Journaling for Self Discovery

One of the most powerful ways to get to know yourself is through journaling. Journaling helps you connect to your inner wisdom, which is especially important in our noisy world, according to Sandy Grason, author of the book Journalution: Journaling to Awaken Your Inner Voice, Heal Your Life and Manifest Your Dreams “There are so many voices out there telling you who to be, how to act, what to do.” It also comes in handy when those loud voices are coming from inside. “I have found that your Inner Wisdom whispers and your Inner Critic yells, so you have to get quiet in order to hear your inner wisdom. Journaling is one way to get quiet,” she said.

Here are some journalising prompts for self discovery :

  • How do I feel at the moment?
  • What do I need more of in my life?
  • What would make me happy right now?
  • What is going right in my life?
  • What am I grateful for? List at least 10 things.
  • When did I experience joy this well?
  • List all my small victories and successes.
  • What’s bothering me? Why?
  • What are my priorities at the moment?
  • What do I love about myself?
  • Who means the world to me and why?
  • If I could share one message with the world, what would it be?
  • What advice would I give to my younger self?
  • What session did I learn this week?
  • If I had all the time in the world, what would I want to do first?
  • What’s draining my energy? How can I reduce or cut it out?
  • What does my ideas morning look like?
  • What does my ideal day look like?
  • What makes me come alive? When was the last time I felt truly alive?
  • What/who inspires me the most? Why am I drawn to those inspirations?
  • Where does my pain originate? What would need to happen or me to heal?
  • What are my strengths? What am I really good at?
  • What is something I’ve always wanted to do but was too scared?
  • What is something I would love to learn?
  • What hobbies would I like to try?
  • Where would I want to live in my ideal life?
  • Where would I like to travel in the next 5 years?
  • What can I do to take better care of myself?
  • When have I done something that I thought I couldn’t do?
  • At the end of my life, what do I want my legacy to be?

Reference : https://briefnews.eu/30-questions-for-self-discovery/

13 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Journals offer incredible personal benefits as they are not written for an audience, but rather for yourself. Ultimately, by keeping a journal, you get personal freedom and space. A journal can serve a valuable purpose to any individual. Keeping one is certain to enhance your life in some way.

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      1. I am planning to keep one

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      2. GS says:

        Awesome!!!!

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  1. Lisa says:

    I just bought a journal so I can vent to something besides my therapist.

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    1. GS says:

      That is excellent. If you feel overwhelmed, journaling will help you reach clarity. By keeping a journal, you are adding a ritual to your life. You’re giving yourself permission to spend time alone with your thoughts. For some, the best way to keep a journal is to write down whatever is passing through their mind.

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      1. Lisa says:

        I basically have it so I can say stuff that I can’t to people. My frustration with family and friends. Things I can only share with my therapist and now my journal.

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      2. GS says:

        Ah its a good channel for release and also to identify some recurring negative thought patterns. Excellent. Happy Journaling.

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  2. Dragthepen says:

    These are great
    👍

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    1. GS says:

      I am glad you liked the post. Journaling is not only good for your heart, it’s good for your health. Studies show that people who put their most traumatic experiences on paper not only feel better but visit doctors less often and even have stronger immune responses. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that writing exercises can help alleviate symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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