Best Deep Journal Prompts in 2022

123 Deep Journal Prompts

How did I end up on the professional path I am on now?

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Do I hate anyone? If so, why? Could I let that hate go?

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Who do I need to forgive in my life? What feelings am I holding onto from the past?

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What do I need to forgive myself for? How can I start that process?

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What is one way I can push myself out of my comfort zone in the new year?

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What do I fear most in life?

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What does having a fresh start mean to me?

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What do I want most from my friendships?

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What is one of the best compliments I have received? How did that make me feel?

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What is one of my favorite ways to spend time with my child(ren)?

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What causes me stress or anxiety during the holidays? What could I do to make it better?

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If I could change one thing about yesterday, what would it be?

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What is one change I would like to make to my morning routine?

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If I were my manager, would I be happy with my work performance this past year?

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What is a challenge I faced today as a parent? How did I deal with it?

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What thoughts did I have today that I wish I didn't have?

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How do I want to take care of myself in the new year?

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Who do I love in my life?

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What is one thing that came out of the COVID-19 pandemic that I want to keep in my life?

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In what ways can I be healthier in the new year?

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What is the best professional compliment I have received?

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What are ways I can wind down and relax before sleep?

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What do I find the most challenging about being a parent?

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How can I give back more in the new year?

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What reasons cause me to eat besides hunger?

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When do I feel most confident?

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When do I remember feeling appreciated?

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What is my opinion on work-life balance? What does that look like to me?

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In what kind of religious or spiritual environment was I raised? Have I changed my mind in any way?

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What obstacles do I face in taking better care of myself? How can I overcome one of them?

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Am I comfortable with my current work-life balance? If not, what can I do to improve it?

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What lessons did I learn in the past year?

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What do I need to do to become a better person?

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What do I wish I knew more about?

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I am most proud of . . .

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How do I deal with feeling unmotivated?

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Is there something I feel guilty about?

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If I could spend more time doing one activity in the new year, what would it be?

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What relationships would I like to develop further over the next six months?

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In what area of my life do I wish I had more autonomy?

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When was the last time I read a book related to my career? Am I applying any of the learnings?

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What qualities do I bring to a friendship?

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What is a problem I have noticed at work recently? What could I do to solve it?

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What would I like to subtract from my life in the new year?

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If I had to define myself in terms of principles, what would they be?

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Was there anything in my day that made me angry?

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Who do I trust with my most painful and upsetting feelings?

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How many months of savings would make me feel comfortable in my financial life?

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How would I spend my time if money didn't matter?

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What do I want to add to my life in the new year?

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What can I be thankful for that I take for granted in my day-to-day life?

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Do I think I am in the role or on the career path best for me?

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What do I consider my greatest professional success?

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What do I want to take from today into tomorrow?

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What qualities do I admire in my parents?

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If I could go back and change one decision, what would it be?

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What would I like to spend my time doing when I retire?

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Do I want to be remembered? If so, what for?

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Who is someone I look up to, and why?

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What is one moment that I repeatedly go back to, and why?

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What is one change I would like to make to my evening routine?

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What is one habit I currently have that I would like to get rid of in the new year?

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What is something I can thank myself for?

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What personal needs am I sacrificing to meet the needs of others?

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What is the best thing that happened today?

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What do I most enjoy about the holidays?

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What would I like my financial life to look like in five years?

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Is there anyone that deserves a big "thank you"?

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How does my significant other make me feel loved?

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What is one habit I would like to build, and why?

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What is something that is limiting me from accomplishing what I want to accomplish?

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Am I happy with my work-from-home environment? Why or why not?

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What relationship do I need to work on, and how can I start that process?

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What do I consider my greatest personal success?

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What is one of my key learnings from the past year?

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Who were the most important people in my life in the past year?

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What challenges did I face in the past year?

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At what age did I feel grown-up?

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How do I want to grow in the new year?

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What activity, behavior, or perspective did I discover on my trip that I would like to adopt back home?

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Who is someone I would like to treat better?

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What is one thing that I desire for my career?

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What is one book that has influenced me significantly?

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When I need help, is it easy or hard for me to ask for it?

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Is the life that I am living the life I want?

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What is something I am good at? What makes me good at it?

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What do I want to celebrate from the past year?

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What do I want to let go of in the new year?

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What is one of my favorite aspects of being a parent?

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What are my three biggest distractions right now, and how can I reduce them?

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What do I least enjoy about the holidays?

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Did I learn anything about myself while on the trip?

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What is one actionable thing I can do to control my debt?

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What quality is important to me in a friend?

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What is something I love now that I could never have imagined I would like in the past?

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Remember a time when I was happy, and write about it.

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If I had one day left to live, what would I do on that day?

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What is one way I would like to improve my physical health?

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What am I most excited about in the new year?

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What is something I do not like about my living environment? How could I change it?

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What was it like to buy my first home?

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With whom do I need to set boundaries?

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How did I grow in the past year?

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What is a time I went out of my comfort zone while traveling?

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What is something I worry about that is outside of my control?

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When am I most at peace?

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What do I need to leave behind from the past year?

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Where have I been that feels like a home away from home?

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What is something I admire in one of my friends?

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What is something that my significant other and I have in common?

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What can I learn from a mistake I have made?

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What would make my younger self proud of me now?

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What qualities do I dislike in my parents?

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What is one way I add value to the world?

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Who did I feel close to today, even for only a moment?

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What is something that can instantly disrupt a good mood and bring me down?

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What music am I thankful to be able to listen to, and why?

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I wish I had someone with whom I could share . . .

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Where is one of my favorite places to be with my significant other?

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What difficult thoughts or emotions come up frequently for me?

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What does romance mean to me?

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Did I achieve the career goals I set out for myself this past year?

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What is one way I would like to get out of my comfort zone?

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