It’s the end of a month and time for a quality of life check-in.
Documenting habits, mood and health etc., has become a popular genre in the notebook-keeping, journaling and self-help communities. The trick for me has been to find a way of doing it so that it actually results in improved quality of life. A way that reveals patterns, trends, and gaps. A way that invites a thoughtful, next-steps approach.
Overview of the Spread
- sleep: number of hours per night
- quality: measured each day by whether I did something
- migraine: severity of symptoms and tracking some medications
- Sleep is pretty erratic. A result of medications and needing to sleep off migraine symptoms. Always a challenge, but this month was relatively good. New blackout drapes are helping.
- There are some gaps, mostly in the “active” category, but overall it’s okay. Working toward a more attainable active goal, especially for the rest of winter. (This tracker style is borrowed from Helen’s bullet journals at Journal With Purpose. Hers is a lot prettier than mine.)
- A few rough patches of migraine but nothing hitting a level three.
What do you track to improve your quality of life?
Stationery in the photo
- two notebooks: Stalogy and Leuchturm
- gel pen
- skeleton clip
- wooden alpha-numeric stamp set
- washi tape (currently sold out but purchased at this shop which has so many beautiful tapes)
P.S. A true story, multi-generational saga I just finished as an audiobook and loved.
P.P.S. Yesterday’s wordle in four, two very unlucky guesses, ugh.