Christie Inge

Master Energy Healer & Intuitive Guide

90 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery and Reflection

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If you are anything like me, you LOVE to journal. But sometimes, you just aren’t sure what to write about. So, today, I am bringing you ninety journal prompts for self-discovery.

Journaling is awesome for so many reasons. For me, getting my thoughts and ideas out onto paper (or the computer!) is one of the best ways for me to really understand what think and how I feel.

When I am feeling stuck in any area of my life, I like to use journal prompts for self-discovery, awareness, and reflection.

Not only does journaling increase your self-awareness, it is a great way to relieve stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. Pouring your thoughts out onto the page gives your mind some breathing room and helps you access solutions you can’t “see” when your mind is very cluttered.

The other unexpected benefit of journaling is that you can work through relationship issues by working out how to express yourself; kind of like roleplaying with a friend, coach, or therapist but with your own mind! This has quickly become one of my favorite uses of my journal.

So, without further ado, carve out some sacred space for yourself and dive into these journal prompts for self-discovery.

I’d recommend doing one journal prompt each day and really go deep with each one.

Julia Cameron, in the Artists Way, recommends a minimum of three pages. I use a Copper 1917 journal and three pages are usually the minimum because the pages are small and I write kind of big.

But, do whatever feels natural to you and fully allows you to explore the prompt.

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery: Mental

  • My mind…
  • The habits that support my wellbeing are…
  • The rituals that my mind loves are…
  • I worry about…
  • I daydream about…
  • I wonder…
  • I experience peace of mind when…
  • My mind is clearest when…
  • My mind is the busiest when…
  • My mind is the hardest to soothe when…

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery: Emotional

  • My emotions…
  • I feel joyful when…
  • I feel contentment when…
  • I feel grateful when…
  • I feel angry when…
  • I feel sad when…
  • I feel afraid when…
  • I feel doubt when…
  • I feel tribal shame when…
  • I feel righteous shame when…
  • I feel guilty when…
  • I felt really proud of myself when…
  • I feel confused when…
  • I feel safe when…
  • I feel acceptance when…
  • I feel sovereign when…
  • I feel satisfied when…
  • I feel happiest when…
  • My love language is…
  • I want to feel…

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery: Physical

  • My body…
  • I loved to be touched…
  • I love to eat…
  • I love to drink…
  • I love the smell of…
  • I love the sound of…
  • I love to see (or watch)…
  • I love the feel of __________ on my skin…
  • I feel best in my body when…
  • When I breathe deeply, I…
  • My body loves…
  • I feel turned on when…
  • My body needs…
  • My favorite place on earth is…
  • I can’t wait to explore…
  • I feel rested when…
  • Beauty is…
  • I feel most spacious when…
  • I love the feel of ___________ under my feet…
  • My home is…

(Side note: If you struggle with the body prompts because you have “issues” with food and your body, be sure to check out this free video series.)

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery: Spiritual

Please note that I use the word Divine here because that is the word that resonates most for me but you can sub any word you like such as God, Universe, Source, Creator, even Life.

  • The Divine is…
  • I feel most connected to the Divine when…
  • My relationship with the Divine is…
  • My first memory of the Divine was…
  • I feel the most trust in the Divine when…
  • I feel angriest at the Divine when…
  • I pray for…
  • Life is…
  • Love is…
  • I’m ready to forgive…
  • I’m ready to let go of…
  • I feel whole when…
  • I have faith that…
  • I know Oneness when…
  • My most profound experience of the Divine was when…

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery: Values, Intentions, and Goals

  • The things most important to me are…
  • I value…
  • I intend for my life to be…
  • Today, my intention is…
  • I want to live in a world where…
  • My 3-month goal is…
  • My 6-month goal is…
  • My 1-year goal is…
  • I really want…
  • I’m creating…

Journal Prompts for Self Discovery: Identity, Worthiness, and Deserving

  • I AM…
  • I have the most faith in myself when…
  • I experience confidence when…
  • I want to seen as…
  • I don’t want to be seen as…
  • My greatest gifts are…
  • I’m very skilled at…
  • My childhood was…
  • I deserve…
  • I am worthy of…
  • My self-worth comes from…
  • I love myself when…
  • I hate myself when…
  • If I believed I was worthy of it, I’d…
  • I know I am loved when…

Well, there you have it, my friends. 90 journal prompts for self-discovery.

I hope that you love these prompts and that they help you to heal, evolve, and move forward with ease and grace.

In some cases, the prompts may bring up some shadow work, show you emotional and spiritual wounds that are ready to be healed and reveal parts of your life that are inviting you to make a change.

I know that it can be tempting to avoid journaling because it brings up these feelings but, as they say, feeling is healing.

So, if these prompts bring up your stuff, please be compassionate with yourself, do your best to feel those feelings, and access the wisdom that is inherent in every experience.  The only way out is through.

I'm Christie Inge.

I’m a foul-mouthed Fairy Godmother for creative rebels who are committed to making a difference in the world by being themselves

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