Hey! Masha here from Masha Plans and today we are talking about self-care!
It’s so very important to take care of yourself, but at the same time, I bet you’re just like me and don’t always find the time to do it.
That’s understandable. For the longest time, I also had the weird idea that self-care is sort of selfish and that - generally - ain’t nobody got time for that!
But let’s be honest here - if you’re not taking care of yourself you’ll become completely useless! You don’t expect your car to keep working if you never change the oil or change the tires (I never actually had a car, I really don’t know why I went with this metaphor..) So why do you think you’ll keep on your top performance if you don’t find time for self-care?
For me, it all changed when I started Bullet Journaling. Mainly because, well, the whole process of Bullet Journaling is a kind of self-care for me. It’s so calming to just have time for myself and create something.
Also, I created several pages that keep reminding me to take time for myself and replenish my energy. And this is what we are doing here today!
I want to show you 5 different pages you can create in your Bullet Journal that will help you take better care of yourself and be more mindful of your needs.
First, of course, let’s go over the supplies I used.
Notebook - B5 Archer and Olive, to have that extra space I love so much when creating.
Fineliners - I’m still head over hills my Pitt Artist Pens by Faber Castell
Color - I used my two favorite supplies here: Tombow Twin Tone markers and Zebra Mildliner Brush Pens.
There is a Plan With Me video where I set up all these pages, so if you want to see how to create them, be sure to check it out.
First is a quote page, and here I chose a very important message - make yourself a priority!
Having upbeat motivational quotes is very beneficial and sometimes this is all you need to make your day!
Moreover, just spending time creating quote pages is veeeeeery calming, so you might consider it your self-care time for the day.
Here I decided to do just one quote, but feel free to fill out the whole page with your favorite quotes!
15 MINUTES SELF CARE IDEAS
Probably the most often used excuse to avoid spending time on self-care is - I don’t have the time. But here is where this spread comes into play.
If you think about it, chances are you do have 15 minutes a day, and it can be enough for a little time for yourself.
Self-care seems like something that takes a long time, like a whole day spa visit (dreamy!!!). But it really doesn’t have to be that way, and this list is proof.
There are so many little things you can do for yourself that will only take 15 minutes of your time but can absolutely recharge you.
This little list is also available as a printable, be sure to get it at the end of the post.
This is probably one of the most influential spreads in this list.
It’s scarily easy to just be so much into daily chores that you don’t even notice that it’s time for some self-love.
However, if you have a mood tracker, you’ll be able to be more mindful of yourself and your state of mind. That way you’ll be able to perfectly catch the moment when you need some me-time and not overwork yourself to a breakdown.
SELF CARE TRACKER
Habit trackers are some of the most powerful instruments if your Bullet Journal arsenal, so it only makes sense that you’d use them for self-care as well.
To make sure you keep up with your self-care habits, create a tracker with ideas of little things you can do for yourself each day and be sure to mark at least one of them complete.
THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MYSELF
This is a new spread I recently tried and I really loved the effect.
It’s all pretty simple - sit down and just create a list of the things you love about yourself. This is such a mood booster!
It’s also a great reminder of what an amazing person you are, so next time you’re down, just take a look at the list.
This page will always remind you how much you have to offer and top be loved for.
PLAN WITH ME VIDEO
Want to learn how to set up all these spreads - here is my Plan With Me video!
Finally, I don’t want to let you do without a little something, so I prepared a free printable self-care checklist.
This is a PDF file of A5 size. Print it out, use an adhesive to add it to your Bullet Journal and you’ll have your list with tons of ideas right in front of you! If you'd rather use the Black and White version, click here to print that one.
Have you ever used your Bullet Journal for self-care? What are some of your favorite spreads?
Let us know in the comments!
And remember: Keep Bullet Journaling and Don’t Be A Blob!