Self-love is extremely important, but few people take the time to build a healthy relationship with themselves. Instead, they spend most of their day beating themselves up and focusing on everything going wrong in life. If you struggle with loving who you are, a great way to start loving yourself again is to journal. Self-Love journaling is a powerful tool to appreciate not only yourself but the amazing things that you have going on in your life. All you need is a notebook and a little bit of direction. The following Self-Love Journal Prompts will help you build a healthy dose of self-love. Go through each prompt, one or two a day, and journal about it. If you do, you’ll begin to discover how amazing and valuable you really are.
Love Yourself Again With These Self-Love Journal Prompts
1 – What successes stand out to me the most?
We often forget about our successes. Instead, we focus on our failures. Develop self-love by recognizing the success you’ve had in your life. Even small successes matter.
2 – What do I struggle to love about myself and how can I learn to love that part?
Everyone has things about them they perceive as flaws. This is one of those self-love journal prompts that will help you change your perspective on your shortcomings Overcoming Insecurity – 10 Effective Strategies. Can they be a strength instead of a flaw? I have always thought of my shyness as a flaw. Although being shy can have its drawbacks, it has helped me be observant in life, and a better listener, which helps me be a better coach. How can you change the way you look at your flaws?
3 – What am I holding onto that I need to forgive myself for?
Mistakes can help us create a brighter future, or they can hold us back. Self-forgiveness is a major component of self-love. Without it, you’ll stay stuck. Journaling about past mistakes is a great start to developing self-love. If you have something on your mind or a mistake you have been holding onto, it’s time to let go, and writing about it can definitely help you with that.
4 – What is the best compliment I have ever been given?
A compliment can do so much for us but we often forget the GOOD things that people say about us. Recalling a compliment that has made you very happy can reignite those feelings and is a great form of self-love.
5 – Where can I say “no” more?
“No” is a powerful but underutilized word. It has the power to give you freedom, cut out frustration, reduce stress, and most importantly give you an opportunity to practice self-love. Where do you need boundaries in your life? What do you say “yes” to when you know you should say “no”? The answer to this prompt will put you on a path to self-love.
6 – What is my biggest dream in life?
A great way to develop self-love is to journal about things you would love to do. What are your dreams? What ignites your fire? Don’t hold back on this self-love journal prompt. If you could have or do anything without fear or limitation, what would it be?
7 – How can I make this dream happen?
Following on from the previous self-love journal prompt, think about how you can make your dream a reality. This doesn’t have to involve major shifts in your life but baby steps can definitely put you on the right path. Making positive changes and implementing them into your life every day is an act of self-love.
8 – What makes me unique and how can I use this?
Instead of looking at yourself as someone who is different, look at yourself as someone unique. Who wants to be the same as everyone else anyway? Embrace your uniqueness and look for ways to use it. Do you have a dry sense of humor? Is your style quirky or eccentric? Show yourself some love and rock your uniqueness!
9 – What is something I can do today that will bring me joy?
You should view this self-love journal prompt as a to-do list. Think about what will make you feel good today, whether that be exercise, organizing your closet, or something else entirely. After you write about it, you can do it!
10 – What are my talents?
I believe that this is one of the most powerful of the self-love journal prompts. Unfortunately, many people have no idea what their strengths and talents are. They spend so much time focused on their flaws that they’ve never given any thought to the greatness they have within themselves. Dig deep on this journal prompt. What talent do you have, no matter how small? Are you a good listener? How about a great brother or sister? Find those talents and write about them.
11 – What does my perfect day look like?
Journal about your perfect day. Who would you spend it with? What would you do? Writing these things out will be a reminder of all the things that bring you joy. I also want you to start planning your perfect days to give you something to look forward to.
12 – What makes me happy?
Most people spend so much time trying to make others happy, that they forget to make themselves feel happy. Think about what truly makes you happy and journal about it.
13 – Name three flaws I have.
In addition to writing about the good things about yourself, it is important to think about the things that you do not like so much. Journaling about them will help you develop self-love for “all” of you, flaws and all. Writing them down will also motivate you to improve aspects of your life that you may need to.
14 – Why am I worthy of happiness?
This is a good one. This is one of those self-love journal prompts that forces you to shift your perspective on your self-worth. Many people do not feel worthy of being happy. You ARE worthy.
15 – What do I need to start saying “yes” to?
Many of us turn down opportunities because we are afraid. It’s safe in our comfort zone, right? Or perhaps we do not say “yes” because of guilt or because we feel unworthy. In order to grow as a human, and to develop self-love, it is important that you start saying yes to things that will benefit you.
16 – Write about an achievement in your professional life that you are proud of.
What major accomplishment did you achieve in your professional life? Did you help someone on a project that paid off? Did a customer, client, or patient really appreciate your service? You may not get recognition from your boss, but you can certainly recognize your own hard work and contributions.
17 – What is a good deed I have done?
Think about a time when you have done something kind or selfless for somebody else. Doing nice things for others will build self-love. Think about how you feel when you do something kind for others. You feel great right? You feel good about being you. That is self-love, my friend. The more you do for others, the more of it you create for yourself.
18 – What are three good things about my personality?
