Are you looking for guidance on how to start journaling, perhaps with some inspirational prompts for self-love? Journaling is a powerful tool for self-expression and emotional release, allowing you to explore your inner thoughts and feelings in a safe and private space.
But sometimes, it can be difficult to write about loving yourself, especially if you have been feeling down lately.
So, here are some journaling prompts to help inspire you to write about loving yourself.
Journaling prompts for self love:
1. What Have I Accomplished This Year?
Give yourself some time to review everything you have accomplished this year.
While it may sometimes feel like we haven’t made any progress throughout the year, looking at the smaller victories can help us feel far more accomplished than we think.
2. Why Do Other People Say They Love Me?
If you’re feeling worthless, now might be a great time to consider why other people say they love you.
Do they love your cooking? Your sense of humor? Your strong will? Whatever it may be, there are plenty of reasons why others love and appreciate you.
3. What Makes Me Unique?
Sometimes, you can feel down because you don’t know what makes you different from others.
This is something we things of often, especially when applying for a new job or somewhere you will need to tell others what makes you unique.
Determining what makes you unique can help you appreciate yourself and your flaws more.
4. Where Do I See Myself In Five Years?
Reflecting on where you would like to be in five years helps you set clear goals for your day and future.
This helps you love and appreciate yourself more when you reach those goals. It also makes you a more driven and goal-orientated person.
Plus, by writing your five-year goals down, you can celebrate them intently when you reach them and read about them.
5. Which Hobbies Do I Want To Try?
Consider what new hobbies you would like to try and make an effort to try them.
This can make you feel more accomplished and increase your self-love by doing something you genuinely enjoy.
Having a hobby or hobbies is a great way to relax and unwind and dramatically improves your state of mind.
6. How Can I Show Self Love Daily?
Another factor that will help to improve your self love is making an effort to show yourself some love daily.
This can be by taking a long bath, setting aside some time to listen to music, or having a relaxing cup of tea before everyone comes home.
Showing yourself some love daily can help improve your mood and outlook.
7. Why Is It Important To Have Me-Time?
Yet another valuable self-discovery prompt for your journal is to assess why you need me-time in the first place.
Take a moment to consider how you feel after taking some time for yourself. You likely feel rejuvenated and restored.
In this case, taking some me time more frequently is beneficial for your self love.
8. What Would My Ideal Date Be?
Taking time to consider your ideal date is a great tool to determine how you want to be treated in a relationship.
This can help you set a higher standard for yourself and your partner and may make you happier in your relationship.
Share your ideal date with your partner and watch as they take you on it to show you how much they appreciate you.
9. Why Am I A Good Friend?
If you haven’t seen your friends in a while, you may start to feel lonely. In this case, writing a list of things you do that make you a great friend can make you feel more appreciated, even if you aren’t with your friends.
Consider what you do that makes you a great friend and what your friends do to show you they care for you.
Also, consider what you can do to be a better friend.
10. What Should I Say Yes To?
Consider the things you have skipped in the past and what you think you should say yes to in the future.
Opening yourself up to new opportunities will help you feel like you are investing in yourself more, which can help you promote your self love.
11. What Is My Best Personality Trait?
If you’re feeling low, try focusing on some of your best personality traits. For example, are you kind, strong, patient, funny, or motivated?
Assessing your best personality traits can improve your self-worth, and you will appreciate yourself more for having these traits, especially in times of need.
12. I Want To Be More…
After assessing your best personality traits, consider which areas of your life you can improve.
For example, if you aren’t patient enough with your family, make it a mission to improve your patience.
After doing so, you will feel a great sense of appreciation and self-love.
13. What Am I Grateful For?
Of course, a great way to improve your self love is to consider what you are grateful for.
When you feel like you haven’t accomplished anything or are cursed with misfortune, consider the things and people you have to be grateful for.
14. What Makes Me Feel Better?
Determining what makes you feel better after a long day is an excellent step to improving your me-time, hobbies, and self-love.
Consider what you like to do after a stressful day and how that makes you feel. Then, if it makes you feel better, try doing it more often.
15. What Is My Love Language?
Knowing what your love language is is another step towards improved self-love.
Communicate your needs and love language to your partner or family. They can help you feel more loved and appreciated.
You can also treat yourself with things you know you like for improved self-love.
16. Why Am I Feeling So Down?
One of the first steps to fixing your negativity is to determine what is causing it. Write down everything that makes you feel negative.
This will help you unburden and can help you find a way to reduce the factors leading to stress and negativity in your life.
17. What Would I Tell My Younger Self?
Consider what advice you would give to your younger self if you could. This can help you see how far you have come and how much you have grown.
It also helps you realize that some of the less pleasant events in your past have shaped you into the person you are, which is not bad.
18. What Is My Superpower?
Consider what your superpower is and how it helps you and those around you. Do you have the power to heal others?
Are you an excellent problem-solver? Do you have epic sewing skills? Anything you can do brilliantly is a superpower and should encourage and satisfy you.
19. What Do I See When I Look In The Mirror?
Most people don’t like looking in the mirror; when they do, they only focus on the bad things they see.
However, taking a look in the mirror and focusing on the positive aspects is a great step toward finding self-love. Do you see someone beautiful, strong, intelligent, or a survivor?
These things make you the person you are, and you should love that about yourself.
20. What Do I Need To Get Rid Of?
While looking in the mirror, consider the things in your life causing you to feel bad about yourself.
Whether it’s smoking or toxic people, there are always ways to reduce the number of negative influences in your life and improve your self-love and appreciation.