1001 Writing Prompts About Self Care

1001 Writing Prompts About Self Care

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Whether they are fiction or nonfiction, literature about self-care is fulfilling to create since the intention behind them is usually to provide readers the intellectual tools they need to improve certain aspects of their lives. However, you should know that they are also very challenging to make, as it can be overwhelming to zone into just one subject. 

This is where writing prompts come in. 

Writing prompts are passages of text that provide you a potential topic or a starting point for original pieces of writing. They help you focus when there are too many ideas you want to work on and inspire you when you don’t have any. 

Below you’ll find some writing prompts about self-care. Use them wisely to create wonderful stories that could help others become better people. 

  • What motivates you to do the things you have to do?
  • What helps you to feel more confident?
  • What makes you feel loved and adored?
  • What makes you feel creative?
  • Answer Honestly
  • What is almost as good as a vacation?
  • What do you admire about yourself?
  • How do you tell someone how you feel?
  • How do you show yourself care?
  • What things do you do for yourself that you’d like to do more of?
  • What activities do you do to keep yourself healthy?
  • What strengths do you have that you don’t often acknowledge?
  • How do you help someone when they’re like that?
  • What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed?
  • How do you start to reforge a connection with yourself when you feel disconnected from yourself?
  • What encourages you to vocalize your feelings?
  • How do you encourage yourself in a trial?
  • How do you get over your doubts?
  • 5) Hey, you! It’s self care and you’re doing a great job!
  • What is the one thing you intentionally do that you know helps you do your best at something?
  • What do you do to care for yourself?
  • How do you respond when you are in a low mood?
  • What facts about yourself do you hide about yourself from others?
  • When do you feel most special?
  • Describe what you’ve recently done to take care of yourself?
  • Why are you excited for the future?
  • What is one healthy habit you can add to your daily routine?
  • How do you help yourself remain productive?
  • How can your past success help your current self?
  • Write down the best feeling in the world for you and right now. Now think of a direct experience you’ve had that was even better. Remember what you were thinking, seeing, smelling, and hearing in that moment. Write about it until the moment comes alive for you all over again.
  • How do you manage feeling frightened or anxious?
  • What are some habits that are self-care habits?
  • Listen to music.
  • When do you remember how much you love yourself?
  • How have you done something for yourself recently?
  • How do you give yourself permission to take a break?
  • How do you make yourself feel proud?
  • What physical comfort do you like to give yourself?
  • What are simple ways that you treat yourself?
  • How do you give yourself permission to explore the world and be an accepting person with active curiosity?
  • Think back onto a time when you went a long period of time without feeding your soul’s hunger, then realized afterwards that you were emotionally drained. In hindsight, what hungry did it go without? What were the symptoms? What did or could you do to prevent this in the future? How might your life be different today if you acted differently?
  • What physical activity do you enjoy doing?
  • How do you let go of negative thoughts?
  • What are the ways you remember to take care of yourself when you are in overdrive?
  • Can you identify your boundaries?
  • Describe your best friend.
  • How do you set boundaries?
  • Making a list might help you understand more about what makes you feel good. If you take time to write about and then reflect on you will begin to see patterns which will lend themselves to identifying the best ways to practice self care and feel good.
  • What are your quirks? What makes you unique?
  • How do you get energized?
  • Are you impacted by the following habits?
  • What breaks your routine and supports your creativity?
  • Is there something you’re working on to show self love?
  • What is your favorite hobby?
  • What do your days look like? Really. What are your routines? As long as writing it down can’t hurt, and offers insight into practices that work for you, fill ‘er up! What are you doing with your time?
  • What makes you feel successful?
  • Put your phone away for 15 minutes and do something fun.
  • What is your motivation to follow through with this new task in front of you?
  • What do you do for self-soothing?
  • How can you save yourself from burnout?
  • Can you recall a time when someone supported you while you practiced self-care or self-love?
  • How do you occupy yourself when you have time to yourself?
  • What can you do for yourself during a rough day?
  • How do you take timeout of your daily life to care for yourself?
  • What are your favorite activities for reflection?
  • How do you achieve your goals?
  • What are you trying to achieve, and how do you rate your chance to succeed?
  • What makes you feel grounded in your body?
  • What does “being yourself” look like in your daily life?
  • How does religion impact your self care?
  • What fixes are you working toward setting up the way to encourage your own self-care?
  • What makes you feel safe?
  • Do you try to tackle difficult emotions on day one or do you save them for last?
  • What series of changes did you make throughout life to make yourself the person you are now?
  • How do you relax after working hard?
  • How do you encourage yourself when facing a challenging task? How do you find your way?
  • What do you do to take care of yourself first, when you’re overwhelmed?
  • Why are you describing a view as “full”? Are there fish swimming beneath you? Are there clouds in the sky above you?
  • What do you need to take care of yourself?
  • What makes you feel relaxed?
  • Write down 5 ways you love yourself. Talk back to yourself.
  • What is your recovery necklace?
  • Why is this difficult for you?
  • What are you looking forward to?
  • How do you take care of yourself?
  • What makes you feel at peace with the world?
  • What are your personal beliefs of what makes a good life?
  • Now review your answers for anything that you haven’t been doing and add them to your schedule..
  • Imagine a day of pampering and relaxation for yourself. Who would care for you? What would you do? Where would you do it? How would you feel when you get there?
  • How do you find relieve stress?
  • How do you anger yourself?
  • How do you take care of yourself?
  • How do you feel about the idea of taking care of yourself?
  • What role does mental health play in your self care?
  • What makes you feel strong?
  • Write about a time you handled a situation differently than usual, and how your self-care impacted your mood or well-being?
  • What makes you feel powerful?
  • What do you have a liking for, that others may see as an odd or strange preference?
  • What do you like to do for yourself? How do you make time for your favorite things?
  • How important is it for you to be liked or to please other people?
  • Write the things you need to do over the next few weeks. Now rank them by importance. Are there any patterns to your actions?
  • What are your routines?
  • What makes you feel attractive?
  • What or who are you waiting for?
  • How do you teach someone else you love to care for themselves?
  • Who supports you?
  • Who do you celebrate big achievements with?
  • Practice random acts of kindness.
  • What feels good about yourself?
  • If money were no object, what would you spend it on for yourself?
  • How do you treat those you love?
  • What makes your heart beat faster?
  • What do you think of when giving yourself self care?
  • When and why are you productive?
  • What do you drink/smoke/workout/meditate to?
