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20 Journal Prompts For Self-Discovery

Practicing daily journaling can be very beneficial for your personal growth journey. There are so many internal facets for us to explore within ourselves. Dedicating a few minutes each day to reflect on deep introspective and thought-provoking questions can help us connect to our higher selves.

Here are 20 journal prompts for self-discovery:

  1. What advice would you give to your younger self about what matters most in life?

  2. Finish this sentence: "My life would be incomplete without..."

  3. Describe a significant life event that helped shape you into the person you are today.

  4. List 10 things that inspire or motivate you.

  5. What parts of your daily life cause you stress? What can you do to change those experiences?

  6. When do you trust yourself most? When do you find it harder to trust your instincts?

  7. Do your goals truly reflect your desires? Or do they reflect what someone else (a parent, partner, etc.) wants for you?

  8. Write a love letter to an object or place that brings you peace and happiness.

  9. What does love mean to you? How do you express this in your relationships?

  10. What do you fear most? Have your fears changed throughout life?

  11. What’s keeping you from living your dream life?

  12. What makes you feel powerful?

  13. What makes you feel powerless?

  14. What parts of your daily life need to change for you to achieve your goals?

  15. What things do you need to make more time for?

  16. What things do you need to let go of?

  17. Name someone else you want to get to know better.

  18. What’s something new you want to try?

  19. What is your favorite quote, word, or phrase?

  20. Describe who you want to be in 10 years.


“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” ~ Sophia Bush


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