50 Journal Prompts For Those Reflecting on December

50 Journal Prompts For Those Reflecting on December

December is a special month full of memories, growth, and joy.

These 50 journal prompts are here to help you reflect on all the moments that made your December unique. Whether it was something you learned, a new friend, or a cherished family tradition, each prompt will guide you through rediscovering the joys of the month.


December Discoveries

  1. What new thing did you try in December?
  2. Describe your favorite December memory this year.
  3. What was the best movie you watched in December?
  4. What’s a book you read in December that impacted you?
  5. Write about a new place you visited during December.
  6. How did your family celebrate December holidays?
  7. What was the most challenging day in December, and why?
  8. What made you laugh out loud in December?
  9. Did you make a new friend in December? Tell us about them.
  10. What was the most surprising thing that happened to you in December?



December's end is the perfect time to reflect, celebrate, and dream

"December's end is the perfect time to reflect, celebrate, and dream."


Your December Emotions

  1. How did you feel during the holiday season?
  2. What was your happiest moment in December?
  3. Did anything make you sad in December?
  4. How did you deal with stress this December?
  5. Reflect on a moment you felt proud of yourself this month.
  6. Did you feel peaceful at any moment in December? Describe it.
  7. Write about a time you felt grateful in December.
  8. What was the most difficult conversation you had in December?
  9. How did you manage your feelings when things didn’t go as planned?
  10. What gave you hope in December?



Cherish the warmth of December memories all year long

"Cherish the warmth of December memories all year long."


December Growth

  1. In what ways did you grow this December?
  2. How have your goals changed by the end of December?
  3. What skills did you improve in December?
  4. Did you discover a new passion in December?
  5. What is the biggest lesson December taught you?
  6. How have your relationships changed this December?
  7. What’s a habit you started in December that you want to continue?
  8. Write about how you overcame a fear this month.
  9. What did you do in December that you are most proud of?
  10. How will the changes in December help you in the new year?



Use the lessons of December to build a brighter tomorrow

"Use the lessons of December to build a brighter tomorrow."


Reflections on December Traditions

  1. What traditions did you keep or start in December?
  2. How did December’s traditions make you feel connected to others?
  3. What’s your favorite December holiday food and why?
  4. Who do you always spend time with in December?
  5. Describe a December tradition that is important to your family.
  6. How do December’s activities reflect your values?
  7. Did you participate in any community events in December?
  8. What tradition did you miss this year, and why?
  9. How do you want to change your celebration of December next year?
  10. What does the spirit of December mean to you?



Reflect on the past, plan for the future, and find joy today

"Reflect on the past, plan for the future, and find joy today."


Planning for Future Decembers

  1. What do you hope to achieve by next December?
  2. How can you make next December even better?
  3. What’s something you didn’t get to do this December but want to do next year?
  4. Set a goal for yourself for next December.
  5. What’s one thing you want to learn before next December?
  6. How will you prepare for the challenges December might bring next year?
  7. What’s a relationship you want to improve by next December?
  8. How can you help others in December next year?
  9. What’s a new tradition you’d like to start next December?
  10. How do you envision your ideal December day?


sitting by a fireplace, journal open, writing about their favorite December traditions

Well done on taking this time to reflect on your December! Every memory and lesson you've journaled about is a stepping stone to a better understanding of yourself and your world.

Carry these reflections into the new year with hope and excitement, and let them inspire you to make every December count.

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