Journal Prompts

50 Sweet Self-Love Journal Prompts That’ll Make You Cry

Need some self-love journal prompts to kickstart your journey of loving yourself? I’ve got you covered!

Starting a self-love journal can truly change your life. I mean it.

There is no better way to learn more about yourself and starting loving the person you’re seeing in the mirror every single day. By filling out these self-love journal prompts, you’re getting to think about:

  • Who you are
  • What makes you so awesome
  • What you’d like to improve on.

If you’re like most people, this can be a little overwhelming! That’s why I recommend answering one self-love journal prompt a day so that you have the time to really think about your answer.

Without further ado, let’s get into the meat of the article!

This post contains:

  1. What is a self-love journal, really?
  2. How do you start a self-love journal?
  3. Your 50 Self-Love Journal Prompts
  4. How can I practice self-love?

I want this to not only give you the prompts you need to start your journal, but also inform you of the amazing benefits of starting this kind of journal!

What is a Self-Love Journal?

A self-love journal is a journal you keep to learn how to love yourself! You answer various writing prompts that try to give you a better understanding of who you are as a person, and what makes you great!

You don’t need a special journal for this! Even just keeping tabs of your answers in a Google Doc will do the trick. Either way, you can reread your answers and do some major self-discovery.

It might be difficult to learn to love yourself! Depending on where you are in life and how you feel about yourself right now, some journal prompts might be hard for you to answer. That’s okay. Practice makes progress.

Pretty simple concept, right? Starting a self-love journal is going to make you start thinking about you as a person.

How Do You Start a Self-Love Journal?

Starting a self-love journal is not hard. You don’t need a fancy journal or a quill pen. All you need is your brain.

While most people like to use a journal to write out their journal prompt answers, you can use whatever writing avenue you want.

I touched on this a little bit before, but here are some ways you can track your progress:

  • An old-fashioned journal
  • Writing down your answers on a computer or phone
  • Talking out the prompts with a friend
  • Recording your answers on video
How to start a self-love journal

The possibilities are endless, but the main goal is that you’re as comfortable as possible.

Now that you know what you’re getting yourself into, let’s dive right into your journal prompts!

Your 50 Self-Love Journal Prompts

  1. Make a list of your imperfections. Then, find something good about those imperfections (ex. stretch marks: they allowed my body to grow into a nice, feminine shape!).
  2. Write a paragraph about yourself. Who are you?
  3. What is something that you’re proud of that might seem small to others, but that makes you happy?
  4. What advice would you give yourself 5 years ago?
  5. Tell me about your favourite physical feature of yours.
  6. What is something truly unique about you?
  7. When have you failed? Talk about something you had to learn from that experience.
  8. When is the last time you cried? Why did you cry?
  9. How do you reward yourself after doing something awesome?
  10. Do you think you’re a good person? Talk about why or why not.
  11. What is an important lesson that you learnt this year?
  12. When do you feel the sexiest?
  13. What is the best compliment that you’ve ever received?
  14. Describe your ideal self-care day. Then, make that day a reality!
  15. What is a skill you have that you’re really proud of?
  16. Is there something that you just can’t forgive yourself for? Talk about that and the reasons you can’t get past it.
  17. Talk about a moment where your heart was full of love.
  18. What is the worst thing that could ever happen to you? How do you think you can handle it?
  19. What makes you feel powerful?
  20. What is a boundary that you should set with people to protect yourself? It could be with friends, a partner or anyone in your life.
  21. When is the last time that you’ve had a fun day out alone? What did you do?
  22. What is something you’d love to buy, but can’t find a reason to?
  23. Create a vision board for your ideal life. What steps can you take to make that a reality?
  24. Make a list of people that have your back, no matter what. Those are your people.
  25. Do you have a strong gut feeling? Talk about a time where your gut feeling was right about someone or something.
  26. What bothers you about social media? Take the time today to analyze what bothers you and get rid of anything that makes you feel bad.
  27. How are you feeling today? Be descriptive.
  28. Is being selfish okay sometimes? Talk about the times where you think being selfish is justified.
  29. Talk about a time where you stood up for yourself. How did that feel?
  30. Make a list of positive affirmations you can repeat when you’re having a bad moment (ex. “You’ve survived much worse than this.”).
  31. How do you handle pain and sadness? Talk about the coping mechanisms you use.
  32. When do you decide to throw in the towel and quit? Talk about what goes through your thoughts when you quit something.
  33. Do you have people in your life that bring you down? Write about that and how you can avoid that in the future.
  34. Think about everything that you’ve been through. How do you think those experiences influenced who you are today?
  35. Do you think you’re worth loving? Why or why not? (Spoiler alert: the answer is “yes”. Always.)
  36. What makes you feel truly at peace and relaxed?
  37. What situations make you uncomfortable? How do you think you can handle them better?
  38. What is something you’re scared of doing because you’re scared of failure?
  39. Are you proud of your past? Why or why not?
  40. Do you find yourself caring what people think? Talk about the circumstances that make you care.
  41. What is your favourite way to get moving?
  42. Would you consider yourself to be fully independent? Do you need others to do certain things?
  43. What makes you feel guilty?
  44. What are some things that are out of your control? Take this time to remind yourself of those things.
  45. What do you want to learn more about?
  46. What is your philosophy on life?
  47. If you were in a therapy session right now, write about what you would want to talk about with your therapist.
  48. Make a list of what you want be more patient with yourself.
  49. What are you most grateful for in your life?
  50. If you talked to your friend the way you talked to yourself, would your friend be sad? Reframe common negative things you say about yourself in a more positive way. (ex. “I’m too loud” turned to “I’m the life of the party”).

There you have it! Those self-love journal prompts should be helpful in learning how to love yourself.

How Can I Practice Self-Love?

You can practice self-love in several ways, but the most important way is to be patient with yourself. You are human, you make mistakes, and you learn from them.

Here are other ways you can practice self-love in your day-to-day life:

  • Find beauty in your imperfections;
  • Remove toxic people from your life;
  • Find the amazing things about your life;
  • Seek out knowledge every chance you get.

This is the life you lead, honey. Your life and happiness is in your hands, so you owe it to yourself to love who you are. This takes time, but you’ll get it with practice!


Self-love is something that most people only learn later on in life. As teenagers, most of us have self esteem issues and compare ourselves to other people.

In adulthood, it can be hard to let go of what’s familiar.

Choosing to love yourself is a powerful statement. You’re going against the status quo and saying: you know what, I am worthy of love.

With these self-love journal prompts, you’re well on your way to starting your journey.

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Peace out!

50 Self-Love Journal Prompts
50 Self-Love Journal Prompts
50 Self-Love Journal Prompts