Whether you feel overwhelmed, stress, or anxious, making time for self care has tremendous benefits. But many of us get so busy with life that we forget to make time for the most important thing - caring for ourselves! Start a self care bullet journal to make setting aside time for self love an everyday habit.

Five Dimensions of Self Care Bullet Journal Tracker

What is Self Care?

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. - Raphilia Michael, MA

Benefits of Self Care

While the benefits of practicing self compassion are endless, here are a few:

  • Increased Productivity
  • Reduced Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Overall Positivity
  • Emotional Health
  • Happiness

Self Care Ideas

According to the Five Dimensions of self care, you can care for yourself physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, or intellectually.

But here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • Go for a walk
  • Exercise
  • Eat healthy
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Hang out with a friend
  • Journal
  • Watch a movie
  • Play with your pets
  • Work on a hobby
  • Take a Spa Day
  • Take a nap
  • Read a book

How to Start a Self Care Bullet Journal

Now that you know what self care is, it's time to start your self care bullet journal. You may have a bullet journal to schedule your life, but you can also use it to make time to love yourself. There are so many self care bullet journal ideas to try that will jumpstart your mental and emotional health!

1. Make A Self Care Routine

Use a page in your journal to outline your daily routine for self love. This could be a morning routine, evening routine, or even a weekend a routine.

A morning self care routine that practices healthy self compassion before 8 am.

2. Create a List of Self Care Ideas

You might run out of ideas to practice self care. Make a list of ideas in your journal so that you can practice self care anytime and at any place.

Bullet Journal Self Care Ideas

3. Track Your Self Care Habits

The hardest part of self care is remembering to do it everyday. You have to practice it daily to reap the benefits. Make a log to track your self care habits.

Circular self care bullet journal tracker

Caring For Yourself is an Everyday Habit

Wether it is work, school, or life, making time for ourselves can be difficult. Practice self care to reduce stress and improve your overall quality of life. Use your bullet journal or planner to schedule time for yourself. Self love and compassion is an everyday habit.