7 Daily Journal Prompts For Self-Reflection + Purposeful Living

Simply + Fiercely

I’ve been journaling regularly for the past five years, and it has been such a gift. I’ve learned so much about myself, my hopes, dreams, and why I do the things I do. It’s been eye-opening, to say the least.

As the saying goes, knowledge is power—which is why self-reflection is so important. The more you know, the more empowered you are to live a purposeful life aligned with your values and priorities.

If this is a habit you want to cultivate, I offer you my favourite daily journal prompts. Whether you use them regularly or only break them out a few times a year doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you set aside time to get curious.

This prompt is a twist on the traditional gratitude list, and I think it’s a great way of looking at things from a new angle.

In what ways am I living my dream life right now?

One thing I’ve noticed is my habit of tolerating things that I shouldn’t accept. It’s because I’m human, of course. I get in my comfort zone, and it’s easier to go with the flow than to challenge things.

In what ways am I settling for less than I deserve?

Of course, self-compassion is complicated, and some people will need support to deal with persistent negative thoughts. But for others, a journal is a safe space where you can show up for yourself with kindness and grace.

How can I show myself grace and compassion?

I’ve noticed that as I get older, I have to put more thought and effort into having fun. It doesn’t come as naturally as in childhood (my thoughts tend to drift towards work, responsibilities, and big decisions).

What feels exciting and fun right now?

As the saying goes, “Nothing in nature blooms all year, and neither do you.” There are seasons in life, and self-awareness about your current season is a gift.

What season of life am I in?

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