A line a day in your bullet journal can be an additional tracker, or a memory capture, gratitude or even developing your lettering or doodling skills daily. One line a day has become a popular use of extra pages in your journal!
If you have read our post on memory spreads, you’ll have seen how important it is in to make sure you are keeping track of things you are grateful for, or memories that really mean something to you. It’s been shown to increase happiness and help with mental health when you are keeping track of what you are grateful for.
So what makes keeping track of things daily a positive step towards mental health and wellness? It helps you remember that there are things that can make you happy daily and it helps boost your confidence and self-esteem. Being grateful does not mean saying “Thanks” or “Thank-you” all the time, it’s about showing appreciation for the things you have in the current situation you have.
In a 2012 study – it was found that people who note gratitude, or practice gratitude daily report fewer aches and pains and feel healthier than other people!
Noting these grateful moments or things that make you happy during the day, also increase your ability to be mentally strong when you need it and helps improve your self-esteem because you are less likely to compare yourself with others!
You can buy “one line a day” books, and there are tonnes online to choose from, you can even get ones that cover off 5 years of memories in one book which is lovely! It really shows how much can change over those 5 years! If I look at my last 5 years, Holy heck! Things have changed remarkably and sometimes I don’t know if it’s for the best or the worst! HA! That’s totally ok though!
What sorts of things can you add to your line a day?
- Things you are grateful for
- Nice things someone has said to you
- Positive things that have happened
- A doodle to describe the key part of your day
- Things you learnt
- Things you did for others
- Things you felt or saw or tried
- Something cute your kids said (if you have kids) this also works for milestones for kids too!
There are just so many options for you to try that you can’t really go wrong! The trick is maintaining the momentum! Remember it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make it a change within yourself. So try to fill it in consistently for at least 21 days to make it habit of filling in your “one line a day”