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142 Deep Journal Prompts to Help You Discover Your True Potential

Do you ever feel like you’re not living up to your true potential? That there’s something more out there for you, but you just don’t know what it is? If so, journaling may be able to help. Journaling is a great way to get in touch with your innermost thoughts and feelings and can be a powerful tool for self-discovery. This blog post will discuss 142 deep journal prompts that can help you uncover your true potential!

142 Deep Journal Prompts

  1. How do you feel about the world around you today?
  2. What’s the best thing that happened to you this week?
  3. What’s the worst thing that happened to you this week?
  4. What’s the best thing that happened to you this past week?
  5. What do you think is the most important thing in life and why?
  6. What do you think is the best thing about you?
  7. What’s your favorite way to spend time with friends?
  8. What do you think makes a good friend? Do you’ve any close friends who embody this quality in their personality or behavior? In what ways?
  9. Do you regret any romantic relationships from your past? Why or why not?
  10. How do you feel about your family?
  11. How close are you to your family?
  12. What’re things that make your heart heavy?
  13. Who’s the most important person in your life?
  14. Are you satisfied with your career?
  15. How do you usually feel when you’re at work?
  16. What’s your dream job?
  17. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
  18. What’s one thing that makes you feel good?
  19. What do you think about when you’re alone?
  20. When have you felt the freest?
  21. When do you feel most trapped?
  22. What’re the things that give your life meaning and purpose?
  23. What do you like about your city/the place you live now?
  24. How would you describe your life in one sentence?
  25. What’s something you’re proud of?
  26. What does a good day look like for you?
  27. Where do you think life will take you in 10 years?
  28. Who’s someone who inspires you and why?
  29. Who’s a person who’s made a difference in your life? Why has he or she made a difference? What impact did he or she make in your life, and what impact is he or she still making today?
  30. Who do you miss the most?
  31. What’s your favorite song right now? And why?
  32. What’re three things that make you happy right now?
  33. What’re three things that make you sad right now?
  34. What’re three things that make you angry right now?
  35. What’s one thing that makes you uncomfortable?
  36. What’s one thing you’re happy about right now?
  37. What do you think is the hardest thing about being human?
  38. If there were no consequences, what would you do differently?
  39. When was the last time you cried?
  40. What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
  41. What do you think about when you look up at the sky?
  42. How does it feel to be alive in that moment?
  43. What makes you feel like yourself?
  44. What would your life be like if you didn’t worry about money?
  45. What would it be if you had to describe yourself in one word?
  46. What was one of the most important lessons from your childhood that made you who you’re today?
  47. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your life?
  48. What do you think is the best way to live a good life?
  49. How have you positively shaped your life?
  50. What’s the most beautiful thing about you?
  51. What do you love most about your life?
  52. Describe your three greatest accomplishments and why they are so important to you.
  53. What would it be if you could go back in time and change one thing in your life?
  54. Who’d that be if you could’ve one person in the world take care of everything else for you?
  55. What three changes can you make to live by your values?
  56. What’s made you stressed, anxious, or depressed lately? How do you feel now that you’ve gotten that off your chest?
  57. How do you picture yourself when you think of yourself as a successful person?
  58. Do you take full responsibility for yourself and your life as it’s today?
  59. What would happen if you permitted yourself to realize your dreams and desires?
  60. What small steps can you take to get closer to your dream?
  61. What’re the most important milestones in your life journey so far?
  62. Make a list of small or unexpected things that have helped you along your life’s journey.
  63. Do you have a deeper need to learn more about who you are at your core and soul level?
  64. How do you deal with your emotions, and how could you better control them?
  65. Do you have a hidden talent or something about you that surprises others when you tell them?
  66. With whom or in what situations do you slip into a mask or embody a different personality?
  67. What’re things you like about yourself that others seem to criticize about you?
  68. How do you think you come across others when trying to hide your feelings?
  69. When was the last time you sat down and listened to someone intending to understand and not just respond?
  70. Who’d you like to have a closer relationship with, and what could you do to develop that relationship?
  71. What would it be if you could say something to your parents without consequence?
  72. What makes you feel good when other people say or do it?
  73. Do you have similar traits or characteristics that you share with your parents or caregivers from your childhood?
  74. When was the last time you felt completely at ease and at peace with yourself?
  75. What would it look like to accept where you’re in life?
  76. What’s your earliest memory?
  77. What do you wish you’d known when you were younger?
  78. What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
  79. What situations in your community, country, or world hurt or confuse you?
  80. How can you contribute to the healing and suffering you see positively?
  81. How can you show yourself compassion and understanding to forgive yourself?
  82. When you’re having a hard day, what do you do to cope, and why does it help you?
  83. When you meet someone for the first time, what’s the first thing you notice about them?
  84. Is there a dream or goal that you keep pushing aside? Why don’t you manage to achieve it? How are you going to do it this time?
  85. Do you regret how you’ve lived your life so far? What can you learn from these regrets?
  86. What’s your greatest fear?
  87. Imagine your greatest fear coming true. How would you feel about your future life?
  88. If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?
  89. If you could spend a day with any person in history, who’d it be and why?
  90. Do you believe in fate? Why or why not?
  91. Who’d it be and why if you could trade lives with anyone?
  92. What’s the best gift someone has given you?
  93. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
  94. What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
  95. What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning?
  96. What’s one thing everyone should know about themselves before they die (or, if possible, before they die)?
  97. What was the last book you read? How did you like it?
  98. What would you do if you had a million dollars? A billion dollars?
  99. Would you rather have all the money in the world but no friends or have no money but live forever with your best friend?
  100. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
  101. Who’d it be and why if you had the chance to spend a whole day with someone from history?
  102. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
  103. Would it be better or worse if we all had more time?
  104. If you could spend just one more day with someone who died, who’d that be, and what would you do together?
  105. Do you think we’re all connected as human beings? Why or why not?
  106. Do you have a favorite movie or show on TV? And why?
  107. Describe in detail your dream home/apartment/living situation.
  108. What do you think is the meaning of life (or existence)?
  109. What would it be and why if you could change one thing about yourself?
  110. What gives you a sense of security?
  111. Which celebrity reminds you most of yourself (and why)?
  112. What do you think about when you try to fall asleep?
  113. What do you wish more people knew about you?
  114. How can we help each other better?
  115. What do you think is the most important quality of a good parent?
  116. What’s the worst thing about being an adult?
  117. What’s the best way to achieve your dreams?
  118. What do you want to do before you die?
  119. Are there things that make you feel like a kid again? If so, what’re they?
  120. What do you think is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness?
  121. If you had a choice between living forever and being able to see all the beauty in the world, which would you choose?
  122. What makes a person beautiful in your eyes?
  123. How do you define success in your life?
  124. Do you have a secret talent or ability?
  125. What’re you most passionate about right now?
  126. What’s your worst habit?
  127. What’s your favorite quote?
  128. What’re three things you can’t live without?
  129. What makes you feel like you’ve made a difference in the world?
  130. What’s the best way to make someone else happy?
  131. What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
  132. What makes you feel most alive?
  133. Would you describe yourself as an introvert or an extrovert? And why?
  134. What would you like to be remembered for?
  135. What does “home” mean to you?
  136. Who’re you most grateful for?
  137. How can you become more confident?
  138. How can you be more empathetic to others?
  139. How can you become more authentic in your life and in your relationships with others, especially family and friends?
  140. If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be?
  141. When was the last time you felt truly happy with where you’re in life, and why?
  142. What’re your most important goals in life? How can you achieve them?

