Journal Writing Prompts

Use these journal writing prompts to deepen your self knowledge. The hundreds of ideas on the pages below will help you reflect on your past life, your beliefs and your place in the world.

With these you will walk further down the path towards answering the most challenging of life's questions, 'Who am I?' Writing is a powerful tool to support your growth and self development.


Find out how journal writing prompts will boost your health.

Top Journal Writing Prompts

Go to the pages below for hundreds of ideas.

Prompts about childhood

Prompts about friendship

Prompts about ideas

Prompts about life reflections

How These Prompts Will Deepen Your Self Knowledge

This powerful self esteem activity works because you are stopping your busy life for a special period of time to focus entirely on yourself.  Your tech device is off. You aren't answering emails.

Your are, as Eckhart Tolle said, in "the power of now" where growth of spirit and soul occurs, where the noisy ego is shut down and where your internal whispering voices of dissent are silent.

Without focused questions to guide us, we write the things that are familiar to us. It is harder, though, to walk down avenues of unfamiliar thought where growth, change and challenge of thinking occur — the tricky gray areas of our lives.

What to Know About Prompts

We all yearn for peace of mind and sometimes even solitude to catch our breath from the pace of our lives. We need special time for ourselves. I'm guessing you are here because you want to do some personal searching.

Along your journey of personal discovery you will find the things and people that matter to you most. You will find your inner compass and learn your talents, aptitudes, strengths, weaknesses, feelings, potentials and possibilities.

The more you know the things unique to you alone, the more you will notice your attitude changing. You will become more positive because you will accept yourself for whom you are and not the person others would like you to be.

You will get rid of those self limiting inner voices that say, 'I should have,' I wish I had.' When this happens, you will be living your authentic, truthful life.

The degree to which you accept and love yourself is the degree to which others will accept and love you. Write every day if you can, even if only for 15 minutes. Before long putting your thoughts on paper will become a welcome part of every day.

Dig deeply. Be honest in your responses. You aren't writing a work of fiction. For sure, you might find facing the truth difficult. But if your hang in, you'll find more authenticity in all aspects of your life. 

Your thoughts on paper are for your eyes only. Unless, of course you decide to use your responses for a work of creation later on — a book, speeches or a blog. The sky is the limit.

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

To deepen your understanding of journal writing have a look at

Benefits of Journal Writing
Creative Journal Writing
Journal Writing Ideas
Journal Writing Topics

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