One of the most important elements of living a life you love includes loving and accepting your “Self”. The following journal prompts will guide you in exploring different aspects of your “Self” so that you can become clear on how you see yourself now and who you aspire to become.
The areas of “Self” you will explore are:
Your self-image is your idea of your abilities, appearance, and personality. These ideas form a collective representation of your assets (strengths) and liabilities (weaknesses) as you see them.
Your beliefs about yourself always starts with an “I” statement – “I am lovable.” Self-limiting beliefs, such as, “I am not lovable,” are negative assumptions or perceptions that you’ve got about yourself. These assumptions are “self-limiting” because in some way they’re holding you back from achieving what you are capable of.
Your personality consists of inborn traits and forms the outer appearance and behavior of a person.
People might observe you to be confident, outgoing, optimistic, easy to talk to, or you could be perceived as reserved, introverted, or gloomy. Your daily behavior, attitude, outlook, and feelings combine to create a personality pattern.
Your character traits define who you are as a person—and highly influences the choices you make in your life.
Your Self-esteem is your subjective evaluation of their own worth. … Synonyms or near-synonyms of self-esteem include many things: self-worth, self-regard, self-respect, and self-integrity.
1. Finish this sentence: When it comes to becoming my ideal self I believe…
2. What negative beliefs do you hold about yourself? What would you like to believe instead?
3. What positive beliefs do you hold about yourself?
4. What positive character traits do you have?
5. What positive character traits would you like to cultivate?
6. What does it mean to you to have high self-esteem?
7. What is the best compliment you have been given? How did it make you feel?
8. What is a unique talent you have?
9. Write about a time you were recognized for your accomplishments.
10. Write down 10 things that you have accomplished that you are proud of (these can be big or small, but that are important to you).
11. CONFIDENCE: Write what this word means to you. How can improve your confidence?
12. Write about your favorite role model as if you are describing him/her to a friend that does not know this person.
13. What about this person do you admire? What qualities would you like to emulate?
14. What are your five best personality traits?
15. How do your friends describe you?
16. What do your friends love about you?
17. What unique traits do you have that your friends admire?
18. What do you wish others would say to you? List at least 5 things. Now, say them to yourself.
19. Write a thank you letter to yourself.
20. Write about something you want to learn, improve, or change that would make you feel better about yourself.
21. List 10 things you love about yourself – qualities, body parts, skills, etc.
22. Write down your favorite confidence and self-esteem quotes from the internet as a reference page when you need inspiration.
23. Who is your support system when you are feeling down about yourself. How do they lift you up and help boost your confidence?
24. Write about a time you were really proud of yourself. List everything you remember. Where were you? What did you do?
25. What would loving yourself look like?
26. Think about a challenge you faced and how you became stronger because of it.
27. How can you love yourself more today? List 3 feel good activities, no matter how small. These activities can be physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, or emotional.
28. What are you really good at? It could be a skill, a way of interacting with people, a hobby, anything.
29. I am worthy of happiness because…
30. Write a reference letter for yourself. Imagine you were writing a reference letter for a friend or colleague. You would list all of the wonderful attributes of that person. This is what I want you to do for yourself. Make sure to keep the letter and read it when you need a boost of confidence.
31. How would your past (younger) self be proud of who you’ve become today? Think of your positive qualities and how your younger self would be impressed.
32. Write 10 self love affirmations. Examples: I am enough, I am proud of who I am, I am beautiful inside and out.
When do you feel most confident?
33. How would your life change if you were more confident?
34. What past experiences have help shape the person you have become?
35. Describe your ideal “Self”. Include beliefs about yourself, character traits, habits and how you feel.