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Journaling can be an incredibly powerful tool for self-reflection and self-discovery. Setting aside dedicated time to write and explore your thoughts and feelings allows you to gain valuable insights into what truly nourishes and supports your wellbeing. In this journal post, we offer you fifteen prompts designed to help uncover a personalised and authentic self-care routine that suits you.


1. How are you feeling at the moment?

Take a moment to tune into your emotions, physical sensations, and mental state. How do you currently feel? Are there any areas of your life that feel unbalanced or neglected? Write freely about what arises.

2. What activities make you feel alive and energised?

Recall moments when you felt fully engaged and energised. What types of activities were you doing during those times? Make a list of activities that come to mind and reflect on how you can incorporate them into your self-care routine.

3. What are your passions? Do you have any hobbies?

Identify the activities or hobbies that bring you joy and fulfilment. Describe the activities you love engaging in and how they contribute to your wellbeing. How often do you currently make time for these passions? Can you commit to dedicating more time to them?

4. How would establishing boundaries around your time and energy feel?

Reflect on any areas in your life where you feel your boundaries are crossed or neglected. How does this impact your sense of wellbeing? Journal about different ways you can establish and reinforce your boundaries to prioritise yourself and your needs.

5. What self-care activities are you drawn to?

Consider self-care activities that have resonated with you in the past. What do you enjoy doing when you need to recharge or decompress? Do you like going for long walks while listening to your favourite podcast, practicing yoga, or cooking? Write about these activities and how they make you feel.

6. How do you currently practice self-care?

Reflect on your current self-care practices. Are there specific rituals or routines you have already established? Write about what works well for you and the areas you may want to expand or improve.

7. What self-care practices do you admire in others?

Think about the self-care practices you have observed in others and admire. What aspects of their routines or rituals resonate with you? Write about how you can incorporate these practices into your own self-care routine.

8. How can you incorporate gratitude into your self-care routine?

Gratitude can be a powerful tool for shifting your focus and cultivating contentment. Reflect on how you can integrate gratitude into your daily self-care practice. Write about specific moments or things you are grateful for and how expressing gratitude affects the way you feel. 

9. How does nature impact your wellbeing?

Consider the role nature plays in your overall wellbeing. Do you find solace and rejuvenation in being outdoors? Reflect on how you can incorporate nature into your self-care routine, such as going for hikes, gardening, or simply spending time in green spaces.

10. How does technology affect your wellbeing?

Look at the impact that technology has on your mental and emotional state. Are there any habits or boundaries you can establish to promote a healthier relationship with technology? Journal about the changes you'd like to make and how they can enhance your self-care.

11. How can you prioritise rest and relaxation in your daily life?

Rest and relaxation are crucial for replenishing your energy and maintaining overall wellbeing. Reflect on how you currently prioritise rest and relaxation in your daily life. Write about how you can create intentional moments of rest throughout your day and cultivate a peaceful environment for relaxation.

12. What role does nourishing your body play in your self-care routine?

Consider the connection between nourishing your body and caring for your overall wellbeing. Reflect on the foods you consume and how they make you feel physically and emotionally. Journal about how you can prioritise nourishing your body through balanced and mindful eating.

13. How can you incorporate mindfulness into your self-care routine?

Mindfulness can help cultivate a sense of presence and awareness, promoting a calmer and more centered state of being. Reflect on how you can incorporate mindfulness into your self-care routine, whether through meditation, breath-work, or other mindfulness practices.

14. What self-care rituals can you establish to support your mental health?

Consider the practices that support your mental health and emotional wellbeing. For example, do you have an evening wind down routine to promote better sleep or are their certain things you do throughout your day to keep you feeling energised? Reflect on how you can incorporate these rituals into your self-care routine. Write about the impact they have on your mental and emotional state.

15. How can you bring more joy into your self-care routine?

Reflect on the activities and little things that bring you joy and brighten your mood. Is it taking your dog out for a walk on the beach, or going to your favourite coffee shop to sit and read a book? How can you intentionally infuse more joy into your self-care routine? Write about incorporating these joyful moments into your everyday life. 



Embarking on the journey of discovering a self-care routine that aligns with your needs and values is a transformative process. Through journaling and reflection, you can deepen your understanding of self and create a self-care practice that nourishes and works with your needs. Enjoy this exploration and embrace the power of self-care in your life. Explore our Wellness Gifts and Self-Care Bundles to kick start your self-care journey.