25 Journaling Prompts for the Self

Updated: Mar 1

If you've been to our Writing Veranda, you know our structure. We give you three prompts and you pick one. And if you haven't, that's alright, because we're bringing a piece of Writing Veranda to you! We humbly present you with a compilation of prompts from MindTerra’s Writing Veranda that are related to the self.


Every now and then, we need to pause and take a moment for introspection, so take a look at our Writing Veranda reflective prompts to ground down and listen to what’s in your mind. We recommend setting aside at least 10 minutes to sit with these and see what arises. If you like to write to music, we've curated a MindTerra playlist for you here! So, grab your journal and pen, pick a prompt, set aside any distractions, and write!


  1. I am feeling...

  2. Write about a contradiction in your life.

  3. I feel the most energized when…

  4. If my body could talk, it would say _____

  5. How do I resolve conflict?

  6. What was a turning point for you?

  7. What would you do if you were not afraid?

  8. One of my goals is…

  9. What is a regret you have?

  10. I am proud of…

  11. I am learning _______

  12. The bravest thing I’ve done

  13. I am thankful for _____ because _____

  14. Without ______, I would…

  15. I am unapologetic about

  16. What gives me joy

  17. If my life was a story, it would be titled…

  18. Three things/people I’m grateful for

  19. To the me five years ago

  20. What new opportunities have come out of the challenges you’ve faced?

  21. In what ways do you give love? In what ways do you want to receive love?

  22. What are you giving too much of your energy to? What is that at the expense of?

  23. What is causing you discomfort? How might you change that?

  24. I envision and plan to …

  25. More of this + Less of this


Share your learnings and takeaways with us in the comments below or on Instagram @mindterra.co. We’d love to hear what discoveries you uncovered.


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