Journaling is a great way to express your feelings and learn more about yourself and what kind of life you want to live. Being able to thoroughly answer such deep questions can be really hard, but so encouraging. There is so much you can learn about yourself. Although some of these questions might be intimidating, I hope that in the end you are inspired and motivated to be more grateful, more mindful, and maybe you’ll discover something new about yourself.

  1. What are you most grateful for?
  2. What are you most proud of? 
  3. Who inspires you and in what ways?
  4. What advice would you give your younger self?
  5. What advice would you give your future self? 
  6. What do you love about yourself?
  7. What are you most insecure about?
  8. Who are the most important people in your life? 
  9. What are three things that make you happy?
  10. What is your biggest goal in life?
  11. What motivates you? 
  12. What are your core values?
  13. Are you satisfied with your life right now?
  14. When are you most productive? 
  15. What is your favorite place you have ever been? 
  16. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  17. What is your favorite quote?
  18. What songs make you feel happy?
  19. What is something you need to let go of?
  20. What does your ideal day look like?
  21. What are your strengths?
  22. What are your weaknesses? 
  23. How do you deal with anger or frustration?
  24. What makes you feel better when you’re feeling sad?
  25. What is one important lesson you’ve learned in the past year?
  26. What kind of world do you want to live in?
  27. What do you see in your future?
  28. How would your best friend describe you?
  29. How would your significant other describe you?
  30. What is your biggest regret?
  31. What are you passionate about? 
  32. What drains your energy? 
  33. What is something that scares you?
  34. What is something that you’re looking forward to? 
  35. What do you want to accomplish by the end of the year?
  36. Would you describe yourself as a leader or a follower? 
  37. How have you changed in the past 5 years?
  38. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  39. What is something you would do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
  40. What makes you feel safe?

Let me know in the comments how these prompts worked for you, and feel free to download my free journaling printable below! Happy writing!

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