Whatever you need help with, there is a Bullet Journal page idea for it. In this post, we’ll look into some self-care Bullet Journal page ideas to help you take the best care of yourself.
Is life feeling a little hectic and stressful lately? I know how it feels! Luckily, taking some time out just for yourself can help you reset and recharge.
A great way to plan this self-care time is to create a Bullet Journal page full of self-care activities that inspire peace and relaxation.
In this blog post, we’ll show you more than 25 creative ideas on how to use your Bullet Journal to make sure you’re taking good care of yourself.
If you follow me on Instagram and see my stories you probably think – this girl has it all together! And in many ways, I feel like I have to be that way.
But here is the truth – I do break quite a lot; it’s just something I do behind the scenes, quietly by myself.
What’s my problem? I get carried away with work, like a crazy person.
Being self-employed is something I have always dreamt of doing, and the fact that my business is so connected to Bullet Journaling, the thing I love doing the most, means that working is a pleasure!
Moreover, as a self-employed person, I know that I’ll get only as much as I give, so basically, the more I work, the more money I make. And that’s incentive enough.
So what happens is – I just wake up and sit down to work, I work work work the entire day, then go to sleep, wake up, and do the same thing.
All this, of course, was not helped by the pandemic we had in 2020.
So I burnt out, like a lot! One day I could barely leave my bed, and when I sat down to work, I realized I had nothing to give; I had no creativity to keep being artistic and make awesome things I used to do.
That’s when it hit me: as much as I love my job and enjoy being a part of a fantastic Bullet Journal community – I need to think of myself and take some time for self-care.
Before we dive into self-care page ideas, I also wanted to mention you should scroll until the end to get some more ideas and free printables!
What Is Self-Care?
Self-care is basically you doing something for yourself, something that improves your life and your mood, even if it’s just a few minutes a day.
It can be anything, as long as it’s something that helps you to get distracted from your everyday worries and responsibilities, something that makes you feel better.
I know we always feel so great by doing things for other people, but self-care is all about yourself, so it has to be something that benefits you directly.
I know it seems like a bizarre concept, and I personally don’t usually think about doing things like that, but it still sounds selfish.
But here is the main point to remember – self-care is not selfish and is something each one of us needs!
The best part is it won’t just benefit you. If you concentrate on self-care and start doing more things to feel better about yourself, you’ll also become a better partner, mother, and daughter. You’ll be able to help others as well.
Self-care helps us to avoid burning out, relieve accumulated stress, and generally reboot from time to time. It’s what allows you to be a happier, healthier, and more productive person.
Benefits Of Self Care
We already touched upon some things that make self-care so important, but I really think I should talk a little bit more about it.
It will definitely be easier to find time for yourself if you understand how much this can benefit you.
- Physical health
Self-care helps you to relax, which leads you to cut down on the stress that can cause lots of physical issues with your health.
- Better caregiver
You will be a better caregiver and, generally, a more pleasant person to be next to if you take the time to do some self-care. When you’re full of energy yourself it will be easy to help others.
- Confidence and self-esteem
When you take time for yourself, you send a message to yourself and others that you are important. Plus, generally, feeling physically and mentally better will help you to feel more confident and empowered.
- Spend time alone
Time alone is actually a good thing, to a different level for each person. Time alone doing some self-care will help you to slip into almost a meditative state and let your brain work on your problems in the background.
- Boost creativity and personal development
Feeling replenished and well-rested, as you would usually feel after doing some self-care, will also help you to be more creative and to work on your personal development.
Believe me, I’ve been there, and only some self-care helped me to get out of my moody period and start working on myself and being creative again.
Using Bullet Journal For Self-Care
Let me tell you, using a bullet journal for self-care has been a game-changer. It’s not just about writing down your daily affirmations (although that’s important too), but you can also track your mood, water intake, exercise, and other self-care practices to make sure you’re staying on top of your mental and physical health.
Plus, all the fun stickers and colorful pens make it way easier to actually stick to your routine.
Bullet Journaling is also an incredibly cathartic activity to do when you’re trying to focus on your well-being.
Whether you’re artistic or not, it can be fun to doodle and decorate your planner with your favorite colors and designs. And let’s not forget the satisfaction of crossing off tasks and habits you’ve completed.
At the end of the day, Bullet Journaling is a great way to give yourself a little extra love and maybe even discover some new things you enjoy along the way.
