33 Journal Prompts for Self Love

Journal Prompts for Self Love

I’ve gone on enough times on the blog (and in real life too, if you know me) about how I believe in the power of self-love and also how journaling is one of the best self-reflection and self-discovery tools.

I am such a huge fan of both self-love and journaling that I’ve even gone ahead and created a self-love journal and workbook!

Anyway, today’s post is over and above what I’ve already covered in the self-love journal and workbook. The journal prompts that you will see in this post are not the same as in the workbook, and I wanted to share these with you all so that you can work through these at your own pace even if you do not go ahead and purchase the workbook.

I truly think of journaling as a form of introspection and find it to be extremely therapeutic. I’ve often found it to be one of the best ways to get in touch with my emotions, find out what makes me happy and discover what I want to do with my life. By taking the time to write out my thoughts and feelings I’ve been able to explore what makes me tick on a deeper level than just thinking about it.

And that is what self-love and happiness is all about: getting in touch with yourself on a deeper emotional level and discovering the person you truly want to be so that you can build a life that is true to your real self and resonates deeply with your values, desires, and dreams.

Using journal prompts for self-love can help us to discover who we are, what makes us happy, and ultimately lead to living the life that we love.

Why use Journal Prompts for Self Love

There are many reasons why you might want to consider using journal prompts for self-love. Here are just a few of the benefits that you can expect to experience:

  • Journaling can help you become self-aware and to connect with your inner thoughts and feelings in a way that is safe and non-judgmental.
  • When you take the time to focus on your own happiness, you will be less likely to depend on others for your sense of self-worth.
  • Journaling can help you to process difficult emotions and work through challenging life situations.
  • By taking the time to reflect on your inner motivations, what makes you happy and fulfilled, and what makes you feel loved, you can set goals that will inspire you to live a more fulfilling life.

How to use Journal Prompts for Self Love

If you’re looking for a way to jumpstart your self-love journey, journal prompts can be a great way to get started. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of them:

  • Choose prompts that resonate with you. Don’t force yourself to answer prompts that don’t feel authentic or true to you.
  • Allow yourself time to journal. There is no right or wrong way to answer a prompt – simply write what comes to mind in the moment.
  • Don’t judge yourself. The point of journaling is to explore your thoughts and feelings without criticism or judgment.
  • Use your journals as a space for self-care and self-growth. Be gentle and kind with yourself as you explore your inner world.
  • Practice makes perfect. The more that you journal, the easier it will be for you to access those deeper thoughts and feelings.

33 Journal Prompts for Self Love

It’s taken me a long time to realize the importance of self-love. I used to equate the fact that I didn’t really hate myself as being the equal of loving myself. My personal journey in the last couple of years has truly opened my eyes to what self-love really means.

For me, self-love is an ongoing process. I am still learning to love myself deeply. It’s my personal journey that prompted me to create the self-love journal and workbook last year because I kept coming back to those journal prompts and questions as I processed things through.

I am sharing with you some of my favorite journal prompts for self-love below. And like I mentioned earlier, these are almost all brand new in the sense that none of these have been covered in the workbook.

  1. What makes you feel good about yourself?
  2. Write your bio in not more than 10 words.
  3. What do you love about your life right now?
  4. What are some of your quirks or weird habits? Do you think they make you more you or do you think they make you more difficult to love?
  5. What do you love about your body? How can you show it more love and appreciation?
  6. What are your skills and talents (personal as well as professional)?
  7. What makes you feel loved by others?
  8. How have you grown in the past year?
  9. When do you feel most like yourself?
  10. When have you felt most content in your life?
  11. What makes you feel safe, rooted, and grounded?
  12. What makes you feel unhappy (situations, habits, people, etc.)? What can you do to release them or let them go?
  13. What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
  14. If you were living like the highest version of yourself, what would you be doing every day (think of habits, activities, routines, people that you’re with, etc.)?
  15. What is the nicest compliment someone has ever given you?
  16. What can you talk about for 30 minutes without any preparation? (yes, I admit – it’s a roundabout way of asking what are you really passionate about :))
  17. What are five skills, hobbies, or habits that you would like to develop further?
  18. Is your self worth and self esteem tied to someone else’s opinion of you?
  19. What are your non-negotiables and deal-breakers in relationships?
  20. What deep emotions do you experience that you shove down or run away from?
  21. What scares you the most in life right now? How could you face this fear head on and conquer it?
  22. Which of your talents or skills have you not fully explored yet? How could you develop this talent further in the future?
  23. What do you wish people see more of in you? Do you think you’re hiding your true parts from people?
  24. What is the one change in your life you can make today to bring yourself more happiness? What is holding you back from making this change?
  25. How do you treat yourself? How can you treat yourself better in the future?
  26. If someone has treated you horribly in your life, do you think it’s because you’ve done something to deserve that? What would you tell your best friend or your sister if they told you that they were being treated in the same manner?
  27. What makes you feel vulnerable? Do you allow yourself to be vulnerable in front of others or a select set of people?
  28. What is one thing that you have always wanted to do but have put off for too long? Why have you been putting it off? How could you go about making this wish come true in the present day?
  29. How would you like your life to be in 10 years time? How could get there if it seems out of reach right now? What changes would you need to make to make that vision a reality?
  30. What do you need to forgive yourself for?
  31. Do you have any regrets in life? If so, what are they and how could you resolve them for next time?
  32. How could you make the world a better place?
  33. What are you most grateful for in your life?

Do Journal Prompts for Self Love Work?

Journal prompts for self-love can be a great way to encourage and inspire yourself. By taking the time to answer these journal prompts, you will be able to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe space that is just for you.

If you’re feeling lost, uncertain, or unmotivated, journal prompts can help you to get back in touch with your emotions and figure out what it is that you want in life.

The journey of loving yourself really starts with self-awareness and using guided journal prompts can really help you do that effectively.

Why is Self Love so Difficult in the First Place?

In an ideal world, loving yourself should be the easiest thing to do. But for many of us, it continues to be an ongoing struggle and journey.

A lot of this fracture in loving yourself comes from social conditioning and expectations, hurtful experiences in the past, broken trust, and deep-rooted fears and insecurities.

When you lack the space to be vulnerable, to be your true self, you end up adopting behaviors that take you further away from yourself, resulting in even deeper fissures.

The way I think of it, self-love is about knowing yourself and then accepting yourself for both the good and the bad, which means allowing yourself to be vulnerable and also unlearning unhealthy coping mechanisms – which as we all know feels extremely uncomfortable at first! But when faced with difficult situations head-on without running away from them, healing becomes possible.

I hope you take some time every day to ask questions about how you are doing and what you want for your life. It might feel a bit scary at first, but it’s also about being kind to yourself and respecting the feelings that you have. We all deserve the love we give ourselves, and you are every bit worthy of all that self-love. I hope you never forget that.

Do you practice journaling for self-love? Would you add any more self-love journal prompts to this list? Let me know in the comments below!

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