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10 cute list ideas for your journal

We *love* a list—not only is it a super satisfying way to journal, but it's also an easy way to capture memories. Check out these ten ideas for inspo to make your own writing unique and reflective of who you are.

The best feelings in the world


The perfect pick-me-up for when you're feeling down, this list is a great way to remember all that you're grateful for. From sleeping in (with no alarm!) to warm cookies fresh out of the oven, you'll def want to continue adding more. The options are endless!

Empowering quotes


Whether it's the last line from your favorite movie or a mood-booster that your favorite teacher told you, these lines are ones that can keep you going even on the hard days. Choose quotes that truly inspire you to be the best version of yourself—like Walt Disney's quote, "all our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

Song lyrics that speak to you


Ever feel heard by just *one* line in a favorite song? ("'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street," anyone?). Record them all here! Plus, this is the ultimate way to keep track of your ever-evolving music tastes.

Food log


Foodies, this list is for you! This log is an amazing time capsule of your fave foods. How else would you want to remember your mom's famous meatballs or your signature sandwich order?

Funniest memories


Insta and Snap are amaze ways to remember tiny moments, like that beach day with your bestie or the delish pizza you had for dinner. But did you really catch it on camera when a seagull swooped in to steal your sammie? Reflect on the most hilarious moments that you want to remember down the road. 

Dream diary


Writing your dreams down is *so* much fun because they're often surprisingly surreal. Try doing it right in the morning when you first wake up! Who are the people who pop up in your dreams? Do you dream in color or black and white? Drop it all here.

Related: Why you should be keeping a dream journal

Seasonal bucket list


Each season comes with new surprises and adventures, so now is the perfect time to think about what you want to do! Your ideas can be as simple as getting soft-serve at your fave spot or more complex, like organizing a socially distanced camping trip with friends.

Ultimate goals


Writing down realistic goals is a great way to keep yourself on track. But nothing is impossible, so don't be afraid to write down what you *truly* dream of doing, whether it's practical or not. You could have "visit the Great Barrier Reef" next to "meet Harry Styles." No judgement here—who wouldn't want to meet him?

Inspirational people


Maybe your biggest inspirations are well-known, like Amanda Gorman or Selena Gomez. Or maybe you love Hermione and how she always supports her friends in Harry Potter. Whoever you pick, try adding a bit about why you love them!

Mood doodles


Who says journals just have to be for writing? Sketch in a drawing to describe how you're feeling, whether it's a ray of sunshine or a sleepy kitty. This also may help you track your moods and understand yourself a little better!

What are your favorite lists to include in your journal? Tag us on Insta @girlslifemag and let us know!

Top image: @noboku__


by Ariane Faro | 4/26/2021