Self-care is one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated forms of staying healthy, for me at least.
This past year, I’ve noticed that I really haven’t been taking care of myself, mostly because I’ve been so focused on my son and taking care of my family. Oftentimes it feels like there’s just no time for self-care, but if I’m being honest with myself I just haven’t made time for it.
For those of you that don’t know, self-care is all about identifying what you need (both physically and mentally) and making sure that you’re taking time to care for yourself in order to stay healthy and happy.
One of my resolutions in 2018 is to make self-care a bigger priority. To do this, I’ve been looking up bullet journal pages that I can include in my journal next year. If you’re looking to invest in self-care in 2018, hopefully these pages inspire you to take better care of yourself as well!
Haven’t started a bullet journal yet? Check out this helpful guide!
1. Gratitude Log
This is honestly one of my favorite pages in my bullet journal. Sometimes I think we take a a lot for granted in today’s society, so having a place to write down everything I’m grateful for every day gives me a whole new perspective.
This is really important for self-care, because it helps you identify your needs and see what you care about most in life. This makes it easier to figure out what you should include in your own self-care routine.
2. Morning/Nightly Routine
Although self-care is different for each person, I’ve seen a lot of people who like to include a morning/nightly routine in their bullet journal as a method of self-care.
Having a routine is a simple way to keep your mind happy. Even if you don’t stick to it, making the effort to wake up each morning and do what makes you happy is a great way to gear yourself up for the coming day (or, if you’re a night owl like me, having a night routine before bed gives you that peace of mind and quiet relaxation shortly before bed, which is also really nice.)
2. Brain Dump
If you’re anything like me, you’re thinking about a million different things every minute. This can feel super overwhelming, so a page where you can write down whatever you’re thinking about is a great way to clear your mind and get things off your chest, if you need to.
3. Self-care Ideas
Having a list of ideas in place for when you’re having an especially terrible day is a great way to ensure that you turn things around and still make the best of things.
No one can tell you what you need to do for self-care, although they can definitely give you plenty of ideas. I love seeing self-care ideas , and I often try to incorporate them into my own daily routine.
4. Mood/Habit Tracker
Personally, I find that tracking my mood throughout the month is a great way to determine whether what I’m doing is working or not. If I look back and see that I’ve had a really bad month, maybe it’s time to change things up and do something different. This makes a mood tracker perfect for self-care and evaluating your strategies!
If you want to see some amazing examples of mood trackers, I’ve got a Pinterest Board FULL of them here!
Before starting a blog, I was never a fan of setting goals. But, after I realized how important setting goals are in blogging, and how helpful they are, I decided to go ahead and set personal goals for myself as well.
I’ve found that setting reasonable and attainable goals for my personal life really helpful, and I think it’s important for self-care. It’s a way for you to focus on a specific area of your life (health/fitness, hygiene, etc.) and really work on setting better habits.
This is a brand-new page I’ll be implementing in 2018, and I’m so excited about it! I think the more memories we make, the more enhanced our lives become. But I’m super forgetful sometimes, so looking back months, or even years from now and seeing what my favorite memories were each month will be a great way to remind me of some of my favorite things.
Hopefully it’ll also give me more ideas about how to have a better day in the future!
I hope these pages give you some ideas about how to structure self-care in the bullet journal. Self-care really is so beneficial for our overall health, and even if you don’t have a lot of extra time throughout the day, it’s so important to make time.
Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with my goal in 2018, I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated!
Need more bullet journal page ideas? Check out this page!
What’s your best tips for self-care? I’d love to know!
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