Self Care Ideas Spread
The first spread you can create is a page with self-care ideas. What are some things that can help you feel better in all the areas above?
You can do whatever you want with this page – a bunch of doodles, a list with text. Just as long as you have it and can reference it when you’re feeling down and need some help.
Find Time For Self Care
One of the main problems we have with following through with self-care is finding the time. It feels like there is never any time to do that.
However, it’s actually a misconception. Finding time for self-care is much easier than you think!
Just sit down and think of ways you can find 10-15 minutes in your day to spend on yourself. Writing it down on paper will help you realize you might have more free time to spare than you thought.
Self Care On The Go
Another thing you can do to make sure you find time for self-care is to create a list of little things you can do for yourself.
Create a little list for something that takes just 10-15 minutes and reference it every time you find these extra little breaks for yourself.
Date Night Ideas
Social life is an important part of self-care.
And having a list of ideas for your date night will be helpful for you to work on your relationships as well.
If you’re not in a relationship, this can be a single-date idea, like things you can take yourself out on a date. I’ve been doing it for a while, and it’s really nice and fun. I feel like it’s helping me to show myself and the universe that I’m worth all the love and care out there.
Self Care Bingo
A fun way to monitor your self-care is by creating a self-care bingo.
Choose several things you definitely want to do for yourself during the month, write them in a bingo format, and cross them out as the month goes on.
About Me Bullet Journal Page
I create about me pages at the beginning of every page, and it’s super fun. But there is a self-care component to it as well.
It helps me to think more about where I am in life and what are some things that are going well and some things that aren’t. This, in turn, helps me to see better in which areas of my life I need to show more love.
Create your morning or evening routine and include some self-care in it. Creating routines or including new elements in your already existing routines is a great way to make sure you follow through with that new habit.
Speaking of routines, why not create a special spread for your skincare? Maybe a skincare routine or just a tracker for your skincare products.
I sure do feel much better when I follow through with all my skincare routines and use all those fancy bottles I have in my bathroom.
One more way to make sure you keep yourself feeling the best and the prettiest is to create a beauty tracker.
It’s a fantastic reminder that you need to spend some time on yourself.
Self Love Spread
Self-love is an important part of self-care. I know sometimes we all have moments when we just don’t feel right, and usually, the first reaction is to get upset and have some chocolate rather than do some self-care and cheer up.
This spread will always be a great reference and reminder that you love yourself and that you’re amazing! It’s a great way to keep your head high and maybe do something for yourself rather than being sad.
We all need some pick-me-up from time to time, so try creating a spread with things that make you happy!
It’s not just a way to practice self-care (for me personally, sitting down with my bujo is all I ever need!); it’s also a great way to cheer yourself up in the future. Look at this spread and remember how much you love all these, or maybe use it as a reference and go play with your neighbor’s corgi! (at least until you get your own!).
Quotes are a powerful tool to influence your moods and actions. Make sure to include some quotes to remind yourself how important and amazing you are and how worthy it is to spend time on yourself. Self-care isn’t selfish!
Replenish Your Energy
We all have times when we’re just too darn tired, and all we can do is be a blob. As an introvert, this definitely happens to me very often, thanks to my job. The nature of my office work led me to communicate with more people than I’m comfortable with.
Even though now I’m self-employed, I still face a lot of energy issues. Being your own boss means that if you want to work 24/7, you actually can, and since it’s something I really love doing, it’s easy for me to get carried away and work myself into oblivion.
A great way to help you out with this issue is to create a list of things that recover your mental energy, so you can refer to it and try out some of these things instead. Because let’s be honest – nobody feels more energetic after spending 4 hours binging on Netflix.
Mental Health Pages
Tracking your mental health can help you to deal with it better. It can give you clues on where you should pay more attention to yourself, and what kind of self-care would suit you better at the time.
Another way to track your mental health would be to create a mood tracker. Check your mood correlations with different things you do during the day to make sure you can create the best self-care routine for yourself.
Getting rid of negative thoughts and conceptions about yourself and replacing them with positive affirmations is one of the best things you can do.
Doing it on a daily basis will do miracles for your personal development and self-esteem.
Things To Stop Doing To Yourself
Self-care isn’t only about doing things for yourself; it’s also about not doing some things for yourself.
