Pre-planning a Self-Love Exercise: Merry Month of May

I’ll be honest: I was going to put this off until June. But I need all the help I can get, and my therapist thinks this is a good idea so, here we go:

I’m going to be doing a blog entry a day, as per usual, but including a self-love journal prompt. And I’m going to publish these on the interwebs, which gives me no small amount of anxiety.

I am publishing these as a journey in self-love and accountability. I’d chicken out if I had to do it in an analog journal, I know. But, I know that some of these are going to be difficult to get through, especially if I’m being completely honest with myself (and with you readers). This is part of my healing process, though.

Here’s the list of the 32 Self-Love Journal Prompts from Tia Harding’s website I’ll be partially be working from:

  1. What is the nicest compliment you have ever received?
  2. What are your strengths?
  3. How can you love yourself more?
  4. What can you forgive yourself for?
  5. How can you show yourself love?
  6. What makes you feel happy?
  7. What are your beliefs about yourself? Are they true?
  8. How would it feel to let go of the negative beliefs about yourself? How can you do that?
  9. What is your biggest achievement?
  10. How would you feel if you truly loved and accepted yourself?
  11. What do you love about yourself?
  12. What are your biggest insecurities?
  13. Reverse your insecurities into the positive and now repeat those to yourself. i.e. “I am ugly” becomes “I am beautiful”.
  14. What brings you peace? How can you add more to your life?
  15. What 3 things are you grateful for about yourself?
  16. What is your proudest moment?
  17. Where can you set boundaries in your life?
  18. What do you need to say no to more often?
  19. What makes you unique? How can you use this gift?
  20. What areas of life do you need help with?
  21. Where can you find help?
  22. What do you love about your life?
  23. What makes you lovable?
  24. When do you feel your best? How can you do this more often?
  25. What clothes make you feel good? Can you wear them more often?
  26. What areas of your life need to be de-cluttered?
  27. How can you start de-cluttering your life?
  28. What is your biggest dream in life?
  29. How can you make steps towards your dream?
  30. What areas in life do you give too much?
  31. How can you stop over giving?
  32. What is your favorite feature?

I don’t like all of those, honestly. Some of them aren’t conductive to what I want to accomplish with this exercise. I found another list, from The Petite Planner I’ll also be cherry-picking a few from as well:

  1. What is your favorite personality trait?
  2. How many people do you think you’ve made smile in your lifetime?
  3. What would your children/future children say they loved about you?
  4. What is one thing you look forward to every day?
  5. Who is your hero, and what makes you two relatable?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  7. Look at your hands. Write something positive about them.
  8. What does your ‘best day ever’ look like?
  9. What’s your one word of intention today?
  10. Today I will/have accomplish(ed)…
  11. What’s your wildest lifetime goal and how can you achieve it?
  12. Five things that make me really happy are…
  13. How do you want to be remembered?
  14. Write a thank you letter to your body for all it is capable of.
  15. I forgive myself for…
  16. What do you look and feel like when you are most confident?
  17. What is something you do better than your peers?
  18. Name 5 traits that make you a good person?
  19. Free Write [positive]
  20. What do you want more of in your life?
  21. If you were a flower, what kind would you be?
  22. What would make your teenage self-proud of you now?
  23. Describe yourself through the eyes of a loved one.
  24. List 24 things that make you smile.
  25. My favorite quote is…
  26. What does self-love mean to you?
  27. What positive changes have happened in the last year?
  28. I deserve happiness because…
  29. What are 5 things you’re grateful for this week?
  30. How will you make next month a great month?

I don’t know if I’ll be doing them in any sort of order. The order above is what they were listed on the website. Maybe I’ll tackle them as I’m able and just go from there?

The ones I’ve picked from the above lists are as follows:

  1. Five things that make me really happy are…
  2. How can you show yourself love?
  3. How can you start de-cluttering your life?
  4. How do you want to be remembered?
  5. How many people do you think you’ve made smile in your lifetime?
  6. How would it feel to let go of the negative beliefs about yourself? How can you do that?
  7. I deserve happiness because…
  8. If you were a flower, what kind would you be?
  9. List twenty-four things that make you smile.
  10. Look at your hands. Write something positive about them.
  11. My favorite quote is…
  12. Reverse your insecurities into the positive and now repeat those to yourself. i.e. “I am ugly” becomes “I am beautiful”.
  13. What three things are you grateful for about yourself?
  14. What are your beliefs about yourself? Are they true?
  15. What are your biggest insecurities? What are your strengths?
  16. What areas of life do you need help with?
  17. What brings you peace? How can you add more to your life?
  18. What can you forgive yourself for?
  19. What do you want more of in your life?
  20. What is your biggest dream in life?
  21. What makes you lovable?
  22. What makes you unique? How can you use this gift?
  23. What positive changes have happened in the last year?
  24. What would make your teenage self-proud of you now?
  25. What’s your one word of intention today?
  26. What’s your wildest lifetime goal and how can you achieve it?
  27. Where can you find help?
  28. Where can you set boundaries in your life?
  29. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  30. Who is your hero, and what makes you two relatable?
  31. Write a thank you letter to your body for all it is capable of.

Whew! Quite a lot, right? Thanks for reading, and see ya next month! Okay, okay, tomorrow.

Take your meds, folks!

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