Recently we’ve been loving the 100 Day Happiness Planner (£20 The Happiness Planner) – this gorgeous little planner is all about infusing your everyday life with positivity, with quotes, space to write lists and goals, and plan out how you’ll squeeze a little bit of happiness into your day to day life.
You start off the planner by writing down what makes you happy, what skills you’re proud of, what your weaknesses are and what your goals are, and how you can bring these things in line to help keep you motivated. Recognising what you’re good at is such a handy tool to help you identify how to play to your strengths, and knowing where you’re likely to fall down can keep you on guard against things that may derail you, like comfort eating etc.
The planner has space for to-do lists and schedules, taking your thoughts out of your head and onto paper so you can focus on yourself a little bit more. You can also plan in your meals (and products) and exercise, when you plan your food for the day ahead you’re less likely to be lead astray by a last minute decision to grab something unhealthy because you’ve not been prepared. Scheduling in that lunch time walk or post work gym session as one of your goals for the day means you’ll feel a little more committed to sticking to it.
At the end of each day you reflect on what went well, taking some time to pick out the best bits of every day and thinking about what you’re grateful for can really help keep you in a positive mind set, which in turn will help you on your way to achieving your goals. Each week there is another section for you to rate your happiness for the previous week, go back over all the good things and the bad so you can see how much closer you are to your goals. It takes less than 5-10 minutes out of your day to record, review and plan your next day and we think it’s a great accompaniment to anyone working towards a goal, be that weight loss, fitness or maybe even starting a business as a Consultant. Putting your mind into the right space every day will really help you to focus.
What do you think? Will you be picking up a happiness planner or do you have other methods for keeping your positivity up and tracking your goals, we’d love to hear all about them!