  • What really gets your creative juices flowing?
  • How do you celebrate when you overcome a fear?
  • How does self-care help you maintain your health?
  • What makes you feel good about yourself?
  • What comforts or distracts you when stressed?
  • What was the mood or environment where you felt really included?
  • What makes a day awesome?
  • Describe the best “me-time” you’ve ever had.
  • What are you doing to preserve your energy?
  • What is the secret to your success?
  • What one thing can you do to help your mental health today, even if you don’t feel like it?
  • When are you in your element? When are you lost?
  • Do you have a daily self care ritual?
  • How do you encourage yourself when you are feeling down?
  • How do you acknowledge your self care once a week?
  • Is there anything that you usually put on the back burner or do less frequently than you want? What would happen if you were to actually schedule time to do it a few more times this week/month?
  • How do you have a good day?
  • What is one thing you wish you did better?
  • What helps you to step back as an introvert and process the situation?
  • How do you ground yourself?
  • How do you nurture yourself and you alone?
  • When others doubt your abilities, how do you motivate yourself?
  • What’s your inner voice like?
  • How do you remind yourself you’re human and not only capable but deserving?
  • What do you enjoy exploring, learning, researching, or creating? What blogs, websites, or social media do you enjoy reading?
  • When did you last confront a situation that challenged you?
  • Are there any self care related websites, blogs, or YouTube channels that you highly recommend?
  • Why do you think it’s important to care for yourself?
  • How do you build up new skills or learn a new craft?
  • What does being prepared look like to you?
  • How do you listen to your body? When do you ignore it?
  • When did you last do something kind for someone else?
  • Have you ever forgotten to take care of yourself? How did that make you feel?
  • After you’ve written about how you take care of yourself, pick one of the five and explore it further. Really explore it. Meditation is a great way to help your mind and body be more still than usual, so make sure to try your hand at meditation after you’ve explored impermanence, if you’re lucky enough to choose this. That way, you can learn from your writing about how you take care of yourself as well as honing your mind and developing focus.
  • What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  • What is your favorite inspirational quote?
  • What have you learned from self-care?
  • Who do you listen to?
  • What qualities do you love in yourself?
  • How do you reward yourself?
  • What are your favorite rituals for breaking up your daily routine?
  • How do you reward yourself when you try something new?
  • What would you like to see changed?
  • What supports you?
  • What self-care helps you feel better?
  • What are the worst ways you find yourself treating yourself?
  • Where do you like to go to feel inspired?
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • What do you do to make yourself feel good?
  • What inspires it ?
  • When was the last time that you were there for someone else?
  • What is your “happy place”?
  • What does home mean to you?
  • How do you best show you care about someone else?
  • What do you enjoy doing solo right now?
  • How do you prepare yourself for failure?
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  • When was the last time you did something for the first time?
  • What activities help you create?
  • What’s your favorite thing for self care?
  • Are there any special rituals to getting ready in the morning?
  • Where do you most like to spend your free time?
  • Where’s your tribe? How do you express and foster authentic connection around you? Pick someone this week to go out of your way to connect with.
  • What has been most rewarding of late?
  • What do you mentally do for yourself? What action?
  • What makes you feel loved?
  • What are you looking to focus on this year?
  • What are the daily rituals that help you?
  • What motivates and inspires you?
  • What helps calm your mind or relax your body?
  • What are some smart ways to relax?
  • What makes you proud of yourself?
  • Are you good at spending quality time with yourself?
  • What do you want to be your life mantra?
  • How do you make time for self-care?
  • How does taking care of yourself help you be a better parent?
  • How do you stand up for yourself?
  • What would it mean to you if you could say no when someone wants you to do something?
  • What makes you feel accomplished?
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  • What do you do when you’re tired, frustrated, and feeling unproductive?
  • What best describes your stress level?
  • What things make every day worth getting up for?
  • If you were creative, in what ways might you express how to take care of yourself?
  • What kind of self care is being neglected in your life right now?
  • If you could try anything right now, what would be the most interesting thing you could think of trying?
  • What would a fairytale ending for you look like? Using the list above, fill in some of the spaces.
  • How supportive are you to those you interact with?
  • What reminds you of your good qualities?
  • What do you like about your body?
  • What are you aware of right now?
  • What is the best way to remedy a bad mood?
  • After you answer these prompts and write down your thoughts, you can fold your paper horizontally and vertically. Cut horizontally tearing from the top to the bottom. Open the folded page, and glue the short sides of the sheet together. Treat each page as a self care package to be mailed to others. After folding the page and gluing the sides together, draw little squiggly patterns to create a visual aid for the recipient of your letter. If you have concerns about someone opening the letters you send them, you can seal your letter with wax instead. Instructions on how to create self-care letters are also covered in my leisure section .
  • What allows you to be more productive?
  • What makes you feel sexy?
  • How do you encourage yourself when you feel that you drop the ball?
  • Do you have any tips for starting a journal?
  • What helps you go to sleep at night?
  • What do you do to help other people de-stress?
  • What do you do when you are bored?
  • Would others approve and expect you to take care of yourself the way you are right now?
  • I would love to have you share these prompts in the comments below.
  • What helps you realize that love is unconditional?
  • What pets do you have and how do you take care of them?
  • What have you done recently for you?
  • What makes you think clearly?
  • What are you trying to allow in your life right now?
  • What are some ways you exercise your creativity?
  • What makes you feel anxious?
  • How do you treat yourself after you fail?
  • What does it take for you to be happy?
  • What are your “work” plans for the weekend?
  • What motivates you to take care of your own needs first when you are overscheduled or feeling unappreciated?
  • What would help you connect with yourself?
  • What is your self care ritual?
  • What does self care look like to you?
  • What makes you feel understood?
  • How can you get yourself to focus?
  • When do you treat yourself, whether that be a reward for a job well done, or self care?
  • How do you help yourself get through difficult circumstances?
  • How does your sense of self affect your self care?
  • How do you do something for you?
  • What are you doing right now to be kind to yourself?
  • How do you like to celebrate your victories?
  • What’s the best advice you ever received?
  • What helps you feel connected to others?
  • What are you waiting for?
  • How do you manage physical or mental pain? Has it ever caused you trouble in your life?
  • What do you love about yourself?
  • What makes you calm when you feel stressed?
  • How do you give yourself a mental break?
  • What do you need to do for yourself today?
  • What generates feelings in you that you like to experience?
  • How do you take care of yourself when you aren’t feeling your best?
  • How do you make yourself feel at home?
