75 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself for Self-Reflection


Taking time to reflect on your life and allowing yourself to become more aware of who you have become can be a little scary. To find yourself, lost and without purpose, wondering how you ended up where you are . . . Without self-reflection and taking the time to be mindfully aware of where you are going in life, you could end up somewhere far off track from where you had planned to be and become extremely disconnected from yourself and others.

In self-reflection you are giving your mind and your heart the gift to think and process, to pay better attention to your feelings, and discover authentic connection to your soul and the Universe.

We learn by asking questions. And the kind of questions you ask yourself can determine the kind of life you lead.

This New Year’s Eve, before you get ready for the night ahead, allow yourself some quiet time (no more than an hour) to respond to the questions below. Try to be completely honest with your current situation, do your best to listen to your soul’s longings without judgement, and give yourself the gift of self-reflection!

Connect with your inner self. The answers are there, you just have to take the time to ask the right questions.

75 Powerful Questions for Self-Reflection | Original Caroline


  1. Where are you settling in life?
  2. What do you want to be, and does it resemble who you are now?
  3. Where do you really want to be in your life?
  4. What is your heart calling you to do?
  5. Do you like who you have become?
  6. Do you welcome new things you don’t understand and give clarity room to grow?
  7. What worries you the most about the future? Why?
  8. Who or what do you wake up for?
  9. Whose voice brings you the most peace?
  10. Who is the person(s) who truly broke your heart?
  11. What makes you feel like a child?
  12. Can you truly forgive others?
  13. Can you forgive yourself?
  14. What is the one thing you want to be remembered for most?
  15. Can you give the impossible a try?
  16. What memory do you hold the tightest?
  17. What negativity are you holding onto? Is it time to let it go?
  18. What are you most afraid of?
  19. Why do you fear what you fear?
  20. Why do you believe what you believe?
  21. Do you often fight for what you believe in?
  22. What do you unequivocally believe in?
  23. Do your actions align with your beliefs?
  24. Where are you holding onto expectations?
  25. What are you most sorry for?
  26. Where do you feel most unsatisfied in life and how would you change the situation?
  27. Do you wish you had a do-over?
  28. What do you love most about yourself?
  29. What is the dictionary definition of YOU?
  30. Are you living out of desire or circumstance?
  31. Did you wake up thankful this morning?
  32. What do you want to change about yourself?
  33. Where are you spending most of your energy?
  34. What is something you can do today to bring you closer to your dreams?
  35. What are you truly grateful for?
  36. Who has had the greatest impact on your life?
  37. When was the last time you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone?
  38. What is your biggest passion in life?
  39. What achievements are you most proud of?
  40. How can you love yourself more today?
  41. What steps can you take to being your best self?
  42. Think about your ideal lifestyle. What actions can you take to get that ideal lifestyle?
  43. If money and time where not an issue, what would you really want to do with your life?
  44. What advice would give to your 15-year-old self? To your 20-year-old self?
  45. Are you putting some parts of your life on hold? Why?
  46. Do you love your job?
  47. What is your ideal job?
  48. What opportunities are you looking for in life?
  49. How can create the opportunities you are seeking?
  50. What goals/dreams do you hope to achieve in 1 year? …3 years? …5 years? …10 years?!
  51. Right now, what are your top priorities in life?
  52. What does your ideal home look like?
  53. Are there areas in your life where you are settling?
  54. What limiting beliefs are you holding on to? Replace them with empowering beliefs!
  55. What bad habits do you want to break?
  56. What good habits do you want to cultivate?
  57. Do you usually live in the past, present or future?
  58. Are you living your fullest life?
  59. Who are 5 people who have had the biggest impact on your life?
  60. What are the qualities of your ideal partner?
  61. At what times are you most inspired? Most motivated?
  62. What things are in the way of your happiness?
  63. How do you stay grounded and confident in times of trouble?
  64. How can you nurture your body better?
  65. What do you do (consciously or sub-consciously) that sabotages your ultimate success?
  66. Do you ask for what you need? Do you ask for what you want?
  67. Are you seeing tangible results from your actions?
  68. How often to you really listen to your gut instincts?
  69. What habits are holding you back most?
  70. Do you tend to be the victim in most situations? Do you blame others for the situations that have gone wrong in your life?
  71. Is there a decision you are in the process of making? Think about your desires and ask if your decision is grounded in inspiration or desperation?
  72. Where can you be more vulnerable and express yourself?
  73. Do you take on other people’s issues and pain?
  74. What are your current needs and are they being met?
  75. What do you plan to accomplish in 2017?

Eat, Drink and Reflect!

With 2016 coming to an end, maybe one of your resolutions can be to self-reflect on a regular basis. These questions will take you one step closer to self-awareness and personal growth.

What were some of your answers to the questions above? Which questions resonated with your most? Leave your thoughts in the comments!