How to Use Your Bullet Journal for Self-Care: Social Care

How to Use Your Bullet Journal for Self-Care: Social Care
How to Use Your Bullet Journal for Self-Care: Social Care

Welcome to Week 6: Social Care of the Bullet Journal Challenge series! In case you missed it, the #BulletJournalChallenge announced on www.bulletjournal.com is the perfect way to find inspiration for all the ways you can use a bujo for self-care. The details of the challenge are here. My post about Week 5, environmental care, can be found here.

This week’s topic is social care, which includes:

  • What are you doing to show yourself love
  • Happy moments to reflect on
  • Make a list of people who support your effort

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Below are three ways you can use your bujo for taking care of your social care needs.

3 Ways You Can Use Your Bujo for Social Care

Habit Trackers

In my layout this week, I left a space for “social” in my habit tracker to keep track of keeping in touch with friends and family once a day. My intent is not to simply click like on one of their posts but to check in with either a text, call, or private message once a day. I’m not always very good at keeping in touch with friends and family when I’m busy with my kids or my writing, so I’m thankful for this week’s theme for the challenge.

Bujo Weekly Layout
My layout for this week of the challenge.

You could also make a separate layout to keep track of friends and family if this is a habit you want to track long term. This is especially helpful for long-distance friendships and for those who want to have relationships go deeper than liking posts on social media.

If the idea of keeping a habit tracker sounds overwhelming, check out my post on keeping your habit tracking stress-free here.

Collections

There are a few different collections you could keep to help you with social care. My favorite way to do collections pages is to keep lists. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Keep a contacts page with the names of people in your circle who support you. You should keep their contact information next to their name so that you can send them thank-you notes for their help.
  • While on the subject of contacts, you could keep a list of your immediate friends’ and family’s birthdays and other meaningful dates so that you can plan ahead.
  • Make a list of all the ways you show love to yourself, either through a written list or sketches.
  • Keep a page of happy memories to reflect on. You could either make this a written list, or if you’re feeling artistic, you could sketch the moments on your pages. You could also add photos to your page of happy moments.

Affirmations Page

If you don’t do affirmations in your morning pages, you could use a few pages out of your bujo to write down daily affirmations. If you don’t want to use a whole page devote to affirmations, you could always write down a daily affirmation on your weekly or daily pages. The important part of affirmations is that you remember to repeat it to yourself throughout the day. Don’t write it in the morning only to forget about it after a few hours. It may help you to revisit the page you wrote the affirmation on later in the day to keep it fresh in your memory. I recommend checking in with your bullet journal at lunch and just before bed if you can spare the time.

The Bullet Journal Challenge Series

If you’re interested in participating in the challenge, I’ve listed each week’s topic here:

If you’re on Instagram, make sure you follow the hashtag #BulletJournalChallenge for inspiration! Also, if you’re reading this long after the challenge is over, I encourage you to do the challenge anyway.  Self-care is so important to your overall well-being, and it’s never too late to start taking better care of yourself.

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How to Use Your Bullet Journal for Self-Care: Social Care
How to Use Your Bullet Journal for Self-Care: Social Care

14 Replies to “How to Use Your Bullet Journal for Self-Care: Social Care”

  1. I am so mesmerized by all the beautiful bujo spreads out there, from trackers to daily tasks. I don’t keep up with a bullet journal right now, but I have a notebook for it (I’ve been too intimidated to start, Lol). I love that you put a social section in your habit tracker. That’s something I need to work on too. You’ve just encouraged me to get going with a bullet journal of my own. 🙂

    1. Yay! I’m so happy you’re going to start a bullet journal. Mine has helped me so much with self-care. Remember, you can start small and it can be for your eyes only, so it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Have fun! 😊

  2. I started a bujo in January, I love all the things you can make with it. This social part idea is great. An aspect most of the times put on the back burner.
    I have found the journaling prompts me to accomplish more things, since I take time to make layouts and put effort on it, to just leave it blank… I don’t think so.
    Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  3. I love Bullet Journaling. it is so nice to be able to keep everything in one place. I am interested in the challenge and am going to follow it on Instagram. Thanks for this post. It definitely gave me ideas for my journal.

    1. That’s great! I definitely recommend you follow @tinyrayofsunshine on Instagram if you aren’t already. She shares a lot of great pages in her stories for the challenge.

  4. I like the idea of tracking social contact in my habit tracker!! I’ll have to implement that one.
    I have a collection (chart) for my most important friends/family and when I actually hung out with them last, so I can check it periodically and if it’s been like 2-3 months since I’ve seen someone it reminds me to reach out to plan a date with them

    1. I love that idea! I’m very introverted (especially in person) and it’s way too easy for me to let too much time pass before I have made plans with friends. Thank you for the inspiration! 😊

  5. I just recently started bullet journaling because a patient recommended it to me and I’m loving it! I’m always recommending self care practices to my patients so I can’t wait to suggest this to them and use these techniques for myself 🙂

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