My Life Healthy Living Journal

Encouraging  people to create wellness visions for their lives

The My Life Healthy Living Journal encourages people living with chronic conditions, mental health issues and/or disability record their visions with goals and action steps to help communicate with support teams and health professionals. 

It offers space to document contact details of health professionals, support workers and service providers, note information about appointments, activities, actions/interventions to meet their goals, and the methods being used to monitor progress and outcomes over time.

This resource is underpinned by the Model for Healthy Living (Church Health Centre, 2012) that looks at seven life domains:

  1. movement
  2. medical considerations
  3. work/volunteering (skills and talents)
  4. emotion
  5. nutrition
  6. family and friends
  7. faith/spiritual life. 

The model recognises how the various life domains interrelate and the importance of gaining and maintaining balance.

Section 4 of the journal explores each dimension.


  • Explore current health issues and assess satisfaction in each dimension using the Model for Healthy Living.
  • My personal information
  • My health
  • My assessment

2. Think

Develop a vision for a healthy life and explore personal strengths, supports, and consider the barriers to achieving the person’s vision.

  • My vision
  • My strengths
  • My circle of support

3. Act

Create goals, enact a plan and monitor progress toward the achievement of the person’s goals.

  • My goals
  • My plan
  • My progress

4. The Model for Healthy Living Dimensions

The person can explore each of the dimensions of the Model for Healthy Living using the Look, Think, Act process to help clarify thinking, and develop goals and action plans.

5. My Current Health

  • Blank forms to document information about the person’s current health status.
  • Once filled out, the journal can be used to share information with a support team so they understand goals, plans, actions and instructions to achieve whole of live balance.
  • The information, vision, goals and action plans can be updated as a living working document.


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