I don't know about you, but I have a short memory.
I think about the ideas that are important to me, and recognize that I want to live in line with my ideals, and yet I head straight back to my old habits.
I oversleep, when I don't mean to.
I overspend, on the wrong things.
I tell myself things that deep down I know aren't true, like that I'm too busy to exercise, or that I'm not "techie" enough to learn a new software, or that I don't understand people.
I forget the good things that I want to do (wasn't I going to write a note to a friend, about five days ago?) and dwell on my shortcomings (yep, I didn't write that card, I must be a lousy friend).
I want to be better at remembering.
I want to remember what is important to me today (so that I will actually live it today!).
I want to be able to look back in a year and remember today, too.
Writing things down helps me remember.
Planning in advance helps me remember even more.
If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen a bit of what's been on my mind lately.
Life is short. I've designed a daily planning page that prompts me to think about-- and remember!-- the things that are most important to me every day, and I am delighted to share this page with you!
Let's remember together!
Over the past month, I designed, and then I tweaked, then I tested out the Mindful Day Planner pages, and I designed and tweaked again (I was still tweaking the printable until about five minutes ago...!).
It's finally done (which is not to say perfect-- I'm a novice designer-- but done enough that I am proud to put it out into the world). The Mindful Day Planner printable is available in three sizes, to fit your Field Notes and Midori-sized traveler's notebooks, as well as a half-letter size that will fit in your Wide notebooks.
Download the Mindful Day printable pdfs by entering your email here. They're my birthday gift to you!
I hope this little gift helps you and me both remember what really matters as we head into a new year.
Remember what's behind you in order to move forward.
Gratitude for the Mindful Day Planner is due to so many who have taught me the important things that made their way into the page design.
- Danielle LaPorte, who taught me to think about how I want to feel*
- Brené Brown, who taught me how to give myself permission*
- Donald Miller, whose recent Facebook status taught me to think about what my money is funding*
- Gretchen Rubin and Laura Vanderkam, who taught me the importance of making a decision in advance, how to strategize to wisely invest my time, and to do what would make my "future self" happy*
- Tom Rath, who taught me to fill buckets*
- My yoga guru, Phi, who teaches me every day how to make space
I've learned so much this year, and it's my privilege to share with you! Request your Mindful Day Planner printables here.
I'm not an expert at printing, and your own printer instructions may vary, but I get the best results from my machine when I choose print actual size rather than fit to page. I like to print a stack, and then flip the paper over and print on the other side to get two-sided copies (because I haven't figured out duplex printing yet, ha!).
If you're really clever, you can flip the paper around AGAIN on the Field Notes version to get four days on each side of the page. Experiment to see what works for you! The Letter size page can simply be folded in the middle, but you'll need to trim the Midori and Field Notes options to size before stapling into a little booklet to insert in your traveler's notebook.
P.S. I'm going to be making a few improvements to my traveler's notebooks (premium quality leather, yay!) so you'll see prices increase beginning in January. You can still order at 2015 prices for 2016 delivery here.
*When you purchase through my affiliate links, you get a great price and Amazon pays me a small commission for sending you to do your shopping there. Thanks for your support!