15 Journal Prompts for Self-Love: Appreciate Yourself

Journal Prompts for Self-Love: Appreciate Yourself

Learning to love yourself is a job for life.

It can often mean unravelling long established views about yourself, and setting boundaries with those around you.

To help you start the journey we’ve put together 15 prompts for self-love journaling, that will encourage you to reflect:

5 journal prompts for self-love

1. What do you love about yourself?

2. How can you love yourself more?

Psychologists state that living more mindfully can help you learn to love yourself.

Those who are more mindful tend to be better tuned in with what they think, feel and want, rather than simply responding to what others expect of them.

There are many other benefits of mindfulness too, such as reduced symptoms of stress and relief from back pain.

3. Write about three things you like about your appearance.

4. What is something that you’re especially good at?

5. What do you want more of in your life?

5 journal prompts for self-love

6. Write about what makes you a great friend.

7. What part of your life do you love right now?

8. Which habit could you start to help you love yourself more?

Practicing self-care could be one habit to adopt, as it encourages you to take notice of, and prioritize, your basic needs.

Behavior specialists explain it also encourages you to listen to your body and make positive decisions because you care about yourself.

9. What does your perfect day look like?

10. What should you forgive yourself for?

5 journal prompts for self-love

11. What do you appreciate about your body?

12. Who in your life helps you to love yourself more?

13. How do you make time for self-care?

14. Write down three self-love affirmations to recite this week.

It might seem a little strange to recite a positive mantra aloud each morning, but there is evidence to prove it can boost your self-esteem.

Learning how to use affirmations is easy, you just need to find the right words!

15. What is one thing you look forward to each day?

Continue the self-appreciation…

Part of learning to love yourself, is fully understanding who you are.

Try our writing prompts for self-discovery to learn more about you.

Laura Smith


Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.