Self-love journalling helps you become more self-aware and unravels ways you can be content and happy more often. Journalling, in general, helps improve your mood and it prioritises fears, concerns and problems but also, gratitude, acceptance and self-love.
- What is your best personality trait?
- Write a love letter to yourself.
- Write a thank you letter for your body that keeps you alive.
- What’s the last compliment you received?
- What’s the compliment you desire most? Tell yourself that.
- List the positive changes that have happened to you in the last year.
- Write a letter accepting who you are.
- Write down ten affirmations about your insecurities.
- What are three things you do daily that makes you love yourself?
- What’s one thing you’re proud of yourself for? (no matter how small)
- Write down 5 positive things about yourself.
- Write down all your mistakes and forgive yourself.
- What makes you feel loved?
- If your closest friends were to write down your best traits, what would they be?
- Have you met your flaws with acceptance and love today?
- What makes you laugh?
- What’s your life going to look like in 5 years? 10 years?
- What do you need to get off your chest right now?
- Ten interesting facts about yourself?
- Write down 5 things you’re grateful for.
- What are your priorities in life?
- What were your highs and lows today?
- What would you say to your teenage self?
- Three things you do well.
- What are your biggest goals?
“Gratitude helps you fall in love with the life you already have”
There is a weird satisfaction that you get from having a habit tracker. Looking over your week and seeing how much you’ve actually done feels good. It helps divert the idea of getting the result immediately and instead makes the process a bit more enjoyable. It’s a strange way of motivating yourself but it really works!
- 8 hours sleep
- Going to bed early
- Waking up early
- Cleaning chores (empty and load dishwasher, clear island)
- Make bed
- Morning skincare routine
- Night skincare routine
- Nail care
- Eyebrow care
- Brush teeth
- Water intake
- Instagram post
- Twitter post
- Blog post
- Phone detox
- Connected with friends
- Connected with family
- Five fruit and veg a day
- Healthy breakfast
- Pack lunch for work
- No coffee
- No fizzy drinks
Here are some journal ideas that fills those blank notebooks that are sitting collecting dust on your bookshelf or in your draw. Don’t deny it! These ideas help organise daily life or future ambitions and is perfect to start off your day successfully or to fall asleep happily.
- a to-do list
- a quote a day
- vision or mood boards
- step-by-step ways to reach your goals
- favourite songs this week
- personal diary
- travel journal
- gratitude journal
- fitness tracker
- diet or calorie tracker
- a bucket list
- an address book
- password book
- habit tracker
- mind maps
- reading journal
- books to read
- writing or novel ideas
- blog post planner
- movie or tv shows to watch
- dream journal
- revision daily schedule
- bullet journal
Hope you enjoyed! Bye x
I love journalling! I think everyone should try it, it helps put all your thoughts, anxiety and gratitude on paper rather than it consuming your head. I don’t do it everyday and I don’t think you need to but to write when you want to remember random projects or figure out detailed thoughts and ideas, by which I mean noting down random blog ideas or novel storylines. From a perfectionist perspective, journalling has really helped me to put that aside when needed, my journal is very messy, it’s full of scribbles and doodles. These are some journal prompts to help you start!
- A to-do list. Jot down all the tasks you have to do for the day, so you can visualise what your day will look like and how long to spend on each task.
- Gratitude. To be in a good mindset, gratitude will boost your mood and motivate you to make the most out of the day.
- Three targets. Set yourself three doable goals for the day. It’ll make you feel very satisfied at the end of the day if you’ve completed the main jobs (even if that’s all you’ve done)
- Notice your mood. Figuring out what mood you are in will help you decide how much you should take on for that day. You can’t complete thousands of jobs when you are feeling low and unmotivated.
- What went well today? List all the positives of that day, even if it was a crappy day, try and pick out all the good moments even if it’s really small (like having a good cup of tea) : )
- What am I proud of today? Did you complete the tasks you assigned yourself to do?
- Did you challenge yourself? I try to do something everyday that scares me (which isn’t hard), for example, speaking in class or walking into our canteen, which is honestly the most terrifying place, it’s like walking a catwalk, everyone watches you plod in.
- What have I learned today? You learn something everyday! (As the saying goes) Being in eduction, this one is quite easy but someone will always know something you don’t.
- Did I take part in an act of kindness today? If not how could you tomorrow? Noting down acts of kindness you carried out that day will make you feel better and good about yourself.
Those are my journal prompts that I personally use, not daily but when I have a few minutes to spare. It helps sum up my day and honestly if I’ve had an amazing morning but a rubbish rest of the day, it’ll boost my mood when I focus on the good bits. It can be the quickest way to put everything into perspective!
Thank you for reading!
I know this blog is a bit late now we’re in December and Christmas is all around, but I thought I would share my autumn journal page before my Christmas one comes along. Journalling is one of my favourite hobbies, it is so relaxing and therapeutic to gather some autumnal images and crafts to wrap up the season!
I haven’t been journalling for a very long time, so this may not look as good as some journals but hopefully I’m getting better than when I first started aha.
I saw a quote about always keeping a journal in your pocket and I tried this recently. I wrote down all my ideas and notes, and it really helps keep motivation and happiness all day long. (Letting go of negativity onto paper, really took it off my shoulders) Definitely recommend you try this for a week, at least! Although once it’s secure in your pocket, it will follow you around…
“Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.” – Robin Sharma
Thank you so much for reading, see you soon!