Journaling is an incredibly powerful tool for many things, including self-love. It can be a daily practice you turn into a habit or ritual where you consistently build up your feelings of self-worth, esteem, and confidence. It’s an amazing feeling to have a notebook full of words that are generally positive about your mind, body, and life which can remind you of your awesomeness just by looking at it! It can also be a tool for dealing with depression.
I made you a list of different kinds of self love writing prompts which can be used in any way you decide. You can answer them in a notebook, in an art journal, on a Word document, or in an Instagram caption. The possibilities for how you express your thoughts and feelings to these concepts and questions are endless, and I’m really excited at the thought of you using them. By the way, I write for me too!
Speaking of which, I’m going to be starting a new series where twice a month I’ll share one person’s response to one of the following prompts. Are you interested in being featured on Uncustomary? If so, please send me an e-mail (email@example.com) with the subject “Self Love Writing Prompts” and let me know which prompt you’re interested in writing about. I’ll respond with more specifics, like what exactly I’d need from you.
This is first come first serve, so if someone claims your prompt before you, you’ll have to choose another one. Same goes with the order in which the posts will be published. Remember there’s only two slots a month, so the sooner you e-mail me, the sooner we can get your post up! Alright! That said, let’s get into the good stuff.
Self-Love Writing Prompts
Finish the thought
- If my body could talk, it would say…
- I feel happiest in my skin when…
- I feel proud of myself when…
- I feel safe when…
- I forgive myself for...
- I no longer need…
- If I could give my teenage self some advice, I would tell her…
- The last positive thing I was a part of…
- Today I accomplished…
- Ten things that bring me peace are…
- I deserve love because…
- Five things I’m grateful for today are…
- My perfect day looks like…
- A beautiful person is…
- What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
- What emotions do you feel or associate with confidence?
- What are questions to which you need urgent answers to?
- What qualities do you deserve in a romantic partner?
- What positive character traits do you have?
- What will you accomplish in the next five years?
- Why do you think it’s important to have high self esteem?
- What are things you’d like to say ‘no’ to?
- Who appreciates you?
- What makes you unique?
- What would you do if you could live a day without consequences?
- How do you indulge yourself? How can you indulge yourself more often?
- Who are your role models/idols? How are you already like them?
- What is ‘enough’ for you?
- What would your teenage self love about you now?
- What does your best friend brag about when she talks about you?
- What makes you feel strong or invincible?
- What are times that make it very difficult for you to say “no” and what are some default responses you can come up with for next time?
- What is an area of life you could use help with and what are some resources you could utilize to get assistance?
- What are you good at helping other people at?
- What is something you need to let go of?
- What area of yourself is it hardest to receive a compliment about?
- When was the last time you were a badass?
- What would actually change if your body was “perfect”?
- What do you love about your life?
- When does your physical body feel happy?
- How can having a positive attitude change my life?
- Write a pep talk to give yourself the next time you feel sad, upset, or full of doubt.
- Write a letter to your teenage-self.
- Write a letter to your future-self.
- Write a love letter to your least favorite part of your body.
- Write a short letter to yourself about why getting help is a strength, not a weakness.
- Make a list of inspiring quotes that provide you with encouragement. [start here]
- What are your morals? What is important to you ethically? Think about things that are unbending parts of your value system that you refuse to compromise and then explain why.
- Write a letter to your mental illness and let it know why it doesn’t define you.
- Fill in the blanks: I have the most incredible __________. When I walk into a room people feel __________. It’s very easy for me to __________ because I’m so __________. I will continue to kick ass at __________ because I can’t stop being __________.
* Italicized entries are ones that have been claimed
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This is amazing!!! I’m bookmarking this post for later!
I’m so happy I found this on Pinterest. Through much meditation I have realized I really need to work on my self love and care. I love journaling and I think all of these prompts are helpful. I’ll definitely be saving this post and working on it over the next month or so!
Yes, babe! That’s so awesome, I’m proud of you. I have a lot more self love and care resources on my site. Let me know if there’s anything else you need help with!
