Bullet Journaling for Health

Taylor Miller's Bullet Journal Tracker/Buzzfeed
Taylor Miller’s Bullet Journal Tracker/Buzzfeed

Like so many others, I have jumped upon the Bullet Journal train. I started my BuJo (what die-hard fans call it) last year as a means of keeping art in my life while organizing the juggling of appointments, grad school, and managing a household. I’ve found my bullet journal to be the best way to be consistent in planning, because the blank pages provide a means for me to pick up where I left off and I can create the system I need when I need it rather than be locked into a planner with irrelevant trackers, boxes that are too small, and dates that are unforgiving if I take a month or two off (nothing is more demotivating than skimming through dozens of blank pages to get to today’s date – it just feels so wasteful!)

What we all call the Bullet Journal was created by Ryder Carroll and is a plain, streamlined system for organizing your life. You can read more about it here, as well as check out guest posts from Bujo fans who have gone to a whole other place in creatively organizing their lives.

This post is specifically regarding using a bullet journal for tracking your health. I use my own bullet journal to plan meals and track my supplements, exercise, coffee consumption, and any dietary tweaks I am focusing on at any given time. This allows me to stay connected to whether or not my supplement regimen needs tweaking, prevents me from becoming over-caffeinated, and note the effects of any dietary changes I am making.
Others use it to track medical symptoms, mood, keep a food log, or organize meal planning and medication schedules. The great thing about a Bullet Journal is it is tailored to you and your needs, and is effortless to change as your needs change. You don’t need a new journal – you simply need to turn the page and shift your focus!

Here are some samples of what can be done with a Bullet Journal:

Keep self-care options on hand for when you need them but are too frazzled to recall what works (photo@thebulletjournaladdict.com)
Keep self-care options on hand for when you need them but are too frazzled to recall what works. (photo@thebulletjournaladdict.com)

 

Track all your healthy habits to stay on top of your goals! Photo @bossgirlbujo/Instagram
Track all your healthy habits to stay on top of your goals! Photo @bossgirlbujo/Instagram

 

Sublimereflection.com has nailed weekly meal planning with this template!
Sublimereflection.com has nailed weekly meal planning with this template!

 

credit to @illustratedgrey-Via-instagram.com
Track meds, medical conditions and symptoms. credit to @illustratedgrey-Via-instagram.com

 

Stay on task with a healthy eating challenge like Whole30 or an Allergy Elimination Diet! credit @ashleytakestheworld/Instagram
Stay on task with a healthy eating challenge like Whole30 or an Allergy Elimination Diet!
credit @ashleytakestheworld/via Instagram

Do you Bullet Journal? What are some things you are tracking in your life these days? If you are┬ácurious about┬áBullet Journaling for health let me know and I’ll happily share more posts on the topic!

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