I consider journaling to be a self-dialogue. I see it as a system to guide me to developing a rapport with myself and understand why loving myself is essential. To grow successfully, I must connect, listen and speak to myself. And a journaling represents that.
That is one of the reasons this journal is created for you to connect with yourself. Through the prompts you will listen to your inner voice, connect with yourself and have self-talk or affirmation.
Best practice is to stand in front of the mirror to practice your affirmation.