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32 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery and Personal Growth

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Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out?

If so, these journal prompts for self discovery may be just what you need.

Journaling is a great way to get to know yourself better and grow as a person. It can help you deal with difficult emotions, work through challenging situations, and set personal goals.

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In this blog post, we will share 32 journal prompts for self discovery that can help you start or continue your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery and Personal Growth

Do you feel like you’re still struggling to find your purpose in life?

I can promise, you’re not alone in that. A lot of us struggle to really nail down our calling, well into – and through – adulthood.

Journaling has to be, for me at least, one of the most cathartic ways to really work out those big questions in our lives.

Guided journal prompts, like these ones, are some of the best inner work I’ve ever done.

32 Journal Prompts:

1. What does your dream life look like?

2. Describe a perfect day in your dream life. What do you do, wear, eat? Where do you go?

3. If you could do anything for work, what would it be?

4. What are your best traits? What are some situations you’ve gotten to use those traits?

5. What’s a skill you’re curious about learning? Is there something you think you’d be good at that you haven’t tried yet?

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery and Personal Growth

6. Who do you look up to the most? Why?

7. What things do you love to do the most?

8. What skills come easy to you?

9. What brings you joy? What did you love to do when you were a kid?

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery

10. When do you feel most at peace?

11. What sets you apart from everyone else?

12. If you could help someone in any one way, what would it be? What could you teach people who are struggling in this area?

13. What piques your interest as soon as you see or hear about it?

14. What hobbies would you take up if time and money were not an issue?

15. What do you want people to remember about you?

16. What would those closest to you say are your greatest strengths? Do you agree?

17. What’s something you wish you could change about your current life?

18. What are the things you love about your current life? What wouldn’t you give up?

19. What did you want to be when you were a kid? If time and money weren’t an issue, would you still pursue that?

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20. If you had to spend an entire day alone, with the goal of ending the day a better person, what would you do with that time?

21. What’s your learning style like? What is something you learn easily, and something you struggle to pick up?

22. Does the thought of building something from scratch fill you with excitement or anxiety? What about being in control of a project?

23. If you could trade jobs with anyone you know, who would it be and why?

24. What’s something I can work on every day to get a little bit better? How will this benefit me?

25. How can I challenge myself today? What can I do to grow?

Journal Prompts for Personal Growth

26. What is something that the person I want to become and the person I am have in common?

27. What is something that the person I want to become does that I don’t do yet?

28. What would you start right now if you knew you could not fail?

29. Pick a date 50 years into the future. You’re at an awards ceremony celebrating your life’s accomplishments – the speaker says your work has changed the world. What have you done, and how has it changed the world?

30. Looking back on the past year, what was the most important thing you did? What was the thing you enjoyed the most? What got you to where you are today?

31. What’s one of the most influential books you’ve read? What was so great about it?

32. If you had to give a one-hour presentation today, what could you talk about for that length of time? How could you make it fun for your audience?

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery and Personal Growth

At a minimum, journaling can help you:

  • Get to know yourself better
  • Better help you set personal goals
  • Work through challenging situations
  • Deal with difficult emotions
  • Grow as a person

We hope these prompts help you on your journey of self-discovery and personal growth. If you found these journal prompts helpful, be sure to share this blog post with your friends and family. Thanks for reading!

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