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58 Supportive Journal Prompts For Self Discovery

May 19, 2019

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In this article, I’ll share with you my go-to journal prompts for self-discovery so you can better grasp what your heart, mind, and soul is telling you.

Journaling is a wonderful and therapeutic way to…

  • Get your heart onto a piece of paper
  • Share your secrets
  • Lure your general wonderments and thoughts out
  • Reflect, discover and learn something new about yourself.

If you are feeling a little lost or overwhelmed in life, journaling is a powerful tool that can help you by improving the relationship you have with yourself – because let’s face it, that is the number one and most important relationship we have. 

Not only that, but journaling can also help you sort through negative emotions and really get to the heart of what’s bothering you.

I know it has certainly helped me get through difficult times and challenging situations – especially as an introvert and a dreamer. 

Get it all out so you can get some clarity and find peace. 


Journaling has guided me on my own personal development journey and helped me become more self-aware, better understand what I want out of life and how I should go about getting it – and I hope the journal prompts for self-discovery below, will do the same for you, dear dreamer. 


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58 supportive journal prompts for self discovery


58 Supportive Journal Prompts For Self Discovery:


1. How has your day been? (start simple)

2. List 15 things that put a smile on your face

3. Name the top 3 emotions you are feeling in this moment

4. Try and name the thoughts that lay behind these feelings

5. How do you want to feel?

6. What thoughts can you think to support the emotions you want to feel?

7. What are you currently struggling with?

8. What does your dream life look like?

9. Write down 3 things you are grateful for (I love to use my Five Minute Journal for gratitude)

10. What made you last laugh?

11. Who can you reach out to today, someone who always makes you feel good?

12. What does happiness mean to you?

13. What does success mean to you?

14. List the 2 memories that you cherish the most

15. List your top 3 fears and the reason behind them

16. Do you care about what other people think about you? Why is that?

17. What are your top goals in life? 

18. How are you moving forward with your goals?

19. How can you improve your time management so you can be more productive?

20. Any future plans that fill you up with butterflies?

21. Who and what inspires you? And why?

22. What can you do to make today/tomorrow AMAZING?

23. Is there anything you have not forgiven yourself for?

24. What is your favorite season of the year? Why?

25. What does a dream day in your life look like?

26. Does your morning routine support your dream life?

27. Favorite childhood memory

28. Make a bucket list of all the things you wish to experience and achieve in your lifetime 

29. What can you do today to check one of those things off your list?

30. List 5 places you want to travel to

31. What are your biggest strengths?

32. Write about a moment you were brave and when you just went for it

33. When do you feel most comfortable and happy in your own skin?

34. List the challenges you faced today

35. Write about your first experience with love

36. How do you practice self-care?

37. What did you say no to today? How did that make you feel?

38. What did you say yes to today? How did that make you feel?

39. When do you feel the most energized?

40. Name 4 little joyful things that always make you happy (f.ex coffee in the morning, the sound of someone laughing – it’s the little things, folks!)

41. How would you describe yourself to someone who doesn’t know you?

42. If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?

43. If you had one million dollars, what would you do?

44. What is your dream job?

45. List 10 things you love about yourself (yes, we’re going there!)

46. When do you feel the most at peace?

47. Write a letter to a person who’s not in your life anymore. What would you tell them?

48. Name 3 things you couldn’t live without

49. What is your favorite song? Put it on!

50. What makes you unique?

51. Write about your future self. What does she look like? What does she do? How did she get there?

52. What do you usually get complimented on?

53. Do your habits support your dream life?

54. How can you implement new habits that better support the results you want in your life?

55. What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten?

56. List all the things you want to achieve today, this week, and month (big or small)

57. Write about a missed opportunity – what did you learn? How will you act differently next time?

58. Write about your dream home



Before You Go

Don’t feel overwhelmed by this list, I know it’s long.

Start with a fresh, clean page and write about one thing.

Want to write about more? Go nuts.

The important thing is to not go overboard and this article will have the counter-effect.

Start slow, write about one prompt and be as detailed as you possibly can.

Make sure you also take a few minutes to reflect on what it is you’ve just written.

Reflection is key to making the most out of your journaling. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed these journal prompts for self-discovery.

I wish you the best of luck with your journaling. 


What are some of your favorite journal prompts for self-discovery?
I’d love to know, so drop them in the comments below and I’ll add them to my list. āœØ


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    1. Trinity Santos says:

      How many times a week should I answer these prompts?

    2. Apurva says:

      This blog post was really helpful.Thanks a lot:))

    3. Such a great list! Writing is such a therapeutic activity and journal prompts like this make it so accessible for everyone. Thanks for sharing!

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