Does Bullet Journaling Help With Anxiety?

Bullet journaling can be used to help with anxiety.

Bullet journaling may be used by people who get overwhelmed by everyday tasks.

This can help them feel more organized and less stressed about the little things in life. 

Bullet journaling may only be used for simple tasks at first, but in time it can be used for more complex ones as well (as long as the “complex” list does not overwhelm you).

Bullet journaling can help with anxiety by giving you a place to write down tasks or ideas that may be overwhelming for you at times.

People who start bullet journaling may have trouble getting things done because they get easily distracted by other things around them.

Bullet journaling can help you organize your thoughts and make it easier for you to do important things in your daily routine. It may also provide a sense of accomplishment when you see what all you have done each day or week.

For example, if you are feeling anxious about a big event coming up, you can write down all of the things that need to be done and how much time is left until the event and when you should do each task. (again, make the journal such that it does not overwhelm you.)

This will help keep your mind occupied during those times when anxiety gets high or when the big event comes around.

Bullet journals help you become more conscious of how you spend your time in the moment, and over time.

Bullet journal is basically a way of tracking your daily activities, progress, and goals, but it's also a big time-saver. It's like having a personal assistant on call. 

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle of everyday life. But, Bullet journaling helps us pause, reflect on our day, and make sure we're using our time as effectively as possible. Over time, bullet journaling can help lower stress levels and improve overall well being.

By tracking our daily activities in a notebook, we can easily see how much time we spend on things like social media or television watching. 

This gives us the ability to make better decisions about what we actually want to do with our time, and how to better accomplish our goals.

A gratitude log

If you've ever felt like your bullet journal is missing something, or if you're just looking for a way to make it more meaningful, keep a gratuity log.

At the beginning of each month, write down one thing that you're grateful for each day. If you do this consistently, you'll have a log of things in your life that make you feel good!

Then whenever you're feeling low or anxious, look back at your gratitude log and remind yourself of all the good things you have in your life, these include absolute essentials that we humans take for granted, like the ability to speak, walk, see, having a family, and friends and so so much more!

I’m worried someone may see my bullet journal

You don't have to worry about anyone looking at it if you don't want them to—just put it somewhere safe and out of sight.

You can also create a hiding spot for it or find a way to secure the pages so they don't flop open when someone picks up your notebook.

You could also endeavor to use small journal locks (or lock journals), which would then keep it locked in case someone tried to open it.

Or you could even buy a small safe for your journal; put your journal inside and then lock it.

But if it were me, I wouldn't write extremely personal information if it were me. Rather, I would write things that were overwhelming to me in a bullet journal.

If you're looking to pen down something that’s bothering you, then use a paper; write that stuff down, and then once you’re done with it; tear it and throw it away.

Being organized is a great stress reliever bullet journaling can help you with it.

Bullet journaling helps you organize your thoughts and tasks in a way that's easy for you to get through them one at a time.

With everything laid out in front of you, it's easier for the brain fog caused by anxiety to clear up so that all those tasks don't seem quite so overwhelming anymore.

You can get a better night's sleep when your worries are tracked and acknowledged.

As long as you're tracking your worries in your bullet journal, they can't get away from you. You generally won’t ignore them or pretend they're not there.

It also gives a sense of accomplishment: once something is written down and crossed off the list—or even just noted somewhere—it feels good because it feels like something has been done about it. 

Even if there are still many things left on your list for today or tomorrow or next week, seeing everything else completed makes those remaining items seem less overwhelming than when they were first added into the mix.

Bullet Journaling provides an outlet for organizing thoughts, which can help calm an anxious mind.

Bullet Journaling provides an outlet for organizing thoughts, which can help calm an anxious mind.

There are plenty of ways to organize your thoughts and find a method that works best for you. For example, it's common to keep a grocery list in a bullet journal and then cross off the items as you shop. 

Or maybe you keep track of your daily tasks by checking off each completed task with an X mark next to it.

A bullet journal is also great because it allows you to get organized in whichever way feels right for you—and then change things up if they don't work out.


I hope this post has given some insight into how journaling might be helpful for those who are dealing with anxiety.

I think the fact that you've decided to start bullet Journaling is a forward step towards helping your anxiety.

The Bullet Journal system can help make sure you don't miss things that are important, which in turn will help reduce stress levels and make it easier for you to manage your anxiety on a day-to-day basis! 


A small side note:

The information provided by Raspberry Stationery is not designed as a treatment for individuals experiencing a mental health condition. Nothing on this website should be viewed as a substitute for professional advice (including, without limitation, medical advice). Raspberry Stationery has to the best of its knowledge and belief provided information that it considers accurate, but makes no representation and takes no responsibility as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this website. 

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