Today we’re giving you some February journal prompts to keep you writing all month long. But I hope these prompts do even more than that.

February is my favorite month. It’s my birthday month. It’s Black History Month. And it’s love month! And for me, part of celebrating love month is celebrating self-love. That’s what I hope these February journal prompts will spark for you.

Because I believe self-care is self-love in action, some of these journaling prompts are designed to help you start and stick to a self-care regimen.

The first prompt asks you to think about how you want to feel this month and how you want the month to feel. You may think that’s the same question, but for me, it’s not. I, for example, want this month to feel like a celebration. But as for how I want to feel — I want to feel confident. When my birthday rolls around I don’t want to feel insecure about aging or feel down about things I haven’t accomplished yet.

Several of the prompts ask you to think through your goals. And I urge you to consider your response to the first prompt as you’re setting your goals. Also, don’t set too many goals! I always encourage the women of the See Jane Write Collective to set no more than three goals — one writing goal, one wellness goal, and one goal related to another area of your life that needs attention.

My writing goal, for example, is to write 50 pages for my new book. But because I want this month to feel like a celebration, I’m also going to do one thing each day to celebrate life!

Happy journaling!

28 February Journal Prompts

With a journal prompt for each day, I hope these ideas will inspire you to be consistent with your journaling practice. And yes, this is an act of self-love and self-care too!

  1. How do you want this month to feel and how do you want to feel? Why?
  2. What goals did you accomplish last month and what helped you achieve them?
  3. What goals did you not achieve last month and what stood in your way?
  4. How will you approach this month differently?
  5. Are there any goals you’ve set for the quarter or the year that you need to reassess?
  6. What are your goals for February?
  7. How can you practice more self-compassion this month and beyond?
  8. How do you define self-care? Describe your perfect self-care regimen.
  9. Why are writing and journaling important to you?
  10. If I didn’t have to do it perfectly, I would…
  11. Make a list of small ways you could celebrate yourself each day.
  12. What are your top 5 values and how can you live out those values this month and beyond?
  13. Who are the most important women in your life? What can you do this month and beyond to honor them?
  14. What can you do this month and beyond to honor yourself?
  15. I am my most authentic self when…
  16. For 3 pages, write whatever comes to mind.
  17. Make a list of 10 ideas.
  18. Write a love letter to your favorite body part.
  19. Write a note of gratitude to your least favorite body part.
  20. I am more than my body because…
  21. What have you done that would make your 11-year-old self proud?
  22. Write a letter to your younger self.
  23. Write a letter from your future self.
  24. I am grateful for my loved ones because…
  25. This is why I am my best thing…
  26. What is the story you need to tell? Why do you need to tell it?
  27. What did you learn about yourself this month?
  28. What are your goals for March?

Galentines’ Day Pop-Up Journaling Workshop

On Monday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. CT — I’m hosting a fun Galentine’s Day-themed pop-up journaling workshop and I’d love to see you there. It’s virtual, so you can attend in your pajamas!

This workshop is designed to boost self-love and celebrate friendship.

Register here.