200+ Journal Prompts for Self Care

Any practice, ritual, or habit that routinely lowers stress and improves your well-being is considered self-care. Instead of being something you sometimes do, self-care is something you schedule time for and work into your everyday schedule. Or in cases where things are truly terrible, as a type of triage.

Journal Prompts for Self Care

A quick and easy technique to lessen stress, overwhelm, and burnout is to keep a journal. So many of us experience burnout as a result of our work, our families’ numerous duties, and the oh-so-fun adulting. Stress can easily result from having too much to do or exerting the necessary energy and working long hours that do not help you feel fulfilled or content.

-What does your ideal self-care regimen entail?

-Summarize your self-care experience to date.

-What varied areas of your life would you like to enhance?

-Where in your life are you having the most significant difficulty?

-What do you think about self-care?

-What does being happy mean to you?

-What are your opinions on keeping a journal?

-What benefits do you anticipate from journaling?

-List ten things for which you are thankful.

-What are always your top three objectives for the day?

-How would you assess your recent nutrition?

-What are some methods you may use to enhance your general well-being?

-Describe a recent dream you experienced.

-Describe your typical morning schedule.

-Describe the kind of morning you would want.

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-Try working out in the morning, then record your thoughts in a diary.

-Try working out after dinner and write about your experience in your diary.

-What are some strategies for increasing your daily activity level?

-What hobbies do you find to be the most relaxing?

-What activities energize you the most?

-What makes you happy, specifically?

-Why do you become upset? How can that be prevented?

-How will journaling fit into your everyday schedule?

-What do you need to let go of at this time?

-What recently-learned knowledge do you have?

-How would you characterize success?

-What would you like to do if you were given the weekend to yourself?

-What do you do right away when you wake up?

-What comes to mind first when you think about something?

-Which of your most recent dreams was the best?

-Summarize your most memorable day to date.

-What kind of trip would you want to take?

-What workout do you prefer to do?

-Which dish is your favorite?

-What does your present evening routine entail?

-List three ways you can be loving to yourself.

-In what ways are you now supporting society?

-What among the diverse genre of music do you enjoy listening to?

-Of what do you fear?

-What’s your greatest fear?

-What is your most notable accomplishment?

-Outline your ideal position.

-What about yourself do you find most appealing?

-What aspects of yourself would you wish to change?

-Who motivates you?

-What book has influenced you the most?

-What documentary or film has affected you the most?

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-What do you like to do by yourself?

-What activities do you like to do with friends?

-Has there been any influence on your mind recently that has been bothering you greatly?

-What are the top five characteristics of your personality that you find most admirable?

-What kind of activities did you perform today or this week for a stranger?

-Describe three things that make you grin all the time.

-Name three individuals or things that you believe you frequently take for granted. How can you show these people something even greater gratitude?

-What are the top three facets of your work or career for which you are grateful?

-Describe an instance when someone made an extra effort to assist you. You may have been affected by their behavior.

-What aspects of your life do you find most rewarding?

-In what ways can I build community and connections with others?

-Express your affection to yourself in a letter by listing your best qualities.

-What lessons of resilience have you learned from challenging times?

-Your top five self-care techniques, along with the reasons you prefer them.

-Look for and list the podcasts that inspire you, along with a brief explanation of why.

-Write down your thoughts after a 10-minute meditation.

-What were your childhood dreams for a career?

-Compile a list of physical self-care activities you’d want to engage in for 20 minutes (walking, stretching, yoga, cardio, etc.).

-Describe your favorite trip and the factors that contributed to it.

-What objectives do you have for this week?

-Make a list of 10 affirmations for tranquillity, peace, and quiet.

-When do you feel the most comfortable?

-Make a list of 5 times you’ve been kind to yourself.

-In what instances do I put other people’s needs before my own?

-Think back on your life and your achievements (and resist the urge to be silenced by your inner critic).

-What am I appreciative of?

-Write your own affirmations to help you let go of pent-up feelings.

-I picture these things when I think about rejuvenating “me time”:

-Jot down the feelings you have and the tales you have made up to explain them.

-These are the folks that spring to me when I consider relationships with others.

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-Describe the experiences in life to which you would love to respond, “Hell yeah, I’d love to go.”

-What are the things you wish to reject in life?

-Who or what motivates you?

-When would you choose to live if you could live in any historical period (past or present)?

-Give examples of 5 nourishing fruits and vegetables.

-What do you wish you had the capability to do more frequently if you had more time?

-Express your gratitude in a letter to your body for being strong and supporting you throughout life.

-Describe a challenge you overcame, and discuss what it taught you about your resilience in the process.

-Write about a fictional figure who inspires you; describe what it is you find admirable about them.

-Which self-limiting ideas are you prepared to let go of?

-What factors come to mind when you think about choice?

-What is your favorite inspirational saying?

