Giving pause to think about things in our lives can be a great way to remind ourselves how far we’ve come or how impactful certain moments/people are to our journey. Journaling can be a way to share openly with others or privately to ourselves all the things that add to who we are and what we want out of life.
If inspiration for tapping into mindfulness, gratitude or ways to explore your thoughts/life events is proving hard to come by; take a look at the following 10 journaling prompts for personal reflection, they may just help inspire you to give voice to what matters most to you and those around you …
1. | Describe something that you do really well.
2. | Write about a time you helped someone.
3. | What are you grateful for?
4. | What is your greatest source of strength?
5. | What challenges have you set yourself?
6. | How often do you leave your ‘comfort zone’?
7. | Have you ever failed at something? What did it teach you?
8. | How do you help your local community?
9. | Do you have a life calling? How are you working towards it?
10. | What assumptions do people make about you? Does it bother you? Do you correct them?
Let me know if you found these 10 journaling prompts useful!
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17 thoughts on “10 Journaling Prompts for Personal Reflection”
Journaling is something I haven’t been good at since I was a teen! Maybe I should get back into it…
I definitely have a love/hate relationship with journaling and often leave it for a while so I always look for prompts that inspire!
I started journaling recently and I’m so glad that I did! It’s been really very helpful! I’ll surely try these ❤️ thank you & have a lovely day!
It can be such a useful outlet — I’m so glad you get something out of it! Have a lovely day too!
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Thank you! ❤️
This is very useful especially number 6, getting out of your comfort zone. Sometimes it is so hard when you have been in that zone for so long but you really know you want to do something. great post.
It is a zone I often find myself in and have to consciously work to break out of when needed!
Thanks for reading!
Funny because I call myself a writer, and I really enjoy writing. But I’ve never been good at keeping a diary. I’ve tried several times as a teen, but always gave up until I realised it wasn’t for me.
What I like about your post is that these prompts can also be very useful for fiction writing. After all, fiction is only writing about oneself but hiding it.
I also like how positive your prompts are.
Thank you! I’ve never been good at writing a diary either so I did a kind of natural default to just writing about my thoughts on specific topics (just like this whole site, haha). I’m happy to hear they are useful to you!
Love these prompts! Such a good idea for a post – I’ll definitely have to give them a go x
I hope you enjoy thinking/writing about them!
I used to journal extensively as a teen. These days I just stick to Bujo. Having said that #7 is something I’d love to write about. Thanks for sharing. You may just have lit a fire in me. 🙂
I’m so happy one of the prompts inspired you — I love it when something just starts a creative spark!
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All are very helpful Molly. I love 3 and 6. I feel more grateful than ever, for everything, and seem to be leaving my comfort zone hourly, heading into uncharted territory.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! I’m pleased to hear that you’re testing your comfort zone and it’s leading to new territory!
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