Wednesday, April 12, 2017

#AtoZChallenge - J is for Journaling

My Journal is my safe haven, my sacred space to share my innermost thoughts and ideas, my notions of self, my joy.

It is where I muse about life, about my ideas about myself, and it is the place where I work out what I can do to make my life better.

I keep a bullet journal too, and that is a perfect space for my self-care.

I keep a daily tracker, where I track several things. It is helping me so much.

Every day I write down ABC's for weather, asthma, sleep and pain levels. A is good, B is ok and C is bad.

If I get all huffy about not having done much on a day, I  just look up to my tracker and see that it was, for instance, a bad asthma day, or that the weather was really bad on that day (my asthma can be triggered by weather, pain is also influenced by (winter) weather).

That deflates the self-destructive vibe and immediately sends me into a state of gratitude.

I also use my bullet journal to work on my routines. More on those when it is the R-day :)


  1. I use a journal for both purposes: bullet journal (but not a lot of routines tracking here), and journalling (not so consistent here). And even art notebook! I like the idea of a notebook as a reflect of my life, that help me to organise a lot of things and thoughts!
    Eva - Mail Adventures

  2. Hi Sylvia - seems like you've got life under control as far as you can for you and your situation at the moment. That's good you can check your ABCs ... I'm hopeless in that direction - but fortunate that I don't need to worry too much ... good luck - Cheers Hilary

  3. Hello again, Sylvia!
    Journaling is one thing that I always keep planning to start. It somehow never happens though. I'm an asthmatic too, and yes, it does get worse during seasonal changes.
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @

  4. I have a sentence a day diary (which I've let slip a bit) and a bullet journal for habit tracking... haven't done this for a few months and need to get back into it, thankyou for the reminder x



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