Are you overwhelmed by your daily to-do list and could use a break? Do you feel guilty about not feeling happy despite all that goes well in your life? You are not alone and you might not schedule enough “me-time” into your daily and weekly routine. Here are 12 monthly pages about self-care that you can include in your bullet journal. You can also download these FREE printables.
Spending time with yourself is one of the most important things you can do for your mental and physical well being. Studies have shown that self-care or “me-time” not only reduces stress and depression, it also boosts creativity, productivity, happiness, gratitude, and empathy.
Even though you might feel you are taking time “out” of your schedule, you are actually putting energy back “into” your life.
Chances are, if you are using a bullet journal, you are already dedicating time to yourself. Great job. Keep at it.
Include these 12 pages ideas in your Bullet Journal as a “Me-Time” challenge:
- What songs do you turn on to boost your mood?
- What movies never fail to put a smile on your face?
- What friends always know how to make you feel better?
- What items such as blankets or cozy socks can you always turn to?
- What never fails to brighten your spirits?
Loving the age you are right now
List all the reasons why you are happy to be the age you are right now.
List all the times when you discovered unexpected beauty in a seemingly ordinary moment.
Write “I am” statements that make you feel empowered.
- I am enough.
- I am creative.
- I am a strong.
- I am full of ideas and vision for my life.
Anything is possible
If anything was possible, what would your life look like?
List all the things that make you happy, or smile:
- Smelling flowers
- Seeing the sun breaking through the clouds
- Watching my child sleep
- A home-made meal that I receive praises for
- Sipping tea with my best friend and discussing love, life and Bollywood movies
There are probably very few of us who enjoy waiting in line for something. Think of all the lines you wait in and write about why you are happy to be waiting in them.
Thank your body for all it is capable of.
What makes you feel strong?
List everything that makes you feel strong. If negative thoughts pop-into your mind, push them away and tell them they have no power over you.
This is so me!
What items & rituals make you feel most uniquely you? Here are a few ideas:
- Wearing scarves
- Your favourite belt
- Your favourite jewelry
Adventures await me
What adventures would you like to someday embark on?
For this page I used Japanese Keyboard-memos and layered them on the bottom of the page. Aren’t those cute?
What colour captures who you are?
Fill this page with cut-outs, colours, and tapes of that colour.
Wow, that was a blast. By including these self-care practice pages into your bullet journal you will have gone onto a self-discovery journey by the end of the year. Each month, it might not seem like you put anything into your journal that you don’t already know, but putting words to your thoughts and feelings will let you get to know yourself even better, giving you inspirational prompts throughout the year and for the year ahead.