It’s always a good time to add a little more self love to your life with these awesome self love journal prompts!
Think about self love journaling as a form of self care. Actually it is a form of spiritual self care. If you read that article (and if not, this is a good time to read it!), writing a gratitude journal is being proposed as a way for practicing spiritual self care, and ensuring that you are spiritually caring for yourself.
Why not expand your gratitude journal with your daily prompts for self love? Writing these prompts about yourself is an amazing tool for building your confidence and self esteem which are vital in order to actually love yourself.
Can these prompts also be used as positive affirmations to help you in your journey for self love?
Yes! Remember, the purpose of a self love/esteem journal is to increase self acceptance and create positivity in your life. To eliminate feelings of unworthiness and self hate.
The point is to use these self love prompts as a tool for self work, to get to know and love your real self. To recognize your deepest desires, your values and goals.
Journaling is meant to guide you through self acceptance and forgiveness for decisions and actions that in the end, ended up hurting you.
If you don’t know where to start in your self love journey, start here! Repeat these prompts to yourself, again and again, at different times, and evaluate the responses. They ‘ll instantly help you understand your needs and make them your priority.
Write about everything that you wish and feel to be vital elements of your dream life. This prompts list, is your guide to your self discovery journey.
Imagine following the self love journaling challenge and immediately boosting your self esteem and confidence! Wouldn’t it be amazing?
These are the ultimate self love journal writing prompts for you to discover what makes you unique and start loving yourself.
What is self love
But what does it actually mean to love yourself? To truly love and value YOU?
Self love means prioritizing your own well-being and happiness, and not sacrificing them to please others. But to be able to do that you need to value yourself and realize that it’s not possible to make anyone happy if you’re not happy.
It involves taking the steps to listen to yourself, identify what caused you to not respect your needs or boundaries.
Self love involves not worrying about others opinions, allowing yourself to make mistakes, trusting yourself to make good decisions, saying no when you don’t want to do something.
Actually self-love and self esteem are key for mental health and well-being, keeping depression and anxiety at bay.
Self love is all about recognizing your needs and respecting them. Journal prompts for self love are a great way to find out these needs.
How to start a self love journal
To start with, don’t panic and don’t push yourself too hard. Allow yourself to take your time and journal when you feel like it. I’ve broken down the self love journaling process into 4 easy to follow steps, to help you get started and stay consistent and motivated:
- Choose an inspiring notebook and start by journaling a single day of your life. I prefer writing my thoughts at night as it gives me the chance to reflect on my day. You may do it in the morning, or you may journal throughout the day, whenever you feel you have things to journal about.It doesn’t really matter, as long as you go ahead and journal daily. So, as i was saying, i prefer journaling at night. I reflect on my day and list that day’s events.
- Try to write down your feelings on each one of these day events. And explain why you got that feeling. What is it that you liked or didn’t like? How can you get more of these good feelings or how can you never experience the bad ones? This step will help you understand more of yourself and put your thoughts in order.
- Write down everything that happened that make you feel proud of yourself. It could be, an accomplishment at work, the way you reacted in a difficult situation, something you did for yourself, an act of kindness, even just saying no for something you didn’t feel like doing.
- Put on paper all your behaviors that you didn’t like and made you feel bad. Try to understand why you reacted the way you did and try to find ways to improve and alter that behavior.
It’s not an easy process writing about yourself. But if you put in the hard work and keep journaling events, reactions, behaviors and feelings, it will for sure help you become a better version of yourself.
And as you get deeper in this self discovery game, you will become more aware of what makes you happy and fulfilled.
Journaling is a strong tool for self discovery, self forgiveness and self growth. Keep going! You are getting there!
Self love journal challenge
Follow me on this challenge! Let’s start this new year differently and make something valuable for ourselves. Be consistent and keep journaling daily. Use these proven self love prompts as a tool to your self development journey.
These prompts are key for you, to put things in order. They are straightforward and make you ask oneself and give answers that already exist in your mind (and your heart) but you might never really realise.
Key self love prompts:
My strongest personality trait is..
People love me because..
I love me because…
My strongest values as a person are…
What is the one thing that characterizes me….
I am a good friend because….
I am a good mother because….
I am a good daughter because…
I am a good wife because…
The 3 things i like most about my appearance are…
I am unique because…..
3 most important things i offer to people around me are..
I am a positive impact on other people’s lives because…
5 things I do for myself on a daily basis are…
10 things that really make me happy are…..
My hobby is….
People want to be around me because….
The one thing i need to stop in order to get happier is…..
I forgive myself for……..
5 things i am grateful for are….
The one bad habit i need to stop asap is…
A new habit i need to adopt is….
10 things that make me smile are…
My goals for this week are….
Describe myself through the eyes of a loved one….
The one thing i want more of this month is….
My greatest challenge now is…
5 favorite places near my house i plan to visit this month are..
The one new thing i am going to try this month is…
One healthy habit i am adopting this month is….
My core values as a professional are….
I am good at my job because….
5 acts of kindness this month…..
I am proud of myself for….
Go ahead and answer these prompts about yourself! You’ll be amazed how much more you’ll value and love yourself after. I ‘ve also prepared this prompts in a pdf form! Go ahead and download for free:
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