You’ve probably been introduced to the Happiness Planners by now; the hardback books promote positivity and aim to get you on a more optimistic path. They’re journals for those who want to focus on the good!
Quite a few years ago, I was going through a hard time with panic attacks and anxiety after a breakup, and one of the things I read was to write down five good things you have to be thankful for, every single day. I would wake up and make this list – and it was anything from “I am seeing my best friend today” to “I had a good day at work”, but it made such a dramatic difference. It’s something I took and made part of my everyday life, something I still try to practice to this day.
The Happiness Planner combines this simple positive mindset and really works on it, creating a more self-aware you. It helps you to adopt a more positive, upbeat and thankful outlook, whilst also jotting down your thoughts, fears and ambitions.
The 100 day planner focuses more on self-reflection; helping you to understand what makes you happy, and what doesn’t. I can be quite a stressed person – I will hone in on the tiny details and get myself worked up way too easily. Taking the time to recognise what is worthy of my time and energy has really helped me to become a lighter, more easy going person.
There’s a lot of pages to fill out – from the qualities you would like to improve on, to what you would like to achieve in 100 days, to the things that make you unhappy. Alongside this, there’s quotes, rules to live by and opportunities to dream and reflect.
After a few sections where you get to know yourself a bit better, there’s a page for every day of the 100. Each page has a motivational quote, followed by space where you can jot down little bits of your day – such as things you’re excited about, your meals, schedule and to-do list.
At the end of every seven days, there’s a weekly reflection where you can look back at your week and think about how you felt, what you learned and how you can improve.
It’s definitely a book to keep you busy, but it’s one for the over-thinkers, the daydreamers and those who never quite feel like they’re doing enough. I love the idea of changing my thinking through making notes and looking back on what I’ve done and thought and felt.
It’s such a neat idea, and it’s really helping me to be a bit more mindful of myself, my decisions and also how I treat others.
It would make a lovely gift – to yourself or someone special! I absolutely love my Happiness Planner, and I really think it’s helping me to improve on myself every single day.
Will you be giving this a go?