Best Self Care Journal Prompts in 2022

Self Care Journal Prompts

We all have moments when life feels a little overwhelming, and the pressures of everyday stressors leave us feeling drained. Self-care is an essential part of staying healthy and balanced so that we can function at our best. It’s important to find ways to relieve stress, increase mindfulness, and take care of yourself—not just for your own well-being but also for the sake of your relationships. Self-discovery and journaling are great ways to promote self-care by encouraging you to be more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and actions in response to various situations. Whether you struggle with self-care or are looking for new ideas to incorporate it into your life, these self-care journal prompts will help get you there.

102 Self Care Journal Prompts

Who do I need to forgive in my life? What feelings am I holding onto from the past?

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What do I need to forgive myself for? How can I start that process?

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What is one way I can push myself out of my comfort zone in the new year?

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What is one good thing that happened to me today?

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What is one of the best compliments I have received? How did that make me feel?

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What is one of my favorite ways to spend time with my child(ren)?

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What is a happy moment I remember from my childhood?

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What causes me stress or anxiety during the holidays? What could I do to make it better?

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If I could change one thing about yesterday, what would it be?

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What is one change I would like to make to my morning routine?

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What does an ideal Valentine's Day look like to me?

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How do I want to take care of myself in the new year?

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Who do I love in my life?

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In what ways can I be healthier in the new year?

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What is the best professional compliment I have received?

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What are ways I can wind down and relax before sleep?

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What reasons cause me to eat besides hunger?

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When do I feel most confident?

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When do I remember feeling appreciated?

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What is my opinion on work-life balance? What does that look like to me?

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What can I change about my bedtime routine to have a more restful sleep?

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What obstacles do I face in taking better care of myself? How can I overcome one of them?

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What is one step I can take to manage my money better?

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Am I comfortable with my current work-life balance? If not, what can I do to improve it?

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What lessons did I learn in the past year?

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What do I need to do to become a better person?

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I am most proud of . . .

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How do I deal with feeling unmotivated?

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If I could spend more time doing one activity in the new year, what would it be?

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What relationships would I like to develop further over the next six months?

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In what area of my life do I wish I had more autonomy?

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What is a physical feature of mine that I like?

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What qualities do I bring to a friendship?

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What is one of my favorite hobbies, and why?

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What would I like to subtract from my life in the new year?

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If I had to define myself in terms of principles, what would they be?

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What small or big win in my work can I celebrate today?

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What is something I can do for myself today?

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How would I spend my time if money didn't matter?

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Was there anything in my day that made me thankful?

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What do I want to add to my life in the new year?

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What can I be thankful for that I take for granted in my day-to-day life?

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What made me laugh today?

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What do I consider my greatest professional success?

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What do I want to take from today into tomorrow?

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What would I like to spend my time doing when I retire?

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Do I want to be remembered? If so, what for?

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What is one way I think journaling could improve my life?

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What is one change I would like to make to my evening routine?

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What is one habit I currently have that I would like to get rid of in the new year?

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What is something I can thank myself for?

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What personal needs am I sacrificing to meet the needs of others?

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What are ways I can practice self-care daily?

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What is something I love to do on cold winter nights?

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What is the best thing that happened today?

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What activity do I enjoy doing with a friend?

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What can I do to be in a better financial position by the end of the new year?

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What is one habit I would like to build, and why?

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What is something that is limiting me from accomplishing what I want to accomplish?

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Am I happy with my work-from-home environment? Why or why not?

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What relationship do I need to work on, and how can I start that process?

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What made me smile today?

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What do I consider my greatest personal success?

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What is one of my key learnings from the past year?

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What was one of the most fun moments of my life?

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What am I grateful for at work?

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How do I want to grow in the new year?

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What is one habit that I would like to build in the new year?

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What is one thing that I desire for my career?

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When I need help, is it easy or hard for me to ask for it?

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Is the life that I am living the life I want?

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What is one new thing I can try in the new year?

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What is something I am good at? What makes me good at it?

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What do I want to celebrate from the past year?

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What do I want to let go of in the new year?

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What is one of my favorite aspects of being a parent?

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What are my three biggest distractions right now, and how can I reduce them?

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What would I do tomorrow if I had a free day?

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What is one actionable thing I can do to control my debt?

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What quality is important to me in a friend?

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What is something I love now that I could never have imagined I would like in the past?

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Remember a time when I was happy, and write about it.

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If I had one day left to live, what would I do on that day?

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What am I grateful for today?

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What is one way I would like to improve my physical health?

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What am I most excited about in the new year?

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What is something I do not like about my living environment? How could I change it?

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With whom do I need to set boundaries?

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How did I grow in the past year?

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When was the last time I laughed uncontrollably?

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What is something I worry about that is outside of my control?

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When do my significant other and I have the most fun?

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When am I most at peace?

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What do I need to leave behind from the past year?

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How does my pet make my life better?

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What is one thing I am most grateful for from the past year?

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Was there anything in my day that made me excited?

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What would make my younger self proud of me now?

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What is one way I add value to the world?

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Who did I feel close to today, even for only a moment?

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What is something I am grateful for about myself?

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What music am I thankful to be able to listen to, and why?

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