  • When you faced a challenge that you struggled with, how did you overcome or handle it?
  • What things do you do when you feel like you’re losing sight of your purpose?
  • What are you happy about?
  • What can you do right now to show yourself you love yourself?
  • What do you do to decompress?
  • How do you soothe yourself after a stressful situation?
  • What do you do to keep your mind busy?
  • When do you need alone time?
  • How do you pride yourself in things you’ve accomplished?
  • What do you help others do when they are struggling with self care?
  • What are you doing to live your values?
  • When you traveled, were there any “foreign” foods that you liked?
  • What could you do with a friend?
  • Do you talk about yourself to yourself or others?
  • What outside event refuses to let you relax and be at peace?
  • How do you help yourself when you feel stressed?
  • What do you want to learn?
  • How do you create balance in your life?
  • What activities do you do to help you de-stress?
  • Tell us about a time when you celebrated something about yourself.  Tell us what it was and how you celebrated it.
  • What does self care look like in your life?
  • How are you taking care of yourself in January?
  • What is your map for happiness?
  • What makes you feel at peace?
  • How do you encourage yourself when you feel stuff?
  • What would you do for “me time?”
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  • What do you tell yourself when you push yourself too hard and inevitably suffer?
  • Sometimes, during trying times, people try to give you advice or a distraction. What advice do you wish people would stop giving you?
  • Go concrete. Make a list.
  • How do you handle stress?
  • What gives you hope?
  • Where do you find inspiration?
  • How do you feel about exercising/stretching?
  • What things could you change to make yourself happier?
  • What techniques do you use to decrease anxiety?
  • What is your mantra?
  • How do you encourage yourself when you have a fear?
  • Describe the very best thing you do for yourself.
  • How do you listen to yourself and make sure that you’re making the right choices?
  • What do you do to rejuvenate your inner spirit?
  • What gives you energy and makes you feel powerful?
  • What have you always wanted to try but have never had the chance?
  • What kinds of movement or exercise make you feel good?
  • How do you handle challenges?
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • What pushes your buttons and makes you angry?
  • What are the hardest choices you make to take care of yourself?
  • How do you encourage yourself when you feel frustrated?
  • When was the last time you practiced something for purely the joy of it?
  • . What makes you feel comfortable?
  • 7. Nurturing
  • Where do you find inspiration?
  • When do you feel most capable as a parent, sibling, spouse, etc.?
  • What do you do to relax? What helps you get a good night’s sleep? How do you avoid over-thinking or catastrophizing? How do you know when it’s okay to indulge? How do you step back from a situation that stresses you out? What are you going to try and stick with this month? What will you allow yourself to enjoy each day? What makes you feel loved by other people? How do you show the world who you are?
  • How do you nourish your spirit?
  • How do you support yourself when an important goal needs to be reached?
  • How can you avoid self sabotage or bad behaviors when you are not focusing on yourself?
  • What is important for you to have every day?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What nourishes you right now?
  • How do you cheer someone up?
  • Does self-care mean different things for different people?
  • What grounds you when you are feeling anxious?
  • What makes you feel safe?
  • What do you crave right now?
  • How can you be kinder to yourself?
  • Self care is your responsibility. Nobody else can nourish your body, mind, soul, and spirit except you.
  • What makes you feel really alive? What makes you feel…
  • I will carry you like a radio tune,
  • What have you done to look after yourself?
  • What do you do to help your body recover after overdoing it?
  • If you could get rid of one emotion, what would it be?
  • What do you do to keep yourself motivated in stressful situations?
  • Is there a certain song that instantly makes you feel good or positive?
  • What are your plans for the future?
  • How do you encourage yourself when struggling with a new task?
  • What are some self care actions you engage in when you need to pick me up?
  • How do you engage in self care in a physically challenging or difficult situation?
  • What kind of foods do you love, and why? These are just a few excellent writing prompts about self care to write about. Other prompts include sharing why you’re proud of the things you’ve accomplished, describing your definition of happiness, sharing your plans on how to take care of yourself, or talking about your favorite things you did during the year. After you’ve written a draft, go back and revise. Once you’re completely happy with the piece, give it to someone you trust, like your favorite family member or teacher. This responsibility will give you confidence, pose new challenges to you, and teach you more about writing. If you have any writing prompts about self care to add, please send them in by commenting below!
  • What hobbies do you have that make you feel more well balanced when you are having a bad day?
  • What makes you whole?
  • What is your favorite coping mechanism?
  • What helps you get back on track if you have been off track?
  • How do you handle anxiety?
  • Why did you choose that?
  • What helps you let go of negative emotions?
  • How do you deal with doubt and failure?
  • What do you do when you need space?
  • How do you take care of yourself when you’re sick or achy or stressed?
  • What do you wish that you started doing when you were younger?
  • Are you a risk taker?
  • How do you create a supportive network of people?
  • How do you feel about your life right now?
  • What habits do you want to change?
  • What do you do to unwind at the end of the day?
  • When do you feel the best?
  • How do you calm the nerves you may have about a new situation?
  • What kinds of things do you normally do to take care of yourself?
  • How do you remind yourself that you are strong?
  • Do you like to talk, or do you like to keep your thoughts to yourself?
  • What makes you feel confident?
  • Why is that important to you?
  • How much sleep do you usually get?
  • What have you learned so far from failure that you can teach others?
  • What makes a problem easier to solve?
  • How do you support others?
  • What do you do without judgement?
  • If today were the last day of your life—what would you do? Why?
  • If it was your last day on earth, how would you spend your day?
  • How do you feel when you take a break?
  • What helps you to stay the course?
  • What kind of experiences does self care inform?
  • What do you look to for consolation if something bad happens?
  • What gets you out of bed when you are exhausted?
  • What could you do, today, to make yourself feel more accomplished?
  • What free activity do you enjoy?
  • What activity do you enjoy doing by yourself?
  • What do you do to give yourself a sense of control?
  • What ways have you been able to take care of yourself when you are in pain?
  • What makes a day in your life fulfilling and complete?
  • How do you make a difficult task less overwhelming?
  • What treats do you love? Bananas are nice.
  • What crybaby things do you let happen to yourself?
  • Is there anyone you wish gives you a pep talk? Write it!
  • Who do you ask for advice whenever you’re feeling down?
  • What are you doing to keep yourself healthy now?
  • What is hard for you right now?
  • How do you take time to “play” when you are feeling overwhelmed?
  • How does gratitude affect your attitude?
