31 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery

Over the last few years, I have been working really hard to re-discover myself. I have been a mom, or acting as a mom for my sisters, for more than half my life and I realized I didn’t know who I was outside of that identity. I knew that journaling for self-discovery would really help me discover who I am, what I believe, what I like to do, and what I want to accomplish, but I didn’t know where to start.

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At the beginning of my journey to learn about myself, I tried free journaling. Creating things from nowhere is not one of my strengths, so this style did not work for me. What did work for me was using journal prompts! It allowed me to focus on answering the one question in front of me without filtering my thoughts.

I hope you can use these journal prompts to help learn a little bit more about who you truly are!

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Journal prompts for self discovery

1Do you feel younger or older than you are? Explain.
2How do you like your hair, your clothes, and your body to look?
3What are your goals for the next 2 years?
4What’s your favorite season? Why?
5If you had to list 5 rules you’d like to live by, what would they be?
6If you could turn any activity into an olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?
7If you could have lunch today with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
8What are you most afraid of?
9What is something that is popular now that annoys you?
10If you could open a business, what kind of business would it be?
11What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?
12How different was your life one year ago?
13What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?
14Do you text more or call more? Why?
15What would your perfect room look like?
16What memorable poetry have you ever read or heard?
17What do you wish you knew about your childhood or your parents that you don’t know?
18Which sport is the most exciting to watch? Which is the most boring to watch?
19If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
20How do you relax after a hard day of work?
21What makes you nervous?
22Imagine you could take off tomorrow for any destination for one week, where would you go, and why?
23What mythical creature do you wish actually existed?
24How would you describe your clothing style?
25What’s the best and worst thing about getting older?
26What is something you’ve learned about yourself from talking to others?
27What is your favorite day of the week? Why?
28What is your favorite room in your house? Why?
29What’s your normal Sunday routine?
30If you were given $5M to open a small museum, what kind of museum would you create?
31Who was your most interesting teacher?