, tips on interior design, and much more. etc.

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Good Advice (2015-2018) Monthly magazine for women. Its main themes are the secrets of attractiveness, well-being, home comfort and harmony in relationships with loved ones. Each issue of the magazine opens with an interview with the star - about her personal life, professional success, home, family and children. The magazine tells about everything that interests a modern woman: stylish ideas and fashionable accents; novelties of cosmetics; health menu and beauty recipes; children and parents; wallet and career and others. Every month, original recipes are published in the magazine - in the home collection of signature dishes!

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Home Doctor (2015-2020) People's health magazine, unique and unlike other medical publications. The journal is based on letters from readers. Includes recipes, tips, life stories about the treatment of diseases in folk ways.

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My Favorite Dacha (2018-2019) Monthly illustrated magazine dedicated to the most popular and important dacha and horticultural topics. On the pages of the issues, gardeners will find advice on caring for plants and trees, professional expert opinions.

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"Homestead" (2015-2022) The publication introduces gardeners, gardeners, florists with modern technologies and folk experience in the cultivation of vegetable, fruit, berry and medicinal crops, with a huge variety of garden and indoor flowers, with new and undeservedly forgotten varieties . The owners of home farms are not ignored either - here they find answers to many questions about keeping animals and poultry.

"Rybolov" (2015-2018) Monthly magazine dedicated to all types of fishing, talks about baits, baits, rod testing and much more.

Sabrina (2005-2022) The monthly issue of the magazine is filled with bright and unique knitting patterns. Each number corresponds to a specific theme. For example, summer issues are dedicated to tops, capes made of fine yarn. Winter, on the contrary, warmer products in the form of jackets, pullovers, sweaters made of massive and woolen yarn.

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"Matchmakers in the Country" (2018, 2019, 2022) A popular magazine with tips on how to easily, quickly and without incredible effort to achieve high yields and equip country life. There are 300 tips in one magazine: the most effective and affordable methods for sowing and planting horticultural crops, caring for them, and controlling pests and diseases.

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"Flower Gardens" (2015-2018) A magazine for those who really love life, for all connoisseurs of beauty and flower lovers, whether they are amateur gardeners or professionals, owners of small plots or modern cottages. The magazine will become an indispensable assistant in the design and development of flower beds, help you choose the right flowers and plants for decorating the site and serve as the basis for bringing your ideas and fantasies to life, making it more colorful and brighter.

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Duplicate of "Arctic" magazine? What are the scammers famous for?


A successful domain purchase helps scammers deceive scientists. How to distinguish the original from the "magazine hijacker"?

Edition page Fraud page

Fraudsters create a website and duplicate information on it from the website of the original publication in whole or in part. The goal is to be as similar as possible to a real magazine in order to cunningly take money for publication from the authors. Fraudsters undermine the reputation of this publication, deceive scientists and harm science by publishing an unknown quality of work.

The heroes of our today's article are the scientific journal "Arctic" ("Arctic") and its duplicate. Using the example of a fake, we will analyze how scammers operate.

Arctic is the premier journal for northern studies in North America. For many years he has published articles from any field of science related to the polar and subpolar regions of the world. It is owned by the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary. The works published in this edition are original articles that have undergone serious peer review.

Unfortunately, the magazine was not lucky - it had a duplicate a few years ago. When the University became aware of this fact, it took a number of measures, but the “hijack magazine” (the second name given to the fraudulent publication) still exists and actively conducts its activities.

What is this duplicate famous for on the Internet?

  1. The journal publishes all the articles that are sent to it, without respecting a specific topic.
  2. Publication is very fast, without strict peer review.
  3. Fraudsters purchased a domain that matches the name of a real publication. But the original operates on the Institute's website and domain.
  4. The instigators of this scam produce dozens of fake scientific publications on their own to keep up with the monthly releases.

If you find two sites of the same magazine, what criteria help you understand which of them can be the original and which one is a clone?

Check database indexing

The duplicate writes on its website that it is indexed in the Scopus database. But, of course, it was not in the database. There is an original. The error of the real "Arctic" journal is that there is no "Homepage" button in the journal's profile in Scopus - a transition to the journal's original website. This could be used by scammers.

The real journal is also available on the Scimago Journal&Country Rank website. On this platform, a link to the original site is present, unlike Scopus.

Study all the data on the site

Subject of the magazine. Duplicate collects articles from any scientific field.

ISSN . Fraudsters unceremoniously use the ISSN number of the original publication.

Log indicators . The duplicate completely copies the metrics and data of the real journal regarding its indexing in different databases.

Contacts and editorial address . The deceiver writes on their website the same contact details as the original.

Publication fees. Each serious journal specifies a policy for paying publication fees. A duplicate of this information does not provide. But on the other hand, the site has information regarding access to his archive, a kind of premium membership that costs $2,000.

As you can see, scammers from different countries practice incorrect activities that introduce an imbalance in the development of scientific thought. Therefore, before submitting your work to a journal, check its data using the tips we described above. Protect your article, time, money from unfavorable cooperation.

If you have any stories related to the dishonest activities of any company, journal in the field of scientific publications, send them to us by mail: info@publgate.

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