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Best Self Esteem Journal Prompts in 2022
Self-esteem is a measure of how we think and feel about ourselves. If you struggle with self-esteem, you might feel like others are judging you all the time or that you’re not as worthy or special as other people.
It is something that needs to be nurtured so that it can grow and develop over time. While, in some cases, low self-esteem stems from past trauma, low confidence, or other negative events in life, there are many ways to boost your self-esteem so that you become more comfortable with who you are.
Self-esteem boosting activities and journal prompts can help you discover more about yourself and begin to love yourself more fully. Writing about personal experiences can also help release emotions and heal old wounds. The following self-esteem journal prompts will assist in helping you develop a healthier sense of self and increase your confidence.
164 Journaling Prompts for Self Esteem
What is something nice I can do for someone I care about?
What is one small (or big) thing I accomplished recently? How did that make me feel?
What is something I have never done, but always wanted to do?
If I could spend more time doing one activity in the new year, what would it be?
What relationships would I like to develop further over the next 6 months?
Who do I look up to the most? Why?
Write about a regret I have that I've learned from.
It's Valentine's Day. Who is someone or what is something I love?
What is my ideal partnership with a spouse/partner/significant other?
What is one thing I admire about my spouse/partner/significant other?
At what age did I feel grown up?
What is one fear I'd like to conquer? What first step can I take?
What is one thing I could do to better take care of myself?
What is something I did recently that took me out of my comfort zone? What was that like?
What is something I'm grateful to have today that I didn't have a year ago?
What is the most important thing in my life? Why?
What is something in my life I'm very excited about right now?
What do I want to add to my life in the new year?
What was it like to buy my first home?
What's the most outrageous thing you've ever done?
Who do I love in my life?
What do I need to leave behind from the past year?
What is something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail?
What relationship do I need to work on? How can I start that process?
Who did I reach out to and connect with recently?
List 5 people in your life who are hard to get along with—and write down at least one quality for each that you are grateful for.
What is a decision (big or small) I made in my life that I'm really happy with?
How can I give back more in the new year?
What is something nice someone has recently done for me?
What do I consider my greatest personal success?
What is one way I'd like to get out of my comfort zone?
What is one favorite thing about myself?
Who do I need to set boundaries with?
What is one way I can push myself out of my comfort zone in the new year?
What recent event has made me happy?
What would I like to spend my time doing when I retire?
What is something I've been putting off doing? Why?
Who were the most important people in my life in the past year?
Is there a gift I'm looking forward to giving someone?
If I had one day left to live, what would I do on that day?
What is one thing I'm most grateful for from the past year?
What would improve my mood right now?
Is there anyone that deserves a big "Thank you"?
When do I remember feeling appreciated?
What is one thing I could start doing today to improve the quality of my life?
What is something I've done recently that I'm proud of?
What is one my favorite parts of being a parent?
What do success mean to me?
What is one favorite thing about my current life?
What does it mean to have a fresh start?
What do I need to forgive myself for? How can I start that process?
What is something that helps keep me healthy?
Remember a time when I was happy and write about it.
What is one character trait that I like about myself?
What am I most excited about in the upcoming year?
In what ways can I be healthier in the new year?
What is one of the best compliments I've received? How did that make me feel?
Who do I need to forgive in my life? What feelings from the past am I holding onto?
What I value most about my life right now is...
If I could go back and change one decision, what would that be?
What do I find the most challenging about being a parent?
How is where you are in life today different than a year ago–and what positive changes are you thankful for?
What are deal breakers for me in a relationship?
When do my spouse/partner/significant other and I have the most fun?
What is one way I'd like to improve my physical health?
Was there anything in my day that made me happy?
What challenge did I face today as a parent? How did I deal with it?
What is something I can do for myself today?
What is something that cheers me up on a rough day?
What is one way I can improve my physical health?
What is something that I love doing? Do I do it enough?
What am I grateful for today?
