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More On a Bullet Journal for Mental Health

As someone who deals with mental illness on a daily basis, I find it difficult to process thoughts as I’d like. It can often affect my ability to be productive, putting my racing thoughts in the forefront of my mind. I’ve learned the only thing to help me is through a bullet journal. This can turn into a fun art project as well which can help with anxiety.

Bullet journals are amazing for tracking tasks, thoughts, activities, and life events, so they lend themselves really well to recording info about your physical and mental health. When your life and emotions feel so out of control or chaotic, there is something immensely therapeutic about organizing it into a systematic structure like a bullet journal.

Whether or not you turn your journal into something ~beautiful~ is up to you! In the meantime, here are some ways to make it helpful and effective for tracking your mental health.

  1. Create a monthly mood habit tracker to easily see everything at a glance. 

  • First, you’re going to want a place to track how you’re feeling physically.  I suggest getting a dotted line journal from amazon, they have some nice ones.
  •  Next, consider tracking habits and behaviors — good and bad — that can affect your mental and physical health.  Here is  mine for next month to give you an Ideal of what to put in your moodtracker. You can draw in it and make it as colorful as possible to fight your moods each month. Mine is very colorful and I put tons of stickers in mine as well to.

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This is what I put in mine but you can put what ever you like in yours. I suggest trying my Pinterest  bullet journal board and checking some great ideals I have for a bullet journal on mental health

  • Set realistic goals so you don’t get discouraged if you have an off days. Don’t just track good days . Track everything even the bad. There are days I don’t record my habits, especially when I’m feeling sad or down, however try your best to keep up with it as its an important document you can show your Doctor who can help  you if needed by maybe having to adjust your medication.

If your aren’t able to set up a monthly mood tracker do it daily or weekly there are ideals on my Pinterest board to help you set it up.

Don’t know how to bullet journal check out this great book on learning how to bullet journal.

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Dot Journaling―A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together

Here are some bullet journal supplies

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Bullet Journal Stencil Supplies, 24 Painting Stencils and 12 Colored Fineliner Pens,DIY Drawing Templates Plastic Planner Stencils for Journal, Notebook, Diary, Scrapbook by JPSOR (Multi)

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2 Pack Classic Ruled Notebooks/Journals – Premium Thick Paper Faux Leather Writing Notebook, Black, Hard Cover, Large, Lined (5 x 8.25)

 

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