31 Self Love Journal Prompts Ideas

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Is anyone searching for self love journal prompts with a specific monthly theme? Well, look no further, because starting this month, I will be sharing a series of journal prompts that hopefully will inspire you and me to look deeper into our lives. To uncover our hidden thoughts and desires.

Are you ready to take on the self-love journal challenge? To uncover the hidden truth of your heart, remember to be as honest as you can with your answers.

self love journal prompts

What Are Journal Prompt Ideas?

A journal prompt is usually a short sentence that inspires or gives an idea of what to write about. The answers to a particular journal prompt are usually written in a notebook, an Instagram caption, a tweet or even a Facebook status. For those of you that love to write longer answers,  a blog would be the best place to share your thoughts and desires.

Journaling is a way to express your inner voice and in the process get to know yourself better. I am actually very excited to begin my journal prompt monthly series in this blog and I somehow hope that you are as excited as I am to take part in this journal challenge.

To begin my first monthly journal prompt ideas series, I have decided to focus on Self Love for the beginning of 2020.

It’s important for us to love ourselves first before we love another. To love our self, we need to be in constant contact with our inner thoughts and desires.

Self Love Journal Prompts Ideas For 2020

  1. What does love mean to you?
  2. When was the last time you felt proud of yourself?
  3. What do you love about your life?
  4. If you could change something about your life, what would it be and why?
  5. When was your happiest day?
  6. What makes you happy?
  7. Why do you deserve to be loved?
  8. What is your greatest accomplishment?
  9. Name 10 things that you are grateful for.
  10. Describe what a perfect life means to you.
  11. What inner beauty you have, that you wished the world could see?
  12. What is the best advice that you will give to your first heartbreak?
  13. Name 3 things that can make your heart melt and Why.
  14. Describe the qualities you seek in search of a perfect partner.
  15. What are your goals for the next 3 years?
  16. Who is or was the person that understands you the most?
  17. If you could change your younger self, what are the 3 things that you want to change?
  18. What is your greatest struggle in loving yourself?
  19. What good habits that you have that makes you a better person?
  20. What is the one thing that you wished you could forgive yourself for?
  21. Name 3 things you love about your body and 3 things about your personality.
  22. Name one thing that you did for yourself in the name of love and is proud of until today.
  23. Name 5 things that you wished someone would say or do for you.
  24. How do you want to be remembered by family and friends?
  25. Describe yourself in a positive way
  26. If your heart could speak to you right now, what would it say?
  27. What do you wish you had more in life and why?
  28. Describe the memories that make you feel loved
  29. List every positive thing about yourself
  30. What can you do to start loving yourself more?
  31. What was your most lovable moment throughout the month?

Once you have completed this self-love challenge, spend some time alone to read all of your answers. Reflect on what is lacking in your life and find ways to improve it.

Beautiful Journals For 2020

If you are searching for the perfect journal to kickstart the new year, here are a couple journal choices that would impress you.


The sewn journals are ideal for taking notes, doodling ideas or sketching out a new design. Little details make this book feel even more special with the hand rounded corners,  beautiful gold foil stamping and sewn binding (which is stitched and then backstitched for extra durability!).


This hardcover journal is not your ordinary notebook. It is perfect for bullet journaling, taking notes and brainstorming ideas. With thick luxurious paper, you will find that pens write smoothly with no bleed through even if you are using fountain pens.

If you want to download some beautiful printables like these two below, check out Self-Care Checklist And Wellness Printables. They have some lovely printables that you can download for free.

A beautiful planner for self love

When you have completed this challenge then head on to 31 Journal Prompt Ideas For Gratitude to discover all the blessings in your life.

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  1. Thank you for these. I’m always looking for good prompts to journal about.

    1. karenmonica says:

      You’re welcome Kristina 🙂 I love journal prompts too 🙂

  2. When I read your article it gave me an idea to start my own story about being encourager to othes as well. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are welcome Jack. I am sure your new story will be very encouraging.

  3. such an uplifting idea for people who are feeling a little down or maybe stressed with day to day life! Great idea

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you, Hannah. Yes I really hope it helps people to understand the importance of self-love

  4. I love reading but I don’t want to write mine because I’m messed up. Though I must say the ideas are incredible.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you Monidipa. It’s my first time sharing a journal prompt idea post in this blog 🙂

  5. As someone who believes so strongly in personal development, these prompts are great. Some of them I will definitely be using in my journaling process!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you, Bianca. I am glad that you will be using some of them 🙂

  6. The questions you have posted are really thought provoking… i need to share this with my sis she is going through a tough time 🙁

    1. karenmonica says:

      Hi Sania, I am sorry to hear about your sister 🙁 Hope this helps her during her tough time

  7. I used to have a book called “The Writer’s Block” which had loads of these prompts in. They’re a great way of helping to give you something to focus on and keep the creative juices flowing. I like the questions you have put up – they’re thought provoking, and you could go in to real depth on the answers.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Hi Adam, yes prompts are a great way to help the mind get creative. Sometimes we learn a lot about our self just by pondering on a few prompts

  8. I love to read about self-love things because self-love is so important. When I read these questions, I automatically searching answers of these questions in my mind. I literally enjoy this read.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Sarah. Yes, I have to agree with you, self-love is very important.

  9. suchi says:

    This is such a great idea! I always wanted to start Journalling just to vent out my feelings! Probably this is a good way to start

    1. karenmonica says:

      Journaling is a good way to vent out our feelings. I believe it helps us to know ourselves better.

  10. This is an amazing idea, questions for October. These are not easy to answer…#5 When was your happiest day. I honestly can’t think of one and that is an eye opener. Ill keep these questions in mind for this month!

    1. karenmonica says:

      That’s what unique about prompts. It’s just a simple question yet it makes us ponder.

  11. Tonya Morris says:

    This is such a great idea! I feel like I have so many journals lying around the house that are empty! Maybe this will inspire me to use them!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Hopefully, it will. All the best for the journaling challenge 🙂

  12. This such a wonderful idea. While I don’t keep a formal journal, per se .. I do write down a few things I’m grateful for at the end of the day. I especially love your focus on self love. We could all sure use a bit more of that in our lives! x

    1. karenmonica says:

      That’s a good routine to practice at the end of every day. We all need to learn to be grateful even for the little things that make our lives better each day.

  13. What an awesome idea and so selfless of you to provide people with so many great ideas to build on.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you, John. I believe that we give too much love away but in the process, we forget to love ourselves.

  14. For me
    a strong love is a strong feeling of affection. Your ideas are incredible.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I agreed with you. Thank you Sachin 🙂

  15. This is a great way of helping people who are stressed out lately. I feel prompts like this lifts and lightens up one’s mood and they can think towards more positive things in their life rather than focusing on the negative ones.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I agree with you, Sayanti. With a positive thought, we can actually learn to love our self better.

  16. I would love to incorporate these prompts into my self-care through DIY after school program. We always do a quick check in on how we’re feeling that day before we get started.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Glad to hear that. Love to hear when my content is useful to others 🙂

  17. Blair villanueva says:

    These are good ideas too for blogging. I used to scribble these thoughts in my notes using colored pens.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, prompts are great ideas for daily blog updates.

  18. Great ideas for self love! We somethimes forget to practice that in this judgemental world of ours.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Sometimes it is quite hard to practice…but we must always try

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