150 Self-Love And Positive Self-Esteem Journal Prompts To Shine!

Last Updated on September 4, 2023

Self-love and positive self-esteem are very important, and it is something that should be cultivated daily. Luckily, there are some journal prompts that can help you with that! 

Self-love and positive self-esteem are the cornerstones of a fulfilling and balanced life. They shape our perceptions, decisions, and, ultimately, our happiness.

But how do we nurture this self-love, this positive self-esteem, in a world that bombards us with judgments and expectations? The answer lies in the pages of your journal.

In this article, we will talk about how to learn to love, be patient, and be compassionate with yourself. These prompts are not mere words on paper; they are gateways to self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-celebration.

18 Physical Self-Love Journal Prompts

Spoiler alert! We will live in our bodies for the rest of our lives! 

Stop hating or having negative thoughts about it. Our body is a temple where we are capable of doing the things we like and enjoy. 

Our body gives us the energy to walk, eat delicious food, hug our significant others, kiss our crush, swim during the summer, and visit magical places; it is our home. 

I know sometimes it is hard to love our bodies because we constantly compare ourselves with others, making us feel frustrated and like we don’t belong. But I’m here to tell you that loving your body takes courage because nowadays, trying to fit societal standards is a constant pressure. 

But no worries, you are not alone!

Maybe you hate your body, or maybe you wish it looked different. The first step to love your body is to have a healthy and positive relationship with it. So, instead of telling negative stuff to yourself, change the narrative to positive words such as: “I deserved to be loved and accepted in this exact body.”

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Or use the 18 physical self-love journal prompts I’ve created: 

1. “What’s something unique about your physical body? Do you have a special feature, talent, or skill?”

2. “Do you feel that you place your worth in your physical appearance? How does that serve you? How does it harm you?”

3. “Are you confident in your appearance? Free write any emotions that come to mind.”

4. “Write a ‘thank you’ letter to a physical part of your body.”

5. “Give a compliment to every major body part. (Feel free to think outside of appearance here… ie. ‘I love my legs for carrying me through life‘)”

6. “Write out your favorite self-care ideas for the 5 senses – sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch.”

7. “List 10 things that make you feel sexy.”

8. “What does your body allow you do to that you are grateful for?”

9. “Who makes you feel the most beautiful? How?”

10. “Free write on all the reasons physical appearance actually DOESN’T matter.”

11.”What is your favorite form of movement that your body allows you to do?”

12. “What outfit makes you feel the most confident? Why?”

13. “What is your favorite physical quality of yourself?”

14. “List 10 things you appreciate about your physical body.”

15. “Describe your physical appearance as though you are a secret admirer.”

16. “When do you feel the sexiest?”

17. “What physical features do you think strangers admire about you?”

18. “When do you feel the most strong, physically?”

33 Self-Worth Journal Prompts For Healing

Focus on your growth and well-being so you can heal. 

Shaping yourself is a journey. It requires consistency and dedication to achieve what you truly want. 

With a journal, you can reflect on your emotional and physical state, helping you identify areas you would like to enhance. 

Start exploring any feelings, emotions, triggers, or patterns you want to change. 

They could be related to physical health goals, emotional well-being, or even personal skills you want to develop. 

Reflect on the labels you are holding yourself into and set them free so you can shape your life according to your purpose and dreams. 

It’s okay to get tired or feel lost along the way, but keep taking care of yourself anyway.  

Take a look at these journaling prompts to heal! 

19. “What is a kindness that someone has done for you lately? How did it make you feel about yourself?”

20. “What is your relationship with your mother like and how does that make you feel about yourself?”

21. “What is something that you think other people value about you and why?”

22. “What are your best qualities? What about them makes them stand out?”

23. “What is a negative belief that you have about yourself? Is it true and what can you do to change it?”

24. “What negative self-talk do you experience on a regular basis? What messages do you give yourself and where do you think they came from?”

25. “What wonderful qualities do you cherish in other people? Why do you value those qualities and do you see them in yourself?”

26. “What three things would you tell your younger self and why?”

27. “Are you a confident person? What happened to create or negate that?”

28. “What positive qualities would your employer/teacher/religious leader say that you had and why?”

29. “What feel-good activities do you have in your life? What about them makes you keep returning to the experiences?”

30. “Who has had a positive impact on your confidence level? What specific memories come to mind as to why?”

31. “What is your relationship with religion and how does that make you feel about yourself and your relationships with others?”

32. “What positive affirmations can you create for yourself? Why did you choose those?”

“What positive affirmations can you create for yourself? Why did you choose those?”-Self-Love Journal Prompts

33. “Who is your best friend and how do they make you feel about yourself? Why are they your best friend?”

34. “What is the best compliment you’ve ever received and what makes it the best?”

35. “What is something positive that stands out from your teenage years? How did it impact you and why does it stick with you?”

36. “Where is your safe space and what about it makes you feel safe?”

37. “How does your significant other make you feel about yourself and why?”

38. “What is something you love most about yourself and why?”

39. “Do you want children or do you have children? How do your feelings about those children make you feel about yourself?”

