Sometimes we let life take the best of us, and we start to doubt ourselves. I used to feel so insecure at times when life overwhelmed me, but then I found journaling.
Journaling feels like a kind of self-discovery therapy to me; it helps me get to know myself and my needs.
Using my journal has helped me feel more confident about myself, and it has given me confidence in everyday life.
If you, too, want to feel more confident and pursue this journey of self-discovery, then I advise you to use the prompts below and journal every day for a month. I’ll guarantee that you’ll get to know yourself better and feel more confident.
70 Journal prompts for self-discovery
1. Where do I see myself in 6 months? A year? Five years?
2. What do I consider to be my biggest achievement?
3. What does my ideal day look like?
4. If I could change anything right now, what would it be?
5. What are my five best qualities?
6. What does my dream job look like?
7. What would I do if I had unlimited time and money?
8. When do I feel most confident with myself?
9. What did I learn about myself in the last year?
10. What limiting beliefs do I have that’s making me feel stuck?
11. What can I do to simplify my life?
12. What are the three excuses that I often make?
13. This goal is most important to me because…
14. What’s something I thought I couldn’t do but did anyway?
15. Who is my biggest hero? And why?
16. What would friends say about me?
17. How have I changed in the past three years?
18. What would I tell my best friend when she feels insecure?
19. Am I happy about how I spend my time? What would I change?
20. What does confidence mean to me?
21. What’s a little thing I can change that will have a big impact?
22. What are ten things I love about myself? Why?
23. If I could choose a superpower, what would it be? And what would I do?
24. What does my inner critic tell me? Set it straight.
25. If I can only own three things, what would they be?
26. When was the last time I truly felt alive? What can I do to feel like that more often?
27. How do I want people to remember me?
28. How do I want to feel and think about myself?
29. What’s one thing in my life I have to let go of to reach my true potential?
30. What do I often dream of? Why do I think I’m dreaming of that?
31. How did my past shape me in who I am today?
32. What would I do if fear didn’t stop me?
33. When do I feel most relaxed?
34. What can I talk about for 20 minutes straight?
35. If I could describe myself with three words, what would they be?
36. What do I value most in life?
37. What would I tell my past self?
38. How can I better protect my energy?
39. What motivates and inspires me the most?
40. What’s something I want to do that will have a big impact?
41. What does self-discovery mean to me? How important is it?
42. What are ten things I’m grateful for today?
43. What are five ways that I can get out of my comfort zone this year?
44. What challenged me today, and how can I do better?
45. What do I love about the things I’m doing?
46. What will happen if I let go of my insecurities?
47. How important is autonomy for me?
48. What is something I find unique about myself?
49. What do I want for my future self?
50. What is my favorite memory? Why?
51. What is my biggest strength?
52. What do I admire in other people? Do I admire the same in myself?
53. What is my biggest passion in life?
54. What skills do I have that I can share with others?
55. What’s something I looked up against recently?
56. What is my definition of self-worth?
57. How can I appreciate my worth?
58. How do I validate my emotions?
59. What challenge do I want to embrace?
60. How do I find fulfillment?
61. What am I in control of in this moment?
62. What do I find attractive about myself?
63. What would I do if I felt confident? What would I stop doing?
64. How can I use my past to my advantage?
65. What would I do if I didn’t care what others thought?
66. What are my five biggest priorities in life?
67. What does self-care mean to me?
68. If today is my last day, how will I spend it?
69. How do I cope with my insecurities? What will I need to change?
70. Do I forgive myself enough for mistakes? What can I do to improve?
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Reflect on your self-discovery journey
Once you answered your self-discovery questions, go back and reread what you wrote. When looking over your answers, ask yourself 1 ‘What surprises me?’ 2 ‘What has this taught me?’ and 3 ‘What do I need going forward?’
Confidence doesn’t happen overnight, but self-discovery can help you reach this goal in the long-run. In one year, answer the questions again and see what has changed for you. How have you grown? What do you still need to improve?
Will you try out this self-discovery journey? Let me know in the comments!