I don’t know about y’all, but I love me some love.
Although I’m an introvert and enjoy being alone, loving, and being loved by others, is sometimes the only thing that keeps me going.
It’s not just me, either. As humans, we crave connection. One of the most powerful emotions that connects us is love.
Love can take many forms. Romantic, platonic, neighborly, and family love are just a few ways love shows up in our lives.
And then of course, there’s self-love.
Love can complicated, too.
Have you ever loved someone who didn’t love you back? Or struggled to feel love for yourself?
I certainly have.
Journaling helps, though. It gives me a safe space to sort out my feelings about this beautiful emotion, as well as gain a greater understanding about love overall.
If you’re interested in inviting more love into your life, consider journaling about it!
The following love journal prompts are some that I have used, and that I know will be powerful for you as well.
30 Love Journal Prompts
- How do you define love?
- When was the first time you remember feeling loved?
- What is your favorite love song and why?
- Write a love letter to your teenaged self.
- Write about a most memorable romantic or platonic loving gesture you’ve experienced.
- How do you show love to others?
- What does unconditional love mean to you?
- Write about a time when you had to let go of someone or something you loved.
- Do you believe in love at first sight? Why or why not?
- What do you love about your personality?
- How do you like to show affection?
- How do you like others to show affection towards you?
- Write about a time when you received unexpected love or kindness from someone.
- Describe your love language.
- Write a short poem about love.
- Who do you reach out to when you need love and support?
- What are your feelings about soulmates? Do you believe in them? Do you have one?
- How do you know when you love someone?
- What is the most romantic place you’ve ever visited?
- Write a love letter to your current self.
- What gets you in a loving mood?
- What do you love about your best friend?
- Do you believe love conquers all? Why or why not?
- Write about a time when you went out of your way to show love to another person.
- What is something you’ve learned about love from a challenging experience?
- Who is the first person you think about when you think about love? Why?
- What fictional depiction of love (book, movie, television show, etc.) inspires you?
- What is an interesting way love has shown up in your life?
- Do you believe there is someone for everyone? Why or why not?
- How can you add more love into your life?
These love journal prompts are just a starting point.
Use them to work through your feelings about love, and you’ll probably end up appreciating and loving yourself even more in the process.