Self Care in the Bullet Journal (Cheat sheet and ideas!)

I was thinking about how stressed I was getting about life in general and then it dawned on me that I haven’t really been including self care into my normal routine!

Self care is the intentional approach of, you guessed it, taking care of yourself. Defined in Wikipedia as “any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.

Self care in the bullet journal - what are your daily habits focused on self care? See my full checklist and how I make self-care a priority using my bullet journal!

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Self care includes three major pieces that all directly connect to your overall health and wellness – mind, body and soul. I like to think of it as three critical pieces to your overall health and wellness.

Something else to keep in mind is that it’s just not a one and done type of thing, it’s something that you should be doing continually and try to fit it into your regular schedule.. Which makes it a great thing to include in your bullet journal!

Before we jump into how I’ve incorporated it, here are a few of our favorite reads or resources for creating a self-care routine:

How I incorporated self care into my Bullet Journal

I created a cheat sheet for myself (similar to my Miracle Morning cheat sheet) to make it easy to include self care into my normal routine. 60 of my favorite self care items all on one page!

Self care in the bullet journal - what are your daily habits focused on self care? See my full checklist and how I make self-care a priority using my bullet journal!

I also include bits of self care throughout my journal. First up is my compliment log.

Bullet journal compliments log - part of my self care routine!
Bullet journal compliments log – part of my self care routine!

I simply write the date I received a compliment, the actual compliment and the initials of who said it.

Next is my gratitude spread. I like this one because it helps me be mindful to put down one thing that I’m grateful for each day. I’m grateful for many things but this spread really helps me reflect and acknowledge them all 🙂

Bullet journal gratitude spread - part of my self care routine. Check out how I focus on self-care using my bullet journal.

(thanks for the inspo, Jen!)

Bullet Journal Gratitude Log

How do you fit self care into your normal routine? And do you include it in your bullet journal? Let me know in the comments!

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4 Comments

  • What a delightful read. I always love ideas for self care. I’d never thought of a compliments list. How lovely if someone was feeling down. Thank you for some great ideas.

  • I’m a recent convert to the bullet journal and I have to say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done! I love this post though as we can often forget to look after ourselves. Thanks for the reminder!

  • I actually find that my bullet journal forms part of my self-care routine since I love doing it and it has become a hybrid of an art journal and bullet journal. I also include my reflections from therapy in it and remind myself of the lovely things my therapist has said.

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