25 Journal Prompts For Self-Discovery And Self Reflection

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Are you feeling lost in your life right now? Or you find it difficult to make life-changing decisions? This could be a sign that you need to take some time to learn about yourself and there’s no better way to do it than to use journal prompts for self-discovery.

Deep personal questions will force you to reflect on your life. Usually, challenges and obstacles in life help develop a new sense of self and strengthens your self-awareness.

But nobody is really waiting around for the ups and downs in life to happen. That is why you can begin the process of self-discovery by asking these questions that can help you connct with your inner self. This process, hopefully, will help you get some answers about who you really are.

Only two things can happen here: you find out something new about yourself or remove all doubts about who you are. Consequently, a deep soul search is relevant to living a fulfilling life while staying true to yourself.

Do this activity by practicing journaling which is basically writing your answers down in a dedicated notepad or simply meditate on them.

How To Start A Self-Discovery Journal?

Get a dedicated notepad to write in. There are so many places you can get stationery online. You can get cute notepads from Amazon and Etsy if you want something a little bit special but buying a notepad and a pen from a dollar store is just as good.

Also, you can use the self-discovery journal prompts already listed in this article or buy journals that already have their own prompts included. Some of the best ones are;

Journal Prompts For Self Discovery

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 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 do I want to live in?

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

How To Start Living A True Life

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

  • Start focusing 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 doing things that are not in alignment with who you are.

That is all you really need to start doing. It may not be easy. People will question you and will let you know that you are changing. The ones who truly love you will accept your new journey. You are starting to learn about yourself, who you are and you can proceed to makes plans and goals that are true to you.


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

This journal prompts for self-discovery are meant to help you through your journey of personal development. They are meant to awaken the reality of who you really are so you can start living a life of purpose.

Knowing who you really are is very important and there is no better way to do it than using these 25 journal prompts for self-discovery.

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  1. 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.

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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 🙏🏽✨

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

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

  6. In today’s world, we’re constantly bombarded with other people’s expectations. I think that makes it easy to lose track of who you really are. These questions are a great way to re-connect with ourselves, thank you.

  7. Great post. Lots of soul searching questions here.

    (You spelled “changed” wrong in your Pinterest photo.) The editor in me is going nuts. LOL!

  8. These questions are really important, especially when it comes to knowing yourself and who you really are….it’s never too late to change anything about your life and I feel like sometimes people forget that….if you don’t feel comfortable with something, you have the power to change it, that has been the most important lesson I have learnt so far.

  9. These are incredible and thought provoking questions.

    I would like to understand the meaning of question 7, as the sentence, to me, doesn’t
    make sense? Please let me know the purpose of the question. Could it be that it was meant to say, Who am I inspired by? Or Who’s inspired by me?

  10. This question look simple but thought provoking,i couldn’t find answers to all but i sure will write them out ,been at a depressed stage and going through identity crisis this means alot..thank you for this..

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