  • What do you do when you have bad energy flowing through your body?
  • What makes you feel brave?
  • What is draining your energy just now?
  • What could you tell your past self?
  • How do you deal with stress?
  • What makes you happy?
  • How do you pamper yourself?
  • How do you care for yourself when you’re sick?
  • How do you maintain a positive mood?
  • How do you manage overwhelming situations?
  • How can you empower yourself right now?
  • How much are you taking care of yourself on a daily basis?
  • Why do you think it’s hard to make time for self-care?
  • When did you last get enough sleep?
  • What things throughout the day make you happy?
  • What is your favorite way to relax?
  • How do you make the voices that tear you down smaller?
  • What is something you need to do for your spiritual peace?
  • What gives you energy?
  • What helps you focus better?
  • What is your secret to remaining positive when things are hard?
  • How do you get through the day?
  • Which quotes or
  • What is your favorite soothing activity?
  • What kinds of boundaries do you need to be happy and healthy?
  • Who in your life helps you? How?
  • How do you take care of yourself?
  • Ask your friends and family about themselves! You may realize you have similar ideas on what makes you feel good. You can even write short dialogue between two characters who face some conflict. What does each character say to the other? Now answer that question with the other character responding!
  • How do you savour your experiences?
  • What turns you off or on?
  • What is your power animal?
  • What do your friends and family think of your creative work?
  • How could you start caring for yourself better?
  • How do you want to spend your time today?
  • What things do you do when you need to take care of yourself?
  • Try to reach out and let yourself rest for the few minutes it requires. Allow yourself to apologize for holding onto a job that has nothing for you in the long run. Let both your body and your mind rest for a moment and reconnect with what you love and what gives you purpose in the world.  Take a moment to connect with the positive way you have used healthcare professionals in the past to support you. Allow yourself to realize that you are certainly more the healthcare professional that you have ever been patient to a Clinician.  Realize that you do have knowledge about your health from your own experience, and go from being a patient to an active participant in your healthcare.  Your choice, your control. Just come and be here now with me and let go of worrying, stress and anxiety. Let all of this tension leave you in the embrace of my loving arms. Today we will rest and feel amazing.  How are you taking care of yourself ?
  • When do you feel tight or irritable?
  • How do you deal with stress?
  • How do you become quieter?
  • What makes you feel proud from the inside out?
  • If you had one day left on earth, what would you do?
  • What ingredient, when incorporated into a dish, makes you certain someone made a sincere effort?
  • What motivates you to accomplish goals?
  • What do you find relaxing?
  • What ruts have you fallen into?
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  • How do you encourage yourself when facing difficulty?
  • How can you take better care of yourself and others around you?
  • How do you fuel yourself with love?
  • What do you like to do for pleasure?
  • What are your strengths and how do you make best use of them?
  • If you could give yourself your own motivation, what would you say?
  • If you were being kind to a friend that was struggling with self care, what words would you use to talk to them? How might you help?
  • Who do you trust to give you an honest opinion?
  • What small time commitment do you do to feel better?
  • What are you storing up for yourself?
  • Who takes care of you?
  • Who are your informal on-line or “real life” supporters?
  • Go somewhere that is quiet and write a 5-page letter to yourself. Go into as much detail as possible about what you are going to do in your life and profession.
  • Are you ever hard on yourself? How do you cope with that?
  • What makes you feel better in times of crisis?
  • What do you do when you’re feeling stressed?
  • What do you believe in enough to defend it?
  • When did you last tell someone, “I love you,” and truly mean it?
  • How do you laugh at yourself?
  • What is the number one motivator for you?
  • Come back on Sunday to when it’s time for self-love .
  • Can you let go of the past and move forward?
  • How do you act when you feel bad?
  • How do you soothe yourself when you’re tired?
  • What do you value most in yourself?
  • What do you dream about accomplishing?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What do you do when you feel anxious?
  • What gives you energy?
  • What do you do after a difficult day?
  • What do you do while waiting for something?
  • Who would you always call when you need help?
  • What do you do when you need a boost of energy?
  • When do you re-evaluate your goals?
  • Limit social media time to just a few hours each day?
  • What helps you develop emotional resilience?
  • How often do you forgive yourself or others?
  • What do you do to prevent burnout/self care rituals in your life? What do you do to prevent burnout/self care rituals in your life? How do you incorporate self care behaviors for those with mental illness?
  • Describe your ideal self.
  • What gives you a sense of purpose?
  • How do you feel about yourself right now?
  • Where do you find support for yourself?
  • How do you take care of yourself?
  • Is there a skill you’d like to cultivate?
  • How do you feel about the current state of your mind, body, and spirit?
  • What do you do every day to take care of yourself?
  • What do you do when you feel like you can “do anything?”
  • What do you need more of in your life?
  • What would your ideal morning be like?
  • What do you feel is important to you?
  • What tradition do you have? If you don’t have one, why not?
  • How do you fuel yourself? What type of food perks you up–if you care about yourself, you better fuel yourself.
  • What furthers your ability to complete the work/task/project/activity at hand?
  • What physical self care ritual do you practice?
  • What is really fantastic about you?
  • What are some healthy habits you have that make you feel confident?
  • What do you do to build trust that your efforts will pay off?
  • What gives you energy? When are you most energetic?
  • What behavior do you notice for others in your real life that you need to try?
  • What are you doing right now that makes you feel confident?
  • When you have a feeling that you are putting off something, set a time to do it and be one of your own best friends to get it done.
  • What makes you feel powerful?
  • How do you reward yourself for a job well done?
  • How do you manage stress?
  • What are your preferred rituals?
  • What are you doing to show yourself you care?
  • How do you balance productivity and healthy procrastination?
  • What things have you bought of late that really made you feel good?
  • What does your home environment look like? What things do you have in your surroundings/space that please you? What colours do you use? Is your home tidy, clean or messy?
  • What makes you re-charge?
  • What have you been practicing lately that you feel strongly about?
  • Write about the idea of home as a pocket universe of your liking.
  • When are your most productive hours?
  • How can you better support yourself to achieve your goals?
  • What did you love doing or experiencing as a child?
  • How can you talk to yourself like your own best friend?
  • How do you do small acts of kindness to show yourself you care?
  • How do you encourage yourself when facing a challenge?
  • You do not have to write a novel of page long response for any of these. Just spend ten minutes, or even five, stating out loud whatever comes to mind.
  • What inspires you?
  • What is something you do that “guy-ifies” you?
  • What are you doing to avoid judgment?
