I’m a huge fan of journaling. I use it for all sorts of things - reflection, self-awareness, problem solving, creativity… you name it. Journaling was a huge part of my own growth. It helped me understand who I am on a soul level, how I can contribute in the world, and how I could actively pursue my authentic purpose.
The following prompts are all about self-awareness. These prompts encourage you to become more aware of what you believe about yourself, how you interact with others, how you feel, how you behave etc. These were the questions I asked myself when I realized I'd lost touch with who I was and wanted to get to know myself on a deeper level. If you can, spend at least 10-20 minutes each day journaling. Put time aside to do it in your calendar. Make it a priority - you won't regret it.
How would I describe myself?
If my body could talk what would it say?
What’s a moment I experienced through my body? (This could be making love, having a fight, experiencing something new etc). Leave out thought and emotion, and describe all information through the body and senses.
What do I like about who I am? What do I dislike?
What are the roles I play?
Who am I outside of the roles I play?
What makes you unique?
What things stress me?
How do I behave when I’m stressed?
What do I want my life to look like? What do I want to accomplish in this lifetime?
If I could make a living doing anything, what would I do?
What brings me joy?
What makes me feel nourished on all levels? (mind, body, spirit)
If money wasn’t an issue, what would I be doing with my time?
If could live anywhere, where would I live?
What do I do in my day-to-day life that makes me feel appreciated, fulfilled, and happy?
What’s a time in my life when I felt happy?
What relationships mean the most to me? Are they mutually beneficial? Are there relationships I’d like to strengthen or let go of?
What have I accomplished so far in my life that I’m proud of?
How do I want to be remembered?
What areas of my life am I displeased with?
Make a list of everything I wish I could say “no” to.
Make a list of everything I wish I could say “yes” to.
What will happen if I continue on the path I’m currently on?
If I could change one area of my life, what would it be?
If I had no fear today, what would I do?
What am I truly committed to?
What are some of my daily habits? Are they helping me achieve my goals?
What am I self-conscious about?
What inspires me?
The words I want to live by are ______.
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