If you had been following me over Instagram, you know that I'm a fan of One Sentence A Day journals. Also, in real life, I am a laconic so I guess, this journaling format fits me perfectly.
It all started with The Happiness Project One Sentence Journal: A Five Year Record. It has one quote for every day of the year. No prompts. It is more geared to recording a moment that happened for a certain day.
After filling about 3 years of the Happiness Project pages, I later moved to a Kikki K A Sentence A Day journal. What I like about it is that it has questions or prompts for every day of the year. It's amazing to see how very different I answer a question in just a span of 1 year.
I don't really get to answer this journal everyday. There are some days I had to catch up, say, I would answer 3 (or more) missed pages all in one day. Still, the insights I gain are valuable even if the entries are not 100% true to their dates.
There was one time that I was flipping through my recent answers and I saw a pattern that something was really bugging me. It was apparently a big deal to me because it set my mood for the month -- and it can be seen on sentence after sentence that I wrote.
I'd love for you to gain the same clarity through this kind of journaling format even if in case you don't have one. I listed here prompts that you can use for 30 days. These are actually things that I would love to include if ever I'll make my own 365 days kind of Q&A book.
One Sentence Prompts
Instructions: Answer in 1 sentence. 1 question per day, for a whole month. Example, Question #1 must be answered on the 1st day of the month, #2 on the 2nd day and so on. Repeat on the following months.
- What's in your bag?
- When was the last time you said "I'm sorry."?
- A gift you still treasure
- A place you wish you were right now
- What makes you smile?
- An important message you received
- A favorite meal
- A remarkable gesture you experienced
- What kind of (physical) space do you need?
- What do you want more of?
- What should be done within the next few hours?
- What is important for your family?
- Something you wish you have
- Someone who deserves your time
- A project you wish you started
- What does today remind you of?
- A new goal
- A promise to yourself
- Your happy place
- What makes you comfortable?
- First thought upon waking up
- A call you have to make
- What are you saving for?
- What doesn't matter now?
- Great thing about where you are
- Something to look forward to
- What must be celebrated?
- What did you last buy?
- When was the last time you laughed?
- What must you let go today?