  • What advice would you give to a younger you? What advice do you give a younger you?
  • What do you do to empower yourself?
  • Do you have a secret collection?
  • How do you make space for self care in your life?
  • What doesn’t do well?
  • What method or ritual do you want to adopt to improve your self care?
  • What helps you be happy enough to be creative?
  • Who do you practice self care for, and how do you do it?
  • How do you get through your most stressful days?
  • What makes you feel comfortable?
  • How do you encourage yourself when trying something really new?
  • When you’re doing something like meditating, what do you do to make it easier?
  • If you are sitting around self-pitying, how do you snap out of it?
  • Do you believe in past lives?
  • What does relaxation mean to you?
  • What is an accomplishment you are proud of, but don’t get enough credit for?
  • When or where do you feel the most focused?
  • What are five ways you have nurtured yourself today?
  • How do the other people in your life inspire you?
  • What was your favorite childhood book?
  • What do you need to hear from yourself to feel better?
  • What item do you splurge on for yourself?
  • How do you encourage yourself when something goes wrong?
  • How do you pretend to be brave?
  • How do you untangle or manage stress, emotional roadblocks or tough emotional situations?
  • How do you recharge your batteries when you need one two?
  • What ritual do you have that keeps you motivated?
  • What are you proud of right now?
  • Who is someone you admire as a positive role-model?
  • What’s on your mind that you want to let go of right now?
  • What do you want to accomplish this week/month/year?
  • Where in your day do you get to be in control?
  • Which friends make you feel good about yourself?
  • What tasks do you set yourself that you actually enjoy making time for?
  • What hobbies do you enjoy?
  • How do you help support other people?
  • What would you tell yourself if you saw a younger version of you?
  • How do you encourage yourself when feeling down?
  • What are you thankful for?
  • How do you practice self care on a day to day basis?
  • What do you do when you’re stressed and struggling?
  • Would it be good for you to do something?
  • What do you do to switch off?
  • What do you like doing alone?
  • What food or beverages make you feel relaxed?
  • How do you acknowledge your limits?
  • What are you proud of?
  • How do you encourage yourself when faced with challenges?
  • How can you reach out to others in your life right now?
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  • How do you mark the end of a busy day?
  • Are you a structured person? If yes, tell us about it. If no, tell us about it.
  • What do you need from yourself in order to feel strong?
  • What is something you love about yourself?
  • Who do you think is a good role model right now?
  • How do you connect with your physical body and your soul?
  • What is your favorite healthy habit?
  • What part of you do you want to build up right now?
  • Who in your life is always there for you?
  • What makes you feel like you’ve been successful?
  • What have you done for yourself today to improve your situation?
  • Self care is about remembering to take care of yourself when overwhelmed and stressed.  It’s about creating space for play and fun when life gets crazy.  It’s about lending your support to others, by helping them to be real about caring for themselves.  Get out the crayons and be free to color!
  • How do you distract yourself from something scary?
  • Which monuments do you visit when you are lost?
  • What do people typically contribute to your self esteem?
  • How can you focus more of your time and energy on the things you love?
  • ” You can heal from anything if you find what you love and let it lead you.” – Roya Arab
  • What do you place a high value on?
  • How do you tell yourself that you are a good person?
  • Talk about how you nurture and care for yourself.
  • What are you interested in learning more about?
  • How do you defend yourself from negative self-talk?
  • What makes you feel proud of yourself?
  • Do you have a creative side? Many readers have been spending time writing and completing the Daily Creative Writing Prompts. Well done!
  • What do you do for yourself when you are feeling upset?
  • Why are you reading this?
  • What do you help yourself with when you are feeling anxious or stressed?
  • Where do you need to see more self care in your life right now?
  • When did you feel the most loved or cared for?
  • What does your ideal self look like?
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  • What do you spend too little time on? What could you spend more time on?
  • What advice do you wish that you would have had as a young person?
  • How have you supported your friends and family?
  • What helps you with motivation?
  • How often do you journal? And are you doing it self-care wise?
  • What is the longest you have gone without spending time with a friend? What happened to you as you got deeper and deeper in the non-social zone? What was it about when you got more social that finally made you push through your loneliness?
  • Why are positive affirmations effective?
  • What helps you get through rough spots?
  • What helps you relax?
  • When do you stop giving to others and take care of yourself ?
  • What gives you anxiety?
  • If you were to build a dream world around you, what would it include?
  • What gives you energy?
  • What’s your go-to mood elevator?
  • What gives you energy?
  • When are you most productive?
  • What is your self care strategy?
  • What makes your heart wide open?
  • How do you decide to take care of yourself?
  • What kinds of things do you do to help your emotional well-being?
  • How do you stop negative thinking about yourself?
  • What is the hardest part about getting yourself to take care of yourself?
  • How do you feel when you put on pajamas?
  • How do you tell yourself it will be okay?
  • What do you do to keep hope when you have little to no hope?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What makes you feel more alive?
  • What makes you feel humble?
  • How do you stay organized?
  • What is something you do regularly that helps you feel good enough?
  • If you could have an automatic better-than-average day, what would it include?
  • What’s an area of self care that you’re not so good at yet?
  • What would you do for an hour if you had no responsibilities?
  • How do you remind yourself of your values?
  • When do you feel centered?
  • What can you do now for your health?
  • What have you been avoiding doing? Think through it without answering. If you want to know more you can leave a question in the post comments.
  • What do you do to balance yourself?
  • Where do you gain your greatest sense of purpose?
  • What makes you feel special?
  • What’s an activity you like to do alone?
  • How do you encourage yourself when something gets tough?
  • Writing about the things that give you energy or calm or feel safe helps you develop a list of choices for your self care. Once you have that list, you can pick and choose where to begin. Slow down and check in with yourself. Show yourself some love at the beginning of every week and you will develop a habit.
  • When you’re feeling overwhelmed, what do you do?
  • What are some things that work very well for you, that maybe you don’t think about sometimes?
  • What rituals do you have for taking care of yourself?
  • What are you doing everyday to take care of yourself?
  • How do you encourage others when trying something new?
  • When do you know you’ve pushed yourself too far?
  • What makes you want to dance?
  • How do you encourage yourself when something doesn’t work out?
  • When do you feel your best?
  • What could you do today to improve your mood?
  • What is worth being persistent for?
  • Look around and describe how you feel.
  • What makes you feel cared for?
  • ART PROMPTS
  • Explain the first time you learned a profound life lesson.