-What moral principles do you uphold, and why are they significant to you?

-Whatever comes to mind, jot it down, and keep writing until you’re satisfied.

-What always comes to mind when you think of forgiving someone else?

-What springs to mind when you consider granting yourself forgiveness?

-Are there things you simply need to let go of?

-Sketch a suitcase, put your emotional baggage on it, and then write in a notebook about how it would feel to be free of it.

-If I didn’t feel terrified, what would I do?

-What am I still interested in learning about?

-Make a list of a few ways you can alter your daily schedule.

-Where do you find happiness?

-Where do you find tranquility?

-Close your eyes for a moment, and envision a peaceful location (actual or made up). Describe or sketch it.

-What would you do during the course of a self-care weekend if you could?

-Make a list of your top picks for music that uplifts you.

-Make a list of your favorite pastimes that give you energy.

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-Make a list of self-care activities that you may refer to for inspiration.

-What causes you to laugh?

-Make a collage of your favorite objects. What elements do they all share?

-Be honest about your stressors; this is a fantastic chance to begin problem-solving.

-What scents do you like most, and how do they make you feel calmer?

-Express your reasons for leaving your inner critic in a farewell letter.

-Go back and respond to earlier diary entries; you might have more clarity now.

-Make a list of the things you are anticipating (new insights, holidays, etc.).

-Make a list of brand-new endeavors you wish to attempt, both big and small.

-Track down new, healthful dishes that you want to try.

-What advice would your future self give you if they could speak to you right now?

-Where do you want to go someday?

-Would you visit Hogwarts if you could?

-What inspires the most love in you?

-What advice are you likely to provide your younger self with, and do you still have problems with it today?

-Self-portrait as a superhero. What would you be capable of?

-Make a tree out of yourself. What kind of tree did you doodle, and what characteristics did you give it?

-How can I tell if I’m getting enough sleep?

-What comes to mind when I consider mindful eating?

-Draw whatever comes to mind.

-What are your objectives for the upcoming six months?

-Compose a song on empowerment. 

-List five spa treatments for self-care that you can do at home or at a spa appointment.

-List the happy movies you remember watching as a kid.

-Write a letter to your future self explaining how they motivated you to become who you are now.

-How do you refuel if you’re an introvert?

-How do you refuel if you’re an extrovert?

-How can you tell when your energy levels or physical batteries are full?

-How is a cup filled if you can’t pour from an empty cup?

-Draw a picture of how your cup currently appears and how you want it to look in the future.

-Tell us about a wise lesson you’ve learned and why you’re thankful for it.

-What always comes to your mind when you think about time?

-What is one activity that I allow myself to do?

-I accept accountability for my health by…

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-There is a reason why I pledge I’ll always be strong. And what justifies that?

-Classify your preferred love songs by era.

-What do I need to tell myself when things don’t go as planned?

-How can I tell whether I’m engaging in self-compassion?

-What should I explain to myself about resilience?

-What is the tale of my body?

-Which of the many hats you wear wears you out the most?

-How do you recover from a demanding day?

-Do you engage in harmful or maybe even dangerous habits?

-What coping mechanisms do I use when I’m stressed, sad, or just having a hard time?

-Who are the folks I go to when I’m feeling down?

-How does my body alert me when it’s time to take a break and refuel?

-What prevents me from taking care of myself?

-Do I prioritize the needs of others over my own because I believe this to be unselfish behavior?

-How did my carers feel about taking care of themselves?

-What do I think about taking care of myself?

-How has my perspective on caring for myself changed over time?

-What are my personal favorite ways for me to exercise my body?

-List three ways you can take care of your bodily, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs.

-What are the five aspects of myself that I now accept?

-What about myself do I want to alter the most? How do I first love and embrace that aspect of myself?

-Where am I allowing myself to be complacent?

-Am I capable of accepting compliments from others?

-What aspect of myself do I find hardest to love? What can I do to start accepting that aspect of who I am?

-At what points in my life do I feel unworthy of my own love?

-Where am I preventing myself from loving myself?

-What practices do I have that cause me to constantly compare myself to others? How do I get rid of these bad habits?

-What behaviors, practices, or persons aggravate me? Can I release them?

-What self-defeating thoughts do I hold? Do they hold up?

-What do you need to forgive yourself for that I’m still hanging on to?

-For what can I give myself credit?

-How do I evaluate myself? How can I get rid of that opinion?

-In what areas of my life can I stop acting like the victim and start becoming the victor?

-What did I like doing as a kid? How can I use that information more in my life?

-List five affirmations of self-love that I need to read over. Each day, repeat them.

-What would I do every day if I liked myself?

-What can I promise myself to help me appreciate myself every day?

-To whom I may extend greater love? (When you love more, you’ll receive more love from others and yourself.)

-How would my ideal day be structured?

-How do I treat the individuals I care about? How can I behave similarly to myself?

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