Last Updated on June 16, 2021 by Ray Amaari
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.