Supportive Journal Prompts For Self Discovery:
You can do one a day, one a week, 20 in 20 minutes, whatever feels doable. Go only as fast as your most vulnerable part feels safe going. Don’t let the length of the list overwhelm. They’re just suggestions for when your mind feels blank. Find what resonates.
How has your day been? (start simple)
List 15 things that put a smile on your face
Name the top 3 emotions you are feeling in this moment
Try and name the thoughts that lay behind these feelings
How do you want to feel?
What do I need more of in my life?
What do I need to let go of? (Fears, toxic energy, toxic relationships)
What are some limiting beliefs that might be holding me back? (I can’t, I should, etc)
What thoughts can you think to support the emotions you want to feel?
What are you currently struggling with?
What does your dream life look like?
Write down 3 things you are grateful for
What made you last laugh?
Who can you reach out to today, someone who always makes you feel good?
What does happiness mean to you?
What does success mean to you?
List the 2 memories that you cherish the most
List your top 3 fears and the reason behind them
Do you care about what other people think about you? Why is that?
What are your top goals in life?
How are you moving forward with your goals?
Who and what inspires you? And why?
What have you not forgiven yourself for?
What is your favourite season of the year? Why?
What does a dream day in your life look like?
Favorite childhood memory
Make a bucket list of all the things you wish to experience and achieve in your lifetime
What can you do today to check one of those things off your list?
What are your biggest strengths?
Write about a moment you were brave and when you just went for it
When do you feel most comfortable and happy in your own skin?
List the challenges you faced today
Write about your first experience with love
How do you practice self care ?
What did you say no to today? How did that make you feel?
What did you say yes to today? How did that make you feel?
When do you feel the most energized?
Name 4 little joyful things that always make you happy (f.ex coffee in the morning, the sound of someone laughing )
How would you describe yourself to someone who doesn’t know you?
If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?
If you had one million dollars, what would you do?
What is your dream job?
List 10 things you love about yourself
When do you feel the most at peace?
Write a letter to a person who’s not in your life anymore. What would you tell them?
Name 3 things you couldn’t live without
What is your favorite song? Why?
What are 10 positive things about my life? (Things I absolutely love about my life)
What are 5 ways that I can go out of my comfort zone this year?
What are 7 things I am really good at?
What motivates me to keep going?
Who is my biggest inspiration and why?
What do I love most about myself? (5 things)
What is something I’ve been wanting to do but have been too afraid to try? (Why am I afraid?)
What are my top 3 goals for this year and how can I achieve them?
What do I struggle with the most?
What are 5 words that describe me best and why?
How can I add happiness to my daily life?
How can I show myself more love?
What negative mindsets do I need to let go of?
What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
What makes you unique?
Write about your future-self. What does she look like? What does she do? How did she get there?
What do you usually get complimented on?
Do your habits support your dream life?
How can you implement new habits that better support the results you want in your life?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten?
List all the things you want to achieve today, this week and month (big or small)
Write about a missed opportunity – what did you learn? How will you act differently next time?
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 for it.
Start slow, write about one prompt and be as detailed as you feel able for.
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 journalling.
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