There are a lot of pictures in this post.
|Yaquina Head Lighthouse|
|Travel box of supplies for the weekend|
In the evenings and early mornings, I spent a little bit of time putting my Wellness Journal together. When I was organizing how to set everything up, I decided that it would be more convenient to have a separate tracker for food and water consumption that I could keep in the kitchen. And one that it didn't matter if someone splattered spaghetti sauce upon. For that purpose, I chose an old Composition notebook, pictured below.
|From the clearance section at Target a couple of years ago|
|Water and food tracker on composition paper|
As time goes on, I might draw lines for columns for the days of the week. Right now, they are just divided by open space in-between the washi tape days. The little scale and glasses of water to color in or mark off, are stamped images. This format gives me plenty of space to write down what I eat each day. Now, onto the main tracker/journal...
For my main record keeping, I decided to go with a Rhodia Dot Pad. I like the size of it and the dots. Both sides of the pages have dots. I like to use things all the way up, so this will work for at least a year. Also, it is easy to remove pages, as needed. This type of paper works very well for bullet journaling, too.
|Rewards that are meaningful to me written over a stenciled woman from StencilGirl|
|This is a double-page spread for my gratitude practice|
The next page is used for recording daily gratitude reminders. I kept the lefthand-side page blank so that there would be space for an entire month's worth of little hearts. Those were leftover from a project made a long time ago. At the time, I cut an entire 12 x 12 cardstock sheet (or maybe two) using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy Cartridge.
|This is the back page of the gratitude page and opposite the main tracking page|
Next, I want to track my fruit and vegetable intake. There is a lot of conflicting information about whether 5 a day is enough fruit and veg or if it should be 7 or 10. Some people say 5 is not necessary. At this point in my life, 5 seems like a good number. So, for now, I am sticking with that. If modifications seem necessary, it will be easy to do those down the line.
|This is the busiest page because I wanted a one-page, at-a-glance type tracker|
|Goals have to be measurable and have a timeframe|
The next set of pages are "Goals." These are short or long term specific goals. There are also some on-going goals for leading a healthy, happy life. Most goals are measurable and have an end date. Some are broad in scope. This is another area that can be tweaked as time goes on. Hopefully, some of the tweakings will have to do with re-evaluating specifics or having met some of the goals along the way.
|Washi tape used to divide the paper and make columns.|
Lastly, here is a list of items that might be useful to track. Please feel free to use it as you work on your own journal. And, if you think of something that you think should be included, please let me know.
|Tracker Suggestions for Bullet or Wellness Journal|
Sometimes all we can ask of ourselves is that we make the effort and do the best we can. We are going to make mistakes. That is ok. With that in mind, I thought I'd share this picture I snapped a couple of weeks ago in the Target parking lot:
|Being Ok is good enough!|
Most of the items used are from my stash. However, here are some items that are currently available:
Heidi Swapp - Fresh Start Collection - Memory Planner - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Exercise