Self Care & Bullet Journaling

February 18, 2020

Do you keep a bullet journal? If you’ve been around my site for a while you know my love for bullet journaling. However, I have not mentioned some of the ways that I use my bullet journal. One of the ways I use my bullet journal is for self-care. From lists of ideas to habit tracking, there are many ways to use a bullet journal for self care. I’m sharing a few of them today.

self-care bullet journal title

What is a bullet journal?

Before I get into all of the different bullet journal spreads, I want to share a brief explanation of what a bullet journal is. I like to describe bullet journaling as a DIY planner. The great thing about bullet journaling is that you can add anything you need, and not worry about resources you don’t need. Have you ever bought a planner and found a lot of resource pages that are useless to you, or maybe you don’t love the weekly layout. A bullet journal alleviates this problem.

What self care in a bullet journal looks like.

Bullet Journals are made up of spreads that include a monthly layout, a weekly or daily layout, collections, and more. You can input self-care into any of these different layouts. My favorite way to add self-care in my bullet journal is through my monthly trackers, list of affirmations and journal prompts, self-care ideas, and more. 

Creating these spreads is actually a form of self-care for me. These self-care pages give you a baseline to go to when you need ideas and helps you to focus on what really matters – you!

Self care bullet journal inspiration.

I really love this set up from @lifeofpenandpaper. There are so many ideas to do when a self-care day is needed. I especially love the weekly challenges page.

Another great self care layout can be found by @bulletjournal_test. Having activities in different categories can be helpful when trying to figure out what would be best for you at that moment. I’m also obsessed with quotes so I like the idea of having quotes included in a self-care bullet journal.

This page from @ti_journal had me at Sims 4. I love playing that game! I think the doodles make this page fun and easy to reference. It’s a great way to get creative with your self care.

If you like the feeling of checking something off your to-do list you’ll love this page from @chantalkathleen167. Not only is this page beautiful, but it’s also a fun way to remind yourself to spend time taking care of you.

What if you don’t have a bullet journal?

All of these self care bullet journal layouts are great, but what if you don’t have a bullet journal? Great news! You can still use these types of layouts. It’s as simple as grabbing any notebook and a pen. If you don’t like doodling you can add stickers. If you like the more minimal look you don’t need anything. Then you can keep these pages in your notebook or even hang them somewhere. 

Do you create any self-care bullet journal layouts? Which of these layouts will you incorporate in your bullet journal or notebook?

self-care quote

This post is a part of the Love Myself 2020 challenge. Go follow Sam from Here I Mum Again, Morgan from Chica Confident, Jessica from Sweet & Spicy Essentials, Katie from Between The Lines and Ruth from Colourful Hope, for more self-love/self-care content. If you’ve missed any of our posts so far, catch up here.


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Comments (2)

  • Pixie | Productive Pixie

    July 13, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    I’m going to be creating self-care layouts in my bullet journal soon. I’m probably going to create an affirmations layout, a self-care ideas layout, and a mood tracker. 🙂
    – Pixie | Productive Pixie

    1. KellyC123

      July 29, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      Love that! those are all great spreads to have!

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