50+ Journal Prompts for Self Discovery And Self Reflection

Last Update on March 23, 2021 : Published on March 23, 2021
Self-reflection Journaling Prompts

Do you ever wish to look inside of yourself? Then why not practice journaling for Self Discovery?

Writing down your thoughts and self-reflection are found to be closely related (even research supports this notion). When you pen down your feelings you closely reflect on your thoughts.

But often we don’t know where and how to begin the journaling journey?

To help you with the same we are providing you with journaling prompts for self-discovery. So grab a pen and a journal and start connecting with your inner self.

How to Practice Journaling for Self Discovery:

1. Take out Me-time:

You need to take out peaceful time for yourself to start journaling. Find yourself a comfortable place and sit there with a calm mind to start your healing journey.

2. Keep A Notebook or Journal Aside:

To begin your journey of self Discovery Journaling and to start writing the answers to the prompt you need to have a notebook or journal by your side. You can pick a plain or go for the decorated ones.

3. Get your hands on Stationary:

Good pens and a smooth and enjoyable writing process are closely related. So make sure that your pen is smooth. If you want you can use multiple colors to go for it!

How to get started with your self-reflection journaling

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery And Self Reflection:

Here is a list of 50+ Self Discovery journaling prompts:

1. Discover Your Inner Self

  • When do you feel happiest in your skin?
  • What do you love the most about yourself?
  • What makes you feel most energized?
  • What 10 words describe yourself the best?
  • Do you like who you have become?
  • What are your core strengths?
  • What’s your favorite thing about yourself?
  • What makes you feel powerful?
  • What makes you feel in control?
  • What makes you feel calm and content?
  • How do you remind yourself that you are enough?
  • What makes you unique?

2. Tap On Your Emotions

3. Know Your Health & Wellbeing

  • What frustrates you the most?
  • What are you grateful for right now?
  • What inspires you the most?
  • When was the last time that you cried or had an angry outburst?

4. Reflect Through Your Past

  • What challenges have you overcome in your life?
  • What is the one thing that you want to go back in time and change?
  • What is your favorite memory?
  • What will that one message or letter that you wish to give to your childhood self?
  • Pick three photos from your past and write how you felt at that given point of time.
  • Write a letter to your teenage self.

5. Check On Your Daily Activities

  • Your favorite way to spend the day is?
  • What are the things that made you smile today?
  • List things that you love about your day.
  • How often do you practice self-care?
  • What’s your favorite self-care activity?
  • How productive are you daily?

6. Keep A Track Of Your Personal Growth

  • If you could have a superpower what would it be?
  • How do you want to be remembered?
  • What will your childhood version love about your current self?
  • What is the best compliment that you received?
  • How would you like a stranger to describe you?
  • What is the most unique thing about you?

7. Look Into Your Relationships

  • When was the last time you helped someone? What did you do?
  • Make a list of people who have influenced you in your life.
  • How will someone closest to you describe you?
  • Who means the world to you? Write them a letter.

8. Know Your Goals

  • Describe your ideal or future self.
  • If you win a lottery today (a big one) where would you invest it?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Which dream of yours do you wish to come true?
  • Are you really happy where you are placed in your life?
  • Make a list of priorities for this week.
  • Make a bucket list of yours.

9. Other Important Things To Reflect On

  • What are the things you’d like to say no to?
  • What are the things that you’d like to say yes to?
  • What is the one thing that you want to change in your life?
  • What is your most treasured possession and why?
  • Think of the happiest moment in your life and reflect on it.

Below we are sharing some journaling Books to help you practice journaling for self-discovery.

Journaling Book Name Get it Here
Self Discovery Journal  Buy Here
The 365 Self-Discovery Journal  Buy Here
365 Questions, One Page Per Day  Buy Here

I hope these prompts will help you in your self-reflection journaling. You can also share your favorite self-reflection journaling prompt from the list or create one on your own and drop it in the comments section.

Happy and writing and reflecting on you!

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About The Author

Anjali Singh
Anjali Singh

Anjali Singh is a content curator in the field of Mental Health. She is currently done Ph.D. in Psychology. Her aim is to light up the world with positive vibes through her words, her idea of life is ‘Grow through what you go through’. Apart from this, she is a big-time pet lover.


  1. Aayushi Kapoor
    Aayushi Kapoor

    Tracking my personal growth is the need of an hour. Thanks for sharing.

  2. James

    Amazing will start working on this journal thing let's see how it works out.

  3. Kerin

    These questions are little tough, especially when it means to open your eyes.

  4. Sharon Lisa Jones
    Sharon Lisa Jones

    Thank you for your insperational website! I'm grateful to have come across it 🙏

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