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30 Journal Prompts for Self-Love


Free guided journal prompts for self-love and self-discovery by Journals of Discovery


When was the last time you looked at yourself in complete awe? No judgement, comparison or criticism, simply pure unconditional self-love and appreciation. It's getting harder and harder to find comfort and self-love in who we are. At every turn there's a social media post or ad for a new product that promises to make you look and feel better. All of this noise is unrealistic and can play a negative role in how we feel about ourselves, if we let it.

I've put together 30 Journal Prompts for Self-Love to encourage you to pause and truly admire YOU. Celebrate and honour your journey and yourself, exactly as you are. Sometimes we're caught up in the busy circle of life we forget all that we've overcome and how amazing we really are. Enjoy celebrating your unique self! Happy Journaling!

Feel free to check out our collection of prompted journals!


How we love and treat ourselves helps set the standard of how others will love and treat us. If people see us picking out flaws or talking poorly about ourselves, we aren't showing them how to respect or appreciate us. I'm not saying it condones negative behaviour by others, it absolutely doesn't, it's just that if we don't love ourselves first and foremost, we can't set the example of our expectations and stand up for ourselves when not treated properly. LOVE YOURSELF AS MUCH AS YOU WANT OTHERS TO.

Self-love also plays a major role in a healthy lifestyle. When we love and respect our body, we not only appreciate it, we treat it better because we want to nourish it. We're more aware of what we put into and onto our bodies and we have an active lifestyle. Self-love is detrimental in a joyful and fulfilled life. 


Self-love and gratitude can have a positive impact on every aspect of your life. When we love ourselves unconditionally we're able to make decisions based on what will serve us best, but when we don't, we make decisions out of fear or insecurities. A few benefits of self-love are:

  • Self confidence is higher
  • Improves mental and physical health/strength
  • Decreases stress and anxiety
  • And so much more!


Everyone gives and receives love differently, so I definitely recommend trying a few things out to see what works best for you. To improve your self-love here are a few things you could try today:

  • Write yourself a letter forgiving yourself of anything you feel guilty for or that is weighing you down
  • Smile at yourself every time you see your reflection (it may sound silly but it feels good and is a mood booster for me!)
  • Eliminate negative self talk or criticism
  • Write out all of the things you love about yourself and why (not just physically)
  • Listen to a self-love meditation (Here's a 5 minute self-love meditation example)
  • Set time aside for yourself (nature walk, bath, read, journaling etc.)
  • Use positive affirmations (Positives affirmation for self-love samples)

Download our Printable Version of 30 Journal Prompts for Self-Love or write from the list below!

Free guided journal prompts for self-love and self-discovery by Journals of Discovery
  1. List 3 of your strengths and how they positively impact others.

  2. Smile at yourself in the mirror for 1 minute. Then, with compassion, list 3 things you love about yourself.

  3. Describe a challenge you’ve overcome.

  4. How did overcoming this challenge make you stronger?

  5. What is one thing you’ll do this week that’s solely for you?

  6. How does making time for yourself feel?

  7. Write 3 positive and loving things about your least favourite quality/body part.

  8. What is something you’re proud of yourself for?

  9. What were you most passionate about as a child?

  10. What are you most passionate about now?

  11. List 10 things you’re grateful for.

  12. Write 3 steps you could start doing today to improve your overall happiness.

  13. Write yourself a letter describing how proud of yourself you are/what you love about yourself.

  14. Describe your current goal(s) and your “why” for wanting to achieve it.

  15. What positive impact do you hope to have on those around you?

  16. What is something you’d like to release wanting control over?

  17. List 2 steps you can take today to begin releasing control.

  18. What does unconditional self-love mean and look like to you?

  19. What do/could you tell yourself when negative self thoughts arise?

  20. How do you envision yourself and your life in 5 years?

  21. When do you feel most confident?

  22. When do you feel most comfortable being yourself?

  23. Describe a moment you did something out of your comfort zone.

  24. How did you feel before/during/after being out of your comfort zone?

  25. What steps will you take towards showing more compassion and love towards yourself?

  26. How do you express love and appreciation towards others?

  27. How do you express love and appreciation towards yourself?

  28. How often do you practice self-care?

  29. What does your self-care routine entail?

  30. Write a personal promise to yourself!

Happy Journaling!

Interested in our other free journal prompts to download?

30 Journal Prompts for Beginners

30 Journal Prompts for Gratitude

30 Journal Prompts for Self Love

30 Journal Prompts for Kids

30 Journal Prompts for Parents

15 Journal Prompts for Healing


And because you’re a journal lover, don’t forget to check out our guided keepsake and self-care journals!

The Making of a Grandparent

The Making of a Strong Woman

The Making of a Teacher

The Making of a Grateful Heart (for kids)

The Making of an Entrepreneur

The Making of an Entrepreneur Boss Babe Edition


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