Here are the Tin Teddy Daily Journal Prompts for the month of October 2020 . There is a printable PDF version available too.
Please feel free to interpret them as loosely as you like – or change, rearrange or ignore them too.
It is up to you how much or little you write each day – it may vary.
I will be doing the challenge myself and will put up some of my entries on Instagram.
Use hashtag #tinteddyjournal to post your own daily journaling – but please don’t feel you need to share what you write with anyone! The journaling is for your own benefit, but if you want to share, then please do.
1 – What was different in your life ten years ago today?
2 – Write about a place you have been to and would love to return to one day. What makes it so special to you?
3 – Look up who shares your birthday with you. Who of them would you want to invite to a joint birthday party (assume any deceased ones are still alive – which will be a lot more fun than if they stay dead). Who would you definitely NOT want to party with, birthday or not.
4 – Try to remember some of the children you went to school with. If you are still at school, or not long left, concentrate on the ones from your earliest schooldays.
5 – Your parents decided to name you Aspidistra Barometer Cleethorpes Dispepsia YourSurname. What has your life been like? How old were you when you changed it by deed poll? Or, if you kept it, why?
6 – Dream your biggest dream. What would you love if there was no limits. Would you like to go into space, marry a pop star, break a record, live in a palace or rule the world! No holds barred.
7 – Write about what Autumn, or Fall, means to you. Do you have strong memories of childhood autumns? What do you like or dislike about the season?
8 – What skill would you love to have. Perhaps you would like to play an instrument, or speak a particular language, or ballet dance….
9 – Look up the meaning of your name online. Write about this – do you think your parents knew about this meaning, did it affect their decision to call you it? (If you can, you could ask them) How do you relate to the meaning?
10 – You are trending number one on Twitter today! – what could you have done to deserve this?
11 – Think about a book or movie where you didn’t really like the ending. What was wrong with it? How should it have ended?
12 -What have you recently learned about yourself?
13 – Draw little doodles of plants. See how many variations you can come up with. If you need inspiration, search for “journal doodles plants” or similar online.
14 – Think of some dreams or ambitions you had as a child. Did you realise them? If not, is that a good or bad thing?
15 – What famous mystery would you love to know the answer to. Would you like to know for sure whether Big Foot exists and where to find him? Or how about knowing the location of pirate, William Kidd’s treasure on Long Island? Or would you like to know who committed a famous crime?
16 – What is a talent you have that few know about? Is it any use?
17 – If you were remembered for one thing, what would it be? Would you like to change this?
18 – Put together your super group. Choose singers and musicians from your favourite bands to create the ultimate performance group. What are they going to sing?
19 – You are going to make a time capsule for your descendants in 500 years time. You want to make it personal. What do you put in?
20 – Do you like your name? What first name would you like… or really dislike and why.
21 – What is your favourite part of your body?
22 – What new hobby would you like to try? What is stopping you?
23 – Do something today that your future self will thank you for, and write about it.
24 – Practice writing with “your other hand”. Can you draw with it too?
25 – Make a list of what you would take with you if you went on a round the world cruise. Weight and cost are not an issue.
26 – What is the most valuable item you have ever owned?
27 – You get to spend the day with someone famous. Who are you going to pick and what do you do with them?
28 – What qualities do you admire in other people?
29 – What is your guilty pleasure? Do you secretly love reading trashy romances? Or watching bad reality TV? Or eating crackers in bed?
30 – Imagine you could spend the day as anyone else. Who would you choose and what would you take the chance to do.
31 – Write about something spooky that happened to you.. If you dare! If you can’t think of something, be brave and try writing the scariest thing you can imagine happening.
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Download a printable version of the October daily quotes for easy reference.
The prompts will also be issued daily on the tin_teddy Twitter.