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
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Week 1: Personal Care
- Week 2: Physical Care
- Week 3: Psychological Care
- Week 4: Emotional Care
- Week 5: Environmental Care
- Week 6: Social Care
- Week 7: Professional Care
- Week 8: Reflection
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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