If you don’t have a regular journaling routine September is a great month to start. If you live in a colder climate, you’re probably starting to spend more time indoors. You might be thinking about summer memories and trying to capture them before you forget about them.
Why You Should Have a Journaling Routine
Keeping a journal may sound simple, but to turn it into a habit you should create a daily routine about it. The details of your routine are up to you, but first you should understand your how and why.
Be consistent. Like any other intentional practices in your life, consistency is key. If you only journal a couple of times a month or whenever the mood strikes you, you won’t reap the maximum benefit.
Try to write in your journal every day. It helps to set aside a special place and time. This will help to create a mindset that it’s time for journaling. And the more you do it, the more you’ll the wonderful mental health benefits from it.
Regular routines build habits. Whenever you try to add something new to your routine, it can be hard to remember to do it at first. You’re probably so used to your regular routine that adding something new takes some getting used to.
Adding journaling to your routine helps it to become a habit. Simply schedule journaling at a certain time of the day, morning or evening. After awhile, it will become a habit and you won’t even have to think about it.
Journaling has amazing health benefits. By having a journaling routine, you encourage all those amazing journaling benefits. It helps with your clarity and mindset, relieves anxiety, helps with stress, and can even improve your physical health.
September Journal Prompts
Here’s some journaling prompts for September to get you started. If you’d like a printable copy to keep at your desk, just sign up below!
- What plans do you have for September?
- Today is Labor Day in the US – what are your plans?
- It’s time for those final summer vacations. What is your best summer vacation memory?
- What is a memorable thing you did this summer?
- Make a short list of what you would like to do before September is over.
- Today is ‘Read a Book Day’ – write about your favorite book, or what you are reading right now.
- Describe your favorite way to spend a day off.
- It’s Grandparents Day – share a memory of your grandparents.
- Do something nice for someone else today, then come back and journal about it.
- School is back soon – how are you getting your kids ready?
- What are some of your own favorite back to school memories?
- Talk about work and productivity for the month of September.
- It’s Friday the 13th! Do you enjoy scary movies? Write about the ones you have experienced.
- A great way to have a healthy September is with more exercise. Pick a new form of exercise to try out, and write about it.
- Write down a list of healthy options you want to add to your regular diet.
- What was a memorable day this summer?
- Choose one new way to practice self-care, then journal it.
- It is National Indoor Plant Week – why not journal about picking a plant and caring for it?
- What is on your mind today?
- The 3rd quarter is almost over – write about how it has gone so far and what you got accomplished.
- Today is World Gratitude Day – fill up a page with everything you are grateful for.
- Do you plan on planting anything for the fall season?
- Today is the first day of Fall. What are you looking forward to?
- Go outside and enjoy the sunshine, then journal about what you did.
- Do the opposite today; find some fun indoor activities to write about.
- Write about one person you are grateful to have in your life.
- Go through your summer bucket list and see if there is anything you can complete, then write about it.
- What are your favorite summer and fall flowers?
- Write about some things you want to get done in the 4th quarter.
- Write an overview of your month.