Self-improvement

21 Inspiring Journal Prompts For Self-Reflection and Personal Growth

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Writing down your thoughts and feelings can lead to self-understanding. Whenever I’m upset or coping with a personal struggle, I try my best to write down what I’m feeling. Not only does journaling calm me, but it’s also utterly gratifying and can lead to self-improvement. Here are 21 journal prompts for self-reflection and personal growth.

21 inspiring journal prompts for self-reflection and personal growth.
  1. List at least three positive changes I’ve made in 2019. What happened and how did it impact me?
  2. What is one personal struggle I’ve overcome in the last year?
  3. Which areas of my life do I feel most fulfilled? (Examples: my career, financial, relationship, friendships, self-love, hobbies, passion, health, etc.)
  4. List five or more things I’m happy about.
  5. List five or more things I’m unhappy about and what is my plan to eliminate them?
  6. What are some things I’ve accomplished in 2019?
  7. What are my top greatest strengths or skills? How am I utilizing them to benefit my career or personal life?
  8. What are my greatest weaknesses and what steps am I taking to improve them?
  9. List at least three things personal struggles I want to improve on.
  10. What are some goals I’ve successfully achieved in the last year?
  11. Write down three major career goals I’m aiming for before the year ends. How do I plan on achieving them? Be as specific as possible.
  12. Write down three major personal goals I’m aiming for before the year ends. How do I plan on achieving them? Be as specific as possible.
  13. What are some wellness steps I’ve taken to improve my body, mind, and overall wellbeing? What did I do and how did it make me feel?
  14. What are some negative things preventing me from achieving my goals? How do I plan on eliminate them?
  15. What are some actions I can take to improve my life right now?
  16. What do I want more than anything in the world?
  17. List three new challenges I plan on pursuing in the next couple of weeks.
  18. Recall a time from the past when I felt most loved. How does it connect to the present? What does love feel like me now?
  19. What does my daily routine look like? Are there any parts I would like to change? Why or why not?
  20. What are three lessons I’ve learned in 2019?
  21. What are the biggest changes I made this year?