As moms, we need to do whatever we can to take good care of ourselves and spend time on habits that actually make a difference in our lives. Journaling is one of those habits that can have a positive impact on our day-to-day living.
Combining self-care and journal writing is, therefore, a unique approach where we get the best of both worlds and should use more often. So let’s discover a unique self-care journal prompts idea to maximize our self-care strategies. You’re going to love it!
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As parents and even more so as moms, we need to take good care of ourselves. We should consider self-care a necessity rather than a luxury. But sometimes, when we find a couple of minutes to treat ourselves, we have no idea what to do! Have you ever experienced this? Well, as soon as you create your own 6 senses self-care journal using the journal prompts idea this will never happen again.
You will know exactly how to spend those valuable free minutes, doing activities that will make you stronger and more confident.
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Do you take good care of yourself?
Well, you should. And today you will discover a fun journal prompt method that will help define your mom goals and find the little things in life that keeps you inspired and motivated using all your senses.
And where is the fun if you can’t include that one special sixth sense we share as moms! And if you dare doubt your mom instinct, start trusting the science behind it …
You will also get a little sneak peek into my 6 sense journal inscriptions. Hopefully, it will inspire you to start yours right away and enjoy the wonderful benefits of journaling.
Why 6 sense self-care journal prompts
But what do you put in a self-care journal? And, what are some journal prompts and self-care ideas? Read on to find answers to all these self-care journal prompt questions and more!
We often hear we have to take better care of ourselves. But sometimes it’s difficult knowing exactly what we need. When someone tells you, you have to treat yourself today, do you know how you will spend that special me-time?
It’s always valuable spending some time discovering the little things that inspire us and make us happy. And, I don’t mean obvious things like visiting your favorite holiday destination or going for a spa pamper. But rather the small things that touch our hearts and help us to keep going even through difficult times.
And that is exactly what the 6 senses self-care pages will help you with
To spend some time thinking about the things that really make you happy whilst creating your own self-care strategy that works.
The best way to use the 6 senses self-care journal prompts effectively
Your 6 senses self-care activities
Now, whenever you have a couple of minutes or hopefully sometimes hours, to spend on yourself, it’s very easy to open your journal on your 6 senses pages and choose an activity you already know you will love! Spend those valuable me-time minutes doing a sense-activity that will build your inner strength, confidence, and calm.
Helping you be the awesome mom you want to be
Remember, this is your personal journal and not meant for other people’s eyes. Your journal writing time should be quiet and in a safe, personal space where you feel comfortable and unbound. Don’t try and write things you think are cool for others to read. That’s not what keeping a journal is all about. Rather discover your inner heart’s desires and allow yourself to dream big. This way journaling will help you with self-development and growth.
If you are not brutally honest with yourself, journaling is a waste of time
Because I want to inspire you to use the 6 senses self-care journal prompts, knowing you will love it just as much as me, I share a couple of my own journal pages below. And, because my journal, just like yours, is personal, I am only sharing one activity on each sense to give you an idea, but strongly encourage you to create a few, just like I did.
Self-care journal prompts sense 1: Sight
The first sense we will focus on is sight. And, it’s an easy one.
For me, nothing lifts my mood more easily than looking at some family photos. Unfortunately, living in our digital world, we don’t always print as many pictures as before, but browsing through them on my Apple iPad, still gives me the same feeling of content.
What is your favorite sight activity?
Here are a couple of examples to ignite your inspiration
Self-care journal prompts sense 2: Touch
Touch is a fun sense to plan. On difficult days, I always find calm in sharing as many hugs as possible with my family. And the best part of giving hugs is sharing the exhilarating feeling. Not only do I feel better, but so do my kids.
On days where I choose to spend my me-time on the touch sense, I plan special little moments with my husband and kids, including lots of hug time.
Here are a couple of those special moments guaranteed to make them smile
Self-care journal prompts sense 3: Sound
Choosing sound as your me-time sense activity is great. There are so many ways to enjoy beautiful sounds.
To me, the best sound activities are listening to
Self-care journal prompts sense 4: Taste
Taste is, of course, my favorite sense activity choice!
And whether you love chocolates or cheese, champagne or coffee, finding a taste sensation is easy and fun.
And why not take your taste activity a bit further and
Self-care journal prompts sense 5: Smell
Flowers, flowers and more flowers. Smelling flowers has to be one of my favorite, favorite pass times. You?
I love planting, arranging, picking, smelling and of course, buying flowers. It is very easy for me to find peace and inner strength whilst appreciating flowers.
Another great smell example is my husband’s smell ritual when grinding beans and brewing a fresh cup of coffee.
Do you have a special smell you savor?
Simply include your favorite smell in a treat activity like a candle scented bath or working in the garden.
Self-care journal prompts sense 6: Mom Instinct
Now, this is the sense where I am putting my foot right into it and are expecting some discussion. I firmly believe in mom instinct and this belief is not based on the clouds, but rather scientific facts. If you haven’t read about the way pregnancy changes the size of your brain, check it out.
We all know kids are fairly well at making their needs very clear. But sometimes they don’t even know they need something or don’t know how to express themselves. And, this is where your sixth sense is essential and lots of fun. Getting to know your kids’ needs without them asking for help takes a bit of practice and you will get better and better at it.
Here are some of my secret tips to discover those special needs
And them, identify possible needs and create opportunities to address these.
Mom instinct activity examples
I would love to hear what you come up with for a sixth sense activity!
Let’s summarize the 6 senses self-care journal prompts
There you have it, inspiring journal prompts examples to help you create your own 6 senses self-care journal helping you use your me-time wisely.
Don’t invest in self-care, invest in quality self-care. And that is exactly what your self-care journal will help you with.
Remember to add a page each for all 6 senses
and start adding fitting activities that you enjoy and love. Ready to choose from whenever you have those treasured free minutes to enjoy by yourself.
Hope you enjoy creating your 6 senses self-care pages and enjoy the activities thereafter even more! Leave a comment and let me know.
Create your 6 senses self-care journal today
using these journal prompts and start enjoying the true benefits of well-planned, unique self-care that will help you build your inner calm, patience and confidence as a mom.
Not using a journal yet?
Here’s the exact process on how to get started with journaling. And if you haven’t tried your hand at it yet, here is a couple of basics to get you started.
Must have journal pages
A couple of my favorite journals
and I know you’ll love them too
And if you prefer a journal with coloring pages
like mine in the photos, this one is awesome
Love the color, but don’t like coloring?
Then this beautiful full-color journal with inspirational quotes is perfect for you
- Start where you are, a journal for self-exploration
There will be no fun journaling actions happening without beautiful pens and decorations
Time to start creating that 6 sense self-care pages!
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