You are not a human being having a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being having a human experienceWayne Dyer
Today I want to share 50 journal prompts for self-discovery. Self-discovery and self-reflection are necessary to improve. To become better people. Alfred Adler, a psychologist, coined a theory in which he discusses “the pursuit of superiority“. He didn’t mean we always need to be better than others, but we have an intrinsic motivation to become our ideal self. in other words: we always want to be better than we are now (*).
But in order to become better than we are, we need to fully understand and accept who we know. Where we are in our lives, our skills, our relations.
To help you with that, I have written down 50 journal prompts for self-discovery. These questions are meant to make you think a bit more about your life, the things you do, your feelings and relationships.
Try to write every prompt on a new page, and fill that page (A5). Of course, it’s possible to answer questions with 1-5 words, but that doesn’t do much for the exercise.
Try to dig deep. For every question you answer, ask yourself why. Write it down and continue. You could spend a whole day doing as many as possible, select some questions that speak to you, or pick one a day/week. Do it in whatever way you’re comfortable with. But answer them seriously, think about the question. Be honest with yourself to get the most benefit from this.
So without further ado, let’s get into the questions!
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50 journal prompts for self-discovery
- When are you happiest?
- Who makes you feel better and why?
- How do you handle criticism?
- When are you in the zone?
- If there is one thing you could change about your life, what would it be and why? Can you actually change that?
- What are 10 things you’re grateful for right now?
- What are 10 things you want to do or accomplish before the end of this year?
- What would you tell your 10-year old self?
- How do you spend your weekend?
- Do you spend most of your time doing things that make you happy?
- If you couldn’t fail, what would you do?
- If today was your last day, how would you spend it?
- How have you grown since a year ago?
- What is your favorite place in the world?
- What is one place you really want to visit?
- If the whole world would listen, what would you say?
- When do you feel your most beautiful?
- What are the three things you most desire in life?
- How do you define success?
- How do you define happiness?
- What is love?
- What is a challenge you’ve dealt with in the last week? How did you deal with it?
- Is there any way you could’ve handled that better?
- What are you most proud of?
- Is there any way you can make life easier for yourself?
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There they are, 50 journal prompts for self-discovery. I really hope these have given you more insight into your mind and your life. Maybe you have some things you want to change about your life, or realized you are living your dream life!
Either way, I think self-discovery is a great way to see where you are and what you want from life. If you liked this post, you may also want to read my post on journaling for mental health, or other posts on personal development. Let me know if you have any discoveries or questions, I’d love to hear from you!