10 Fresh and Exciting Spring Journaling Prompts! (includes .PDF printable)

Spring Journal Prompts against flowery background with tree

Spring is officially here for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, even if the weather itself hasn’t caught up!

Spring* is the perfect time to pause, refocus and get a fresh outlook on our lives. As the longer days return and we have more sunshine, it’s a great time to get re-energised. Where would you like some inspiration and clarity to freshen up your motivation?

* If you’re in the Southern hemisphere and heading into Autumn, the change of seasons is still a great opportunity to reflect and have a life “Spring Clean”. Simply amend the wording of the questions.

The 10 questions below are perfect to ponder on a walk, over coffee, a glass of wine, with friends (outside or over Zoom!) or as deeper journaling prompts…

I also created a .PDF for you! Simply scroll down to download yours πŸ™‚

Here are 10 Questions or Journaling Prompts to “Spring Clean Your Life!”

Use these questions to reflect, ponder and review. Answer all of them (taking as long as you want!), or just pick the prompts that grab or interest you. Enjoy these questions that help you move forward with renewed clarity and purpose.

1) What does “Spring Clean Your Life” mean to you?

  • What would a life “Spring Clean” look like?
  • Simply ponder this question lightly over the next few weeks – or you could set aside some time to journal around this question.

2) What needs Physically & Mentally Spring Cleaning in your life?

  • Create two columns and make two separate lists (and take note if something appears on both lists…)
  • What’s cluttering your space? What’s cluttering your mind?
  • What do you need to mentally clear up so that you can spring forward?
  • “Mental” spring clean examples could be your worries and concerns, your finances/taxes, your goals, relationships.
  • “Physical” spring clean examples could be your kitchen, shed, filing, wardrobe, hairstyle, garden.

3) What cobwebs could you SWEEP AWAY so you can appreciate the beauty of your life?

  • Where do you need to “freshen up” your attitude?
  • In what areas of your life do you need to take a breath of fresh air?
  • What is gathering dust, dulling your senses and getting in the way of a fresh appreciation of your life?

4) What do you need to LET GO OF so that you can spring forward?

  • Make a list.
  • Where does life feel heavy? What would lighten your load mentally? What would offer relief, if you were to stop carrying it around with you?
  • Examples could be an activity, habit, recurring thought or limiting belief, a no longer relevant goal, a relationship or something smaller. Only you know…

5) Where are you SHOULD’NG on yourself?

  • Make a list.
  • Where are you using “I should” as a way to prioritise or make yourself get things done?
  • Once you have your list ask, “What’s best for me here?” and “How could I do this differently?”

Margaret Atwood Spring Quote with Bee (Fierce Kindness)6) What will you BEGIN?

  • Make a list!
  • There is an excitement to beginning or starting something. Novelty fires up our brain and releases the neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) dopamine – which makes us feel good.
  • Some ideas are planting something (seeds, a tree, vegetable plant starts), a new hobby, a book you’re excited to read, new friendships or groups.

7) What are your TOP 3 ENERGY ZAPPERS in life at the moment? What are you TOLERATING?

  • Make a list.
  • We need energy for the upcoming season! So, what (unreasonably or unnecessarily) zaps your energy when you see it, think about it, do it (or don’t do it!), believe it?
  • Examples could be unresolved conflicts, dead plants, messy spaces, unmade decisions, fears/worries, a lack of clarity.
  • These energy zappers are great things to remove from your life. What could you get rid of, reduce, delegate, pay someone to do or say “No” to?

8) What ONE new DAILY HABIT would put a spring in your step?

  • Ponder, or journal around some ideas and make a list.
  • What springs to mind? What have you already been considering?
  • What excites (or offers relief to) you just thinking about it? What would feel wonderful?
  • If you can, choose something with multiple benefits (several positive impacts).
  • Then pick just ONE new thing and do it daily (and if you forget, that’s OK, just start again the next day until it becomes a habit).

9) What do you need to JUST GET DONE? What would you be delighted to finish?

  • Make a list – or perhaps you can already think of ONE big thing…
  • Undone necessary tasks eat away at us: What are you procrastinating over? Maybe your taxes?
  • Schedule some time (or get some help) and focus on how you’ll feel once complete, then just DO it!

10) PONDER your Top 3 Spring Goals – what 3 things could you work on?

  • We can’t move forwards if we don’t know what direction to head in.
  • Where do you want to be in 3 Month’s time? Identify some fresh goal ideas for this beautiful spring. Write them down, then circle your Top 3.
  • Stuck? What do you want to be the same – and what would you like to be different? What would you like more of, and less of?
  • To go deeper, re-complete (or complete) the 3 Month Resilience Map (free with newsletter sign-up). This will help you identify 3 smaller goals to work towards for the next 3 months.

Here is your Spring Journal Prompts .PDF

Spring Journal Prompts with Pen

Click to get your Springy .PDF printable!

Fierce Kindness LogoWrap-up

I super enjoyed putting together this list of journal prompts for you, and will be answering these myself in my journal!

I hope you love these thought-provoking, uplifting and spring-y journaling prompts!

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    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Hi Lynda, so glad you like them πŸ™‚ Warmly, Emma-Louise

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Hi Terri, yes, please do!

      You could say shared with permission and a link to this article would be great.

      Em x

  1. Stacie

    These journaling prompts are fantastic!! Thank you I look forward to incorporating them into my daily journaling practice.
    Much appreciated

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Dear Stacie, wonderful!!! I really loved the cobwebs question (came up with some really good answers to that one!). Enjoy πŸ™‚ Em x

  2. Kitty Koniali

    Excellent and powerful questions all of them…and what beautiful springy, pastel graphics…thank you for the offering.

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Dear Kitty, so glad you like this! πŸ™‚ Happy Spring!

      Love Emma-Louise


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