Vitality in Motion

V.i.M. Journal

Creative journaling to look back, plan forward & be present.

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While many people have turned to digital calendars and apps to make plans and monitor their progress, there is something special about writing in a paper journal that uniquely engages the mind and senses to promote success and achievement.

This journal covers 12 weeks. If you pay attention to taking care of your body for 12 weeks, you can remake your body and build your health promoting habits.

In addition, it will be even more effective and fun if you do this with an accountability partner. Share as much or as little detail as you want. Have fun with it.

I invite you to use this journal any time you want to feel better, boost your health or improve your personal or work life.

  • If you feel overwhelmed, anxious, lost, or confused, this journal will help you identify what area(s) of your life are working well, and see where there may be gaps or potential areas for improvement or focus. (Example: When you recognize some corners are colored in more often than others or your ratings trend up or down.)
  • If you are inspired to improve your health and relationships, sleep better, have more energy, get stronger, and achieve more, this journal can be another support along that journey by helping you to monitor progress related to your goals and aspirations. (Example: By regularly reflecting every 7 days.)
  • If you want to keep a journal of your personal growth and self-care, the visual symbols and daily rating will simplify the review of your past and make it easier to recognize life choice patterns. (Example: By paging through the journal and quickly scanning the pages with similar ratings or (un)colored corners.)

By taking moments at either end of your day, coloring in and jotting down notes, you will focus your mind, accomplish your daily intentions and goals, and then reflect and plan ahead. (See some samples shared below.)

As you move through the journal, you will be logging your journey.  The process of enhancing self-awareness and deliberately establishing habits will enable you to feel your best and therefore, achieve your best. Enjoy the journey. Enjoy tapping into your Vitality in Motion.


Naomi Parrella, MD, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM

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Monday, March 1

Today is Monday, March 1, 2021.  Start of the week, taking time to pause and look at the sky, look at any trees, shrubs, plants around, noticing the details. Finding meaning this March. March marks the one-year mark for the Daily Gift of Vitality (DGoV).  Being curious offers opportunities to explore meaning. This week, we … Continue reading Monday, March 1

Friday, February 26

Today is Friday, February 26, 2021.  The full moon in February is called the” Snow Moon”. An inspirational quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.  “Very little is needed to make a happy life: it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” February Feelings. While this month can – at times – feel cold in … Continue reading Friday, February 26

Wednesday, February 24

Today is Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  When outside, do you notice any different color palettes?  Has the snow brought a peaceful silence?  Are there any animals scurrying about? An inspirational quote by Mark Twain.  “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try and cheer somebody else up.” February Feelings. While this month can … Continue reading Wednesday, February 24

Monday, February 22

Today is Monday, February 22, 2021.  While we are dreaming of warmer weather in the North, February is a great time to start planning your summer garden. An inspirational quote by Samuel Taylor Colridge.  “The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt … Continue reading Monday, February 22


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