40. “What three things would you tell your future self and how would that help you?”

41. “What is a good deed that you have done recently? Why did you do it and how did it make you feel?”

42. “Who has had a negative impact on your confidence level? What specific memories come to mind as to why?”

43. “What special talent do you have and do other people know about it? Why or why not?”

44. “Who are your role models? What makes them people you look up to?”

45. “What is something you like most about yourself and why?”

46. “What new thing would you like to do? Why haven’t you done it yet?”

47. “What past mistakes do you wish that you could take back? What would you have done differently?”

48. “What family members are you the closest with? How do they make you feel about yourself?”

49. “What do you love most about your physical appearance and why?”

50. “What is the biggest achievement in your life so far? How did that success make you feel about yourself?”

51. “What is your relationship with your father like and how does that make you feel about yourself?”

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25 Self-Love Journal Prompts For Adults

I believe that it is always important to reflect on your current strengths and areas where you feel there is room for improvement, even if you are an adult.

Being honest can help you heal and identify qualities or skills you want to enhance. 

I like to write about my goals and inspirations for the short and long term while journaling because it helps me recognize what I want in different areas of my life, such as my career, relationships, family, health, spiritual side, etc.  

I also find it helpful because I can reflect on my beliefs and values while navigating change. 

Remember, trying your best daily to become self-aware will take a long way. 

Here are some journal prompts to improve yourself to keep going and transcending: 

52. “3 ways I advocate for myself”

53 “3 ways I can cope with the bad days”

54. “3 things that make me angry”

55. “3 of my biggest fears”

56. “3 things I’d like to tell my younger self”

57. “3 times when I’ve truly felt at peace”

58. “3 of my biggest insecurities”

59. “3 ways I love people”

60. “3 ways I can remind myself that I am enough”

“3 ways I can remind myself that I am enough”

61. “3 times when I’ve had to be brave”

62. “3 ways I stay focused”

63. “3 things that always cheer me up”

64. “3 things I want to be remembered as”

65. “3 boundaries I have set in my life”

66. “3 things I’d like to tell my future self”

67. “3 ways I like to treat myself”

68. “3 ways I can be more intentional with my days”

69. “3 times when I feel powerful”

70. “3 of my darkest moments”

71. “3 ways I can be more true to myself”

72. “3 ways I can pick myself up when I am down”

73. “3 of my favorite affirmations’

74. “3 things I could use help with”

75. “3 of my best qualities”

76. “3 things I can’t live without”

28 Journal Prompts To Improve Confidence

We all have times when we lack confidence and doubt about ourselves. 

When I was younger, I lacked self-confidence because I was always scared of what people would think about me. 

I used to have a very negative mindset, and I didn’t know how to handle ups and downs until I started my journaling journey. 

Through journaling, I was able to become more aware of my potential. I stopped comparing myself to others and started to identify my qualities, skills, talents, and strengths. 

I also learned how to avoid self-doubt by believing I could do everything. 

Focusing on gratitude helped me to shift my mindset towards positive energy.

I manifested myself in achieving goals and aspirations until, one day, everything started to flow in my favor. 

The universe gives you the power to boost self-confidence once you allow yourself to change positively. 

Here is a list of journal prompts to boost your self-confidence. 

Are you ready to create the best version of yourself?

77. “Picture yourself as a confident person. Describe a typical day. How would you act or dress differently?”

78. “Why do you deserve to love yourself?”

79. “Write a pep talk you can give yourself the next time you’re having a bad day.”

80. “Are you where you thought you would be at this age? How do you feel about that?”

81. “What has been the best part of your life so far? How did it make you feel positive about yourself?”

82. “What is one compliment you often get that always surprises you or that you have a difficult time accepting?”

83. “What do you say to yourself when you’re faced with a new opportunity?”

84. “Pretend there are no restrictions on you… What dream job or passion would you pursue every day?”

85. “What is one activity that cheers you up, no matter what?”

86. “What does the word ‘confidence’ mean to you?”

87. “What do you believe are some strengths of yours?”

88. “Who are your role models? What qualities do you have in common with them?”

89. “What’s holding you back from pursuing your dreams? What would it take to overcome that obstacle?”

90. “What is something you’ve done in your life that you are proud of?”

“What is something you’ve done in your life that you are proud of?”-Self-Love Journal Prompts

91. “What is your best inner quality?’

92. “When you want to feel more confident, what do you do?”

93. “What is the best compliment you’ve ever gotten? How did it make you feel?”

94. “When do you feel the most confident and capable?”

95. “What is your best physical quality?”

96. “Have you complimented yourself today? (No? Do it now!)”

97. “What makes you special?”

98. “What songs always make you feel confident?”

99. “What mistakes have you made in the past that prevent you from trying new things? What if you decided to ‘try better’ by using the wisdom you gained from those experiences?”

100. “What do you wear when you feel good? Can you wear those clothes more often?”

101. “What is one new thing you would do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”

102. “What would you STOP doing if you were a more confident person?”

103. “What new thing did you try today? How did you overcome your fear?”