Right. On. Time.
I’m starting today.
Awesome! If you want to be featured on Uncustomary please send me an e-mail so I can share your post. 🙂
Hi Mary! I so admire you for being out there and encouraging others to do the same. Do you ever do guest blog posts? I have a blog called creativeandmentallyill.com. I would love for you to check it out and consider doing a guest blog post. You would be the first person to do so! Let me know what you think~
I do! Please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with more details. 🙂
Thank you. Love to you.
Wow! I came across this today and had to start. I know after a rough year, self-love is what I need to work on and writting is something I have let slide lately. Combining the two is awesome and these prompts are awesome. Thank you so much!!
Yay! You’re so welcome. Let me know if you want to be a guest poster!
What does a guest poster entail? Very interested!
You basically just respond to the prompt you pick (anything not in italics hasn’t been claimed yet), send me the text in an e-mail along with a picture of the (art) journal entry you made, a picture of you, and a bio of yourself. If you e-mail me with your prompt selection I can give you more information.
Great idea! I’ve signed up to participate!
Please check your e-mail. 🙂
Ok haven’t seen anything yet.
This is going to be perfect for my 100 days of Social Media detox. I’m going to be doing a lot of journaling and learning about who I am and who I lost over all these years. I want to walk into 2017 a new woman, and these prompts are perfect for my detox. Bookmarked for later !
Yes yes yes!! Love it so much. Feel free to share the results/progress as you please!
Just found this on Pintrest & suffering from a rare nerve condition & mental health conditions as well, this is definitely going to be very beneficial to me! Thank you so much for this! Will definitely be sharing this with others just like me, much love & mad respect to you!
I’m sorry for the diagnoses you’re dealing with, but I’m so glad you’re optimistic and excited about this list! Let me know if you want to share an entry from this list as a guest poster.
You and your blog are a GIFT! Thank you so much!
You are so very welcome, Jani! Thanks for coming over! I hope you’ll stick around. 🙂
Hello my friends and I are starting 2017 out on a self love journey by participating in a weekend retreat the first weekend in January. I was wondering if you had anything we could use that weekend. I wanted to surprise the girls with prompts and a journal for the year
Hi Danielle! What exactly are you looking for? I have these fifty journal prompts and then some additional self-esteem/self-worth prompts in my arsenal. Want to send me an e-mail? Mary@uncustomary.org
This is the perfect time for me to find this… I suffer from a severe panic disorder, anxiety, and depression, and have only been out of my past abusive relationship for a year and a half. I have no self love right now, and the holidays have made everything worse. But these prompts speak to me; I’m going to start on the 27th and I really think this will help me learn to at least like myself again. Thank you.
Thank you so much for sharing, Loliqua. I’m really sorry you’re struggling with so many mental illnesses at once. I know what that’s like and it sucks. If you’d like to sign up to have one of your entries featured on my site, send me an e-mail! I’d love to share your work. <3
This was wonderful
I’m so glad!
I came here by accident (and my English isn’t prefect) but I think that there are no mistakes in the world. I never question my self what I like to do; how I love my self; what partner I want! thank you for eye opening words!!
I’m so glad you found just what you needed!
I LOVE THIS!!!! :’D I made a blog on self-love writing, and this is helping me so much! I made sure to give you credit though, of course!! I hope anyone who visits my blog enjoys it: artofeunoia.blogspot.com 🙂
These are seriously great ideas! I’ve been looking to incorporate some self love into my blog and I these prompts will give me a good start. Thank you for posting!
This is great. I am always looking out for topics to write on self love. This post gave me a lot to write eon.Thank you so much!You’re doing a wonderful job. Do check out my blog https://www.girlwiththegoldenwings.com
Thanks for sharing the information and keep it up
I am a content writer and this prompt is really one of the coolest article that I have ever read. Definitely subscribing this article.
You look so bright, that’s very brave of you! You remind me of unicorns, but very positive and optimistic. I hope you are as happy as bright. Keep writing your blog, it’s so inspiring.