Self-Care, Self-Love, and Self-Improvement

New year, new start. With 2021 right around the corner, this is the perfect time to reflect and plan ahead for the best new year. Keep reading to discover five start-of-the-year journal prompts that will help you prepare for a successful 2021.

have the best new year in 2021 by trying these five journal prompts

How to prepare for the new year

In order to walk into 2021 with clarity, intention, and the readiness to conquer, it’s important to plan. Preparing for the new year goes beyond writing New Year’s Resolutions. To have the best new year yet, you need to get clear on where you are and where you’re going.

This takes some solo time reflecting on your previous year. What could have gone better? What do you feeling like you’re missing? Feel free to write it out or talk it out with a friend.

It’s also important to spend some time in your imagination, concocting the best year you can come up with. Have some fun with this. What can you dream up? Even when you’re rolling through your wildest ideas, you may start to find a common thread or theme that can reveal a need you can address in your real life.

How to have the best 2021

Even if New Year’s Resolutions aren’t really your thing (no judgment), this is still an opportunity to make improvements in your life.

Our suggestions? Get motivated to have the best year yet by listening to these inspiring podcasts.

Or start a daily journaling habit using these simple tips.

Reflect on current habits and consider these healthy habit swops to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Five Journal Prompts for the New Year

Grab your favorite notebook and dive into these journal prompts.

What are three things I can do to make the year memorable?

What are three mantras I’m taking into 2021?

What do I want to be proud of at the end of the year?

What might get in the way of me having a great year? What can I do to prevent it?

What is one word to describe how I want to feel throughout this new year? What can I do to feel this way each day?


What do you think of these prompts? Did any of your answers surprise you. Comment below or DM on IG at @theselfset

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