4 Journal Prompts to Rediscover Your Truth

4 Journal Prompts to Rediscover Your Truth

For a large part of my life, the only way that I could communicate about myself was through my writing. I was a ridiculously timid child and had very few friends, but through all the social awkwardness had profound comfort in my ability to write. When I was applying to colleges and needed a recommendation from my guidance counselor, I remember her talking about the truthfulness and insightfulness I could inspire in my essays. At a time when I could barely scratch by in school, this meant the world.

Writing was a hugely essential avenue for me to express myself, so it makes sense that when writing for others, my number one mission is to help people pull out and communicate their truths.

Sadly, despite living in a day and age where oversharing is the new normal, it’s only a certain type of oversharing that elicits a positive reaction.

People want your #BestSelf, but they don’t want your truth. They want you to be filtered non-offensively, flaws and scars tucked under the rug. But that’s not the type of #BestSelf sharing that is most useful for you. What’s the point of the constant curation, if you’re not expressing who you really are? How can we be inspired to connect with our essence, if we’re being told that Truth is undesirable?

“When writing for others, my number one mission is to help others pull out and communicate their truths.”

And that, folks, is why I love what I do so much. I write to help people peel back the layers of noise barring us from seeing our truest selves. I write to help people rediscover their “why,” their essence, their Truth.

In that spirit, I’m going to share this little exercise with you to get your writing self-discovery started. And guess what: you don’t need to be a bad-ass writer to do this! All you need to do is be your authentic, unfiltered self. (But if you need help translating your thoughts into words -- gimme a ring.)

4 Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery

  1. I feel amazing about myself when…

  2. Two things I value about myself are…

  3. Something that has bothered me lately is…

  4. One time I felt really down was when…

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