Does money make your world go around? Or is it something you wish didn’t exist? Whatever your feelings about money, this week I want to share 20 journaling prompts to improve your relationship with money. Money can be a tricky topic for many people (myself included) so I hope you find these prompts helpful.
Most of these prompts are from my latest book, The Year of You: 365 Journal Writing Prompts for Creative Self-Discovery, so if you enjoy them and want more like this, check it out here.
1. Describe your relationship with money in five words or less.
2. What was your money story growing up?
3. What does it mean to you to have “not enough” money?
4. What does it mean to you to have “too much” money?
5. What, to you, is the purpose of money?
6. How do you feel about money today?
7. How would you like to feel about money?
8. What is your biggest fear in relation to money?
9. How does money bring you joy?
10. When have you felt at your richest?
11. What is the largest sum of money you’ve ever received?
12. What, in your opinion, is a “good” amount of money to earn?
13. What is the most money you’ve ever spent on something?
14. Imagine you inherited $5000 from a distant relative with the condition you had to spend it on something other than yourself. What would you do with the money?
15. What would you do if you ran out of money tomorrow?
16. What is the best or most helpful piece of advice you’ve heard about money?
17. What is the worst or least helpful piece of advice?
18. How do you talk about money with friends and family? (Do you?)
19. What would you like your financial life to look like in 10 years’ time?
20. What is one thing you could do today to improve your financial life?
Do you have any favourite money-related questions or journaling prompts? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.
Want more journaling prompts like this?
If you’d like more journaling inspiration, I invite you to check out The Year of You: 365 Journal Writing Prompts for Creative Self-Discovery. With a reflective writing prompt for every day of the year, you can take the guess work out of journaling and use your daily prompt to explore and unpack the most important aspects of your life and your being. Each month, you’ll focus on one important area of your life, including your identity, relationships, money, career, and more.