What am I most grateful for?
What made today a good day?
What made me smile today?
What is one good thing that happened to me today?
What is one thing that my child did today that I want to remember?
What is one of my key learnings from the past year?
What is one new thing I can try in the new year?
What distractions wasted my time?
Do I hate anyone? If so, why? Could I let that hate go?
Am I comfortable with my current work/life balance? If not, what can I do to improve it?
What is one habit that I'd like to build in the new year?
What is something that is limiting me from accomplishing what I want to accomplish?
If I had to define myself in terms of principles, what would they be?
The biggest lie I've ever told is...
Who has done something this week to help you or make your life easier and how can you thank them?
Do I want to be remembered? If so, what for?
Am I dwelling on anything right now?
What do I wish I was more passionate about?
What is one habit I'd like to build and why?
What is a favorite piece of clothing of mine? Why?
What do I think it would be like to work for me?
What would I do if I won a 20 million lottery?
The skill I would develop if I had the chance is…
What is a problem you've noticed at work recently? What could you do to solve it?
Do I think that I'm in the role or on the career path that is best for me?
What's the worst thing you've ever done?
In what area of my life do I wish I had more autonomy?
What is one thing that I desire for my career?
Is there anything you feel guilty about?
How would I spend my time if money didn't matter?
What do I consider my greatest professional success?
What I appreciate most about my body is…
What is the best professional compliment I received?
What would I like to learn more about and why?
What do I wish I knew more about?
What tradition in my life am I grateful to have?
Do I know why my name was chosen? Do I think it suits me? If I had the choice, would I rename myself?
What would I do tomorrow if I had a free day? Describe the day.
What is one of my favorite vacations or trips?
How can I make my manager's job easier?
How does my car make my life better?
What does adventure mean to me?
When was the last time I tried something totally new?
What causes me stress or anxiety during the holidays? What could I do to make it better?
What reasons cause me to eat besides hunger?
Did I achieve the career goals I set out for myself this past year?
What does the new year mean to me?
What are you looking forward to the most?
What would I like to subtract from my life in the new year?
How many hours would I work a day if I owned my schedule?
What is one book that has influenced me significantly?
Was there anything in my day that made me excited?
What makes it easy for me to be myself with others?
When was the last time I read a book related to my career? Am I applying any of the learnings?
What is one way I have changed since last year?
What small (or big) win in my work can I celebrate today?
What is one thing that I accomplished today?
What advice would I give myself for tomorrow?
What is one bad thing that happened to me today?
What part of your morning routine are you most thankful for?
If I could change one thing about yesterday, what would it be?
What is my ideal way of spending a rainy afternoon?
What's the first thought that came into my mind this morning?
How do I usually start my day? Do I want to change anything about it?
What thoughts did I have today that I wish I didn't have?
Did anyone compliment me on my work today? What did they say?
Did I do anything above and beyond my job description today?
What is one recurring problem in my life I can eliminate today?
If I could do anything tomorrow, what would it be?
Was there anything in my day that made me angry?
What is one way I can go above and beyond tomorrow?
If I were my manager, would I be happy with my performance at work this past year?
How will journal writing increase my sense of inner freedom and choice?
What is one lesson I learned from the last book I read?
Is the life that I am living the life I want?
List five body parts that you’re grateful for and why.
What skills or abilities are you thankful to have?
What is something I'm good at? What makes me good at it?
What is one thing I'm grateful for in my business?
What is one habit I currently have that I'd like to get rid of in the new year?
What is something that I like about my current age?
What advice would I give myself from 1 year ago?
What is something fun I'd like to do?
What is something I'm grateful to have learned this week?
What is one physical activity that you enjoy doing? Why?
What is something you would love to learn how to do?
What is something you really like about yourself?
What is one habit you have that you’re proud of?
Who is one person you’re grateful to have in your life?
What is something you’re glad you stopped doing?
What was something you did for the first time recently? What was that like?
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