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100+ COZY Journal Prompts to Stir Your Soul

100+ Cozy Journal Prompts will help you start creating that cozy life you crave by digging deeper into your desires and helping you improve your writing skills.

Finding moments of solace and self-reflection can be a rare luxury in a world that constantly demands our attention and keeps us on the fast track. Yet, these moments hold the power to transform our lives.

If you’re looking for more articles on living a cozy lifestyle, take a look at 31 Hygge Hobbies to Nurture Your Soul and How to Create a Hygge Home.

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100+ Hygge Journal Prompts You’ll Love

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

William Wordsworth

Life can be stressful! It’s up to us to change that by creating a cozy lifestyle that reflects the vision of our dreams. Cozy journal prompts is a way to get started.

Writing down our thoughts and plans is the best way to navigate the direction we wish to follow and understand ourselves on a deeper level.

This list of questions is a great way to help you understand who you are and where you want to go. They will also help you if you get writer’s block. Journal prompts will also help you connect with your thoughts in the present moment.

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Simple Journal Prompts

“I don’t journal to ‘be productive.’ I don’t do it to find great ideas or to put down prose I can later publish. The pages aren’t intended for anyone but me. It’s the most cost-effective therapy I’ve ever found.”

Tim Ferriss

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Hygge Journal Writing Prompts

Why You Should Start a Hygge Journal

1. A journal keeps your ideas in one place

Your hygge journal will be a record of your thoughts and plans. You will be able to monitor the birth and progress of your goals, and it will be the roadmap of how you got there.  

2. It’s a record of how far you’ve come in life

When you look back over your years of life, journals are a great source of insight. They show all the obstacles you face and how you overcome the challenges.  

3. A list of blessings

We all know we should be more grateful for all the good in our lives.  

Your journal entries are the perfect way to record the blessings. We can then reference those blessings and give thanks for them.  

4. Release negative emotions

Cozy journal prompts will help bring difficult emotions to the surface and help give you a fresh perspective. They are a great starting point to becoming a better person.

How to Use the Cozy Journaling Prompts 

1. If you struggle with sticking to journaling, I suggest setting a timer and writing during that time frame. Start with ten minutes on your timer and see if you want to continue writing.  

2. Carve out the same time to journal every day. The more consistent you get with journaling, the easier the hygge journal prompts will get.

Today starts a blank page on how you want to live your life. Why not get the ball rolling on your journey of personal growth with this new daily habit of using journal prompts?

“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”

Lisa See
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Daily Journal Prompts

Here are the 100+ Hygge Journal Prompts

1. Time Travel

What advice would you give your younger self with your current knowledge if given a time machine? What changes would you make?

2. Dream House

What elements are the most important in designing your dream house?  

3. Feeling Awe

When was the last time you felt in awe of something? Describe in your journal entry how it transformed you.

4. Sabbatical

If your employer gave you a month-long paid sabbatical, what would you do, and where would you go? 

5. Dining Out

What are your favorite restaurants or coffee houses? What is your favorite thing about the decor? Do you follow them on social media? Describe your favorite menu items.

6. Dream Career

What would your dream career look like if you knew you could start it and not fail?

7. Travel Bucket List

What’s your top destination on your bucket list? Describe what you would like to see and what you want to experience there. 

8. The Simple Things

What simple things make you happy? How will you make room in your life to enjoy more of them? If you’re looking for inspiration for simple things to be grateful for, here’s a list to inspire you.

9. Creativity

How do you express your creativity? How do you get your creative juices flowing?

10. Living in Flow

When have you felt “in the flow” of life? Why do you think what you were working on felt effortless to produce? What do you think prompted it?  

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Easy Journal Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts for Adults

11. Appreciation

What do you think people appreciate about you? When describing you, write down what a good friend or family member might say.

12. The Perfect Location

Where would you go if you could live anywhere in the world, and why did that location call your heart?  

13. Historical Facts

What’s your favorite time in history to read about and why?  

