5 Self-Care Creative Journaling Prompts

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I have been doing some creative journaling here and there since the end of last year and found it to be one of the most calming and entertaining things to do when I’m feeling overwhelmed by life or just want to do a creative activity. As I have sort of themed this month surrounding self-love and care, I decided to create 5 self-care creative journaling prompts keeping up that theme. I recommend you try some creative journaling yourself and keep in mind that there are no rules or guidelines when journaling. I will be giving you these prompts in case you don’t know where to start but once you do, you will have a whole world of creativity to work around.

I made this prompts not only to creative journal as a self-care activity but to also shed positivity in my mindset when doing so. All of these prompts can be used both in creative journaling and in traditional longhand journaling. I did both of them using the prompts that fitted it best for me.

Self-Care Creative Journaling Prompts

creative journals

I use these 2 notebooks to journal. The composition notebook is my longhand journal for writing and the colorful one with rainbows is for creative and art journaling. If you want to see the rest of the planners and journals I use, check out my 2020 Planner and Journal Line Up.


This prompt is all about thinking about what your ideal self-care day would be like. Whether it is a full day of reading or creative journaling. A day of baking, doing skincare, watching TV or just a day of planning and getting your life together.

  • What would you do on your ideal self-care day?
  • Who would be your perfect setting?
  • What would your mindset be throughout the day?
  • When are you gonna make that day happen?


I had a lot of fun creative journaling for this prompt as it just made me happy to think about it. Here you can think of the sort of place that brings you comfort. Your home (that also can mean family and friends), a reading nook or maybe your garden or someplace you feel happy and comfortable in.

  • Where is that place?
  • How does it look like?
  • How does it feel (emotionally and in terms of setting)?
  • What would be surrounding you?


Sometimes is difficult to focus on the positive especially when it comes to one’s self. That’s why I thought of this prompt for everyone out there that needs to appreciate who they are and embrace the beautiful about themselves. You can creative journal about things that make you unique, what you love about yourself and how do you care for yourself.


The world can sometimes be umm, interesting let’s say. But, one must always remember the beauty of it all. I believe that the world and nature is one of the most amazing and incredible things ever. Nature is gorgeous and I created this prompt so that I could be reminded of its beauty and reflect to appreciate it.


I love my friends and family and I’m grateful for them each and every day of my life. I believe this is a great self-care and love prompt so that we are all reminded of the people around us that shed a ray of sunshine to our lives and contribute to it constantly. I took this prompt to journal what the people I love represent in my life.

I hope you found this blog post helpful and that you feel inspired to do some journaling and self-care. If you are more interested in taking your self-care to the next level, make sure you subscribe to my email list to receive the self-care and love workbook I created just so that you can start focusing more on positivity and giving yourself some love and the people around you. Check out my social media to see more fun content and use the hashtag #byfrombeyourself if you feel like sharing the creative journaling you did using these prompts. Question of the day: Do you prefer creative journaling or traditional longhand journaling?

Be Yourself, Be Happy, Be Human.
xoxo, Patrick.


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