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How To Learn About Yourself Using Journal Prompts

You may be in your twenties or thirties and feel like you don’t know yourself so well. 


It’s never too late or too early to learn about yourself.


Part of this process is going through challenges and obstacles in life so that when we rise above them, we develop a new sense of self or just simply to strengthen our awareness.


Since we are not usually waiting for life’s ups and downs, we can help ourselves by asking questions that will make us reach deep within and hopefully find the answers that way.


Only two things can happen here: you find out something new about yourself or build on what you already have an idea on.


A deep soul search is relevant to living a fulfilling life while staying true to yourself.


You can do this activity by practicing journaling which is basically writing your answers down in a notepad or simply meditate on them. Here goes;


how to learn about yourself


1. What do I like about myself?

2. What parts of my life do I want to see a change in?

3, What am I grateful for?

4. What are my deepest fears?

5. Am I happy with where I live? Why?

6. Am I happy doing what I am currently doing?

7. Who are my inspired by? Why?

8. What is the most recent lesson I learned?

9. What do I hope to have accomplished by in the next 1 year? What am I doing about it?

10. What do I believe in?

11. What worries me most about the future?

12. If today was the last day of my life, what would I do differently?

13. How many of my friends can I depend on?

14. What do I want most out of life?

15. What am I passionate about?

16. How would I describe myself?

17. What stresses me out?

18. Who are the most important people in my life?

19. What don’t I like about myself?

20. What am I doing to improve myself?

21. What are my values?

22. Am I being true to my values?

23. What am I grateful for?

24. What kind of world so I want to live in?

25. In what ways am I contributing for to the good of this world?



The point of this exercise is not to make yourself feel inadequate. A lot of the times we have a false perception of our selves and think of ourselves as who we really want to be.


These questions are meant to help you through your journey of personal development.


They awaken the reality of who we really are to ourselves so we can start working on ourselves.


What next??

Now that you are starting to have a better awareness of who you really are;

  • Focus on the things that make you happy.
  • Focus on the things you want to change.
  • Spend time doing things that you’re good at.
  • Avoid things that make you unhappy.

It’s as simple as that. Now you know who you are and you can proceed to makes plans and goals that work with who you are.

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  • Marcelle
    May 8, 2019

    I loved this post. It literally had me talking to myself out loud, answering all those questions. Some questions are yet to be answered because I just don’t know the answer…some of them look so easy and simple. But when we’re talking about ourselves, it’s never that easy. So thanks for sharing this article, has gotten me a lot to think about.

    • Ray
      May 13, 2019

      Thank you so much, Marcelle. I am happy to know you find this post relevant. Good luck on your journey of self-discovery 🙂

  • Marisa
    June 28, 2019

    This is awesome! These are the types of questions I too asked myself and continue to ask myself 😂 to continue the journey of personal growth! It’s a process, right!? Enjoy the process!

    Great list!

    • Ray
      July 26, 2019

      It certainly is a process, a never-ending but enjoyable process.

  • Macia
    July 15, 2019

    Thanks for the great list of questions. Can’t wait to get started.

    • Ray
      July 26, 2019

      Glad you found them useful.

    • Ray
      July 26, 2019

      Thank you.

  • Joana Ferreira
    September 29, 2019

    I absolutely loved this post!
    Super insightful, useful, can’t wait to reply to all these powerful questions!

    I’m so grateful for this! Thank you 🙏🏽✨

    • Ray
      September 29, 2019

      You’re welcome Joana.

  • Aby
    February 9, 2020

    I really loved this journal! Thanks for posted this article. Love the way you write.. simple and nice words

  • Ifada Efosa
    April 7, 2020

    This write up is absolutely self revealing and on point.The questions comes with clarity and it has helped me.

  • Metrell
    April 26, 2020

    This is an excellent article. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  • Akhila Thoutam
    August 21, 2020

    Thank you… that’s all I have. I cried when I’m answering… finally I got to know who I actually am.

  • Nourhene
    September 25, 2020

    Thank you it helped me a lot