102 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery

” The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself.” – Myles Munroe

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Who am I? Do I know myself completely? Have these questions crossed your mind?


In this post I am sharing with you 102  journal prompts for self-discovery that will help you to understand who you are in-depth.


These journal prompts are for anyone – those who have lost themselves in the hustle of day-to-day life that they have forgotten who they are, those who are starting their self-discovery journey, or for those who are looking for inspiration for journaling.


Journaling is one of the best ways to find out who you are. And these journal prompts will help you in discovering yourself.


Knowing the answer to who am I can be life-changing. 


So, are you ready to discover yourself with these journal prompts?


102 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery

102 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery

 1. If you were asked to describe yourself in 5 words, what would those words be?


 2. Describe your ideal day.


 3. What is your favorite color? Why? What does the color represent and mean to you.


 4. What are your favorite fictional characters? Why are they your favorite?


 5. You have an opportunity to meet two famous personalities – one alive and one who passed away – who would those be and why? What conversation will you have with them?


 6. What makes you happy? Why?


 7. What makes you sad? Why?


 8. Write about a happy memory from your childhood? Why is it your favorite happy memory?


 9. What are your strengths? Write about them.


 10. What are your weaknesses? Write about them.


 11. What do you want to achieve in your life in 5 years?


 12. If today was the last day of your life how would you spend it?


 13. How do you want to be remembered among your friends, family & community?


 14. Who is your role model? And why?


 15. What is your favorite movie? And why?


 16. Are you an extrovert, introvert, or ambivert? 


 17. Describe your dream job.


 18. Write a letter to your younger self.


 19. Are you comfortable spending time with yourself? Why or why not?


 20. Do you love yourself unapologetically and unconditionally? Why or why not?


 21. Write a letter to your future self.


 22. Describe the qualities you want to inculcate in yourself?


 23. Write about your past achievements.


 24. What are the 5 things that you are grateful for?


 25. What is your favorite quote? And why is it your favorite?


 26. Who do you admire the most? Why?


 27. What are the values and principles by which you want to live your life?


 28. Are you happy with who you are right now? If no, what can you do to become the person you want to become?


 29. Are you happy about the life you are living right now? If no, what can you do about it?


 30. What is the most important for you in a relationship?


 31.Imagine you won a million dollars. How will you spend that money? Why?


 32. Do you have a bucket list? What is in your bucket list? If you don’t have a bucket list, make one.


 33. Who is your best friend? What do you admire in her/him?


 34. If you were granted 3 wishes what would you wish for? And why? ( You cannot wish for more wishes, your smarty pants!)


 35. Are you happy with your job? If no, what can you do about it?


 36. If you could be a superhero, which one would you be and why?


 37. If you were to write an autobiography or memoir of your life what would be the title be? Why?


 38. What qualities do you want in your life partner?


 39. What is the easiest way to hurt you?


 40. What is your favorite genre of books or movies and why?


 41. 5 quick facts about you


 42 .If you had a superpower what would it be? Why?


 43. If you were asked to give one piece of advice to a random person, what it would be and why?


 44. What are the bad habits that you want to break?


 45. What good habits do you want to develop?


 46. How can you become a better person?


 47. If you could change one thing from your past what would that be and why?


 48. About what topic can you talk for 30 minutes enthusiastically.


 49. What do you do to relax?


 50. What is the bravest thing you have ever done?


 51. Can you smile at yourself looking at the mirror? Why or why not?


 52. What inspires you the most?


 53. What is your biggest mistake in life? What can you learn from it?


 54. Are you mindful? If no, what can you do about it?


 55. Write 5 things about your body or looks that you like.


 56. If your house were on fire and you could take only one thing with you except your valuables like a wallet or passport what would it be and why?


 57. If you had 48 hours in a day how will you spend those extra 24 hours and why?


 58. What are you most afraid of? Why?


 59. Do you handle stress well? If no, what can you do to handle stress better?


 60. What are your biggest regrets in life? And why?



 61. Are you an optimistic person? Why or why not?


 62. Are you an overthinker? If yes, what can you do about it?


 63. If you could change three things in the world, what would it be and why?


 64. Can you stand up for yourself? If no, why? What can you do about it?


 65. Do you practice self-care regularly? Why or why not?


 66. Write about an experience that changed you completely.


 67. What are your favorite hobbies? Why is it your favorite?


 68. How do you talk to yourself? Is it with love and respect or negatively? Why?


 69. What is more important to you – personality or character? Why?


 70. Write about your long-term & short-term goals.


 71. Are you a productive person? If not why? What can you do about it?


 72. Write about the emotion you are feeling right now? Why are you feeling this?


 73. Love and Trust – what does it mean to you?


 74. How do you express your love and concern to others? Should you work in this area? If yes, how?


 75. What do you think is your life purpose?


 76 .Do you have a mission statement? If yes, what is it? If no, try to make one.


 77. What makes you angry? Why? 


 78. Are you an open-minded person? Can you accept other people’s opinions and ideas even if they are different from yours?


 79. Are you a confident person. Why or why not?


 80. What are your biggest insecurities?



 81. What irritates you the most? Why?


 82. Are you a good friend? Why or why not?


 83. Can you forgive people for the mistakes they have done? Why or why not?


 84. Do you run away from emotions? If yes, why?


 85. Who are you jealous of and why? 


 86. As a person how much have you grown in the past 5 years?


 87. What life lessons did you learn in the past year?


 88. Doing what activities make you feel peaceful?


 89. Are you scared of rejections? If so why and what can you do about it?


 90. What does success mean to you?


 91. What limiting beliefs are stopping you from success?


 92. Are you emotionally strong? If not, what can you do about it?


 93. Rearrange the list in your order of priority – fame, success, money, happiness, love.


 94. Do you spend enough quality time with your friends and family? If no, what can you do about it?


 95. Are you living a balanced life? If no, what can you do about it?


 96. Are you hard on yourself when you make mistakes? Can you forgive yourself? How can you work more in this area?


 97. Do you have a daily routine? Are you happy with it? What can you do to improve this?


 98. Are you happy with the financial aspect of your life? If no, what can you do in this area?


 99. What is your biggest dream? What is your plan to achieve it?


 100. What is the one thing that you can do for an entire day without complaining? And why? 


 101. What is your passion in life?


 102. If you had to choose one word for this year and live by it, what would it be and why?



This is a huge list of journal prompts. Don’t be overwhelmed by this.  Take it easy and slow. Write the answers for one prompt at a time. Take all the time in the world to answer these questions.


Self discovery is a process. It takes time to understand who you are. So, be patient.


Don’t have time to journal everyday? No problem. Write answers for these journal prompts in the weekends. Maybe 2 prompts per weekend, one on Saturday and another one on Sunday. 


I hope that these journal prompts for self discovery will help you to find out the answer of the question Who am I.

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