How To Begin With Your Daily Health Journal

A daily health journal is the most structured way of caring for your health.

 
How To Begin With Your Daily Health Journal
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Did you know why your New Year resolutions never get fulfilled? It’s because you don’t have a concrete health goal and fail to have that external push to lead a healthy lifestyle. With 10 more months left, it is the right time to begin your health journal. Wish to know how to begin with it? Here you go!

The Journal Format

Using a bullet journal allows you to evaluate the progress easily.
Using a bullet journal allows you to evaluate the progress easily.

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Ask yourself some basic questions about the format – physical paper or spreadsheet software? Own format or a template? A daily planner or a weekly planner?

Once you are ready with the answers, give them a shot. If you are still unaware of the best format but you have a smartphone, it is good to go ahead with the notes app on your mobile where you can list the goals as it appears on the home screen and reminds you every time you use your phone.

Brainstorm And List The Case

Detail more about the health goal you wanted to work on.
Detail more about the health goal you wanted to work on.

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As soon as you are ready with the format, decide on the goal for the month or year. On the first page, detail about your present lifestyle and daily routine. In the next page, tabulate the short term and long term health goals for the year.

Now, pick one of them that is of top priority and work towards it. For example, if you are looking to follow a diet pattern, mention it.

Discover More About Your Goal

It is inappropriate to immediately jump into action without knowing about the diet pattern. Research and download some interesting fact sheets. Include the present weight, body symptoms, and desired results. Conduct a detailed study about what this diet pattern can do to your body.

The Daily Plan Of Action

Write the daily plan in advance and revisit when the day completes observing progress.
Write the daily plan in advance and revisit when the day completes observing progress.

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Now that you have narrowed down your goal, begin with your daily journal where you include details about what you did for the day to achieve it. Add motivational quotes related to the goal to push you forward. Build a circle that will motivate you towards the goal.

Make it a habit to look back at your daily sheets once in a week to determine if there is progress. On the other hand, you can also organise the planner with tables and charts.

What Can A Health Journal Do To Your Health?

There are 3 things a health journal can do:

  • Help you achieve the desired wellness goal
  • Improves the degree of self-care and you have that ‘ME’ time daily
  • Writing a health journal can boost your creativity and develop an interest in the subject

Having said these many benefits, when are you planning to start one?

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