31 Day Self-Discovery Journal Challenge

I came across this challenge when Ruth shared her experience with it over on her blog, you should check it out here. She has a beautiful blog. Ell designed this self-discovery challenge I have linked her post here, where you can read her 31 journal prompts for this challenge.

I find journalling therapeutic and I enjoy reflecting on my day. I found journalling and writing so beneficial when my anxiety was really bad. However, some of these thought provoking questions, I found it difficult to answer. It sounds strange but getting older makes me anxious sometimes. I can make myself panic when I sit and wonder about the future, my health and job prospects. Linking to my new goals for this year, I was to have confidence in my abilities and that everything will work out.


Answering one of these questions each day this month has allowed me to explore my thoughts about each topic, discovered what is important to me and learned more about what I want from life. I then have things to work towards. I will definitely continue to journal with other journal prompts to reflect and focus on whats important. I find it calming reflecting on achievements and my days.


I have never completed a challenge like this before and I am looking forward to participating in more of these. Have you ever completed this challenge? Or do you journal? I would love to hear in the comments.


52 thoughts on “31 Day Self-Discovery Journal Challenge

  1. I would love to journal but I struggle with doing it consistently. It’s a goal for this year because I think it could help. Thank you for sharing! Knowing it was such a positive experience makes me want to seriously give this a go! 🙂

    Fran x

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    1. It really is therapeutic isn’t it? I hope you continue to enjoy journaling. This challenge, however sometimes a bit anxious to do, was so beneficial! Thank you for reading and commenting Jenny ❤️


  2. I really love this idea! I also really enjoy journalling and find it is great for anxiety and putting my worries onto paper. I think a challenge like this would be a fantastic way to reflect and get clarity. It’s great that each day has a different prompt, it seems like a good way to really get thinking and to get into the habit of writing everyday. Thank you for sharing Lauren, I’m glad you found the challenge a positive experience and you got a lot from it. I’ll have to give it a go myself sometime 🙂 ❤ xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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      1. It sounds great! Will definitely have to try it 🙂 My anxiety is much better now thanks lovely, I had some counselling last year and it really helped me ❤ xxx

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  3. That’s great! It’s an amazing, not to mention relaxing exercise. I started my self discovery journey a few years ago while writing my travel journal. Blogging has been helping a lot too. Wishing you all the best.


  4. Journaling is such a great idea, and this challenge sounds good, though I’m not sure my schedule can take on more challenges right now hehe. But Maybe I’ll try it later in the year if my life quiet down a bit 🙂 Great post ❤

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  5. I too get anxious when I think of my future and it leads to a panic attack when I realize that I am in my thirties! The idea of self-discovery challenge sounds like a real introspection. I keep a journal to jot down random thoughts and feelings. After reading your post, I’m now thinking to participate in such a challenge. 🤗


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  6. That’s a brilliant idea not to mention therapeutic, as you said. I write travel journals and this has been helping a lot in my self-discovery journey. While writing I am able to identify my issues, my struggles, what makes me happy, the same applies to blog. In fact, it was while I was writing my travel journal in Indonesia that I came up with the idea of creating a blog. I can relate to your anxiety. I’m not young but do worry about my future as I’m not happy with my career and need a life change. I wish you all the best, xxx


  7. I don’t journal and I’ve never heard of these challenges before but it sounds like a really good idea and something I could definitely get on board with although I’d probably forget most days! I’m going to look into this more though so thank you for sharing!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

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  8. I remember seeing Ruth post about this and I had planned to give it a try but then totally forgot. This is my reminder to give this challenge a try. I have always enjoyed journalling but haven’t dont it a long time.


  9. I have not done the challenge, but I have done journaling. I have a tendency to start things and not finish it. Do you have any tips regarding journaling?


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