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61 page spread ideas for your self-care journal


The definition of self-care as stated in the dictionary says:

“The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.”


Everyday Health says:

“It’s more than taking care of your physical health. Just eating healthy isn’t enough anymore. Things are moving so fast around us that we need space to self-care and slow down to rest from all the busyness in our lives.”

Using a journal can be a powerful tool for self-care. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of it:

  1. Make it a habit: Set aside a few minutes each day to write in your journal. Consistency is key to developing a habit.

  2. Write freely: Don’t worry about spelling, grammar or punctuation. Just let your thoughts flow onto the paper.

  3. Express your feelings: Use your journal as a safe place to express your emotions, whether positive or negative. This can help you identify patterns in your behaviour and make positive changes.

  4. Set goals: Use your journal to set goals for yourself, whether they are related to your personal or professional life. Writing them down can help you stay accountable and motivated.

  5. Practice gratitude: Take a few moments each day to write down things you are grateful for. Focusing on the positive can help boost your mood and overall well being.

  6. Be creative: Use your journal as a creative outlet. Write poetry, draw pictures, or incorporate other forms of art into your journaling practice.

Below are 61 ideas to give you inspiration for your self-care journal.

1. Gratitude log

2. Affirmations page

3. Mood tracker

4. Self-care bucket list

5. Daily self-care routine

6. Mindfulness exercises

7. Healthy meal planner

8. Water intake tracker

9. Yoga poses to try

10. Meditation journal

11. Sleep tracker

12. Self-reflection prompts

13. Self-care quotes

14. Goals and aspirations page

15. Vision board

16. Exercise tracker

17. Inspirational book list

18. Favorite self-care products

19. Gratitude jar page

20. Self-care playlist

21. Brain dump page

22. Journaling prompts for personal growth

23. Inspirational people to follow

24. Aromatherapy page

25. Creative writing prompts for self-expression

26. Mind map of self-care ideas

27. Quotes for mental health

28. Daily affirmations for self-love

29. Acts of kindness tracker

30. Affirmations for self-esteem

31. Mindful breathing exercises

32. A page to track personal achievements

33. Daily self-care challenges

34. A self-portrait page

35. A page to write yourself a love letter

36. A page to list your strengths

37. A page to track your daily screen time

38. A page to list your favorite hobbies

39. A page to write down your fears and how to overcome them

40. A page for self-care ideas to do during bad mental health days

41. A self-care jar page with ideas to do when you need a pick-me-up

42. A page to track your spending habits and how to budget for self-care

43. A page to list your favorite self-care apps

44. A page to write down your values and beliefs

45. A page to write down your biggest accomplishments

46. A page to track your skincare routine

47. A gratitude scavenger hunt page

48. A page to write down your favorite affirmations

49. A page to list your favorite podcasts for self-care

50. A page to track your daily self-care habits.

51. A self-care plan for the week or month.

52. A thoughts and feelings page.

53. Things that bring you joy.

54. A memories page for each month.

55. Things you have learned recently.

56. A favourite recipes page.

57. A list of things that help you relax

58. A to do list for the following week or month.

59. What you are looking forward to.

60. A page listing all the things that you are good at.

61. A progress page.

Remember, journaling is a personal practice, so there is no right or wrong way to do it. Find what works best for you and enjoy the benefits of self care through journaling.

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