  • What brightens your day?
  • Name five things you are grateful for about your body.
  • Does hard work come easily to you? If yes, what do you do that others don’t know about? If not,what do you do to encourage yourself when it is difficult?
  • What helps you dig back into a creative project?
  • How do you handle small problems?
  • As you see, these prompts are very simple and general. That’s okay! That is the idea actually. There shouldn’t be pressure because you are generating an answer for yourself.
  • How do you reward yourself?
  • How do you treat yourself well?
  • How do you get grounded when you’re stressed? What is grounding for you?
  • If you are writing for your first time or have writers block, write down all the things you do to show yourself love. Writing down these small acts of self care, fighting with yourself, talking back, listening to a bit of music, doing the washing or cleaning, getting away, relaxing in a bath or taking a quiet walk. Then next time you feel yourself reaching for any addictive behavior, remind yourself that you have a lot you have to be grateful for and give yourself permission to do just one of the acts to remind yourself that you do care for yourself.
  • When was the last time you laughed until your inner child showed up?
  • What self care do you practice every day? Do you…
  • What activities have you successfully stuck to?
  • Who is an idea bank who gives you good ideas?
  • What about yourself makes you the most excited?
  • What makes you smile that might make someone else smile?
  • What experiences have you had that remind you of who you are?
  • How do you encourage yourself when things get too difficult?
  • What can you do so you won’t get derailed in your recovery?
  • How do you feel entering into and leaving new areas?
  • How do you encourage yourself when you’ve failed?
  • What do you think defines a healthy self-love practice?
  • Do you have a “current resolution” that you’re supporting or working towards?
  • What do you do to put yourself in a good state of mind and to feel prepared?
  • What can you do to help yourself when you’re not feeling well?
  • What helps you unconditionally give and receive comfort?
  • What helps you relax at the end of the day?
  • How do you show yourself support?
  • What does worthiness look like to you?
  • What makes you feel peaceful or content?
  • What should be the first thing you accomplish today? How?
  • How do you make yourself proud?
  • Who or what helps you to appreciate your own body?
  • Do you have days when you just don’t feel like doing anything?
  • What do you do to pamper yourself?
  • What aspects of your life are you most proud of having taken care of?
  • What positive self-talk do you have?
  • How do you feel about self care? Share below!
  • When was a time when all of your positive traits truly came together to bring you a sense of satisfaction and personal triumph?
  • What simple self care rituals help you to feel “settled” or “at home” at home?
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  • I hope you can use these prompts to refocus on self care this month. And now to back up and focus on self care on May 23rd, the official National Self Care Day!
  • How do you encourage yourself when revisiting something you’ve been struggling to do?
  • Make a list of goals for your birthday next year.
  • The Making Friends With My Mind method also has writing prompts to which you can choose to respond. Many of my clients find that typing the writing prompts in a Microsoft Word document makes it easier to type their responses. If you have trouble finishing a response, try finishing it by writing some thoughts on a notecard and taping it to a blank wall or board to keep you focused and inspired. Train your mind to focus on the positive and it will bring you more peace, prosperity and happiness.
  • What helps you when you want to give in and quit something?
  • How do you celebrate yourself?
  • When do you like to listen to music?
  • What preoccupies your mind as you prepare to go to sleep?
  • What do you need to do better?
  • Have you ever had a time where you thought habit would fail you but you persevered?
  • What gives you confidence?
  • What are you looking forward to? If your priorities are out of line, make a plan to bring them into balance in the coming week.
  • Exercise
  • What was the last time you skydived? Write about it.
  • How do you encourage yourself when facing troubles?
  • When someone else is struggling what do you do to support them?
  • What gives you a sense of satisfaction?
  • How do you remind yourself that you are a human being?
  • What do you do when you need rest and recovery?
  • How do you feel most engaged with your child/children?
  • What helps you be a healthy and positive role model for a child?
  • Do you believe you can make the world a better place? Do you believe the world is good or bad?
  • What do you think is beautiful?
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  • Describe who you are at your best.
  • Peace and encouragement, Sarah
  • What gives you pleasure? Why?
  • When are you at your best? What are you doing?
  • Do you care for others? How do you do it?
  • Why is self care important?
  • How do you encourage yourself when working towards a goal?
  • What inspired you today?
  • What helps you do little acts of kindness?
  • What do you do to make yourself laugh?
  • What makes your day better?
  • What helps your heart feel loved?
  • When do you feel confident?
  • What do you do when you realize that you are in need of some self care?
  • What do you do to encourage happiness and optimism in your life?
  • How do you encourage yourself when not succeeding at something?
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  • What is one thing you do all day, everyday?
  • Reading Prompts for Self Care
  • What chore make you happy to do?
  • Tell the story of how you invented a favorite dish.
  • When/why did it become important to you to take care of yourself?
  • How do you take care of your body?
  • How do you promote your own work, especially as a writer?
  • What gives you joy?
  • What are the benefits of reading to yourself or others?
  • When do you go slow? When do you go fast?
  • What does inner peace feel and look like to you?
  • How would your best friend describe you?
  • How do you take care of yourself when you’re not feeling well?
  • What can you do for a trusted friend who needs a boost?
  • What things do you do that make you feel successful and confident?
  • How can you care for yourself during long or stressful days?
  • I’d love to hear your answers! Feel free to comment below.
  • What do you do when you’re alone?
  • How are you?
  • What activities did you do when you were little that helped you to grow?
  • What helps you calm your nerves when anxious about a situation?
  • Keep your answers and what inspires each one handy. Take a moment to read them when you’re having a hard day or need an answer to making a big choice.
  • What exercise do you enjoy?
  • What are some self care rituals that help you feel better?
  • How do you know when you have succeeded?
  • Why do you courageously face fears in your life?
  • Can you have a conversation with yourself from your own perspective?
  • What do you need in order to concentrate intensely?
  • What do you do for yourself that makes you feel accomplished?
  • How do you confront fear?
  • What gives you the energy and desire to be your best you, regardless of the struggles you are going through?
  • What gives you focus?
  • Does it feel like you’re doing enough to take care of yourself? If not, what else do you want to do?
  • What makes you feel creative?
  • How do you remind yourself to be thoughtful?
  • When you are sad, what do you do about it?
  • How do you manage to find the energy to sustain everyday? What do you do to replenish the energy and coping techniques you need?
  • What helps you feel more positive?
  • When at work, how do you encourage yourself to get that big task done?
  • How do you feel about yourself today?
