One of the best things in life is getting to know yourself.
Yes, other things are important too.
Acquiring money, falling in love, and achieving your big goals are motivating factors.
But if you don’t know yourself well, it’s like going on a trip without a destination or roadmap.
You’ll burn yourself out because no matter what you do, you won’t feel fulfilled.
And you won’t know why.
Self-discovery is a crucial part of personal growth. I argue that your entire journey should start there.
But you’ll never finish getting to know who you are. It’s always in flux.
What you think, feel, and believe can — and should — change based on your life experiences.
As such, there’s no right or wrong time to make self-discovery a priority. You’ll never quite know yourself well enough.
The Best Way To Start Your Self-Discovery Journey
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The best way to start your journey of self-discovery is by setting aside time for introspection.
You may have an established journaling habit already, but starting a separate self-discovery journal is ideal for this.
Your answers will change over time, and it’s essential to have a centralized location for all the hard work you’ll do here!
What Goes In A Self-Discovery Journal?
Your self-discovery journal will have thoughts, ideas, and answers to questions that get at the core of your beliefs, values, interests, quirks, and even your faults, too!
The goal is to dig deep and get you to come face-to-face with your truth.
To help you get started on your journey to self-discovery, I’m sharing my epic list of 50 journaling prompts!
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How To Use Self-Discovery Journal Prompts
Before I give you the prompts, let’s go over how you should use them.
The truth is there’s no right or wrong way to do it. You can go in any order and do this over any amount of time that feels right for you.
There are so many things you can do in the realm of personal and spiritual growth and development.
Trust me; I know how easy it is to feel overwhelmed by all your options.
While tackling one of these prompts every day may sound like a good idea, in theory, it’s not that easy.
If you’re already working through a daily gratitude journal, daily affirmations, meditation, yoga or stretching, setting goals for the day, etc… you probably don’t have time to add a separate self-discovery journal into the mix, too!
So you may want to commit to working on it a few days a week.
Or once on Sundays as part of your plan to prepare for the week ahead.
Whatever floats your boat!
Just make sure you establish a habit that you can stick to. That’s the only way to make progress.
50 Journal Prompts For Self-Discovery
- What are four things that you’re grateful for at this very moment?
- Where do you see yourself in 6 months? One year? Five years? Ten years?
- What do you love about yourself?
- Is there anything in life that you need help with? What do you need? Who could you ask?
- When’s the last time you met someone new and made a new friend?
- What do you need more of in your life?
- What do you need less of in your life?
- Pick ten words to describe yourself.
- What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received – that you didn’t take?
- Describe one of your most memorable experiences.
- What social or political issue do you feel most strongly about?
- Who are you most thankful for in your life and why?
- What advice would you, today, give to yourself five years ago?
- If your future self could give you three pieces of advice, what would it be?
- Do you compare yourself to anyone? Are you jealous? Why?
- Is there something you’re avoiding because of fear?
- What can you do today to make it better than yesterday?
- If you’ve made mistakes that you still regret to this day, what did you learn from them?
- What do you value most in life?
- What is your main focus at this time in your life?
- How are you moving toward achieving your biggest goals?
- What accomplishments are you most proud of?
- What thing would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
- Describe your perfect day in great detail.
- What are three of your favorite affirmations or mantras? If you don’t have any, create some.
- How do you practice self-care?
- What do you want your legacy to be?
- What issue from your past needs healing right now?
- Which types of things do you find annoying?
- What activities bring you joy and set your soul alive as a kid?
- What activities brought you joy and made you feel alive as an adult?
- Where would you go on your dream vacation?
- Who do you look up to as a role model, and why?
- What’s your dream job?
- What word would you use to describe yourself, and why?
- How did your darkest moments in life shape you into who you are today?
- Set a three-minute timer and write whatever comes to mind.
- Describe one toxic person, thing, or habit that you need to let go of.
- In what areas of your life would you like to see change or growth?
- Are you happy with where you live? If not, what would you prefer?
- What do you believe in?
- If you knew you were going to die in exactly 30 days, how would you live your life?
- What bring you the most peace?
- How do you contribute to the good of the world?
- What stresses you out the most?
- Are you being true to yourself and living authentically? Why or why not?
- How do you enjoy spending your free time?
- How do you express your love for others, and in what ways could you improve?
- When and how do you feel loved by others?
Save These Journal Prompts To Pinterest!
So, what did you think of these inspirational journal prompts? I hope you like them as much as I do!
Make sure you save these journal prompts to your favorite board, so you’ll always have access to them.
And don’t forget to check out this set of 90 Money Mindset Journal Prompts for more!
Best of luck to you in becoming the person you were born to be.