If you need to be kinder to yourself, using self care bullet journal layouts is a great way to start. By looking at layouts like the ones in this post, on a daily basis, you are making your mental health a priority. That’s something to celebrate because so many don’t even bother.
Whether you are pampering yourself, taking care of a pot plant or even searching for some positive quote inspiration is a GREAT step forward!
17 Stunningly Simple Self Care Bullet Journal Layouts
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As someone who suffers from chronic medical conditions and disability (read more here), self-care is top of my mind all the time, even more so now that I’m an Art Therapist.
If I’m starting to feel the effects of stress, I know that I need a hot cup of tea, a bubble bath, a meditation session and a good night of sleep.
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Before we start I wanted to share my fave tip for self-care; mindfulness. It's lifechanging. Really. Just pausing and noticing more moments in each day can be incredibly helpful.
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Self Care Bullet Journal; Be More Mindful
Mindfulness has truly transformed my life. After suffering my second breakdown before turning 28, I discovered mindfulness.
It changed everything.
I went to an ongoing workshop to meditate and learn the correct skills, techniques, and I got some great recommendations for further reading.
I’ve never been happier in my life and I meditate daily.
MindBodyGreen is my absolute favourite site to visit and read some amazing articles about Mindfulness (and overall wellness).
Simple Self Care Bullet Journal Layout
If you’ve recently experienced a major change in attitude towards the things that used to get you out of bed in a day, then it’ pretty possible that you need more self-love.
To practice self love, you have to take care of yourself! These ideas by MashaPlans are a GREAT start!
Record Daily Quotes In Your Bujo!
It took me a hot minute to recognise that SquareLimeDesigns was Christina77Star! Of course it is, Claire you fool.
Recording quotes in your bullet journal is an excellent way to record a daily dose of positivity AND practising your handwriting!
| Want some printable handwriting practice sheets? How To Improve Your Handwriting As An Adult
A Morning Schedule Full Of Self Care
When you’re the kind of person who wakes up at the very last minute and runs screaming out the door into your car and all the way to work, it’s likely that you’re grouchy, snippy and a rather unpleasant being to be around.
I know this because I speak from experience. It was a tough lesson to learn but man I learned it!
Staying calm in the morning, relaxing and taking my medication at the same time every day is a much better way to waken up.
Staying calm before I even think about working, makes the work day so much easier and I’m far more productive.
Self Care Bullet Journal LO How To Destress
I love everything about this layout. The colours are absolute perfection and I might have to go and get myself some Faber and Castell highlighters!
Keeping layouts like this in your journal, with easy access, is a great reminder to take care of yourself.
Even if you’re flicking through your journal and you see it, it will help you take a deep breath and relax.
Using Stickers Like A Boss!
I’m a huge fan of stickers, HUGE! In fact, you can download some free stickers right here.
Even better, you can download a Free Printable Self Care poster and stick it directly into your bullet journal for easy access.
Create An Artistic Layout
Believe it or not, art journaling is actually my favourite creative thing to do. It’s what I started doing when I was in University and needed a creative outlet that I had control over; as I was creating similar ‘journals’ for University projects.
The uni projects always had a very tight brief and I could only be so creative. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it!
Cheer Up Buttercup Bullet Journal Layout
This is a rather lovely layout and a very cute way to record reminders of self love and kindness throughout your Bullet Journal.
12 Ways To Love Yourself
If you don’t love yourself enough, it can lead to cyclical bad behaviour. Telling yourself that you might be fooling everyone around you and actually living in fear of that discovery is probably a lot let reasonable to accept when you look at the breadth of your actual achievements.
Practice positive self-talk for a period of time, and it could help you to gain a more realistic view of yourself.
Self Care Bullet Journal; Sleep Log
Like Ariana Huffington, I feel like it’s my mission to shout at people who don’t seem to care about their sleeping patterns. If you’re on the receiving end of my shouting, you really should go the Leslie Knop route;
I’m definitely caring loudly at you.
Sleep is SO important and SO restorative, I just can’t deal with a day unless I’ve had a decent sleep. Due to my chronic illnesses, I notice when there’s been ANY disruption in my sleep at all.
The knock on effect is staggering at times and I KNOW that it’s sleep.
What about those people who don’t care about their sleeping patterns and put down their crappy mood to something else?!
Remember, I’m caring loudly at you!
Self Care Bullet Journal Ideas With Stickers
Oh girl! Another sticker fiend! Using stickers in your journal is an awesome idea to add the doodles and illustrations that you might not be able to otherwise.
A Worry Tree Self Care Bullet Journal Layout
I hadn’t seen a layout like this before and I was so impressed!
A layout like this really helps you to learn more about yourself and realise what it is that you can actually control.
Sometimes, seeing something written down or hearing it out loud can be exactly what you need to snap yourself out of a thought.
I remember speaking to a counsellor and as soon as I said the troubling thought I had been having, I immediately said: “oh nevermind, I realise that I wasted my time on that insane thought”.
Small But Certain Happiness
This is so sweet! I LOVE this layout and I love the fact that she is putting so much time, care and love into caring for her mind and mental health. More people should do this!
Mental Illness Cartoon Bullet Journal Layout
This illustration has blown me away. What an amazing way to journal. Do you see her negative self talk “your drawing sucks”? Well.. no. It doesn’t So shut your beautiful face.
Stop Doing These Things To Yourself
Oh my goodness I LOVE this idea. I’ve sent this image on to four of my friends and my mum to inspire them and hopefully help them realise that there are negative things impacting their mental health.
It’s something I’ve started but it’s a list that I keep going back to when I think of a negative habit I may have!
Self Care Bullet Journal Layout; The Highlight Of My Day
It’s a great idea to have the yin with the yang. After getting rid of all the negativity with the previous layout, filling yourself with highlights and positivity is EXACTLY what you need to do!
How To Stay Calm
If you experience anxiety or even rage, having easy access to a list like this is ideal. Add in a quick meditation and you’re golden baby.
One of the biggest things I’ve gained from using my self care bullet journal layouts is clarity. Understanding my purpose and intentions.
It’s where you will find me writing down goals, dreams, and intentions. It can and usually will set you on a more structured path that will help you to achieve and attain all of your goals in life.
When you aren’t sure of what it is that you’re meant to do, it’s a lot harder to make sure that you’re doing all of the things that will make your dreams a solid possibility.
So be sure to use these self care bullet journal layout ideas to fill your journal with positivity and love.
That way, you'll always see joy, happiness and reasons to live and love.