Plan with Me: March Month at a Glance

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For this months plan with me I have decided to share my month at-a-glance layout.

I generally don’t put a lot of written material on these layouts other than birthdays and travel plans so it’s a great opportunity to focus on just being creative!

I had a lot of fun creating this layout. So grab some tea and come plan with me :).

 

Plan with Me: February

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I’m excited to share this months Plan with Me video with you! I am continuing to work on the best ways for me to film and present these videos to you. I feel like each time I film I get a little closer to what I would like to see. It’s a process, but one I am really enjoying and learning from.

Today’s video has a Valentine’s feel to it with lots of pink. I had a lot of fun creating this layout so I hope you enjoy :)

 

Plan with Me: January

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2017 is here and for me it’s started as 2016 ended… busy busy busy. To keep everything organized and to help me keep my sanity I rely heavily on my planner.

For me though my planner is more than an agenda filled with appointments and things to do, it’s also a memoir of my life and a time capsule for keepsakes and special times.

I look forward to the times where I can sit down each week and spend time in my planner/journal. For me it’s a time to get creative, have fun, plan, reflect and be mindfully grateful for all I have in my life.

Below is my latest Plan with me video. So grab a cup of tea, your own planner or journal and let’s have some ‘you’ time.

 

 

12 Days of Mindful Gratitude

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December is here! This is my favorite time of the year and I am super excited for Christmas!

This time of the year can go by in a blur for many of us as we get caught up in holiday preparations and plans. It can be as stressful as it is exciting, with so much going on it can be easy to lose focus on what’s really important.

Regardless of how you celebrate the holidays it’s a wonderful time to be with those we love and reflect on the past year. A really great way to do that is to keep a gratitude journal. Keeping a gratitude journal is a wonderful way to become mindful of all the things we have to be thankful for in our lives.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to do a gratitude exercise before I would highly recommend it. It doesn’t have to be complicated and it doesn’t have to be forever.

 

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Being a bit of a journal and planning fanatic myself, I take great pleasure in the practice of sitting down and writing about any number of things, including one thing I am grateful for each day. I create a pretty layout at the beginning of each month where I will try to take a moment each evening to jot down something (usually just one thing) that I am grateful for on that given day.

 

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If I miss a day I don’t beat myself up about it, I just carry on the next day. At the end of the month I have a list of things big and small that I can revisit if I’m looking for a little boost. But more importantly each of those days of the month I have taken a moment to shift my focus to the present and reflect on the positive in my life.

What will happen is that you start to become more present and mindfully grateful in the moments as they are happening. It’s such a powerful thing to be truly present and in the moment when something simple, good, happy, positive, or meaningful is happening.

 

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Now is a wonderful time to challenge yourself to 12 days of mindful gratitude. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

 

  • Start small: Maybe 12 days of Christmas Gratitude.
  • Start simple: It’s doesn’t have to be 10 things each day or an elaborate journal entry. Start with 1-3 things you are grateful for each day and see how your mindset shifts.
  • Of course you can get yourself a little journal and create a heartfelt entry for each day or
  • You can create one page and number it from 1-30. Then take a few minutes each day and jot down one or two things (big or small) that you are grateful for each day.
  • Another option if writing it down isn’t for you is to simply set an alarm on your phone titled ‘what are you grateful for?’ When it goes off each day just take a moment to become mindful of that question.

Remember, it’s not always going to be kittens, rainbows and unicorns. Some days it may be hard to find something to be grateful for. It’s during those times that being grateful for even the smallest thing can spark real mindset change.

 

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Find the magic in everyday! Becoming mindful of positive things in our lives helps shift our focus onto those positive things. This in turn brings more positivity to our lives.

If you decide to give this a try I would love to hear from you :)

 

 

 

 

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I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to share my planning and journaling obsession on my blog. I have started several posts but a photo step by step just isn’t that exciting. So I thought I would try share it through a video.

Speaking of videos… I LOVE YouTube. I’m totally addicted to it. From beauty to planning, crafts and drawing. Whenever I need inspiration or want to learn about how to do something I head to YouTube.

I did it! I filmed my first YouTube video! I had so much fun making this and actually can’t wait to try it again.

It’s under 5 minutes in length so I’d love for you to check it out :). I hope it brings a little magic to your everyday :)

 

 

 

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