Self Care Journal Prompts

100 Best Self Care Journal Prompts {With Free PDF Printable!}

If you want to destress, relax, and discover a unique way to take care of yourself, these self-care journal prompts will be your new favorite thing. They can help you easily begin writing, and they are a lot of fun!

There are so many uplifting and inspiring things to journal about when it comes to self-care, gratitude, and creating more positivity in life. And the best thing is, you don’t have to brainstorm a giant list of self-care journal ideas yourself- I’ve got you covered with the best list of questions ever!

If you want to do something kind for yourself, these 100 journaling ideas for self-care, self-love, and self-awareness will get you journaling in no time. They’re great for teens, adults, moms, and just about anyone!

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Self Care Journal Prompts

Why journal for self-care?

Journaling is a fun and relaxing activity for self-care, and one of the best ways to take care of your emotions. Writing is not only a great way to deal with stress, life confusion, and other problems but is also a wonderful tool for creativity. A blank page in your journal can be a great place to jot down your ideas, dreams, inventions, and so much more. You have so much beautiful creativity inside you!

How to create a self-care journal

All you need to start a self-care journal is a notebook and pen. If you’re feeling crafty, you may want to decorate your journal with ribbon or colorful tape. You can use different colored pens if you choose, or just keep it simple altogether.

​When it comes to journaling for self-care, there are many directions you could take. I think that often, it’s best to start with writing about the little things in life that make you happy.

Know that your journal is a safe space to express your dreams, goals, and innermost feelings. You can write neatly in bullet journal style, or write a rambling scroll like I do. There is no right or wrong way to journal, so take a deep breath and don’t be afraid if your journal looks a bit messy. Truth be told, you don’t even need to write full sentences!

Find a comfy spot, grab a cup of tea, and let’s begin!

You can download the self-care journal prompts at the bottom of this post.

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100 Best Self-Care Journal Prompts

