7 Self Care Pages For Your Bullet Journal

 

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Self-care is an important part of life but can be hard to find the time to fit it in.

A few months ago I wrote about a few simple ways to sneak self-care into your routine. This month,

I will show you how you can use your bullet journal as a tool to help you with your self-care.

Self-care is all about being in tune with your own personal physical and emotional needs.

It is about nurturing your mind, body, and soul.

It is something that should be done regularly, so it makes it a great thing to incorporate into your bullet journal pages.

Here are seven different self-care pages that you can make that will help keep you on track with taking care of yourself.


JOURNAL OR BRAIN DUMP PAGE

Keeping a journal is one tool that you can use to take care of yourself.

Simply taking the time to write about how you feel is important. It will help you clear your mind, and discover the things that are bothering you, or better yet, inspiring you.

If you have the time, try to set aside a time in the morning or evening to write a few pages.

Just start writing your train of thought, working to empty out everything that is on your mind.

You might be thinking that you do not have a big chunk of time to spend writing.

I totally get that, and I have a solution for you.

The brain dump page. 

I covered this wonderful page in my post about how bullet journals can help with depression and anxiety.

The brain dump page is a good quick substitute for writing a few journal pages.

You may not have the time to pour your heart out into a journal.

Instead, try pouring a cup of coffee and jotting down a few words or sentences about what is on your mind.

It will help you approach the day with a clear mind.

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Plus, participating in that little morning routine counts as self-care!

GRATITUDE PAGE

This is another page that you can add to your journal that will help you keep a good perspective.

It is easy to get overwhelmed with all that is going wrong or bad in your life.

Eventually, if that is what you focus on, nothing seems to go right!

Keep a page in your bullet journal where you write the good things that happen to you.

It doesn’t matter how big or how small, just try to find ONE thing that you can be grateful for.

Maybe it is a compliment from a friend or a nice text message you received.

It could even be that the sun decided to shine.

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Refer back to it often, and remember those good things that happened. They are good for the soul.

SELF CARE PAGE

This is an easy one. It serves as a good reminder to take time to care for you.

Make yourself a reference page in your bullet journal where you list ideas for self-care activities.

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Since you will always have it handy, try to refer to that page each week and pick something that you can do to show yourself a little love.

DOODLE PAGE

I like to doodle. I find it calming and relaxing, and it definitely counts as self-care.

Make a page in your journal to doodle, or sketch.

Breathe slowly while you color, and be mindful as you make your lines.

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The result will be a page full of doodles that make you happy and might cheer you up on a day that you feel down.

REALITY CHECK PAGE

This page is a good way to help put the negative thoughts that run through your mind into perspective.

There are times in my day where my brain starts freaking me out and I perceive things in a way that are not true.

When this happens, I use this page.

There is one column to write my fear or the irrational thought that I am having.

Then, there is another column to replace it with a more positive thought and perspective.

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Using this page is similar to the gratitude page, as it helps to refocus negative thinking into something more positive.

AFFIRMATIONS PAGE

Fill a page with positive thoughts and affirmations about yourself, or about life.

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Start out slowly if you need to, but set aside a time at least once each month to light a candle, put on some good music and say these affirmations out loud.

Ideally, working towards saying them at least once a week, and then every day, would be best.

YOGA POSES PAGE

One of my goals this year was to work on fitting yoga into my self-care routine.

I know by doing this it helps me stay relaxed, and it is another good way to clear the mind.

However, I don’t typically have a ton of time to watch an entire video or attend a yoga class.

I remedied this by making my own little page illustrating a mini yoga routine for myself.

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Now it is always handy in my bullet journal, and I see it often, so it reminds me to take a few minutes and stretch it out.

I hope that some of these self-care pages might help you find a way to making self-care a priority in your life.

Remember, these are only examples. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

It doesn’t have to be perfect. You WILL make mistakes. If you don’t like to draw and prefer lists, just make lists.

The main point of a bullet journal is to have a system that you can customize for yourself. 

If I happened to inspire you and you would like to share, I would love to see it. Or if you have favorite self-care pages that you like to use,  please share them in the comments!

Check back in soon,  or better yet, sign up for my mailing list, because I will be sharing about how my use of a mood tracker is working out, and I will be sharing more information about how to use trackers in your bullet journal.

xo, Melissa

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30 thoughts on “7 Self Care Pages For Your Bullet Journal

    1. Melissa | Disco Bumblebee Post author

      They are such a great tool – for many reasons – but I love having my pages as reminders to keep moving, or to change negative thinking. Explore my blog a little, there are a few bullet journal posts to give you a better picture of how they work. Thank you for reading <3

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    1. Melissa | Disco Bumblebee Post author

      Thank you! It was hard for me to find the time too. I started slowly, with just very basic calendar pages. I would try and plan my week a little bit on Friday or Sunday. Eventually, I liked it so much, that I made a point to find a little bit of time here and there to build it up. It can be overwhelming to try and start all at once for sure. <3

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  1. Tabitha Blue

    I love love love this!!! I’ve been “meaning” and wanting to journal and like you said, am that person that feels like I just don’t have time. I want to start with some of these pages. 🙂

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    1. Melissa | Disco Bumblebee Post author

      You should definitely give it a try! Just try doing one page, even if you have to work on it a little each day until it is finished. I felt that it ended up being a good stress reliever for me, so I WANT to find the time to squeeze it in, just so I feel happier 🙂 Thank you for reading, and if you decide to try a page, let me know how it goes <3

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    1. Melissa | Disco Bumblebee Post author

      I am sure they would help you with your writing. You could even dedicate a page to jot down ideas for what you want to write. You don’t HAVE to do the yoga page, I just try and remind myself to move my body a little. I sit too much when I work 😉 Thank you for reading!

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  2. justine

    So i just started bullet journaling at the beginning of the year because of you! Since you post stuff on IG about it. I really love the reality check page. I find myself psyching myself out on completing huge tasks because I’m just scared, but in reality it’s not even that big of a deal!

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    1. Melissa | Disco Bumblebee Post author

      This makes me so happy to read, you might have just made my night! I am so glad that I inspired you to give it a try. I love it so much, I just want to share it with everyone and create a little bullet journal community 🙂 The reality page is a big help to me, as my brain really likes to psych me out. It helps to write it out and think things through, it definitely calms my anxiety. <3

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  3. Elizabeth Brico

    These are all great ideas. I never really thought about structuring a journal, but then again I don’t really keep one so maybe structuring it this way would motivate me to. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Melissa | Disco Bumblebee Post author

      Having a little system that I could customize for myself was the key to get me to consistently start keeping a journal again. Once I got started, I found a routine and it has helped in a huge way for my mental health. Thank you for reading <3

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  4. Linda

    You encourage me to record a little something every day. By thinking in a bullet journaling context and reminding myself of your category examples, I can happily journal something daily. Your creative bullet journaling is inspiring.

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  5. Carla Hufstedler

    Thank you for this! I think the reality check would be an excellent CBT tool for me, being such a worrier. I’m chronically ill, and a constant companion of chronic pain is anxiety. I can create fear out of nothing like it’s my job! ?

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