14. Childhood Memories

Think back to your favorite childhood memory. Describe how you felt and what made that memory extraordinary.  

15. Perfect Invention

If you could invent something to make the world a better place, what would you design, and what would the ripple effect be of that invention?  

16. Childhood Book

What was your favorite book from your childhood? What made it so special?  

17. The Perfect Day

Describe what a perfect day looks like to you.  

18. Meaningful Names

If you could pick your own name, what would you name yourself? Would it have had any impact on your life?  

19. Book Author

What book author would you most like to invite over for tea? What questions would you ask them?

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Simple Journal Prompts

Fun Writing Prompts 

20. New Movie

You are in charge of producing a movie. You’re given unlimited funds to hire the best screenwriter, director, actors, and actresses to bring your vision to life. What is your film about, and who stars in it? Is it set in this period or a different century?

21. Rainy Day

Today, you can do anything you want. You wake up, and it’s pouring rain. What kind of day will you have?  

22. Cooking Lessons

You are offered free cooking lessons with your favorite chef.  Who would you pick, and what would you like to learn from them?  

23. Gratefulness

What are you grateful for in your life?  

24. A Kind World

Name a time when someone was kind to you. How did you feel? Did it change how you viewed the world?  

25. Beautiful Song

What’s the most beautiful song you’ve ever heard? When was the first time you heard it?

26. Simplified Life

How have you simplified your life? Are there things that you can do that will make it even better?  

27. Seasons of Life

What’s your favorite season, and why?  

28. Treating Yourself

What’s your favorite treat? Are there happy memories associated with it?

29. Happy Life

What does happiness mean to you?  

30. Worldly Gifts

What gifts would it bring to the world if you nurtured one of your talents?

Inspirational Journal Writing Prompts

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Hygge Journal Prompts

“As there are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.”

William Makepeace Thackeray

31. Free Time

What are your top three ways to unwind?   

32. Good Books

What good book has changed your life?  

33. Love Letters

What would it say if you were to write a love letter to the world?

34. Inspiration

What movie inspired you the most? What changes did you make after viewing it?  

35. Favorite Recipe

What’s the one recipe that you cook the best? Why do you think that is?  

36. Your Best Friend

Name some ways you can be a better friend to yourself.  

37. Aging Gracefully

What did an older person teach you about aging gracefully?  

38. Letting Go

What’s one thing you can subtract from your life to make it better?  

39. Adding More

What’s one thing you can add to your life to make it better?  

40. Life Lesson

What’s a life lesson you learned from a child?

Gratitude Journal Writing Prompts

41. World Legacy

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List of Journal Prompts

What kind of legacy would you like to leave the world?  

42. One Thing

Name something you can do for yourself today that might change your life.

43. Proudest Moment  

What have you done so far this year that you’re the proudest of the result?  

44. Speaking Out

If you received an invitation to create a TED talk, what would your topic be and why? 

45. Favorite Meal

What has been your favorite meal, and why?  

46. Road Trip

If you could take the time to drive through and explore any state in the United States, what state would you pick and why?  

47. Favorite Holiday

What’s your favorite holiday, and what makes it so unique? 

48. Signature Scent

What fragrances would you blend if you were to create a signature perfume?

49. Reliving a Memory  

What memory would you want to relive and why?  

50. Cozy Home

How do you add coziness to your home? If you’re looking for more ideas, Hygge Home Decor Ideas will help you transform your space into someplace you’ll love!

Creative Journal Writing Prompts

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Easy Journal Prompts You’ll Love!

51. Life Lesson

What’s one lesson you’ve learned this year? 

52. Weekly Escape

If you received a complimentary week at a cabin in the woods or a cottage on the beach, which would you pick, and how would you spend that week?   

53. One Dream

What one dream would you like to come true, and what can you do today to make it happen?  

54. Childhood Happiness

What do you miss most about being a child?  

55. House Features

What’s your favorite feature of your house?  

56. Moon Gazing

Describe how you felt the last time you looked at the moon.  

