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How to Use Your Bullet Journal for Self-Care

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 10:15:02 Europe/London

Have you ever heard the term ‘bullet journal’ and wondered what it meant? Well, bullet journaling is a way of combining your diary, to-do lists and your own self-reflection into one streamlined notebook that will help you tame the stresses of modern life. It can also help you increase your productivity and be more aware of your own self-care. Sounds good, right?

Here at Busy B, we know that being a busy woman can mean that sometimes your own self-care is last on your to do list, so we’ve come up with some easy tips for how to prioritise yourself with the help of a bullet journal.

A bullet journal can help you get organised by creating your own custom layouts within your notebook. They are traditionally a dotted notebook; however, they can just as easily be lined or plain. It’s up to you how you design it! Some people decide to draw interesting designs, whereas others focus solely on the functionality of their bullet journal. It doesn’t matter what your bullet journal looks like on the inside. It’s about how it can help you be more cleverly organised in a way that is unique to you.

Self-care and bullet journaling are a perfect match as there are a variety of methods of looking after yourself and a bullet journal allows for many different uses, styles and formats. Read our three handy tips below!

1. Identify Your Self-Care Needs

Self-care is anything that you do to look after yourself to make sure you have the physical, emotional and mental energy to live life to the fullest. It could be anything from:

- Taking a bubble bath

- Going on a run

- Or listening to your favourite podcast

Taking time for yourself will help improve your own happiness, productivity and success and is not a selfish thing to do. After all, everyone needs a little treat now and then, don’t we?

2. Plan Self-Care in Your Bullet Journal

After deciding what you consider to be ‘me time’, plan this into the diary pages in your bullet journal. This way, you’ll make sure you’re taking the time for yourself to work on your wellbeing and can arrange other plans around this.

3. Track Self-Care in Your Bullet Journal

It is important to keep track of your own self-care for your emotional health. You can create tracking pages in your bullet journal for things such as:

- Your mood

- Fitness

- Savings goals

These can be tracked daily, monthly or even yearly. This will help you to become more mindful of your habits and make sure you are making time for you!

With the help of your bullet journal, these three handy tips should help you to take some well-deserved time for a bit of self-love. Let’s do this!

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