60 Journaling Prompts for Self-Love

60 Journaling Prompts for Self-Love

Journaling is one of the best ways to promote self-love. Regularly putting pen to paper can provide you with daily reminders of exactly why you’re so awesome and unique — and give you the confidence to take the next steps in your own personal development journey. 

While free-writing can certainly help, journaling prompts that are specifically focused on how to promote self-love can be incredibly beneficial, too. 

To help you get started on that journey, we compiled a list of 60 journaling prompts that can be helpful for anyone looking to add less self-criticism and more self-love in their life. 

Journaling prompts for self-love

    1. What am I proud of myself for?
    2. Five things I appreciate about myself are...
    3. What are my biggest goals and dreams?

    4. What makes me unique?
    5. Name three flaws you accept about yourself
    6. What is your biggest struggle with loving yourself, and what can you do about it?
    7. I am worthy of happiness because…
    8. Think of all the people you feel judged by, and write down why these feelings aren’t valid
    9. Write a reference letter for yourself
    10. Write down five hobbies you’d like to try
    11. Name an action you can take right now that your future self will thank you for
    12. Write a positive letter of advice to your future self
    13. Name three ways you can start taking actionable steps toward your dreams
    14. Write down 10 positive affirmations
    15. List three self-care items you’d like to start
    16. Write down five nice things people have said about you recently
    17. How can you better set healthy boundaries in your relationship? 
    18. What makes you feel most alive?
    19. What do you need to start saying “yes” to?
    20. What labels do you assign to yourself?
    21. What compliment do you like to give to people? Give it to yourself
    22. Write out your perfect morning routine, and what you can do to make it a reality
    23. Write about a professional achievement that you’re especially proud of
    24. Write about a personal achievement that you’re especially proud of
    25. Write about a time when you did something kind for a friend or family member
    26. What boundaries do I need to set for myself?
    27. Write a thank-you note to yourself
    28. What can you do to “fill your own cup,” or “fasten your seatbelt first” before helping others?
    29. What makes me happy?
    30. Name three things you love about your personality
    31. What’s standing in the way of your feeling happier, and what can you do to change that?
    32. If money wasn’t an issue, how would you live the rest of your life?
    33. When do you feel the most confident in yourself?
    34. Write yourself a love letter
    35. Where in your life do you need to slow down?
    36. My best personality trait is…
    37. What are some positive ways you’ve changed over the last five years?
    38. What makes you feel loved?
    39. Write out what your “dream life” looks like
    40. What flaws and mistakes do you need to forgive yourself for?
    41. What self-care activities bring you feelings of joy and calm?
    42. Name three good habits you’d like to cultivate
    43. What does your support system currently look like, and how can you strengthen it?
    44. Write about a time when someone did something nice for you and it made their day
    45. When you’re having a bad day, what’s one thing that consistently cheers you up?
    46. Write down five things you’re grateful for
    47. Write down five positive things you can say to yourself when negative self-talk starts to creep in
    48. Describe yourself positively in 10 words
    49. What’s something you need to get rid of?
    50. What current habits are destructive to your sense of self-love
    51. Name something you love about your body that isn’t related to what it looks like
    52. What does self-love mean to me? 


      A moment I was truly proud of myself was when...
    54.  What's one critical thought I often have about myself?
    55. My ideal day of self-care includes...
    56. Imagine you're your best friend. What piece of advice would you give yourself right now?
    57. Write a letter of encouragement to your younger self.
    58. Think of a challenge you've overcome, and what it helped you learn. 
    59. List 10 things that make you happy. How can you incorporate those things into your life more? 
    60. What are my top three strengths and how do they benefit others? 

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What is self-love?

As you begin your practice of regularly journaling for self-love, you may be wondering: What, exactly, does self-love mean? At its core, self-love is a state of appreciation for who you are that comes from regularly taking actions that support your sense of well-being and confidence. 

Essentially, self-love is all about living your life in a way that feels true, authentic, and good for you — and journaling in a way that promotes self-love is a great way to pinpoint what this means for you and your life.

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Just what I was looking for 🤗.

Thanks, these are great!
Silk + Sonder replied:
So glad it resonated with you!

Weird & Liberated

Thank you for making these prompts available. I started doing one each night and it is so helpful! I am a teacher and I think I might start assigning it to my students to do as well.
Silk + Sonder replied:
That’s so great, and makes us so happy to hear!


I answer one question at night before I go to sleep. It makes me so grateful for my life and all the blessings that are part of it!
Silk + Sonder replied:
Love that!

Dina Appleby

Thanks for these. I plan to add this to my habit tracker in March. When I wind down at night and reflect on my day, I’d like to add in journaling.
Silk + Sonder replied:
Great idea! So glad you enjoyed reading these.


I am loving this! I’m new to Silk + Sonder and journaling. I’m planning on using these 50 in my yearly add-on and work on these as I wander through my journey of self discovery.
Silk + Sonder replied:
So glad to hear it! Happy journaling!

Kelly Brogdon

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