20 Journaling and Intentional Setting Prompts to Try in 2022

Here are 20 Intention Prompts To Set In the year 2022. 1. How can I create the life that I want in 2022? What do I need to do before that? 2. What are the top 3 things i do not want to bring into 2022 from 2021?


Journaling and Intentional Setting Prompt to Try in 2022 is a blog post, that was to be published in January 2022, yet I had no idea why it skip my mind and yes I have an editorial calendar.

This is me publishing the blog post at the end of Q2, not changing anything; please do forgive me and my forgotten habit.

Hi Listeer,

I hope you had the most nourishing holiday and that you are enjoying this beautiful, funky week between Christmas & New Year. Even though the holiday is my favourite for two reasons,

  1. I get to listen to the holiday song
  2. See how everyone is running up and down trying to finish up their last year’s goal.

While am dancing to the music and watching them cause I took the month off from goal and whenever intention I have for 2021 as it rather the time to reflect, ask questions, go deep, set intentions, and take time off while the world is busy focusing on making sure they beat 2021 time.

I had the quietest December as I’m living apart from my parents and families at the moment, also I did start setting intentions, and goals for 2022 quite early, so 80% of what am doing is the task for 2022 rather than 2021.

As one of my tasks before I take a 2 to 3 weeks break, I want to leave you with some intention setting and journaling prompts for a special new year ritual.

This can be done on New year’s day, Eve or any day leading or following up, it all depends on you as maybe you still figuring out what the hell was 2021 all about as this happen to me after my birthday in November (‘Do not tell’).

Before you start, I want to leave a message for you

Don’t get too caught up in all the feelings. 2022 is yours to grab hold to, and you are calling in all of the universe & using all the tactics in life! Get Comfortable, grab your pen and paper, and let those intentions fly.


Journaling Prompt To Set in 2022

Here are 20 Journaling Prompt To Set In the year 2022

  1. What have been my top achievements of 2021, and how did I feel when I achieved them? How did I know that I have achieved them? How can I bring in more of that feeling in 2022?
  2. What is my theme for the year 2021? Why did I pick that theme? Did it resonate with me throughout the year?
  3. How dis I define my “FAILURE” in 2021? What is my top 3 failure? What should I have done better in terms of my feeling confronting my failure? What should I have done better so I would not have failed?
  4. What lesson did 2021 teach me about myself and how is set an intention?
  5. What do I need to leave behind in 2021 that had help me to achieve success yet is draining?
  6. What are the top 3 things I do not want to bring into 2022 from 2021?
  7. What is my general thought about my life in 2021?
  8. What is that feeling I want to achieve in 2022 using a paragraph?
  9. Describe in 3 individual words, my theme for 2022? How would I achieve that?
  10. What is the one small thing I want to achieve in 2022? How will I know I have achieved that? How would I achieve that?
  11. Who did I want to include in my life in 2022? How will I make sure that I feel good about them throughout 2022? Are there any things I need to establish with that person before moving forward?
  12. What is my greatest desire that I did not achieve in 2021, that I want to achieve now in 2022?
  13. How can I create the life that I want in 2022? What do I need to do before that?
  14. What is my personal goal? Why is that goal personal to me?
  15. How was my mental health and wellbeing in 2021? What habit did I follow that I want to bring in 2022?
  16. How were my money moves? Was I happy with where I am currently? What habits do I need to cultivate more in 2022? What habit do I need to discard?
  17. What is 1 overall intention I would like to set in 2022?
  18. How is my behaviour toward my time (was I stingy or lenient with it)? What should I have done better when it comes to having time for myself?
  19. What is the one big thing I want to achieve this year? How will I know I have achieved that? How would I achieve that?
  20. What habits, processes or mindset that I need to develop in 2022 that would allow me to be intentional about 2022?

Regardless of how whether you pick some or use all the journaling prompts, I hope they inspire you to get intentional about 2022, one thing I learned in 2021 is to never fully intentionally prompt all areas of your life but those areas that you want to be intentional about.

One thing that would help you when setting journaling prompts, is having self-confidence and sadly we are not born with it. Read this blog post on 6 practical way to build your self confidence.

I hope this prompt brings a smile and satisfaction to your face, and Thank you for being a part of our very special part of Novellisteer in 2021!

Let Chat

  • What are the top 3 things you do not want to bring into 2022 from 2021?
  • How sincere are you when setting your ambition?
  • Are you a pen and paper or digital kind of person?


  1. Hi Nafisa! I love these prompts, it’s great to have something to base my reflections on. Even though it’s midway through 2022, I could just switch out a few terms and still have great journaling prompts. I’m more of a pen and paper journalling girl, however, I plan to use digital tools so I can always have it.

    sejal | thelazygal.com

    1. Awww, you are the best for reading and commenting. One thing I had figured out is that there is never a size fit all the time, as something that fit now might not fit later.

  2. Ooh I love this! I’m trying to get more into journaling at the moment so this came at such a great time! I love number 13 and 19, I’m definitely going to give those a try. Thank you so much for sharing x

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