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50 Fun Fall Journal Prompts to Welcome an Autumn Mood

Are you looking forward to the cozy autumn days ahead? I will say that I am holding on to the last days of summer, but I know soon it’ll be time to welcome in the autumn mood (as many have already started to do!).

Autumn is a time to turn more towards family and home and these 50 Fall Journal Prompts will get you started!

Why You Should Journal in the Fall-time

Fall is a perfect reset season. There is a lot of newness with the back-to-school season plus harvest and the holidays coming on.

It is a good time to schedule in regular self-care as well as journaling for rest. Journaling seems to fit so well with the autumn and winter seasons because these are the times when we reflect more (probably the reason you are searching out fall journal prompts in the first place).

It’s the perfect time to slow down and make mental connections about life, yourself, and the relationships you’ve built during the more active times of the year.

Journaling may also be a way for you to explore and brainstorm ideas for holiday planning, winter activities, school routines, fall sports, and the such.

Thought-Provoking Fall Journal Prompts

  1. Reflect on your year so far. What would you like to accomplish before the year ends?
  2. What’s the most fun fall activity you’ve ever done?
  3. Go outside and journal. What is comforting about being outdoors?
  4. List your 10 favorite things about Autumn
  5. What’s your favorite holiday and why?
  6. Who would you invite to an outside fall dinner?
  7. List your favorite seasonal drinks
  8. Write a letter to your future winter-self
  9. Write a letter to your past summer-self
  10. How do you plan to incorporate rest into the month of September?
  11. What do fall leaves make you ponder about?
  12. Imagine going to the river during fall, what is your experience?
  13. Plan a fun, cozy dinner party (real or pretend)
  14. Write about or draw a fall-inspired outfit
  15. List your fall, winter, academia, library, or book-focused music playlist
  16. Create a To Be Read (TBR) cold-weather, cozy book list
  17. Who would you go for a bike ride with and to where?
  18. What are your thoughts about friendship?
  19. When was the last time you visited a festival or fair?
  20. Do you like mysteries (real or pretend)? Why or why not?
  21. Create a Fall bucket list
  22. Write a short story with the setting being Autumn
  23. Are you looking forward to the holidays? Why or why not?
  24. Find and write a seasonal quote and your thoughts about it
  25. Go for a nature walk, what do you observe?
  26. Do you garden? If so, what is harvest time like for you? If not, what are your thoughts about starting a Fall garden?
  27. Describe a little nook you could sit at/in to read during Autumn (real or pretend)
  28. List 2 skills you’d like to develop or begin to cultivate this Fall
  29. What kind of mood are you in today?
  30. How do you plan to incorporate rest into the month of October?
  31. How do you decorate for this season?
  32. Have you been checking off your bucket list? If not, why not? If so, what’s your favorite so far?
  33. Write a letter to a friend or a penpal
  34. Why do you think Autumn brings on introspection?
  35. What are fun things to do with kids this season?
  36. Write your thoughts on fairies
  37. Write a short poem about the season
  38. List some old habits you can work on getting rid of, and the steps to get you there
  39. What was the last book that you read and your thoughts on it?
  40. How do you plan to incorporate rest into the month of November?
  41. How does the rain make you feel?
  42. List your favorite Fall movies
  43. Write out your Thanksgiving meal plan
  44. The best thing about football is…
  45. Pop on Pinterest and search for fall mood and describe what comes up
  46. List some fairytales you can read to your kids or adult versions or twists for yourself
  47. List things you are ready to let go of by the year’s end
  48. Detail the sounds of walking through a fall forest
  49. Reflect on the change from summer to fall and how it mimics other things in life
  50. Reflect on the importance of balance in your life

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