Gratitude Prompts for Personal Development

If you’re into writing in your gratitude journal consistently, then you probably already know How to Write in a Gratitude Journal For Manifestation. But what about for personal growth? If you’ve read These Motivational Quotes for Personal Development, then you probably also believe that the more we can uncover about our subconscious minds, the more we can make positive change in our lives. And in order to peel back those layers, we need to ask ourselves the deeper questions. That’s why I have put together some Gratitude Journal Prompts for Personal Development to help you “peel the onion” and be who you truly want to be.

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Your Subconscious Mind is on Autopilot

Einstein says to NOT listen to the person who has all the answers, but to listen to the person who has the questions. I couldn’t agree more. And if you’re here reading this, I know your on board. It’s all about asking ourselves the important questions. Why? Did you know that your subconscious mind is on autopilot? Meaning, that day to day, we don’t ask questions. We just mindlessly go about our day listening to that negative self talk on replay.

So how do you proactively tell your brain to start thinking differently so you can make change? You start asking the right questions. Challenge yourself daily to see yourself differently, act as you want to be, and make lasting change. Below are some Gratitude Journal Prompts for personal development to help you do just that.

gratitude journal prompts for personal development

Gratitude Journal Prompts for Personal Development to Achieve More

The following journal prompts will help set you up for success in achieving your goals. Want to lose weight? Looking for your dream job? Want to find your soulmate? Pretend you’ve achieved any or all of those goals in this exercise. Next, answer the questions below:

  • How amazing does it feel to have achieved your goal?
  • What do you want to tell your past self about not giving up?
  • What should you have let go of sooner, knowing that this was the inevitable outcome for you?

Gratitude Prompts to Love Yourself

Secondly, do you look in the mirror and see a big nose? (maybe that’s just me! lol). Maybe you wish you were more outgoing or more confident. This is something I talk about in my Free Happiness Masterclass, and we address how this is just a story your telling yourself. In other words, change your stories, change your life. It’s that simple. With that in mind, use your gratitude journal to walk through the points below:

  • Name three things you don’t like about yourself.
  • Recognize that those things are just stories you’re telling yourself and write three new stories.
  • Now that those stories have changed, what are the possibilities you can be grateful for?

Gratitude Journal Prompts for Personal Development To Be More At Peace

A lot of times we think we want to be “happier”, but what does that really mean? However, sometimes it can mean that we aren’t focused on the right things. Therefore, use the personal development prompts below to uncover new ways of thinking. When we do this, we can change internally, without having to make changes to other things in our lives.

  • Name a few things you have been focused on lately that center on lack and limitation.
  • How can you focus more on abundance and feel more empowered?

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Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time to read about Gratitude Journal Prompts for Personal Development. I hope this gives you some ideas about how to ask yourself the right questions for personal growth! I love to help you celebrate life through party decorations and personal development! But above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat. You can also get started on celebrating your life with your FREE gratitude journal printable or by subscribing to my podcast, The Celebration Effect Podcast! I can’t wait to connect with you more.