104. “What are 7 things that bring you a sense of peace? How can you incorporate them into your daily life?”

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29 Inner Self-Love Prompts

People with inner self-love believe in themselves; they are proud of who they are and what they do and give and receive love from others. 

They are magnetic, and they seem like they have everything figured out. However, some people have low self-esteem, are hard on themselves, and constantly have negative thoughts. 

Believe it or not, small changes can lead you to big things. Be patient with yourself, and take care of your body and mind. 

Self-love is accepting who you are and trying every day to do better for you and the people around you. When I started journaling, I realized that when I put my criticism aside and started talking to myself more friendly, I began to feel more loved and satisfied with what I did. 

If you need that extra push to praise yourself, use the next 29 journal prompts: 

105. “How do you like to care for yourself?”

106. “Write a letter of encouragement to your future self.”

107. “Who do you look up to most? Why? In what ways are you similar?”

108. “What is holding you back from complete happiness? How can you let that go?”

109. “What qualities do you possess that you seek in a partner?”

110. “What difference do you want to make in the world? Is there” a specific cause you’re passionate about? How do you work towards that goal?”

111. “What makes you a good romantic partner?”

112. “In what ways are you soft? When do you stand more firm?”

113. “Write a letter to your future self. Speak as though you already have everything you dream of for yourself.”

114. “Do you feel confident? Where do you feel confident? What parts of your life need work in the confidence department?”

115. “Write yourself a letter from your past self saying how proud you are.”

116. “Do you feel loved by yourself?”

117. “Do you feel free to be authentically yourself in your life? When (if) do you feel the need to act like something you’re not?”

118. “How are you kind? In what ways do you make others’ lives better?”

119. “What is a childhood goal that you have already accomplished?”

120. “What are your best personality traits?”

121. “In what ways do you make the world a better place?”

“In what ways do you make the world a better place?”

122. “What are your favorite compliments to receive? Why are they meaningful?”

123. “What are you passionate about?”

124. “When do you feel most at peace? How can you feel that more often?”

125. “Make a faux resume that showcases your incredible personality traits. Really talk yourself up here!”

126. “Who knows you the best in the world? Why do you think they love you? (ie. list the things that make you lovable!)”

127. “What is your #1 favorite quality about yourself?”

128. “What are your dreams?”

129. “How have you grown in the last year? 5 years?”

130. “How do you best receive love? (Try taking the love language test!)”

131. “Describe your sense of humor.”

132. “Describe yourself as you think your loved ones see you.”

133. “How are you a good friend/spouse/partner/daughter/sister/etc.?”

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17 Self-Worth Writing Journal Prompts

Self-worth is the perception we have of ourselves. 

When we have a healthy relationship with ourselves, we know how to handle different situations, moments of happiness, victories, and even challenges or concerns.

Focusing on your unique abilities will boost your confidence and self-worth.

To boost your self-esteem, you need to stop identifying with negative beliefs you have about yourself and then change them. 

You may tell yourself, “You are not that smart for that job,” or “Nobody loves me.” Start writing down these thoughts and try to identify positive aspects that outweigh these beliefs. 

The following positive journaling prompts that I’m about to show you will remind you what you are capable of. 

Remember, our mind is very powerful; we can always develop in new ways. 

134. “Who has had a positive impact on your confidence level? What specific memories come to mind as to why?”

135. “What is something you like most about yourself and why?”

136. “What is a negative belief that you have about yourself? Is it true and what can you do to change it?”

137. “What three things would you tell your future self and how would that help you?”

138. “What is something that you think other people value about you and why?”

139. “How does your significant other make you feel about yourself and why?”

140. “Who has had a negative impact on your confidence level? What specific memories come to mind as to why?”

141. “Are you a confident person? What happened to create or negate that?”

142. “What is your relationship with your mother like and how does that make you feel about yourself?”

143. “What special talent do you have and do other people know about it? Why or why not?”

144. “Who are your role models? What makes them people you look up to?”

145. “What positive affirmations can you create for yourself? Why did you choose those?”

146. “What is something you love most about yourself and why?”

147. “What three things would you tell your younger self and why?”

148. “What is the best compliment you’ve ever received and what makes it the best?”

149. “Who is your best friend and how do they make you feel about yourself? Why are they your best friend?”

150. “What are your best qualities? What about them makes them stand out?”

"What are your best qualities? What about them makes them stand out?"

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Self-Love Journal Prompts?

Self-Love Journal Prompts are thought-provoking questions or statements designed to encourage individuals to explore and nurture their self-love, self-compassion, and self-acceptance through journaling.

What Do You Write In A Self-Esteem Journal?

8 Self-Love Journal Prompts

  • Honor your victories.
  • Find gratitude in every experience.
  • How a perfect day would be?
  • What can you say about your character?
  • Acknowledge your inspirations.
  • Name 3 people you care about.
  • Write 5 qualities that make you unique.

Can Journaling Help Self-Esteem?

Well, journaling can definitely help you. Acknowledging times you got out of a hard situation, exploring feelings and emotions, delving into your values and goals, and writing about how you feel about yourself, all boost your self-esteem.

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