Take a pause and think of what stops you from being 100%. What are you doing that is making you less happy?
Recognize those evil habits and put them on paper. Accepting you have them is a very strong first step towards building a better and happier you.
Self-care goes together with self-love. Sometimes we all need a little nudge in that direction to remind us how awesome and worthy we are. Create the little compliments spread and write them down every time somebody says something nice about you.
It’s really baffling how we tend to ignore the many good things others actually say about us.
Part of your self-care routine definitely should be reminding yourself of all the wonderful things you have in your life. A gratitude log is exactly the place to do so.
It’s a very simple practice, but it can, over time, change you and the way you see the world in an incredibly positive manner.
Your body is the most impressive tool you’ll ever use. Taking care of it is a crucial part of your self-care.
Make sure you pay extra attention to everything you do for your health.
I, sadly, grew up without understanding the power of water and staying hydrated. However, after coming to China, I discovered how much emphasis there is here on drinking as much water as possible. I was astonished at how much better I feel now that I drink enough water.
I always make sure I get at least 6-8 glasses a day, and you should too! Having a water log can be a great idea to track what you do.
Sleep is probably the most neglected way of self-care. It’s definitely the first thing to go when we need some extra time.
Of course, we shouldn’t do that. If you don’t get enough sleep, you won’t be at your 100%, you will make more mistakes, and generally, you’ll be more prone to have a tough day ahead of you. Create a sleep log and make sure you get your needed dose of rest.
Meditation Bullet Journal Tracker
Meditation is an amazing way to practice self-care. It can take as little as 3-5 minutes of your time, but they’ll be meaningful minutes.
Meditation will help you settle down, find yourself, and see all your problems from a different perspective. It creates a little happy place inside your mind, which is just yours.
Make a little meditation tracker and try to find 5 minutes a day to practice.
Mindfulness Bullet Journal Page
Speaking of meditation and being one with yourself – here is a fun page idea.
This is basically a page with tips on how to be more mindful in life. Mindfulness helps up to find peace with ourselves and to fit better in society. It teaches you to appreciate the good things and accept better the bad ones.
I’ve been working on being more mindful myself since the whole madness of 2020 started and I must say it really helped me to cope with a lot of difficulties.
Another way to unplug yourself from the world and just enjoy your inner peace is to practice yoga.
Create a workout tracker, a chakra spread, or maybe just a cute little reminder of your morning yoga routine.
Bad Day Checklist
Sometimes you’re just having a bad day, and you don’t have the energy to do anything.
And that’s the problem because you don’t have the energy to even do things that would make you feel better.
This checklist really helps with this. It’s a page with some very simple self-care ideas that you can do even on a bad day. Just look at this page and follow through with the list. It will be much easier than coming up with something to do at the moment.
It’s so easy to get lost in our daily responsibilities that we forget to do the little things for ourselves. That’s when the bucket list comes in handy.
Create a bucket list for the upcoming season, this year, or any other period of time. Just make sure you add there things you want to do and things that make you happy and follow through with at least some of these!
Sometimes when we get swamped with all the things, we need to find time for ourselves to unload it all. The brain dump is a fantastic tool to do so.
Open the next empty page in your Bullet Journal and just start writing. Write down everything – your to-do list, your worries, whatever you have on your mind. This will give you a well-deserved break to spend some time on yourself.
Books, music, movies – all of these can be a way of self-care and influence our mood and feelings.
Why not create special spreads with your favorites?
Self-Care Bullet Journal Pages Plan With Me
In case you’re more of a video type of person, i wanted to include my little Plan With Me.
Here I set up five self-care pages: a quote page, 15 min self-care ideas, a mood tracker, a self-care tracker, and a “things I love about myself” spread.
Free Self-Care Bullet Journal Printables
Of course, I wanted to also leave you with something special, so I designed some printable stickers.
You can find them in the “stickers” section of the Resources Vault.
A lot of the pages I mentioned are also available as printables, such as mood trackers, entertainment pages, and 100+ FREE other Bullet Journal printables.
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If you need some more page ideas or how you can use your Bullet Journal to help yourself, I’ve got you covered.
Here are a few more posts you should check out next:
- How To Bullet Journal for Mental Health: 19 Page Ideas
- 15 Step Tracker Bullet Journal Page Ideas
- Fun Bullet Journal Page Ideas
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