Journaling has been a great way for me to clear my mind, sort through my thoughts and feelings, reflect on life, and discover new things about myself. Self discovery and self reflection are two things I spend more time on so I’ll be sharing some 50 journal prompts for self discovery that are great to start out with any day or time.
Some days I like to free write while other days I use journal prompts to help get my thoughts on paper. Journaling is one of my favorite forms of self care and helps me in numerous aspects of life. I shared journal prompts for anxiety in a previous post here and below I listed journal prompts for self discovery.
Journaling helps me get all my thoughts out of my head. I don’t have a consistent journal routine, instead I journal when I feel the need for clarity or want some time to reflect, usually 2-4 times a week. I prefer journaling in the evenings but do like to have morning journal sessions when time permits.
Some amazing journals and journaling pens are linked below!
Journal Prompts for Self Discovery
What are 5 goals I'd like to reach within a year?
What are small action items that will help me achieve each of my goals?
What are three things I love about myself?
What are three things I don't like about myself? Reframe those three things into a positive belief.
Write 5 things I'm grateful for.
Am I kind to myself?
Do I show myself compassion?
Who do I look up to and who inspires me?
Write about happy moments from this week.
What challenging moments occurred this week?
What makes me happy?
What are my favorite hobbies?
What are 5 things I'd like to experience this year?
Who am am I the happiest around?
What am I currently excited about?
How do I handle moments of toughness?
Is there anything I can do differently to handle difficult moments in a healthier way?
How do I prioritize mental health?
What activities can I rely on to help me relax?
What boundaries have I set for myself?
What boundaries should I consider setting for myself?
Do I have a healthy work/life balance?
Is my current job and career path where I want to be and continue to go?
Am I structured routine person? If so, do I have a routine I'm satisfied with?
Do I have trouble saying no?
Am I fulfilled in life?
What are some changes I envision will take place in my life?
What values are most important to me in life? Do I live by these values?
What life events shaped me into the person I am today?
Who in my life are a part of my support system?
What do I fear in life?
What areas in my life could use improvement?
How have I grown in the last 5 years?
Where do I see myself 5 years from now?
What does a happy life look like for me?
What am I passionate about?
What are my favorite ways to self care?
When is the last time I took a moment for self care?
What is an achievement I'm really proud of?
What am I looking forward to this week/month/year?
What do I do to lift myself when I feel discouraged?
How do I handle things that don't go as planned?
When do I feel the most confident?
How would I describe myself?
How do others describe me?
How do I want others to think of me?
What is stopping me from living my full potential?
How do I prioritize my physical health?
What limiting beliefs are stopping me from reaching my goals?