Teachers' wellbeing journal

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Teachers' wellbeing journal
Resource type
Teaching pack

A complete guide to using mindfulness and gratitude to support teacher wellbeing and mental health – with inspiration, ideas and ready-to-use journal pages

As a busy teacher with a never-ending to-do list, sometimes it can feel impossible to even think about your wellbeing, let alone find time for self-care. This journal sets out to help you learn more about the benefits of self-care, mindfulness and gratitude practice and provides simple tips for how to integrate it into your daily life. It includes tick lists, mood trackers and journal pages for you to monitor your wellbeing and record your progress.

How do I use this wellbeing journal?

Use this wellbeing journal to learn more about how self-care, mindfulness and gratitude practice can support your wellbeing. You’ll find straightforward coping strategies to use both in the work environment and at home to help you improve your mental wellbeing, physical health and overall life satisfaction

Get started with self-care, mindfulness and gratitude

The self-care inventory and checklists allow you to identify areas you’d like to work on, and the practical tips suggest different approaches that you can try out to see if they work for you. The goal-setting pages provide an opportunity to focus on making real improvements to your wellbeing.

Make your wellbeing journal work for you

Daily and weekly journal pages accompany each area of the journal. Use the journal pages to help you plan time for self-care, make time for mindfulness and allow time to reflect on the things you’re grateful for. Simply download and print the pages you need to build the wellbeing journal that suits your needs.

Build self-care and wellbeing into your school day

This wellbeing journal has a dedicated section for the wellbeing of teachers. Use it to bring self-care into your teaching day, to reflect on and celebrate your achievements, and to reward yourself for them. 

What’s included?

  • An introduction to self-care, mindfulness and gratitude practice
  • Weekly and daily self-care, mindfulness and gratitude journal pages
  • Mindfulness colouring pages
  • Monthly and yearly mood trackers
  • Self-care, mindfulness and gratitude resources specifically for teachers, including ideas for the school day and a teaching achievements reward checklist.

What you’ll find inside

Introduction to wellbeing

  • Your wellbeing journal


  • Words of affirmation
  • 5 types of self-care
  • Self-care inventory
  • Self-care checklist
  • Self-care that works for me
  • Self-care goals
  • Weekly self-care journal pages
  • Daily self-care journal pages


  • What is mindfulness?
  • Why is mindfulness important?
  • 5 mindfulness ideas
  • Body scan chart
  • Mindfulness colouring mandala 1
  • Mindfulness colouring mandala 2
  • Mindfulness that works for me
  • Mindfulness goals
  • Daily mindfulness journal pages
  • Weekly reflection journal pages


  • What is gratitude?
  • 7 top gratitude ideas to try
  • Gratitude that works for me
  • Gratitude goals
  • Weekly gratitude journal pages
  • Daily gratitude journal pages
  • Gratitude list
  • Reverse bucket list

Wellbeing as a teacher

  • Wellbeing ideas for the school day
  • Wellbeing achievements in my teaching
  • Yearly mood tracker
  • Monthly mood tracker

Personal pages

  • Wellbeing reading list
  • Supportive people pages
  • Inspiration pages
  • Wish lists
  • Thoughts and notes
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