Saturday, December 15, 2018

Journal Prompts to Boost Confidence







The act of writing with pen and paper is a tactile way to identify both difficult and pleasing sensations in our mind, body, and spirit. 

This post will show you ways your written words reveal your inner critic, and transforms those negative messages into incredible confidence building ones. 

Journal writing shows us the level of trust we currently have in our abilities and accomplishments, qualities, perceptions, and actions. It shows us were we still need work.

Grab a journal or notebook and make it a dedicated place where you can express thoughts, feelings, ideas, and dreams in a tangible way. 

Let it rip, uncensored as you share your frustrations, anger, hurt, or confusion, and the writing process will help you find healing and resolution. 

As you read through this blog post, jot down any ideas that resonate with you and pin or bookmark for future reference.







Want to lighten and brighten the image you carry about yourself?

Here's my list of confidence building journal prompts to get you going!


1. Speak to your heart as you write "I love and approve of myself just as I am." Journal about a "yes," "maybe," or "no" reaction to this affirmation. For today, accept your feelings just as they are.

2. In your journal, name one of your assets. Write down everything you think is positive, productive, and powerful about this trait. If you're in the habit of blaming yourself for past mistakes, judging yourself less than, or think you're unlovable, write about doing the best you can.

3. What did you do this week that surprised you? Was it something you wouldn't have attempted doing a year ago? Write about ways doing something new can help you grow.

4. Focus on validating yourself, rather than looking outside yourself for approval. Journal about ways to notice and record efforts you make to change and grow. 

5. Do you doubt your judgment and second guess yourself often? Either way, write about "trust in yourself" now.

Here are 4 affirmations to show you what trust in oneself sounds like. Say them aloud before you journal. Then write one or two affirmations of your own.


Use these affirmations as journal prompt topics


6. Have you made strides or accomplished something you are proud of this week? Write about progress not perfection now.

7. Self-confidence is tied to body image. Body image is tied to health and lifestyle. What steps have you taken to eat better, reduce stress, and exercise? What choices can you make today to clean up your eating or exercise plan? Write about that now.

8. When you maintain an upbeat attitude, it encourages you to feel more confident. Positive energy releases a flood of feel good chemicals into the brain that makes you look and feel like a stronger, more self-assured person. Write about the benefits of positive thinking today.

9. Studies show that the act of physically writing down what you're grateful for helps solidify it in your mind. 

I've found that a gratitude list makes me appreciate the blessings in my life, and is a good place to refer back to when I'm feeling low. It's a good bet it will work for you. Make a bullet list of things you're grateful for right now. Then pin this post for times when your confidence level is low and re-read.


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The only barrier to increased self-confidence is negative messages (lies) you tell yourself about you. 

Why not pick up a copy of the self-care journal, Colors of Joy: A Woman's Guide for Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss? 

It's a 12 week journal program that features color-themed guided journal prompts to boost confidence and make joyful living a priority in your life.


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Wishing you many insights as you journal. Be your own best friend, and affirm you are worthy of the very best life has to offer! 💗

For additional reading on confidence building ideas see:


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Before you go, please comment in the space provided below (If you put links in comments, I won't be able to publish it). 

Share which confidence building tools you already incorporate in your weekly routine or those you want to develop in the coming months. 

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26 comments:

  1. I keep several different journals to keep me going set goals and keep life clear. This is wonderful

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment +Candy. Sounds like you're a journal pro. Way to go! Please visit again and be well.

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  2. Hi Nancy,
    Great post as usual. I truly believe that the mind, body and spirit are so connected. Your affirmation tips are very good and I have to admit that I need to start doing them daily which I haven't been. I have to have a specific time to do them and writer them down so I don't forget. I have found it helpful doing affirmations emotionally and physically. Have a healthy happy and blessed Christmas and New Years!

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    1. Thanks so much Marla for the visit and comment. Yes indeed. M-B-S work together to creative our mood, outlook, and choices. Isn't it great that thinking positively can improve our mindset and decisions? Wishing you a Beautiful Holiday Season and Many Blessings in the New Year.

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  3. This is excellent. I love affirmations and find them so helpful.

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    1. Thanks for your comment and visit +Yoga with Mo. I'm the affirmation queen. LOL.Happy Holiday and Many Blessings in the New Year.

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  4. Love this. I am a journaling advocate. 3 & 5 especially resonated with me as I am always trying something new, and am frequently surprised when my crazy ideas actually succeed. All too often, I second guess my creative ideas, and need to reinforce that I at least need to try. If it fails, then that is success in itself!

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    1. See. You're getting insights just thinking about the journal prompts. Imagine what will happen when you do it. Please let me know what happens. Thanks for the visit +Julie aka The Farm Wife and many blessings in the New Year.

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  5. How bout in the shower? The echo makes saying affirmations meaningful for me. I sound affects me at the cellular level so I don't have to work just be open to learning. May Blessings to you dear friend.

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  6. Writing a journal helps heaps Nancy. Getting intangible thoughts onto paper makes ideas concrete. Big time element in clearing your head.

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    1. I agree with you +Ryan K Biddulph. That's why I journal as often as I can. Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and Many Blessings in the New Year.

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  7. Wonderful ideas, Nancy! We get so caught up in life sometimes that it is good to have reminders like this to be thoughtful and thankful for our selves. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks for the comment and visit Lisa. Wanted to mention I love the quote that appears on your site and here it is for my readers.
      "Colors are the smiles of nature." from Leigh Hunt. Have a wonderful day and be well.

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  8. Hi, I love my journals, I keep a farm book, a garden book and a to do list every day, I really feel that writing things down is important and a great way to express yourself, set your day and plan your goals.

    I liked some of your tips on ways to create positive energy on what you are going to be doing when you step away from the pen and into the doing!

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    1. Thanks +Farmgal for you comments and visit. Happy journal writing and wishing you a great week ahead.

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  9. I find writing so cathartic and whilst I don't write a journal at the moment I have done in the past to great effect.

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    1. Thanks Rosie for your comment about journal writing and visit. Wishing you a sunny day.

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  10. Great post Nancy! Wishing you a happy holiday!

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    1. Always a pleasure to have you pay us a visit. Wishing you a colorful, happy holiday season and many blessings in the new year.

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  11. Thank you for reminders like this! I am totally a pen and paper person and I keep a to-do list everyday.

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    1. Thanks +Veronica Lee. Love the feel of paper and pen too. Always smile when you visit. Have a wonderfully colorful holiday season and many blessings in the new year.

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  12. I LOVE this post. I had already vowed to go back to journaling in 2019. I will keep a gratitude journal which is where I pour out my heart before bed with everything that was right and that I am grateful for that day and a regular journal I just unload daily or every other day. I am going to print the affirmations and add them to both my journals and my planner. Sometimes we can speak so unkindly to ourselves. It is nice to have a reminder that we really are okay and worthy of happiness.

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  13. Thanks +Clearissa Coward. So glad journal writing helps you and appreciate the visit. Have a serene holiday season and many blessing in the New Year.

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  14. Hi Nancy! I need this as I do find journaling difficult. I start and then I stop but these prompts will surely help. I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2019. Looking forward to connecting with you more in the New Year. xx

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  15. Great affirmations and post. Thanks for sharing them. I've got to start focusing on affirmations again- they help

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    1. Hi Judee. Yes, affirmations are helpful! Be well and affirm your goodness, health, happiness, or whatever you want to enhance in your life.

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