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31 Self Discovery Journal Prompts

31 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery – A Challenge

Today I have a self discovery challenge for you. This challenge is going to encourage you to dig deep into what you want most out of your life. Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is? What you are meant to do? Maybe right now you feel lost, and you want to learn more about yourself. By the end of this challenge you will discover more about yourself than ever before. It will challenge you to be vulnerable and honest. Each day you have a new journal prompt to answer. There are 31 journal prompts in total (31 days). Each journal prompt is related to self discovery. Put your heart and soul into this challenge. Then reflect.

Leave a comment if you are going to take on the challenge!!!

31 journal prompts for self discovery. Discover what you desire in life by taking this 31 day self discovery challenge. It's time to live a life that makes you happy.

31 Day Self Discovery Challenge Journal Prompts:


  1. Create your dream life, describe it in detail.
  2. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
  3. What does happiness mean to you ?
  4. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
  5. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?
  6. If you could change something about your life what would it be and why?
  7. Describe in detail, where you want to be in 5 years.  
  8. What sets your soul on fire? What do you feel most passionate about? why?
  9. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
  10. What are 5 things that make you the happiest and why?
  11. What are your top 5 achievements?
  12. What are you most thankful for and why?
  13. What are your biggest priorities in life? Top 10! 1 being the top priority.
  14. Name 5 things you do well.
  15. Name 5 things you love about yourself the most and why.
  16. What do you feel you need more of in your life?
  17. Write out your top 5 goals to complete by a year from now.
  18. What does your ideal weekend look like? Describe it in detail.
  19. How do you like to spend your Sunday? Describe it in detail.
  20. What do you think of when you hear the word “self-care” ? What does it mean to you? How can you practice it more?
  21. If you had any super power, what would it be and why?
  22. What are 5 things you couldn’t live without? Why?
  23. What are 3 of your strongest traits?
  24. If someone asked you to describe yourself, what would you say?
  25. What is your favorite song and why?
  26. How would you want people to remember you by?
  27. If today was your last day, how would you spend it? Describe in detail.
  28. What animal would you be and why? 
  29. Who would you want to have dinner with? Anyone in the world, and why. 
  30. If you could describe your life in one word, what would it be and why?
  31. What does your dream life look like? Describe it in detail.

31 Journal prompts for self discovery

Once you finish the self discovery challenge, go back and read all of your answers. As you read what you wrote, you will realize exactly what it is you desire in life. You will discover what truly sets your soul on fire and what brings you complete happiness. It’s time to put your happiness first, and live a life you love.

Related: 25 ways to practice self love

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31 journal prompts for self discovery. A 31 day challenge to self discovery. Discover what you desire and want most from life.






  • Des

    I love this idea! I’m definitely participating!!

    xx, Des |

    • ellduclos

      Yay! so excited to hear! Hope you enjoy the Self Discovery Journaling Challenge! (:

  • Mel

    I love to write and it’s a little bit ago I did self discovery
    Challenge accepted 😊

    • ellduclos

      Yay! Can’t wait to hear you thoughts after it’s completed!

  • Alissa

    I definitely can’t wait to participate in this! I need some more self discovery in my life. <3

  • Nicole Arzt

    Thank you for this simple (but powerful) exercise! I’m committing to it-
    I’m also always on the hunt for awesome reflective work to engage in with my clients (as a therapist)- these help fit that bill, so thank you!

    • ellduclos

      Aw you are so very welcome! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed it!

  • Ruth

    This is an amazing challenge! I think it would do me a lot of good, and would be a great excuse to make use of one of the many notebooks I have to keep all my answers together. I might take this up in October.

    Great work as always, Ell! Will be getting this lined up in my Pinterest queue! 💖

    • ellduclos

      Aw Ruth thank you so much! That means a lot to me (: I have so many unused notebooks too that I need to get to using up! I love journal challenges! I hope you enjoy it come October (:

      & YASSS thank you so much for pinning! <3 so much love for you, as always!

  • Nikki Boether

    Totally saving this! LOVE.

    • ellduclos

      Yay! (: Enjoy the challenge!

  • Rachael Hope

    I love this 🙂 I have just started designing my own notebook collection aimed at bloggers. I was looking for an idea to journal within one so I can show case them in use on social media. I have some great inspiration now 🙂 thank you!!

    Rach |

  • Alexis

    My favorite one is the last one!! I think imagining your dream life can help you so much with self-growth <3 and it's so fun cause you can be as creative as you want!! Thanks so much for this!

    • ellduclos

      Couldn’t agree more! You are very welcome (: So glad you enjoy it!

  • Cristal

    Excited to do this challenge! I started on day 1 this morning and already had a discovery about myself which was great. This list has some great prompts!

    • ellduclos

      That makes me so happy to hear that you are already discovery more about yourself right from day one! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts after the self discovery journaling challenge is complete!

  • Trish

    This is so inspiring. I need to do this. I think this would be a great journaling assignment for my homeschooled daughter. I wish I had thought these things out as a young girl.

    • ellduclos

      So glad you like it! & that is a great idea! I hope you enjoy the challenge! (:

  • Cassie

    Loving these journal prompts – I’ve never set apart time to actually sit down and journal – Now I have a place to start!

    • ellduclos

      Yay! Thanks so much!! I can’t wait to hear how the self discovery challenge goes for you (:

  • Claudia

    This is such a great idea! I only read the first one and instantly opened a notebook. I´m going to take the challenge and let myself surprise every day. I´m currently preparing my future blog, and I think this is great to REALLY define what I truly want to say. Thank you for your idea 😀

    • ellduclos

      That makes me so excited and happy to hear!! I hope you enjoy the challenge! Would love to hear how it went after (:

  • Lisa

    Hi Ell, I’m Lisa and I’m so in love with this challenge. Is it okay for you if I post your pin picture in my blog? I will take the challenge and answer the question on my blog post. So excited to finish this challenge.

    • ellduclos

      Hi Lisa! Thank you so much, so glad you like it! Can’t wait to read your answers too (:

  • I’m totally, in love with this. It made me smile a lot when answering the questions the one I loved the most is about my “Dream Life”, it sounds almost impossible lol. But I’m gonna strive to achieve my goals.

    This posts also helped me find my blogging niche even tho I’ve been blogging for more than a year now *sounds crazy right?
    I’ve been blogging to suit google and search engines all these while.

    But now, I can finally say I’ve found my niche ” Lifestyle Blogging ” thanks ell.

  • Sarah

    It’s been ages since I have done any journaling. This seems like the perfect way to get back into it while also learning something about myself in the process. I’m going to give this a try real soon!

    • ellduclos

      I hope you enjoy it!!!

  • Christine

    This looks like a really great idea, and I’d love to do this, but I’ve never really been able to keep up with anything for a week, let alone 31 days… But I’m going to try!

    • ellduclos

      Thank you so much! I believe you can do it!!!! (:

      • Christine

        Thanks! 🙂

  • Elissa Arre

    This looks like a really good idea for me to do.. I’m look forward to do this..

    • ellduclos

      So excited for you to give it a try! (:

  • Jane

    Totally love this challenge. A great way to get intouch to the real self. Will be taking it on.

    • ellduclos

      Yes!! Can’t wait for you to take it! Thank you (:

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