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15 Journaling Prompts to Cultivate Your Self-Love

Angeli Sivaraman
Angeli Sivaraman
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15 Journaling Prompts to Cultivate Your Self-Love
Photo cred: myself (Angeli Sivaraman) taken at All People Coffee & Beverage Hall in East Nashville.

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Greetings Friends!! This piece was inspired by my friend, Zanna Keithley's blog on a similar topic.

It’s Leo season, and this feels like a moment to pause and reflect on how far we have come. We are 8 months into 2022, and I feel like a lot has changed since the beginning of the year.  Each and every one of us has grown since then.  That is something to celebrate!!

Self-love is an interesting topic. Sometimes I think there are things we do for ourselves that don’t get captured as self-love (like meditation or journaling). Other times I believe some things get perpetuated as self-love, but really aren't.

I am not gonna lie, self-love is hard. It can be awfully hard to convince your inner critic that you are deserving of love, or deserving of the things that you want. It can be easy to look at others and believe they have something you don’t.

But it’s simply not true. You are enough. You are worthy of unconditional love. You have everything you need inside of you. You were made for the life that you want.

We all have that rough inner critic. The more I progressed in my own spiritual path, the more I realized how much self-doubt and limiting beliefs I carried within me. I’ve had to unlearn and release these patterns, and in doing so, have learned to accept and love myself more. It's definitely a process.

What is Self-Love?

I think it depends on who you ask. You could ask 10 different people what their definition of self-love is, and you would get 10 different answers.  Here is my personal definition:

Self-love is cultivating a healthy relationship with yourself.  It's a way of moving away from the inner critic to becoming more loving towards yourself. It is a constant returning to yourself, to your unending potential, to love. In this way, you are whole and complete.

Self-love can include:

  • Listening to your body and taking care of your own needs first (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual)
  • Talking to yourself in a nicer voice
  • Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries
  • Forgiving yourself
  • Trusting yourself
  • Believing in yourself; healing any limiting beliefs so that you can grow
  • Holding space for yourself when you feel triggered
  • Practicing self-compassion and self-acceptance
  • Telling yourself that you love yourself

Today’s post is short and sweet, I’ve written out 15 journaling prompts to foster and cultivate your own self-love. I recommend choosing 2-3 prompts each day this week and seeing how you feel afterwards!

Here we go!

15 Journaling Prompts to Cultivate Your Self-Love

  • What are my unique superpowers? What am I insanely good at?
  • What do my favorite people (or pets) think about me? What am I commonly complimented on?
  • What makes me a great friend?
  • How have I grown this past year? What have I accomplished and am proud of?
  • What hardships have I overcome that I am grateful for now?
  • What are daily practices I can do to nourish my mind, body, and spirit? What would I like to do more of?
  • What limiting beliefs get in the way of my self-love? How can I release them to help me love and accept myself more?
  • How does my body support me? What about my body am I grateful for?
  • How do I inspire other people?
  • What brings me joy? How can I cultivate more joy in my life?
  • What are some ways I can express love to myself?
  • What does the most authentic, highest version of myself look like?
  • Name 5 times you listened to your intuition. How did things turn out?
  • Name 10 things you like about yourself
  • Come up with 5 affirmations that can help you love yourself more

My hope is that this will help you remember your inherent divinity and limitlessness!

Any limits we put on ourselves are likely adopted from other sources, not from our true selves. Ask yourself, is this really true? What does my soul believe?

You are a masterpiece of the cosmos, and it’s time to remember that!

I will love to hear about how this activity made you feel!

Wishing you so much peace and love!



"Precious jewel, you glow, you shine. Reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself." - Maya Angelou


  1. Keithley, Zanna. 35 Journaling Prompts for Unconditional Self-Love.
  2. Borenstein, Jeffrey.  Self Love and What it Means. February 12, 2020.
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Angeli Sivaraman is a spiritualist, meditator, nature junkie, and dog mom. She is the creator of Sage Elephant, a blog about spirituality and wellness. She can be reached by email!