What are aspects of your personality that people love about you and more importantly, what are aspects of your personality that you love about yourself?
19 – If money was not an issue, what would I do with my life?
Oftentimes, money is what holds us back when going after our dream job or dream life. Zone out for a moment and journal about what you would do with your life if money was not an issue at all.
20 – Write yourself a love letter.
This might sound like a strange one but pretend that you are in love with yourself and write yourself a letter accordingly. What would you say to someone you love and appreciate? Journal from that perspective.
21 – What current habits do I have that are destructive to self-love?
This self-love prompt will get you to think about the habits you have that are detrimental to self-appreciation. Do you have a tendency to beat yourself up after you make a mistake? Do you have a constantly running stream of negative self-talk in your mind? Are you being unkind to your body by eating junk and getting only 5 hours of sleep? By shining a light on these kinds of habits, you can work to replace them with better habits. Which is one of the next self-love journal prompts.
22 – What are three good habits that I want to introduce into my life?
Good habits can make a huge difference in both how you live and how you feel about yourself. Journal about the habits you want to adopt. Do you want to treat yourself with kindness when you mess up? How about getting up early to exercise or meditate? What can you do to create a better life and build more self-love?
23 – When do I feel most confident?
Think back to a time when you felt really confident in yourself. What were you doing at that moment that made you feel that way? Practice self-love by looking for those same types of activities and opportunities.
24 – Describe your personality positively in 10 words.
Write a sentence or two about your personality and make sure that you use positive words to do so. This will give you a self-love boost.
25 – Write down five hobbies that you would like to try.
New hobbies and interests can put you outside of your comfort zone and help you practice a little self-love. Write about some hobbies that you would like to try and then take action on them.
26 – Write a reference letter for yourself.
Imagine that you are trying to get a new job and you are your own reference. What qualities would you highlight?
27 – What labels do I give myself and why?
What are some labels that you give yourself? Journaling about the labels you place on yourself will get you to think about why you stereotype yourself in certain ways. Do you think you are unintelligent? How about unattractive? As you write for this self-love journal prompt, try to think of the reasons you do not fit into these labels.
28 – What do I struggle to love most about myself?
In order to truly love yourself, you need to appreciate every single part of your being. Writing about what you struggle to love and the steps that you can make to turn this around is going to be very beneficial.
29 – How do I stand out from others?
We all compare ourselves to others in one way or another but exploring this part of yourself will help you understand what sets you apart. The only person you need to compete with is your yesterday self.
30 – How have I changed positively in the past five years?
We all evolve over time and the person you are today is not the person that you were five years ago. We tend to forget our accomplishments as soon as they happen. This is one of the self-love journal prompts that I use because it forces me to reflect on how far I’ve come.
31 – How do I treat the people I love and how can I treat myself in the same way?
Take a moment to think about how you treat your family and friends. It is likely with kind words and reassurance. This is exactly the type of self-love you should show to yourself.
32 – What are my strongest emotions?
Think for a second about your emotions. Which do you experience the most? Is it loneliness? Is it excitement? How about anger, anxiety, or fear? Journaling about the emotions you experience the most and the most intensely will give you tremendous insight into how you live your life. As I’ve said before, shining a light on things we want to change about ourselves is a great first step on the path to self-love.
33 – What will I accomplish in the next five years?
Do not write about what you want to accomplish in the next five years, write about what you WILL accomplish in the next five years.
34 – Who appreciates me and why?
There are people in your life who look up to you and support you. Think about them and try to see what they can see in you.
35 – What do I love about my life?
We often neglect to actually look at our life and identify what we love about it. There are so many things you can be grateful for.
36 – Write a letter to your teenage self.
In this self-love journal prompt, write a letter to your teenage self. What kind of encouraging words would you write?
37 – What is something that I accomplished today?
We accomplish very small things every day and over time, these small things can amount to so much more. Write something that you accomplished today, no matter how small it might be.
38 – What is something I like when I look in the mirror?
It is important that we start noticing things we love about ourselves. In this self-love journal prompt, focus on something you admire about yourself when you look in the mirror. Stop focusing so much on your flaws.
39 – What qualities do I deserve in a partner?
It is really interesting that we surround ourselves with people that we think we deserve. Unfortunately, this is why some people get involved in toxic relationships. A great self-love exercise is to journal about the qualities that you feel you deserve in a romantic partner.
40 – How do I reward myself and how can I do it more often?
We all deserve to indulge from time to time. A little self-care goes a long way. Make it a priority to reward and pamper yourself when you can.
41 – How can I meet my needs this week?
Your needs need some attention too. What can you do to take care of yourself?
42 – How can I recharge my batteries?
What do you need to do to recharge your batteries? Do you need to say no more? Do you need a little vacation? How about a spa day?
43 – How did my biggest challenges shape who I am today?
Your past made you, who you are today. That includes your biggest hurdles and struggles. How have they made you stronger today?
Now that you know some Self-Love Journal Prompts and a little bit more about them, it’s time to get started. These prompts will help you inject some self-love into your life. Choose one or two a day to journal about and you will notice a difference in your daily life.
Which of these self-love journal prompts do you love most? Let me know in the comments below.