60+ Writing Prompts to Write About Yourself

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Writing about yourself can be a very fruitful exercise to help you learn more about yourself. Although it can be difficult sometimes to turn the lens on yourself, it gives us the skill to understand our feelings and reasons.

Self-reflection helps us really know what we want, why we want it, and hold our choices firmly because we did the work in building solid ground for them.

Benefits of writing about yourself

  1. Self-awareness: When we write about ourselves, we explore our thoughts outside of the chatter in our minds. It makes them more organized and easier to analyze. It also helps us discover more aspects of our personality.
  2. Stress relief: Being honest about how you feel and your opinions without the fear of judgment from others gives you the space to let loose. Often, I have scribbled my racing thoughts and uncomfortable feelings on paper to then feel more centered and capable.
  3. Clarity: By putting your thoughts into words, you can gain insights, identify patterns, and make connections that might otherwise remain hidden. This clarity can be invaluable when making important decisions or navigating through complex situations.
  4. Choosing your goals: Writing about yourself is also super helpful in finding and cementing what you want. If you keep seeing that there are patterns in your wants in life, it becomes quite certain what you need.
  5. Room for creativity: When you write freely about yourself, it gives you the space to explore ideas and think outside of the box.
  6. Memories of your life: Lastly, I find it really beautiful that I have journal entries written by a younger me that I can read anytime. It helps me reconnect to my childhood and also see how much I have grown. It truly is beautiful.

Tips for writing about yourself

  1. Make sure that you create a safe, no-judgment space within and outside yourself. When you write, don't judge yourself for your thoughts, feelings, and words, you can ponder on them later. Don't hold back because it doesn't really change your thoughts but only leaves an uncomfortable feeling.
  2. Forget about grammar, punctuation, beautiful handwriting, and anything else that creates hindrances in your free expression.
  3. Try to find a time in your routine when you know you'll be able to write and keep up with it. I write at the end of my day when I'm in bed and it's really been helpful to dedicate that time to it.
  4. Focus on your feelings, and express everything that goes within you. Be honest and try to go deep into your emotions.
  5. Use prompts to make it easier, that's already sorted with this post!
  6. Be kind to yourself and have patience. Some days it won't be so easy and wonderfully reflective, and it's okay, it's life.

