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If you need some bullet journal page ideas for self-care, you have come to the right place! Everyone’s lives are getting busier with balancing so many different priorities, it can be really easy to keep going and forgetting to check in with yourself; does that sound like you? It is important to take care of yourself ensuring that you are healthy and happy.
Self-care is a natural habit; usually it is something you must choose to do, setting intentions each week to look after yourself and making yourself a priority.
What is self-care?
To me, self-care is doing things that improve your health, your happiness and your life, even if it is only for a few minutes each day. It is about doing activities that help to relieve the stress of the day. It is about making yourself feel better. Self-care can be difficult to practice because we are not used to putting ourselves first.
Why is self-care important?
Self-care is important because it gives you so many benefits. Practising self-care can:
- Improve your mental health
- Boost your self-esteem
- Increase your happiness
- Improve your mood
These are just some examples of the positive affects self-care can have on you and your life.
Bullet journaling can enable you to improve and create new habits by reminding you and holing you accountable. I use a habit tracker to improve my productivity. You can also have one that tracks your self-care activities.
What ideas can you include in your bullet journal to help track your self-care?
There are so many ways you can use your bullet journal to track your self-care and create an effective self-care routine.
Here are some self-care journal examples to inspire you to start your self-care:
1. Self-care List
Using a bullet journal page or two, write down all self-care activities that interest you, you would enjoy or think would benefit you. This page creates a vision board that you can refer to when planning your self-care routine. It can be a great sounding board when you have a free afternoon to refer to and to fill that time.
2. Mood Tracker
This can be extremely important for people who live with mental health conditions. You can use a variety of ways to record your mood each day. This can help track moods in correlation to a mental health condition. It can also be helpful if you track period symptoms.
3. Brain Dump
A monthly brain dump section in your journal can be effective way to clear your mind; this can really help when you are trying to juggle many things. It gives you a space to note down tasks you need to complete, worries you have, thing that are stressing you, or even ideas you have.
4. Sleep Tracker
A well-rested body and mind will enable you improve your mood and level of happiness. Using a log/tracker can help you record the amount of sleep you get. You could also keep a record about the structure of your sleep. This can be helpful if you are looking for patterns with sleep, your mental health and your mood, or even your productivity.
5. Gratitude Pages
Practising gratitude is a powerful tool that will work to increase your self-esteem as well as your mental health. You could do one line a day, where each day you write what you are grateful for or you could write a huge list of all the things you are grateful for.
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6. Happy List
Taking the time to sit down and write a list of the things that make you happy is a great self-care activity especially if you are having a bad day. It can be a list, doodles or scrapbook page of all the things that make you happy; it can be a list that you can continue to add to.
7. Exercise Log
Exercise is a great physical and mental self-care activity. Once you have found a form of exercise that works for you, you can then create an exercise routine that you can stick to. You can record a routine as well as an exercise log and what activities you have done. It can be interesting to look at the patterns between exercise and your mood tracker.
8. Love Yourself
Using your bullet journal you can write or doodle everything that you love about yourself. This activity some may find difficult as it can be so much easier to highlight our flaws than it is to be proud of our positive attributes. This self-care idea can help to boost your self-esteem and your self-confidence.
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9. Self-care Tracker
Once you know what kind of self-care activities you want to practise, you can create an effective self-care tracker. There are plenty of ways you can record your self-care routine such as using a habit tracker; you write down the self-care activities and then you check them off on a daily or weekly basis. These trackers can be a great reminder and hold you accountable for practising self-care.
Other self-care ideas for your bullet journal:
- Water intake tracker
- Period tracker
- Weight loss/gain tracker
- Step tracker
- Daily affirmations page
- Reading tracker
There are so many ways you can utilise your bullet journal to ensure that you are practising self-care regularly to promote positive wellbeing. If you want to focus on yourself, using your bullet journal can be an effective way to ensure that you are putting yourself first.