Wow, can you believe it’s already 2017?
I can already tell we’re going to have a lot of fun here at Living a Sunshine Life, and we’re going to kick things off with a little bit of a change.
Starting in 2017 I’m going to theme each month. This will allow me to keep focus on specific topics of interest to you, while having a little creative fun in that area as well.
January is all about motivation here on the blog, so that’s what our writing prompts will relate to.
It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog post or keeping it more personal in a journal, you’re sure to find some inspiration with these blog and journal prompts on the topic of motivation.
Motivation Blog & Journal Prompts
- Think about your daily routine. What part of the day are you most motivated to get things done? What do you think plays a key role in your motivation during that time of day?
- What do you do when you’re feeling unmotivated? Do you have any specific tricks to get you back on task or do you let the lack of motivation keep you down?
- Make a list of motivational quotes. For even more writing fun, use each of those quotes as it’s own prompt for future writing topics.
- Is there an inspirational person in your life who motivates you?
- Read a motivational book, or just a chapter or two if you’re short on time, and write your thoughts on it.
- What advice would you give someone asking you how to find motivation?
- What is one thing you are always motivated to do? Why?
- Describe a goal you have in detail. Then create a full plan of action regarding how you are going to reach that goal.
- Do you fear failure? Does that fear motivate you or hinder you? Why?
- Do you practice the things you want to get better at? Is the idea of getting better at it motivation to keep trying?
- What challenges will you find on your path to achieving your goals? Think about these and then think of a plan of action you could take to overcome these challenges.
- Have you ever let anyone tell you that you couldn’t reach one of your life goals? Did you listen to them? Think about how your life might be different if you’d taken the opposite path to their criticism.
- Do you celebrate small successes or do you wait for a longer period of time to reward yourself? What kind of rewards do you use to motivate yourself?
- Is there anything you regret not doing? How would your life be different if instead of dwelling on this regret you started working on it right now?
- Do you have any dream goals you’ve pushed to the side as not being realistic without giving them a full evaluation? Think of something you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t let yourself entertain the thought. Write all about why you want it and what it would take to achieve. Give yourself permission to fully explore the idea.
- Do you often set arbitrary starting times? I’ll do the laundry tomorrow. I’ll start exercising on Monday. I’m going to quit smoking on New Year’s Day. What would happen if you just started right away instead? Think about your habits around this behavior and write about any changes you might want to make.
- What do you procrastinate the most on? Is it a household chore? Something at work? Making a phone call? Think about what you can do to change the putting it off habit.
- Has your motivation for things changed as you’ve gotten older? Is there something that motivates you more now than before? Motivates you less?
- Is it ever too late to work on your goals?
- Do you lose your positive outlook when your motivation wanes? What could you do to bring it back?
- How many things are on your to do list? Is the amount of tasks reducing your motivation? Is there any way you can cut down on your to do list?
- What are your strengths? Is there a way you can leverage them to boost your motivation?
- Have you ever had a coach for anything? What was the most motivational thing your coach did?
- Do you know what your why is? The reason you want to achieve your goals? Start thinking about the reasons behind your goals and write about them.
- Are you good at motivating yourself or do you need to have a partner to help motivate you and hold you accountable?
- What do you want to be when you grow up? Yes, I know you’re an adult. Answer the question any way.
- Think about a time when you were extremely motivated. What helped you maintain that motivation?
- Do excuses get in the way of your progress and motivation? Think of the most common excuses you make and how you can turn them around when you try to use them.
- What is the benefit of your goal? Will it make a positive difference in the world, even if it’s only in your own personal world?
- What does being motivated look like to you?
- Do you find it more motivational to work with a team or by yourself?
Feel free to share your thoughts to any of these topics in the comments below.