If you feel lost or stuck in life, it might be because you’ve been making choices to please others or to follow society’s norms, instead of looking for ways to tap into your potential and become your most epic self; maybe you lack self-love.
But that’s okay! It’s completely normal. We’ve all been there because no matter if we’re conscious of it or not, we, as humans, generally try to fit in so others like us more.
In this post, I want to explore the idea of self-love a little bit, tell you why it might be exactly what you need if you feel lost, and share with you self-love journaling prompts to guide you through your journey.
What Self-love Really Means
Loving yourself doesn’t mean being entitled, feeling superior, or better than everybody else.
It’s not about being rude to others because you think you’re above them. It’s not having a huge ego or being a narcissist.
According to Andrea Brandt: “Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.”
Self-love means knowing who you are and loving yourself anyway because love is unconditional.
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It’s about being honest with yourself and giving yourself your own pep-talks and being good to yourself at the same time.
When you love yourself, you know that even though you make mistakes because you’re only human, that doesn’t mean you can’t try new things every once in a while.
And doing so may be exactly what you need if you feel lost: knowing yourself, loving yourself, trusting yourself and your instincts, putting yourself out there, and start trying new things.
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18 Self-love Journaling Prompts
- Write down: “Self-love means having a high regard for my own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of my own needs and not sacrificing my well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than I deserve.”
- What does self-love mean to me? Is that definition accurate?
- What things make you feel bad, but you find yourself doing them anyway? Why do you keep doing them?
- Fill in the blank with as many “flaws” as you want: Something I don’t like about myself is ________________________ but I love myself anyway.
- Am I in a life path I chose for myself? Have I been doing things lately to please others?
- When was the last time I spoke my truth and said what I really meant?
- Am I giving my body what it needs to be healthy and strong? If not, why not?
- Write yourself a compliment: Compliment your looks, your personality, your humor, your accomplishments, your values, whatever you want!
- Have I forgiven myself for all my past mistakes? What can I learn from those mistakes? Understanding you can only learn from the past and not change it can help you let things go.
- Fill in the blank: I forgive myself for ________________ and I’m ready to let that go.
- Are my relationships healthy? Do I know how to set boundaries? If you can’t set healthy boundaries, what are you afraid of? Are those fears “objective”?
- What can I do today to protect myself, my energy, and my time?
- What’s my biggest dream?
- Think about someone who loves you unconditionally and try to describe yourself from that person’s perspective.
- Fill in the blank: I’m ready to stop _______________ to make others like me and start doing things just because they’re good for myself.
- What would your younger self be proud of you for today?
- What’s something I wish someone would say to me?
- Being clear about what self-love really means, list 5 ideas to increase your self-love.
If you struggle with your negative self-talk, check out the Self-Talk & Self-Confidence Workbook!
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- 15 Journaling Prompts To Discover Your Dreams
Complete these exercises and let me know how they made you feel!
Remember: “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz