Menu Close

New Years Journaling Prompts

New Years is one of my favorite times to journal because it the perfect opportunity to look back on the last twelve months and look forward to what is ahead of you. I love to plan ahead, set goals and reflect on where I am right now which new years is perfect for. Last year I made a video all about my journaling prompts for new years

This year I am starting rather late with my prompts because, to be honest, I have been having a hard time journaling for a while now. But since I am actually still doing my prompts I want to share an updated version with you.

New Years Journaling Prompts 2019

1. This year I…

Write about all the things you did in 2019 or make a simple list. Look back on the milestones you took, moments you are proud of or challenges you faced during the last twelve months. For me the biggest achievement in 2019 probably was that I survived a whole year living on my own without any big disaster.

2. Next year I will…

Think about all the things you will be doing in 2020 or you are sure to happen. You can also use this prompt to set specific goals. I really like doing this because, in the end, I can go back to see what I actually did. I have been doing this for a couple of years now and it is always interesting to see.

3. Things coming up I am excited about

I will be doing this prompt for the first time this year. The last couple of years I always had something big to look forward to. In 2018 I graduated and started Uni, in 2019 I moved but 2020 noting big is heading my way. For a while, that felt really frustrating. Once I realized that there are actually quite a few things I am excited about in 2020 it really helped me to look forward.

4. Next year will be about…

Find a quote, lyrics, a symbol or anything else to represent the coming year. Personally, I really like to find a quote, lyrics or a symbol to represent what I want the next year to be about. For 2020 I chose a wave as a symbol and “Minute by minute” a line from my favorite TV Show at the moment to represent 2020.

5. Last year in Quotes/Lyrics…

Collect Quotes and Lyrics that you have connected with over the last twelve months. I feel like quotes and lyrics are a great way to describe what you are going through when you can’t put it into words yourself. I like to go back through my journals and collect my favorite ones I used. This is a great way to picture my year in a different way.

6. 2019 or 2020 as a mood board

Create a mood board that represents what 2019 felt like or what you want 2020 to be like.

7. 2019 in Pictures

Make a collage of moments you experienced during the last year. I feel like we take a lot of pictures and forget about them on our phones. This is a great way to find a space to keep those pictures and take another look at them.

8. Changes of 2019

Write about all the things that changed for you in 2019. This used to be my favorite prompt because so much changed for me every year. Sometimes it is crazy to look back and see how much your life and you changed in just twelve months. Sometimes it is good sometimes it is bad but either way, it is a great way to reflect and find out how you feel about it.

9. Right now I am…

Try to paint a picture of who you are and where you are at the moment. You can paint it through words or actually draw a picture. You can do it as a collage, mood board or any other way.

10. This year I am grateful for…

Being grateful for what you have is always a good thing and sometimes I get so caught up in my worries I actually forget how much I have to be grateful for. Especially if you had a hard year this prompt can be a great way to look at things from a positive point of view.


This is it for my ten new years journaling prompts. Since I just started working on them I don’t have any pictures to share with you yet but if you want to see them in the future make sure to follow me on Instagram.

What do you like to journal about during this time of the year? Do you follow specific prompts?

Lots of Love

just a blank space

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: