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28 Journal Prompts That Will Change the Way You See Yourself

Self Discovery February 2018

I thought it would be fun to try something different in February:  a personal discovery challenge.  I’ve gathered together 28 prompts to help you (and me) explore, learn, and grow.  I’m calling it Personal Discovery February 2018 or in hashtag land: #personaldiscoveryfebruary2018.

I’ve designed this as a journaling challenge, but you could also use the prompts to inspire your photography or artwork.  The idea is to journal each day in response to the prompt.  You could write one word, a few paragraphs, a page, or even pages.  Whatever suits you.  And if you prefer, you can take a photo or create artwork in response to the day’s prompt.  You can interpret the prompts however you wish.

Do as much or as little as you like.  Start in the beginning, middle, or near the end.  There’s no pressure or expectations.

If you have time though, I hope you’ll share your insights with us because your story is important.  Sharing your story can help you heal.  And, sharing your story can help others heal as well.

Here are the prompts followed by how we can share with each another as a community.

Self Discovery Challenge Prompts February 2018

On Facebook

Join the Self-Discovery February 2018 Facebook Group and share your writing or photography there.  I’ll post a new prompt in the group each day.  And I’ll be there every day to support you and learn from you too.

You could also share your writing, photograph, or artwork on your Facebook profile or page using the #selfdiscoveryfebruary2018 hashtag

On Instagram

Share your photos and words on Instagram using the #selfdiscoveryfebruary2018 hashtag.  I’ll post the 28 challenge prompts at the beginning of the month.  You can follow me there if you’d like: @sandrapawula

On Your Blog

Share your writing or photographs on your blog.  Once you do, feel free to leave a link to your specific post in the comments below.

Explore, Learn and Grow

I attempted to create a mix of prompts that would encourage your to acknowledge the good in yourself and your life as well as the challenging or shadowy aspects.  I think we need both to grow.

The challenge isn’t intended to rip you apart.  But if you get to a tough place, remember to be gentle with yourself.  You don’t have to push through or make yourself miserable.  Take a break.  Do something fun.  Call a friend for support.  Or share in our Facebook Group.

My hope is that you’ll have some “aha” moments during this challenge that will lead to some sweet shifts in your life.

If you have any questions about the challenge, leave them in the comments below.  I would also love to hear any thoughts you have about the challenge.

This is the first time I’ve hosted a community gathering like this.  I’m thrilled at the thought of connecting with you in our Facebook group or on Instagram. I hope to see you there!

We start on Thursday, February 1st.  But you can join our Facebook Group now and introduce yourself.

Thank you for your presence, I know your time is precious!  Don’t forget to sign up for my e-letter and get access to all the free self-development resources (e-books, mini-guides + worksheets) in the Always Well Within Library. May you be happy, well, and safe – always.  With love, Sandra










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  1. What a great idea to do the prompts in Feb – the month of love (with self-love in creating a more loving relationship with ourselves)! Your journal prompts serve as a wonderful guide!

    • I so agree, Evelyn. Knowing ourselves is a big part of loving ourselves. And we need to love ourselves if we want to be happy and love others.

  2. Great idea Sandra…I shall be contemplating your questions daily. 🙂

  3. Debbie L Hampton

    Sounds like a wonderful idea around which to form a supportive, engaging group. I will be looking forward to seeing what participants come up with!

  4. I will attempt to join in on FB and IG with pics and words…I’ll add it to my daily journal! The pics I choose will inspire my writing as they usually do.

  5. Love the prompts, great idea, might use them myself.

  6. Jean sampson

    Wonderful prompts! I found myself easily answering some of them but others will require more digging. And probably the easily answered ones will have even more answers that I need to dig for. I did join the FB group so that is a great way for me to keep in touch! Thank you, Sandra <3

  7. I’m in a spiritual director training program and this month we each have to “tell our story.” There wasn’t much guidance given to this assignment and I’ve felt a bit stumped, but your prompts have given me some great ideas. So timely!! Thank you!

  8. Nice work man …. really appreciate your effort . GOOD LUCK.

  9. I’ve designed this as a journaling challenge, but you could also use the prompts to inspire your photography or artwork. The idea is to journal each day in response to the prompt.

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