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”
I can definitely say I’m a morning person, I normally wake up at around 6:30. I like to have a slow, long routine and have those few hours on my own. As I am still having a full day of work from home, I use the morning as my relaxing time and depending on the day, these are some things I do…
“Every morning you have two choices. Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them”
Write a to-do list
Learn a language (every morning I sit down with the Duolingo app and learn French)
Tidy up space for the day
Morning skin care routine – wash face, cleanse, moisturise etc
Go outside and breath in the fresh air
Exercise – go on a walk, go on a run or do a home work out
Drink a lot of water to rehydrate your body after sleep
Blog! – this is the time that I write all my blog posts and it is such a productive but relaxing hobby to do in the morning
Have a cup of tea or coffee
Make yourself breakfast and enjoy it. Actually sit down and take your time to eat it!
Connect with friends and family – send a good morning text or have breakfast with them over a video call
Get dressed – when I know I have a long to do list, I wear clothes that I’d normally wear to Sixth Form to make sure I’m productive but mostly I am living in joggers and sweatshirts to be comfortable for the day.
Make a list of three goals for the day
Set yourself up for work – after breakfast, I set up my work space with my laptop, a tea or coffee, and get all my notes and papers that I’ll need. I try to avoid doing anything else on my desk but work, so when I sit down my body knows it’s time to get going!
I can honestly say that having the morning to myself helps me organise my 24 hours and calm any stresses or anxieties that I have. It gives me a few extra hours to be productive whilst people are asleep.