How to use Journal Prompts for a joyful Thanksgiving

journal on grass with yellow leaves text overlay journal prompts for Thanksgiving week

This is the time of year we give thanks. It is said that gratitude is the root of joy and intentional practice of quieting ourselves to think about what matters can deepen our life fulfillment. Use these daily journal prompts for Thanksgiving week to get your mind in the right place to savor the season.

Maybe you popped in here because you understand the value of journaling, but you don’t always know what to write about. And you know that Thanksgiving is an important time to focus on what we value and what is meaningful to us.

Studies have shown that journaling is a great tool for managing mental health. We can think of it like fitness for the brain!

There is no need to add stress or feel burdened. Take a few moments each day to get quiet and think about these prompts. If you can, spend a little time writing about them, too.

This practice is proven to engage a deeper part of the brain and help you think in a more meaningful way. This kind of thought work can add fulfillment and purpose to your life.

I encourage you to give it an honest try this week. Jump in where you are and give it your best effort.

Daily journal prompts for Thanksgiving week

Monday

A simple pleasure I am grateful for is…
I do not take it for granted that I can…
I enjoy…

Tuesday

In some places, things that I have are luxuries. I will be mindful of my many blessings today by…
I am growing in my contentment in my life and I know this is true because…

Wednesday

Three ways I can avoid setting myself up for anxiety are…
If I decide that today gets to be easy, then…
I can cultivate laughter and joy by…
My ideal level of flexibility looks like this…

Thursday

Today, I release the unrealistic expectation that…
One way I can be intentional today is…
I am thankful that I have healthy boundaries. I can calmly remain unrattled if someone does not like my boundary by…
My family is perfect for me and I know this because…

Friday

My body has done so many amazing things for me such as…
If my body could tell me something loving it would say…
I am thankful for my body because…

Saturday

I want to feel ___________ a year from now, therefore, today I will…
I release this unrealistic expectation of myself…

Sunday

I can quiet my soul by…
Write a short paragraph about how grateful you are for the lessons you have had to learn.

If you enjoyed that, for more journal prompts see Great Prompts when you Feel Overwhelmed and Quick ways to Focus when you Feel Overwhelmed.

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Summary

Use these daily journal prompts for Thanksgiving week to get your mind in the right place to savor the season.

If gratitude is the root of joy, then an intentional practice of quieting ourselves to think about what matters can deepen our life fulfillment and it will pour over to our family.

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About the author, Jaime

Jaime Ragsdale
Jaime Ragsdale, Founder of Altogether Mostly

Here at Altogether Mostly, you will find grace, compassion, joy, and beauty. I use empathy and a little tough love to bring out the best in people. I live in the Midwest United States with my loving husband and awesome children. For more about me and Altogether Mostly, please visit my about page here.

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