40 Self-Reflecting Writing Prompts for Your Self-Reflection Journey

40 Self-Reflecting Writing Prompts for Your Self-Reflection Journey

The practice of regular self-reflection is essential to develop a better understanding of yourself, what you love and enjoy, what you need to cut from your life, how you feel about certain things, and how you would like to improve and/or change.

The hardest thing about self-reflection is knowing what to write about. I’ve brainstormed a list of 40 self-reflecting writing prompts for your self-reflection journey!

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  1. Write about five things you are grateful for this week.

  2. Write about something challenging that happened this week. What can you learn from it?

  3. Who are the two most important people in your life and why?

  4. What possession of yours means the most to you and why?

  5. Write about five ways you can practice self-care this month.

  6. Describe a happy memory.

  7. Write about one thing you love about your life.

  8. What are your three most important values?

  9. Write about a major lesson you have learned in your life.

  10. Describe one way you’d like to grow over the next year.

  11. Describe one way you’d like to grow this month.

  12. Write about ten things that bring you happiness.

  13. What makes you nervous?

  14. Who do you admire most in your life and why?

  15. Write about five ways you manage your mental health.

  16. Write about five ways you manage your physical health.

  17. What is one thing you’d like to do less of.

  18. Write about three things you love about yourself.

  19. Write down one positive affirmation that will help you grow.

  20. What are your favorite quotes and why.

  21. Pick a word to describe this year.

  22. Describe what excites you about your future.

  23. What do you do for a living and why?

  24. What does a “life worth living” look like for you? Are you living this life? If not, how can you?

  25. What beliefs are holding you back?

  26. How do you focus on your emotional health?

  27. How do you focus on your spiritual health?

  28. What would the “perfect day” look like for you?

  29. Write about something you’ve always wanted to do and figure how you can do it.

  30. Write a bucket list.

  31. Describe a weakness of yours. How can you improve?

  32. What is your greatest strength?

  33. What am I proud of myself for?

  34. Describe what success means to you.

  35. What message am I trying to give to the world?

  36. How can you contribute to the well-being of others.

  37. How can you contribute to the well-being of yourself.

  38. Write about a problem you have; what advice would you give a friend dealing with the same problem?

  39. What do you want people to remember most about you?

  40. What has been your biggest accomplishment in life so far?


Happy writing and self-reflecting!

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