Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Journaling and Mental Health

So, I spent all week trying to decide what my first post would be. I made lists, I had brainstorming sessions with my husband, I researched until my anxiety was through the roof. That's when I figured it out. I'd write about my bullet journal and my journal is all focused around my mental health.

I don't know about you, but my journal is everything. It holds all of my schedules, my lists, even my journal entries. More importantly than that, it holds my self care pages.



My first page is a sort of "check in" list. It's a list of goals to keep me feeling a little human, even if I don't feel like myself.


My next spread is actually for other people. My Personal Emergency Guide is inspired by epbot.com's PEG. I have a special paper clip and specific washi tape noting its location in my journal for my husband. Sometimes I'm overly emotional and it's good for him to have an idea on how to help me.



Now let's get down to the things I use daily:

This is my daily mood and symptom tracker. I rate everything on a scale from 0-10, and I have a space for notes at the bottom to see if anything impacted my mood swings.


The mood mandala is new this month and inspired by Boho Berry. I absolutely love her spreads and printables. Anyway, this mandala will allow me to assign an overall feeling to each day, and I get to be creative with it.


This page is huge for me. Every day I have to find things to be grateful for. Since starting this, I've had less depression days overall.




What pages help you the most?

5 comments:

  1. You're doing great. This is a wonderful way to start. Stick with it kid.

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    1. Thank you! I am definitely enjoying writing posts.

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  2. This is fantastic, little sister. Don't let this go. You can help so many people and yourself so much. I can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thank you, big brother! I'm actually enjoying writing these blog posts. (:

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  3. What a great idea 're the paperclip and emergency details. Hope to see more of your planners soon xx

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