  • Feel free to explore the things that make you feel good, competent and in control. Choose ones that key into the sense that you understand yourself as a creative human being because these are the things that can be applied to take care of your creative inroads of self and soul. Just like how you wear clothing as part of your identity, the same thing can be applied to your creative self. So, identify, start and grow your repertoire of felt senses, intentional actions and the self-knowledge of mindful living for your creative self. Then apply these acts of awareness that connect to your felt sense as a creative human, to help your creative inroads of self and soul as if they were clothing, too. It’s a way to intentionally be clothed for yourself and your imagination in ways that allow for further discovery into who you are and what your creative self wants. You know the episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “The Zeppo?” It is a terrific example of how one perseveres
  • Would you recognize you were being abusive towards yourself?
  • What do you do for pleasure?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • Describe a time you had time to yourself without distraction. How did you feel?
  • Who loves you unconditionally?
  • When do you give yourself credit?
  • How do you encourage yourself when something is difficult?
  • Do you have any hardships or difficulties that always seem to come up in your life? If so, how do you address those situations and challenges?
  • What are things you do to celebrate your strengths?
  • What types of consequences cause you to learn from your mistakes?
  • What is something you feel proud of accomplishing?
  • When do you feel safe?
  • What do you always tell yourself at the beginning of a project?
  • What do you remember about learning to walk and balance?
  • What do you do for yourself that makes you feel better?
  • What do you give yourself permission to let go of right now?
  • Have you ever felt like giving up?
  • What makes you feel special?
  • What are some of your simple pleasures?
  • Is there someone you can’t stop comparing with?
  • What are you trying to achieve?
  • What makes you feel productive?
  • What helps you be more open and accepting of who you are?
  • What is your favorite sensory activity?
  • How do you take care of yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed?
  • What do you like about yourself?
  • What helps you to process after a rough time in life? Writing is one form of self care that allows for the release of deep-down emotions, whether positive or negative. By accepting whatever feelings come along with a prompt, the writer is more likely to develop more awareness of those feelings, which in turn encourages the teaching process within one’s subconscious, as well as an increased comfort with certain emotions. This creates a snowball effect that ends with releasing years old fears, worries, doubts, and out-of-control feelings. By varying the frequency of writing, this practice is also great for feeling the grief that time normally grants. Don’t let old memories be buried in time. By periodically allowing for a release of such emotions, the timeline of your life is able to naturally adjust to the most recent memories you’ve had. Tag one of your friends in the comments below who would benefit from this post. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .
  • How do you encourage yourself when feeling hopeless?
  • What are the qualities that you most admire in yourself?
  • What words do you just need to hear before you are good again – from someone else or from you?
  • What is one thing you can do for yourself today?
  • What do you do that makes you feel confident?
  • What admiring qualities do you try to model? What makes you feel confident?
  • How do you make yourself laugh?
  • Where can you go to be alone?
  • What makes you happy? Remembering the days to come.
  • How many activities were you able to do today that you’re grateful for?
  • What do you do to free up just a little more time for yourself?
  • When do you find time to have fun?
  • Do you notice people who put effort into their appearance? How do you react?
  • What helps you feel motivated when you feel low?
  • We hope this list helps you get in touch with your intuitive voice! As always, we write with intention.
  • How do you take a break from life?
  • What do you expect of yourself?
  • What do you do to show others they are loved?
  • How do you decompress after a long day?
  • Where and when do you feel really strong?
  • How would your best friend encourage you?
  • What distracts you?
  • When was the last time you took time for yourself?
  • What are some ways to help yourself be more productive?
  • What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you in the past?
  • How do you shine when you’re at your best?
  • What supports your dreams?
  • What do you do on a rainy day? What about a sunny one? How about a snowy day?
  • If you had the world at your fingertips, what one thing would you do first?
  • What self care activities do you do regularly?
  • How do you encourage others when trying something new?
  • What helps you get out of a bad mood? What could you do for yourself this week that could ensure you are taking care of YOU? Let us know how that works out by sharing your writing prompt in the comments.
  • What gives you energy first thing in the morning?
  • What are your favorite self-care activities that may not be conventional?
  • How do you help others?
  • What helps you see the brighter side of life?
  • What mantra do you repeat to yourself?
  • What is a healthy choice for doing something you don’t want to do?
  • What can you do today to reduce stress?
  • What do you think is important to make you feel less anxious?
  • How important is it to set aside time for yourself?
  • What do you do to remind yourself of your value?
  • What is something a good friend would say to you when you are upset?
  • How do you rejuvenate yourself when you are feeling overwhelmed?
  • What is harder than it looks?
  • What things do you like about your body?
  • How does music affect your soul?
  • How do you comfort yourself when things go wrong?
  • How do you help yourself say ‘no’?
  • What activities help you see things from a new perspective?
  • What support means the most to you?
  • What things have most differently in your life since you started taking better care of yourself?
  • How do you accomplish things that seem insurmountable?
  • What is your favorite compliment someone has given to you?
  • How do you celebrate your accomplishments?
  • On the flip side, what is running through your head despite all of your best efforts?
  • Describe how you feel when you are fully engaged in your life in a way that makes you feel whole, present, productive or balanced.
  • When do you feel the most creative?
  • People tend to be more successful when they talk to someone who is close to them about their fears, insecurities, and concerns, or their goals and reasons for they have a specific plan.
  • What helps you maintain perspective?
  • While you are conducting your search for a therapist, keep in mind that it is normal to feel overwhelmed with the full list of mental health professionals. Contrary to what many people believe, it is possible to make a choice based off of the therapist’s background and experience. Your therapist should have a background that suits your needs. Is he or she experienced with the problems that you are having? Your therapist might not be experienced in what you need, but he or she should at least have experience working with whatever the underlying issues are. This is important because your actions that might be familiar to you might require some guidance and attention from a mental health professional.
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What do you find to be a cure for boredom?
  • How do you encourage yourself when dealing with a life problem?
  • What do you do to show yourself you are loved?
  • What is one thing you’re getting better at?
  • What are some things you enjoy?
  • How important is being around your family to you?
  • How do you take care of yourself when you are angry?
  • What do you do to relax?
  • What is your favorite sensory experience?
  • What do you do for solitude?
  • What is one thing you’ve learned to say no to?
  • How do you bring your bad mood down?
  • What inspires you?
  • When you want to take a break from something difficult, what is your favorite distraction?
  • What things do you appreciate about yourself?
  • What is your favorite scent?
  • What do you do when stuck in a rut?
