30 Journal Prompts for Self-Love, Self-Discovery, and Self-Improvement

Over the past couple of months, journaling has become a huge part of our daily routine. We’ve found that when we take time to journal in the morning, it helps us to have a positive mindset during the rest of my day.

We typically write out some affirmations, create a gratitude list, or follow some journal prompts.

We’ve found journal prompts to be especially helpful, especially since we don’t always know what to write about—even if I want to. So that’s why we wrote this post! We wanted to share some of our favorite self-love, self-discovery, and personal growth journal prompts. Some of these prompts are ones we see all the time, and some of them are ones we created—especially the self-love ones. We have a lot of trouble with most self-love journal prompts because typically we're using them when we don’t feel like we love ourselves, and I think it’s important that the journal prompt guides you toward self-love, and not potentially toward self-loathing. So with that being said,

We hope this journal prompts help you! We’d love it if you pinned this post on Pinterest, and feel free to comment and let me know which prompts are your best!

We curated 10 journal prompts for each category:

  • Self-love

  • Self-discovery

  • Self-improvement

Self Love Journal Prompts

  1. Your best personality trait is . . .

  2. Write a love letter to your body thanking it for carrying you and keeping you alive.

  3. What’s the last compliment you received?

  4. What compliment do you want the most? Give it to yourself.

  5. Write down the positive ways you’ve changed over the past five or ten years.

  6. Write a letter to yourself accepting yourself for who you are.

  7. Write down ten positive affirmations that you can recite when you’re overwhelmed by your insecurities.

  8. What are three simple ways you can love yourself every day?

  9. What’s one thing you’ve done (no matter how small) that you’re proud of yourself for?

  10. Write down five positive things you can tell yourself instead of the typical negative self-talk.

Self Improvement Journal Prompts

  1. Where would you be if all of your goals were accomplished?

  2. What goals have you let fall by the wayside?

  3. Do your current goals align with your core values?

  4. What would your highest self say to your current self?

  5. What’s a limiting perspective or mindset that you’ve lived with your entire life? How are you going to work through it?

  6. Write down one good habit you want to start working on.

  7. What are your biggest time wasters?

  8. What changes do you want to see in your life in five years?

  9. How can you brighten up your loved ones’ days?

  10. What do you want to be remembered for, and how can you work toward that?

Self Discovery Journal Prompts

  1. What’s the first thing you turn to when you feel sad? Is it a healthy thing?

  2. What are ten things you’re grateful for?

  3. Who’s approval do you want the most, and why?

  4. What hobbies did you have as a kid that you dropped? Why did you drop them?

  5. You’re at your happiest when you’re . . .

  6. What have you purposefully skipped out on, even if you wanted it? What stopped you?

  7. What motivates you the most (fear, money, happiness, etc.)?

  8. Write down a definition of who you are—the good and the bad.

  9. What activities drain your energy the most?

  10. What activities give you energy?


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