  1. What is your favorite book of all time and why?
  2. Write down your top 5 favorite inspirational quotes.
  3. Describe your perfect morning with your best friend.
  4. When is the last time you laughed uncontrollably and why?
  5. Journal 10 positive daily habits for self-care.
  6. List 10 new books to read when you have a little time to yourself.
  7. Write down your top 10 travel destinations.
  8. Describe your perfect beach day.
  9. If you could act in any movie, what character would you like to play and why?
  10. Make a gratitude list about yourself. What do you love most about you?
  11. Write what you love most about your closest friend or family member.
  12. What advice would you give someone about how to deal with bad days in the best possible way?
  13. Write a list of your top 10 most exciting moments in your life.
  14. Brainstorm 10 new exciting ideas you might want to try- this could be as simple as a new hairstyle or as daring as skydiving!
  15. List 10 things about your daily life that make you feel happy and blessed.
  16. Write about the 5 most beautiful moments you’ve ever witnessed.
  17. List 25 things you’re grateful to know.
  18. What are you most proud of?
  19. What are your secret talents, joys, or interests?
  20. Write out a bucket list of adventures you’d like to have.
  21. What do you want to tell _____ the next time you see them that’ll make you feel better or good?
  22. What are your top 5 favorite songs that always lift your spirits?
  23. What are your favorite color combinations?
  24. What is the best time of day for you to exercise? Read or study? Relax? Socialize?.
  25. What are some ways you could break out of your comfort zone that sound exciting?
  26. What’s the best thing about your home and where you live?
  27. Write 10 words of wisdom to give your teenage self or your younger self.
  28. Describe your perfect self-care day.
  29. What does personal growth mean to you, and how are you growing?
  30. List your top 20 favorite positive words- ie love, happiness, creativity.
  31. Write a love letter to your future self, praising her accomplishments.
  32. Describe your favorite memory ever.
  33. If you could have any magical power, what would it be and why?
  34. Journal your thoughts about the universe and what God means to you.
  35. What are some healthy ways to deal with negative thoughts?
  36. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind?
  37. What daily habits would you like to begin?
  38. Write about 5 ways you can spread kindness and love.
  39. Write 10 positive things going on in the world right now.
  40. List 15 inspiring people and what personality traits you admire about them.
  41. What good advice would your future self give you?
  42. Describe some valuable lessons you’ve learned in life and the inner wisdom these lessons have given you.
  43. Write 5 relaxing spa ideas for self-care.
  44. List 10 things about yourself you’d like to share with the world.
  45. What are your favorite flowers and what memories do they bring?
  46. Describe the perfect ocean-side stroll.
  47. Describe a fun day at the park.
  48. What is your perfect night routine?
  49. Make a meal plan for two nights of lovely food. (Just dinner, maybe dessert.)
  50. Describe your ideal dessert spread.
  51. What are your favorite retro fashion trends?
  52. List your top favorite movies from your childhood.
  53. What do you think about the concept of infinity?
  54. Describe your ideal camping trip.
  55. What food are you serving at your ideal BBQ?
  56. List 10 famous people, alive or dead, that you’d like them to share their secrets with you.
  57. Write about your goals for the next 6 months.
  58. If you were to design a treehouse, how would it look?
  59. What were your favorite childhood sports or games?
  60. Name some places you would like to live and a list of things you would do in each location
  61. What new relationship would you like to manifest?
  62. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How do you know?
  63. What makes you feel most loved?
  64. What do you know to be true about love?
  65. List 10 relaxing self-care ideas for a quiet weekend.
  66. If you could be any animal for a day, what animal would you be and why?
  67. Who do you think you were in a past life?
  68. What are you passionate about?
  69. What do you want to achieve in your career or work life?
  70. List 5 ways you can bring more happiness to your daily life.
  71. Describe some health upgrades you can make to take better care of yourself.
  72. What would your spirit guides or angels like you to know?
  73. Who or what has shaped your belief system the most?
  74. Describe a mystical, magical landscape you’d like to visit.
  75. What amazes you the most about life?
  76. What do you look for in a good friend?
  77. What are your favorite time periods from history?
  78. List 5 current trends and how you feel about them.
  79. What wild and crazy stuff would you like to try in your life that others may not understand or approve of?
  80. Describe your ideal city vacation.
  81. Write about your perfect day.
  82. Write down 10 nice words to say or share with others this week.
  83. List a few ways you could improve your daily routine.
  84. What brings you the most joy in life?
  85. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
  86. Journal where you see yourself in 2 years.
  87. Write about the beauty and power of the present moment.
  88. What are your top 10 favorite things to do outside?
  89. What form of self-care do you enjoy the most and why?
  90. If you could do anything at all you wanted to tomorrow, what would it be?
  91. List some ideas for a home business.
  92. How have your challenges in life helped you with self-discovery?
  93. List 10 affirmations for peace, calm, and tranquility.
  94. What does wisdom look like to you?
  95. Describe your ideal self 2 years in the future.
  96. What do you plan on kicking butt at in life?
  97. Where are your favorite places to relax?
  98. Journal your thoughts about manifesting and the law of attraction.
  99. What kind of to-do lists inspire you?
  100. Describe your ideal date night.

More self-care journal ideas

Along with using these journal writing prompts, there are many ways to be creative when journaling for self-care. Consider the following journaling ideas:

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PDF Printable self-care journal prompts

Download these journal prompts using the link below. Then print them out and write them whenever you like.

Self-Care Journal Prompts PDF Printable Worksheet

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Benefits of journaling for self-care

Journaling for self-care is a great way to care for your mental health, practice gratitude, and plan for a healthy lifestyle. It helps you identify your personal needs and values and is an excellent addition to your self-care routine.

Although self-care journaling is beneficial in many ways, know that it can be emotionally triggering at times. It takes inner strength to start a journaling journey and get real with yourself.

Like me, you may work through difficult emotions by journaling. Shining a light on hidden emotions is not easy, but I firmly believe doing so can be healing. Give yourself props for your journaling practice! And if you’re having a hard time writing for any reason, don’t be hard on yourself about that.

Final thoughts 

I hope this list of the best self-care journal prompts ever has helped you get to know yourself, explore self-care ideas, and have left you feeling inspired. Feel free to share the PDF printable with anyone who may enjoy it, and do check out The Ultimate Book of Journal Prompts for 1,350+ more journaling prompts. It’ll keep you writing for years!

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