58. Sentimental Objects

What one sentimental thing is your favorite, and what memories are associated with it?  

58. Historical View

What event in history would you like to be a witness?  

59. Celebration Parade

If you could have a parade celebrating anything you want, what would the parade’s theme be, and what types of floats would you create?

Daily Journal Writing Prompts

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Simple Journal Prompts

60. World Mystery

What mystery of the world would you like to know the answers?  

61. Memorable Outfit

What’s the most memorable outfit you wore? Describe it. You can even make a drawing of it in your hygge journal. 

62. Favorite Flower

Name your favorite type of flower for your garden. Why do you think it’s so special?  

63. Favorite Band

What singer or band (alive or dead) would you like to see in concert? What song would you like dedicated to you?  

64. Dream Home

What does your dream home look like? Describe it in as much detail as possible.  

65. Future Self

Write a letter to your future self one year later from today. What have you accomplished in that year?  

“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for, and what you’re committed to do better with tomorrow. Thus, you more deeply enjoy your journey each day.”

Hal Elrod

66. Private Retreat

You receive a shed for your backyard that you can turn into your own private retreat. How would you use your new space?  

67. Memoir

It’s time to write your memoir. What famous person plays you in the movie, and why did you choose them?  

68. Peaceful Life

What does a peaceful life mean to you?  

69. Happy Days

How can you add more happiness to your days? What would have to change?  

70. 7-Course Meal

You’re in charge of designing the perfect seven-course meal. What would each course be?


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Great Journal Prompts

Simple Journal Prompts

71. Self Care

Name your favorite self-help guru, and describe why they benefitted your life.

72. Standing Up

How have you stood up for yourself lately?  

73. Life Review

How would you like to be remembered at the end of your life?  

74. Deep Love

What person has loved you the most in your time on earth? How did they show it?  

75. Better World

How is the world a better place because of you?  

76. Reconnection

What person would you like to reconnect with soon? Why haven’t you?  

77. Gratefulness

How do you include gratefulness in your days?  

78. Life Facts

What do you know for sure?  

79. Hidden Treasures

What are two things most people don’t know about you?  

Inspirational Journal Prompts

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List of Journal Prompts

80. Inspiration

What inspires you?  

81. New You

What bad habit are you going to give up today? How will not doing it change your life?  

82. Healthy Planet

How have you become more environmentally friendly?  What else can you do that can help the planet?  

83. Life Notes

You’re about to teach a class on creating a life you love. What thoughts do you share with your students?  

84. Hygge Journal

Tomorrow starts a new chapter of your life in your hygge journal. How does it begin?  

85. Best Version

Imagine the best version of yourself. Describe her.  

86. Broken Rules

What rules have you broken that have been worth it?  

87. Amazing Experiences

How can you have a more profound experience on earth?  

88. Unexpected Blessings

What event that almost broke you, turned out to be a blessing in disguise?  

89. Inner Light

What makes you shine?  

Thoughtful Journal Prompts

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Simple Journal Prompts – Start with a New Journal

90. Pamper Yourself

How do you pamper yourself? What are some other things you can do to give yourself more love?  

91. Best Friend

Is your best friend you? Do you always have your back? If not, why?  

92. Love Nature

How does being out in nature make you feel?  

93. Rules of Life

Put together your 10 Rules of Life.  

94. Positive Life

What do you need to improve your life positively?  

95. Risky Business

What has been your most significant risk so far, and how did that affect the outcome of your life?  

96. Dreamy Thoughts

What dream still whispers in your ear that you have thus far ignored?  

97. Last Day

If you were going to die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? Who would you spend time with? What is your favorite food, and where would your last meal be?

98. 50 Things

Name 50 things you’re grateful to have in your life.  

99. Revision

You get to erase a mistake you made. What was that mistake? Revise the outcome.

100. Not a Care  

What would your life look like if you didn’t care what others thought?  

101. Letter to Yourself

Write a letter to yourself in your hygge journal. Write down the best things you like about yourself. How would your favorite person in the world describe you?

102. Soulful Living

What does the word “soulful” mean to you?  

103. New Holiday

If you were in charge of inventing a new holiday, what would it be and why?

104. Television Shows

What’s your favorite TV show? What is it about the show that draws you to the episodes?

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Simple Journal Prompts – Daily Journaling Habit

105. Best Advice

Who gave you the best advice? What was it, and how did it change your life?

106. Favorite Quotable

What’s your favorite quote and why?

107. Notable Characters

If you were to write a novel, describe the main character and their personality traits.

108. First Day of School

Write about your first day of school. Who was your favorite teacher, and why? What do you miss about your school days?

Good Journal Prompt

109. Conflict Resolution

What is a recent conflict you went through? How would you handle it differently?

110. Physical Health

What new habit will help you improve your physical health? Will you start it today?

111. Biggest Lesson

What is the biggest lesson you learned in your journaling journey so far?

112. Favorite Color

How do you add your favorite color into your life?

113. Happiest Memory

What has been your happiest memory so far in your life? Describe what the most important thing was about this event.

“Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding.”

Jen Williamson

Here are some Hygge Journal Writing Prompts words to use: 

You can pick a random word from this list, use it as a story starter and write about what it means to you.

Hygge Words A-C

aroma, autumn, bedtime, blanket, bliss, bouquet, bubbles, bubbly, bunny, butterscotch, calm, cake, candle, caramel, cardigan, cherish, cherished, chocolate, cocoa, comfortable, comfy, contented, cottage, cozy, cream, crescendo, cuddly 

Hygge Words D-F 

darling, divine, earth, earthy, enchanted, fall, family, fire, firelight, fireplace, fluffy, forest, fuzzy 

Hygge Words G-J

gentle, glow, golden, gooey, grace, grateful, greenery, happy, haven, hearth, heaven, heavenly, holy, home, homemade, jam, jammies, jelly, joy

Hygge Words K-M

kisses, lanterns, lightly, love, loved, lovely, lovingly, lush, magical, mellow, mist, mittens, mood, moon, moonlight 

Hygge Words N-P

nature, nest, nesting, nostalgic, nurture, oatmeal, openness, pajamas, pancake, patina, peaceful, pie, plants, poetic, pottery, puffy, pumpkin  

Hygge Words Q-S 

quiet, rain, raindrops, refreshing, restful, sacred, sanctuary, scrumptious, seaside, serendipity, serene, simply, sleep, slippers, smooch, smooth, snacks, snow, snowfall, snowflake, snug, soft, solitude, soothed, soothing, soup, spice, spiced, spring, stars, starlight, stillness, succulents, summer, tranquil, tree, twinkle, unity 

Hygge Words T-V

vibrant, vintage, violets 

Hygge Words W-Z 

warm, warmth, whimsical, wine, winter, woolen 

We’ve reached the end of 100+ Hygge Journal Prompts. I hope these ideas inspired you to create a life you have dreamed about. Try and use a new prompt every single day until you get used to journaling.

If you would like more information on journal topics, 4 Ways Bullet Journaling Increases Mindfulness on Bullet Journal Junkie will help give you some creative thinking ideas.

In the comments below, let me know how you liked the 100+ Hygge Journal Prompts post and what your favorite writing ideas were. The good news is once you start seeing the positive changes in your life, you’ll love the habit of expressive writing.

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Holli Backhaus

Wednesday 27th of December 2023

Thank you Kelly! I am definitely going to use these for my journaling! I love it!!


Thursday 28th of December 2023

You're very welcome Holly! Enjoy. - Kelly

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Sunday 14th of March 2021

Love these ideas and so many. The descriptive words are helpful. It would be fun to post one a week on the fb page


Sunday 14th of March 2021

Thank you Melissa! That's a great idea. I will probably do that. Kelly


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Are this available in printable format by any chance?


Monday 27th of January 2020

It's not yet, but thanks for the suggestion! I will have to add it after I get my provider switched. Kelly

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