Use this self discovery journal prompts when you are stuck on what to write. You’ll learn so much about yourself too!
Writing can be a great way to become more familiar with yourself. It’s a way to get your emotions and thoughts out of your head so you can better deal with them.
I highly recommend making a self care journal part of your daily routine. We have so much going on, things to remember, reactions to situations….the list of things to think about go on and on. You need to get that out!
However, sometimes when we sit down to write, the words simply will not come. So, my best tool for those days are prompts. That’s why I’m sharing a huge list of self discovery journal prompts today.
75 Self Discovery Journal Prompts
If you could go back and talk to yourself 10 years ago, what would you say?
Make a list of 1o things that make you happy.
Think back 5 years ago. Reflect on how much you/your life has changed.
Flip though the recent photos on your phone. Write about how one of them makes you feel.
Write down 10 things you are thankful for.
Reflect on three ways your life has changed for the better in the last year/5 years/10 years.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
Jot down life advice you would like to give your grandchildren (one day).
What does the perfect day look like to you?
Describe your current mental health and what you do to take care of it.
Create a list of 10 goals you would like to achieve in the next 365 days.
Write about the person who has had the greatest impact on your life.
Describe the greatest challenge you are currently facing.
Think of a time you recently said “yes” to something you didn’t want to. Why did you?
Do you practice self care? How could you better take care of yourself?
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Talk about a time you failed at something, and how you forgave yourself.
Reflect on a very proud moment in your life and how you felt during it.
What is your dream career and why?
Choose a self love affirmation to reflect on. How does it make you feel? Do you live up to it?
How much do you work toward living a simpler life? Think of what else you could do and make goals.
What activities make you the happiest?
How would your closest family members or friends describe you?
Write about your favorite hobby. How does it make you feel? Is there a new hobby you’d like to try?
What do you hope your family, friends, people in your life remember you for?
Write a letter to your child, including 5 mistakes you’ve made and how they can avoid making the same ones as they get older.
Be honest about your self confidence level. Could you do things to raise it?
Jot down 3 things you can do well. Could you improve on them in any way?
Write about someone you has done you wrong. Were you able to forgive them? How did/would the forgiveness feel?
Discuss 5 places you would like to visit someday and why.
Make a list of 5 reasons you love your home/city.
What does your morning routine look like? Should you make changes or add other tasks?
Set a timer for 5 minutes and do a brain dump. Spend another 5-10 minutes reflecting on what you’ve written.
Even more self discovery journal prompts
Define “success.” Are you on the path to a successful life for yourself?
Write about songs or musicians that have impacted your life.
Are you self-sabotaging any area of your life. What could you do stop this and work toward improving life?
Write about your dream vacation. Where would you go, what would you do?
What/Who are 4 things/people you could not live without?
If your body could talk, what would it say to you?
If tomorrow was your last day, how would you spend it?
What is your favorite season and why? Tell 3 activities you like to do during that season.
Reflect on your hometown. How did it help make you the person you have become?
Talk about a bad habit you need to break. Create an action plan to break it.
Write down 10 things you love about yourself and why.
Make a list of your priorities. What 5 things matter most to you?
Record the day’s emotions. What/who had an effect on how you felt?
Think about your daily habits, and about 5 habits you would like to add to your day.
If money was no object, what would you do every day? How would you live life?
Describe someone that always brings a tear to your eye.
Jot down 5 daily affirmations you can repeat to yourself.
Write down 5 things you need to hear, whether it’s from yourself or someone else.
Reflect on your social media activity. Should you cut back? Are there better ways to spend your time?
How is your productivity? Are there things you could do to improve?
Discuss your biggest fear. What can you do to make it less scary?
Talk about the best gift you’ve ever received. And the best one you’ve ever given.
Think about the last 24 hours. How were you feeling?
Is there anything you need to forgive yourself for? Write it out and then move on.
Make a list of 5 adjectives that describe you and why you choose them.
What do you need more of in your life to be happier?
Discuss your night time routine. What do you do in the hour before bed? What could you do to improve your routine?
If you couldn’t fail, write down 3 things you would do.
Describe a powerful lesson that life has talk you so far.
Take the 30 day self care challenge and reflect on your progress.
Discuss how you handle stress, including good ways and bad ways you have tried.
Name a toxic trait or person you should let go of and actionable steps to get you there.
Typically are you a positive or negative person? What makes you feel this way?
Draw a picture of something that makes you happy.
Write about 5 things that motivate you, or that you look forward to, every day.
Create a life bucket list. Add at least 10 things to it.
Choose someone from the past that you’d like to have a conversation with. Why that person, and what would you want to talk about?
Share one secret you want others to know about you, but you’ve always been too afraid to tell most people.
Reflect on your favorite book. Why that book?
How do you spend time alone? Is there something you could do during your down time to be happier or more productive?
Describe your sleep. Do you get enough, do you feel rested? How could you improve your sleep?