  • How do you make yourself believe in yourself?
  • How do you get to your “happy place” or place of rest?
  • When do you feel most confident?
  • What do you do for fun?
  • What makes you happy?
  • How do you self care today?
  • What five things make you happy?
  • When did you last laugh out loud? What causes you to laugh?
  • If you could be great at one thing, what would it be?
  • Write down the list of positive qualities that you think best describe you—they may be your personal aptitudes, personality traits, preferred characteristics, etc. Reflect upon each quality and identify your top three that are the most valuable. Describe why.
  • What one positive thought do you choose to believe about yourself, even when it feels like you’re wrong or just not living up to your expectations?
  • Think about something that bothers you. What do you do about it?
  • What appointments do you maintain for self care?
  • How do you nurture yourself when you’re feeling tense?
  • What are you proud of?
  • How do you prime yourself for routine, productivity, and success?
  • What do you love about yourself?
  • What gives you energy?
  • What is something you do in private, that you intend to keep private?
  • What makes you feel inspired?
  • What helps you when you’re depressed?
  • What physical activity do you feel most energized by?
  • Why do you think it’s important to regularly take an entire day to take care of yourself or give yourself a “me day?”
  • What mistakes can you learn from?
  • What likes/dislikes do you prefer about yourself?
  • How do you feel when you consider the limitless possibilities available to you?
  • What are you waiting for that you know would make you happier if it happened?
  • How do you respond when someone says something unhelpful?
  • If you saw yourself on the street now, what would you say to yourself?
  • What role do others have in your self care?
  • What kind of words do you use when talking to yourself or to others?
  • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would?
  • What do you control in your life?
  • When have you done something for yourself that you really enjoyed?
  • What three activities do you love to do on your own?
  • How do you think you can be a good friend to yourself?
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  • What benefits do you get from being positive?
  • What activity makes you feel most truly yourself?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • How do you self-soothe?
  • How often do you perform these acts?
  • What is your favorite time of day?
  • Can you show yourself kindness today?
  • What does a good day look like to you?
  • How do you care for yourself when you are stressed?
  • Will you accept more self care prompts?
  • What activities help wake you up in the morning?
  • How can you make time for self care that is not preventative, but good for today?
  • What actions lately have you needed to apologize for?
  • What are the first five words that pop into your head when you think of a time you felt proud of yourself?
  • Have you made any decisions you weren’t always happy about, but you’re glad you made them?
  • What are some of your proudest accomplishments?
  • If you were to advise your past self, what advice would you give yourself?
  • How do you feel when someone encourages you?
  • What are you currently working on to improve your life?
  • When do you need to take a break from your daily routine to lean on your support system?
  • How do you encourage yourself to power through difficult situations?
  • Which of your senses do you find most calming?
  • How do you treat yourself when you’ve had a long day?
  • How do you encourage yourself when feeling negative thoughts?
  • What are some of your coping skills?
  • What helps you to fall asleep?
  • How do you treat yourself when you’re down?
  • What do you need to do to feel like taking time for you?
  • What are three characteristics that stand out about you?
  • Do you have a favorite character? What do you learn from her?
  • What makes you smile?
  • What makes you feel noticed?
  • How do you soothe yourself when you are sick/exhausted/stressed/overwhelmed?
  • What’s the last quote that speaks to you?
  • Which people and things in your life bring you joy?
  • —– People tend to say things like, “You’ll get through this,” without even thinking about whether or not it is true or helpful. It is easier and perhaps more comforting to tell another person they are going to make it through something than to allow them to work out tough situations alone. It can be hard to be the person receiving encouragement when you not only don’t believe it, but you actually doubt if you can get through it. Unsure of your ability to persevere can cause quite an uncertainty in your goal to reach stability after enduring adversity. Yet you continue to make choices and attempt to re-create new healthy habits. Every time you try and don’t breakthrough to a place of safety and comfort you convince yourself that you interpret what you have previously learned about yourself and it may cloud your goals.
  • If you could only have three items with you, which ones would you choose?
  • Think about the things you do for yourself that make you feel good. For example, do you exercise, meditate, have a relaxing bath or shower, or run a bath with nice smelling oils and salts, read a book, read a book in a particular chair or garden spot, etc.
  • What are some positive things you can say to yourself? What is your greatest fear? How do you make this fear feel more manageable?
  • What strategies help you to prioritize your work versus your social life?
  • How do you relax, especially when you can’t relax?
  • What makes you feel accomplished? What’s a recent goal you accomplished? What made you feel good about it?
  • What helps you restart after a rough day?
  • What do you do for yourself to create a better mind?
  • What do you do for fun that treats your mind and body?
  • What are things you like to do to relax?
  • Do you have a favorite self care ritual? Something simple?
  • Who are your role models for self care?
  • What makes you feel accomplished?
  • Where do you go to be alone?
  • Making Changes
  • What are your fears? What do you do to counteract them? What has to happen in place of your fear happening in order for you to be ok with proceeding with your action? When do you start hearing the negative voice in your head? How do you combat it?
  • Can you say what self-care means to you?
  • How do you relax?
  • How do you increase your confidence?
  • What helps you relax and destress?
  • How do you feel about taking a day off?
  • What song do you relate to most?
  • What do you do or have to help you relax?
  • What helps you to deal with anxiety?
  • We hope that you’ve found these prompts helpful! Do you have any prompts to add to this growing list? Please comment!
  • How do you think you would respond during a crisis?
  • What do you do when you’ve achieved a dream?
  • What is a ritual you have every morning/night?
  • Could you notice the little things that care about you?
  • What do you like about yourself?
  • How do you reward yourself?
  • What is one thing you are working on to give yourself more time/balance in your life?
  • What are you looking forward to?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What do you do to show yourself love?
  • What gives you perspective?
  • What gives you a sense of pleasure or fulfillment?
  • What makes you feel most at home?
  • What is your favourite escape?
  • How do you give yourself time to read?
  • When is it time to call it quits on a project?
  • When was the time you felt good about trying something new?
  • What makes you feel like an amazing writer?
  • What are your limits?
  • How do you encourage yourself when things are tough?
  • Do you make time for yourself or does something always come up, leaving you very little time to take care of yourself regularly?
  • How do your physical surroundings affect you?
  • What’s the  greatest challenge you are facing?
  • What do you feel guilty about?
  • What does it feel like to pause and breathe in your life?
  • How do you avoid feeling anxious?
  • Are you better prepared for self care than you were a year ago?

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