Prompts to write about yourself

  1. What is something you're really good at doing?
  2. If you could pick one color to paint the world, which color would you choose?
  3. Is there a cool story behind your name? How did your parents decide on it?
  4. Imagine going on a dream vacation! Which country would you love to explore and what's so exciting about it?
  5. What's your favorite movie or TV show? What do you like about it?
  6. When you grow up, what do you want to be?
  7. Which is your favorite season? Why do you love it? Is it the weather, the holidays, or the activities you get to do?
  8. If you could invent something amazing, what would it be?
  9. When you were little, where did you dream of going on vacation? What made that place so magical in your imagination?
  10. What's your favorite book or story? How did it capture your heart and imagination?
  11. Imagine meeting someone famous from the past. Who would you choose and what questions or conversations would you have with them?
  12. What's your favorite thing to do for fun? How does it make you feel and why do you enjoy it so much?
  13. If you could solve any big problem in the world, what would it be? Why is it important to you?
  14. Share one of your favorite family traditions or rituals and explain why it's so special to you.
  15. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  16. What is something you love to do in your free time that always brings a smile to your face?
  17. If you could have any animal as a pet, which one would you choose?
  18. Imagine you have a magic wand that can make one wish come true. What would you wish for?
  19. What is your absolute favorite meal or snack?
  20. Write about someone you admire and why they inspire you.
  21. If you could have a special talent that you don't currently possess, what would it be? How would it make your life more exciting or interesting?
  22. Imagine you could live inside a video game for a day. Which game would you choose and what adventures would you embark on?
  23. Write about a comfort object or item that brings you joy. Describe it and why it holds a special place in your heart.
  24. Picture yourself as a character in a movie. What kind of movie would it be, and what role would you play?
  25. If you could have a magical treehouse, what would it look like? Describe your dream treehouse and all the amazing features it would have.
  26. Think about your best friend or a close friend. What makes them an incredible friend, and why are they so special to you?
  27. If you could spend a day with a fictional character from a book, who would you choose and why?
  28. Imagine you could create a brand new holiday. What would it be called, and how would you celebrate it? Share the fun and unique traditions!
  29. Picture your dream vacation destination. What makes it so appealing? Describe the sights, sounds, and experiences you would have there.
  30. We all have a favorite quote or saying that inspires us. What is yours, and why does it resonate with you?
  31. Imagine you have a time machine. Which era or time period would you travel to, and what would you do there?
  32. If you could be a character in a fairy tale, who would you be and why? Would you be a hero, a princess, or a mischievous trickster?
  33. What is your current favorite song, and why does it hold a special place in your heart?
  34. Imagine you had a magical ability to talk to animals. Which animal would you choose to have conversations with, and what would you ask them?
  35. We all have dreams for the future. What is one big dream or goal you have, and what steps can you take to make it a reality?
  36. What is your all-time favorite dish or meal? Describe it in delicious detail, from its tantalizing aroma to the flavors that make your taste buds dance.
  37. What is something you're scared of, and why does it make you feel uneasy or anxious?
  38. Describe your very best friend. What makes them special to you and why do you cherish your friendship?
  39. What is the color scheme of your favorite room? Paint a picture with words as you describe the objects and decorations that make it unique and cozy.
  40. Write about your beloved pet animal. Describe their appearance, personality, and the special bond you share with them.
  41. Think of a memorable day in your life and describe it in detail.
  42. What is your favorite dress or outfit? Describe it in detail, from the colors and patterns to how it makes you feel when you wear it.
  43. Reflect on your achievements and what sets them apart. Share the successes you're proud of and explain why they are meaningful to you.
  44. If you could change one habit about yourself, what would it be? Describe the habit and explain why you would like to change it and how it would benefit you.
  45. Describe a time when you didn't do something you really wanted to do. Reflect on whether it was the right or wrong choice and the impact it had on you.
  46. Write about a moment when you felt truly loved by someone else. Describe the circumstances, the emotions you experienced, and the significance of that love.
  47. Reflect on the greatest struggle you've faced in your relationships. Describe the challenges and conflicts you've encountered and how you navigate them.
  48. Describe a time when you learned something profound about yourself. Explain the circumstances that led to this self-discovery and how it has shaped your perspective.
  49. Share a memorable experience of trying something new or stepping out of your comfort zone.
  50. Write about a personal quality or trait that you like about yourself and why it brings you joy or makes you proud.
  51. Describe an activity or hobby that you thoroughly enjoy doing in your free time. What makes it special and why does it bring you happiness?
  52. Reflect on a strong life value or principle that you live by. Explain why it is important to you and how it shapes your decisions and actions.
  53. Share the story behind a prized possession that you cherish. Describe its significance to you and the memories or emotions attached to it.
  54. Recall a time when you helped someone out, big or small, and describe how it made you feel. Reflect on the impact of your actions and the satisfaction it brought.
  55. Are you an early bird or a night owl? Discuss your preference and what you enjoy about that particular time of day.
  56. Recall a specific moment when you felt proud of yourself. Describe the achievements or accomplishments that led to that pride and why it mattered to you.
  57. Reflect on a life lesson or piece of wisdom that has stuck with you. Explain its significance and how it has influenced your actions or decisions.
  58. Write about a life-changing experience that had a profound impact on you. Describe the event, the emotions involved, and how it transformed your perspective or outlook.
  59. Share three things that help you stay clean and fresh, whether they are personal hygiene products, rituals, or habits.
  60. Describe a favorite childhood memory that still brings a smile to your face. Paint a vivid picture of the sights, sounds, and emotions associated with that moment.
  61. Reflect on a time when you overcame a fear or faced a challenge. Describe the experience and how it taught you resilience and strength.
  62. Write about a place in nature that holds a special meaning for you.
  63. Share a piece of advice that has guided you through difficult times. Explain its importance and how it has helped you navigate challenges.
  64. Describe a memorable encounter with a stranger that left a lasting impact on you. Reflect on the connection, the lessons learned, or the perspective gained.
  65. Write about a small act of kindness or a random act of generosity that you witnessed or experienced. Describe the impact it had on you and how it inspired you to pay it forward.
  66. Reflect on a time when you learned a valuable lesson from a mistake or failure. Describe the experience and the wisdom gained from it.

And, that's all! I hope you have a lot of writing about yourself and get closer to the person you are.

If you found the prompts interesting, do share them with your friends and family. Take care!

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Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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