How to Get Started With Deep Journaling

The first step to Deep Journaling is to make it a habit.

You can use any notebook you’ve in the house. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive (but if it helps you feel better, go for it).

Prepare to write by taking a few deep breaths and then slowly exhaling as you write down what you want to say. This will help you clear your mind and focus on what you want to write down.

Now write an introduction about yourself: What’s going well in your life right now, and how does it make you feel? Then write down how you feel about the things that aren’t going so well in your life. This is where it gets interesting because this is where we start to dig deeper into ourselves and our feelings.

Find the Right Place for Your Diary

The best place to start your journal is where you most want to continue writing. If you want to change your life, start by finding a new place to write.

First, find a place that feels right for you. Some people find it easier to write in bed or on the couch, while others prefer writing at a desk or table. If you find it hard to concentrate, try to write in a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed.

Sometimes it helps to get away from home to find that special place. You could take your journal with you on vacation or visit a coffee store or park where you feel like writing.

Benefits of Journaling

Journaling is a powerful tool for personal growth and self-knowledge. It can help you:

  • Identify patterns in your life that you need to change or that you’re intentionally repeating
  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses, so you can work to improve the latter and build on the former.
  • Explore your emotions, both past, and present, to better understand yourself
  • Discover what you want in life and why it matters to you
  • Create a space where you can be honest with yourself about what’s going on inside you

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