Journaling can be a great way to practice self love and boost your confidence! Here are 67 self love journal prompts for a self-esteem boost!
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Hi there! My name is Chantal – welcome to my little corner of the internet! To give you a little background, I am a mom of two and certified personal trainer.
One of the primary reasons that I got into both blogging and fitness was for my own self-esteem and mental health. So it’s very fitting that today’s post is all about fighting back against negative thoughts with some great self-love journal prompts! I love any new thing that can help me get through mentally and emotionally tough-times. This can be a powerful tool and have a really positive impact on your self-love journey!
What can self love journal prompts do for you?
I’m a writer into fitness, so I may be a bit biased. However, I believe that writing down what you’re feeling can be a great way to focus on the good and release the bad! Keeping a journal can help you focus on your own strengths, boost your self-confidence, and help you identify any negative belief you may have about yourself. When you have negative thoughts, it can be a great practice for your mental health. It’s simply a great way to practice self care in your daily life. nbsp;
If you’re a writer like I am, you probably already know that journaling can be really great. Even if writing is not a unique talent that you inherently have, keeping a self-love journal can be seriously rewarding. If you’re not sure where to start, that’s okay! I am going to give you plenty of self-love journal prompts to help you get started!
Once you learn how to practice self love using self love journal prompts, you will always be armed with a good way to get out of your own head and boost your own self-confidence! Next time you’re needing to be your own best friend, remember that you can always pull out your journal and write on these topics!
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Struggling with self-confidence and negative self-talk?
I have personally struggled with depression and anxiety for nearly 15 years. Having a positive mindset does not always come easily to me. Being a confident person with healthy self-esteem is tough for people like me. I have had to go out my way to forgive my younger self for not taking control of my own self-care. As an adult, I have worked hard to develop into a more confident person by learning how to practice self-love in a variety of ways.
The best thing I have done for myself is taking responsibility for my own mental health. But it isn’t easy! It takes time to let go of the little things and learn to work on personal development regularly. For me, focusing on feel-good activities like exercise, time outdoors, and journaling are all healthy habits that I’ve slowly been able to add to my bag of mental health tricks.
Now that I have learned a lot about how to boost my own self confidence, the best compliment I feel like I can get from others is about my confidence in public or social situations! Seriously, if you’re struggling with low self-esteem, try this whole “writing yourself a love letter” thing! It may just be the last time that you feel totally lost on how to get yourself out of a hard time mentally. Plus, your very own personal journal is a totally safe space that can be there for you every single day!
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Okay – let’s get to those self love journal prompts you’re after!
67 Self Love Journal Prompts (For Self-Esteem)
1. What is something that you need to let go of (from the past)?
2. Identify the negative beliefs you have about yourself.
3. What is a healthy habit that you’re proud of?
4. What is a negative or unhealthy habit that you need to work on?
5. What are some superficial goals that you need to let go of?
6. What are some positive, life-changing goals you are working on?
7. How would your spouse, partner, or best friend describe you?
8. What are three things you like about your character?
9. What are three thing you like about your appearance?
10. What is unique about your upbringing or personality?
11. What are your natural or hard-won skills?
12. What parts of your life make you happiest?
13. What is your favorite healthy hobby?
14. What is a healthy hobby you want to try?
15. What three things do you value the most in life?
16. What is a non-scale health victory you’ve had recently? (Here’s a list of some you should celebrate!)
17. What is a small step you’ve taken towards your biggest dream recently?
18. How have you practiced self-care in the last week?
19. What are three simple things you like to do for mental and emotional self-care? (i.e. getting your hair done, nails painted, etc.)
20. What negative attitudes do you need to adjust/let go of?
21. What is one small, healthy habit you can start building today? (Here are some simple, small habits to start building!)
22. What do you think is your best personality trait?
23. How do you want others to perceive you?
24. What is the last compliment you received, and how did it make you feel?
25. What is your biggest accomplishment in the past year?
26. Why do you think you self-sabotage?
27. What are five things you are grateful for today?
28. Describe your idea of the perfect life.
29. When do I feel the most confident about myself?
30. Do I need to set any new boundaries with anyone in my life?
31. Is there anyone in my life who is a negative presence?
31. Are there any relationships I need to reevaluate?
32. Is there any part of my past that I need to forgive myself for?
33. Who do I need to forgive in order to live my best life and move forward?
34. Where do you see yourself in five years?
35. Are there any goals that you’ve had trouble reaching lately? Why do you think you have been unsuccessful?
36. Are any of your goals and ambitions superficial?
37. Are you goals attainable and realistic for the time frame you have given yourself?
38. Identify your strengths when it comes to social situations.
39. Identify your strengths when it comes to physical health.
40. Write down your favorite childhood hobbies.
41. What would the best version of yourself say to you at your worst?
42. What is something that you would say to someone else going through a tough time? (Say it to yourself!)
43. Identify and describe a healthy relationship that you’re proud of.
44. Identify your time-suckers / things that you waste time on and work on a plan to stop doing them!
45. What would you do for a loved-one for a special occasion? Do that for yourself!
46. Who are your role models and why?
47. What are three of your favorite positive affirmations? Write them down and memorize them!
48. What is the most important thing in your life right now? Celebrate it!
49. What makes you feel out of your comfort zone? Think of something you can do to get out of it in a healthy way.
50. What triggers your negative feelings about yourself?
51. What is the first thing you think about in the morning?
52. How can you stop your inner bully from coming out?
53. Who is a true great friend? Why?
54. When have you felt positive self-esteem? What were the circumstances?
55. How do you feel when you’re around a lot of people?
57. What is your best physical quality?
58. What powerful woman do you admire and why?
59. What is an act of self-care you can go do right now?
60. How can you care for someone else today?
61. What are some positive things about your current life circumstances?
62. What would I do today / right now if I loved myself? Is it different that what I’d planned to do?
63. What songs make me feel good and can lift my mood? (Make a playlist!)
64. Who is my biggest support person? What can I do for that person?
65. What is something new in your life that makes you excited? (Here are some healthy hobby ideas to try!)
66. What is something that made you smile today?
67. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
That’s it, friends! Now you are armed with some of the best ways to practice self-love – with self love journal prompts! This can be a really good thing for any bad day and can do wonders for your self esteem and getting through a difficult time.
Do you have more self love journal prompts you’d like to share? Drop me a comment below!
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