Our best journal prompts for May or Self-Discovery Through Writing: May Journaling Prompts

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Do you ever feel the urge to pour your thoughts onto paper but find yourself staring at a blank journal page with no idea where to begin?

Well, fear not! This happens even to the best of us. Thankfully, there is an easy way out.


The solution to your writer’s block comes in the form of journal prompts, which are essentially creative cues that help you jumpstart your writing. These prompts provide a roadmap for your thoughts and ideas, allowing you to focus on a specific topic. This time, we’ve gathered prompts that are all about self-discovery.

So, grab your pen and get ready to put your thoughts on the paper!

Why is it important to do self-reflection

Uncovering your inner self can be a powerful tool for not only strengthening your relationship with yourself but also with others around you. One of the best ways to learn about yourself is by exploring your values, opinions, and personality traits through writing.

Here are a couple of prompt ideas to get you writing (and learning).

  • Start by reflecting on the values you hold dear in life. Are you living your life in alignment with these values? If not, what changes can you make to live according to your beliefs?

  • Describe yourself using the first ten words that come to mind. Are these the words you’d like to use to describe yourself? If not, list ten words you’d prefer to use and brainstorm ways to transform them into reality.

  • Reflect on an opinion you previously held and have since questioned or changed. What led you to change your opinion, and what personal beliefs are you willing to reconsider or explore further?
  • Think about what your life would be incomplete without and describe one or two significant life events that shaped you into who you are today

  • Take a moment to appreciate your personality and identify any areas you find harder to accept.



  • When do you trust yourself most, and when do you find it harder to have faith in your instincts? 

  • Finally, what three things would you like others to know about you?

    By exploring these ideas and insights, you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and connect more authentically with those around you. So pick up that pen, open your Cloudberry journal, and begin your journey toward self-discovery and growth.


End notes

Remember, it won’t always be a fun road. It takes a lot of courage to look deep into yourself, but the hassle is well worth it.

Consider it as your free therapy session. You’d be surprised how much you can learn about yourself simply by writing down your thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams.