Here are 67 self love journal prompts for a self-esteem boost! Journaling can be a great way to practice self love and boost your confidence!
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 wellness 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!
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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 beliefs 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.
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?
Using Journal Prompts for Self Love
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 of 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 to take responsibility for my own mental health.
But it isn’t easy!
Journal prompts for self love can help!
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)
I hope my list of self love journal prompts gives you plenty of ideas to write your heart out! Have fun! 🙂
1. What is something that you need to let go of (from the past)? Who do you need to speak to in order to let go?
2. Identify the negative beliefs you have about yourself. How can you change your thinking on these beliefs?
3. What is a healthy habit that you’re proud of? What is another healthy habit that you could add?
4. What is a negative or unhealthy habit that you need to work on? How can you work on it?
5. What are some superficial goals that you need to let go of? What goals are really just petty and are in the way of your big-picture goals?
6. What are some positive, life-changing goals you are working on? What’s your plan to reach those goals?
7. How would your spouse, partner, or best friend describe you? What adjectives would they use?
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8. What are three things you like about your character? Be specific!
9. What are three things you like about your appearance? They can be big or small!
10. What is unique about your upbringing or personality? What makes you YOU?
11. What are your natural or hard-won skills? What have you worked hard to achieve, and what has come to you easily?
12. What parts of your life make you happiest? Think of people, hobbies, places, and more!
13. What is your favorite healthy hobby? What makes you feel good and feeds your soul?
14. What is a healthy hobby you want to try? Maybe there’s something you’ve been scared to try?
15. What three things do you value the most in life? What are your biggest non-negotiables 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? Even the smallest of steps counts!
18. How have you practiced self-care in the last week? What things have you done to take care of yourself lately?
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? Do you have imposter syndrome or lack confidence somewhere?
21. What is one small, healthy habit you can start building today? Keep it realistic! (Here are some simple, small habits to start building!)
22. What do you think is your best personality trait? Are you kind, funny, or compassionate?
23. How do you want others to perceive you? Are they petty things or things that really matter?
24. What is the last compliment you received, and how did it make you feel? Even the smallest compliment matters!
25. What is your biggest accomplishment in the past year? What made you proud?
26. Why do you think you self-sabotage? What emotions cause you to do that?
27. What are five things you are grateful for today? Small or big!
28. Describe your idea of the perfect life. What are your deepest desires? Not just superficial things!
29. When do I feel the most confident about myself? What am I doing? Where am I? Who am I with?
30. Do I need to set any new boundaries with anyone in my life? Is there anyone overstepping and overreaching? What do I need to say to this person?
31. Is there anyone in my life who is a negative presence? How should I address this person?
31. Are there any relationships I need to reevaluate? How should I communicate with this person?
32. Is there any part of my past that I need to forgive myself for? What can I do to let go of that?
33. Who do I need to forgive in order to live my best life and move forward? How should I approach this person?
34. Where do you see yourself in five years? Think of your health, living situation, finances, family, etc.
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? Which ones are they?
37. Are your goals attainable and realistic for the time frame you have given yourself? Should the expectations be adjusted?
38. Identify your strengths when it comes to social situations. Where can you improve?
39. Identify your strengths when it comes to physical health. Pick one or two things to work on going forward.
40. Write down your favorite childhood hobbies. What did you like about them? Can you pursue any of them again?
41. What would the best version of yourself say to you at your worst? Be specific!
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. What’s so great about it? How can you make it even better?
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? Are you a role model to anyone?
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? Can you think of ways to redirect in a healthy way when that happens?
51. What is the first thing you think about in the morning? Who is the first person you think about? Why?
52. How can you stop your inner bully from coming out? How do you respond when you’re feeling angry or negative?
53. Who is a true great friend? Why?
54. When have you felt positive self-esteem? What were the circumstances? Can you replicate that?
55. How do you feel when you’re around a lot of people? Does it give you adrenaline or anxiety?
57. What is your best physical quality? What is your best mental quality? Emotional?
58. What powerful woman do you admire and why? How can you be more like her?
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? Write down three things.
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? What do I love about 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? Did you make anyone 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! I’ll add them to my list of journal prompts for self love!
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