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10 Boredom Busting Journal Prompts For Your Bullet Journal

by Design Team 19 Jul 2021 0 Comments

Hey-lo! It’s Marsha from Do You Salut! I’m really excited about today’s post! Growing up my tv time was limited so reading and writing  (and board games) were pretty much what I did for fun. I love asking my friends questions and scenarios. Perhaps I was an author in my past life! We’re going to explore 10 journal prompts to blast away your boredom! 

Recommended Supplies: 

Archer and Olive A5 dot grid notebook or B6 notebook 

Pen or pencil


Optional supplies: 

Acrylograph pens  or markers to spice up the page 

Washi tape or stickers 

Prompt 1: Poem 

Write a poem only using words that begin with the first letter of your first and last name. For example my poem would only use words that begin with the letter “M” and “H”. 

(This prompt was inspired by a book I’m reading called “A void” by Georges Perec. The book doesn’t use any words that use the letter “e”!) 

Prompt 2:  The Door 

You’re walking in a meadow and suddenly a door appears. Describe the door (the color, the design, the door knob). What’s behind the door? 

Prompt 3: The Movie of your life

Write the opening line of a movie about your life? What are the songs in the soundtrack of the movie? What’s the plot of the movie? 

Prompt 4: The Only One in The World 

You wake up and realize that you are the only person in the world. What do you do? 

(This prompt was inspired by the move “2 Alone in Paris”. It’s a French comedy.) 

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Prompt 5: Thank You 

Write a thank you note to your feet for all the places they’ve taken you. 

(This prompt was taken from the book 642 Tiny Things to Write About by the San Fransisco Writers’ Grotto.) 

thank you prompt

Prompt 6: Pearls of Wisdom

What is your tiny pearl of wisdom? 

(This prompt was taken from the book 642 Tiny Things to Write About by the San Fransisco Writers’ Grotto.

Prompt 7: Colors 

Describe your favorite color. Why is it your favorite color? 

Prompt 8: Happy 

Are you happy with the person you are today? Why or Why not? What are the barriers to your happiness? How can you break down these barriers? 

Prompt 9:  Statue in The Park  

You are a statue in a city park. Which park are you in? Describe what you see in : the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. 

(This prompt was taken from the book 642 Tiny Things to Write About by the San Fransisco Writers’ Grotto.) 

Prompt 10:  The Book 

What is your least favorite book/movie? Why?  What would you change to make it your favorite book/movie? 

prompt book

My favorite books for writing prompt ideas are : Creative Writer’s Notebook by John Gillard and 642 Tiny Things to Write About by The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto


Check out my video creating a spread for the the door prompt!

If you want to get materials from Archer and Olive feel free to use my affiliate code Salut10 for a discount! ( you’d be helping support my mini art endeavors :-) ).   


Here is a printable with doodle ideas to compliment each prompt. 


Hope you have fun working on these prompts! If you want to share your pieces feel free to tag me @doyousalut (I won’t share them unless you ask!).  You can also tag  #aoshare or for a chance to be featured on our community page. 

Happy Writing and Salut! 

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