What Did I Learn Today? (& Other Self-Reflection Questions)


I love my Ink & Volt planner for many reasons, one of which is the weekly journal prompt. This week’s prompt was:

Be a good listener. Pay more attention this week. What questions can you ask so that you learn something new every day?

I wanted to share the list of questions that I came up with when I did this journal prompt. When I finished I realized this is a list I want to come back to again & again, when I need to pause and check in on my self-awareness.

  • What did I learn today?

  • How can I do this better?

  • How is my body feeling?

  • How is my mind feeling / brain responding?

  • Am I listening to listen or to respond?

  • What can I learn from this?

  • Why am I feeling this way?

  • How can I help?

  • Who do I know who can help me?

  • What am I grateful for?

  • What are the key takeaways?

  • Is this enriching or deflating my energy?

  • Am I creating or consuming?

  • Is this worth my time?

  • Who am I interested in meeting?

  • Will reading or watching this teach me something new?

  • Who can I run to? (Xscape voice)

  • Have I done something this week to work towards my goals?

  • Who do I need to thank?

Some of these might be redundant, but the point here is that these hopefully inspire some reflection for you as they have for me!