The Importance of Self Care
By Creative Planning Team - Helen Worsfold
The Importance of Self Care:
This month there seems to be a real buzz again around the whole planning community, which is great to see, especially as we reach the point of ordering our mid-season planners, (Erin Condren seems to have stolen my money).
However, my heart seems to have been touched by two of the kits this month from EllieBeth Design, the May #stickerateMONTHLY and Spa Date. Who would have known how perfect these were for me at this point in my life – Coco Daisy, April and May inserts, and dashboards seem to have dropped into my basket, just because I loved the designs. (See point 5)
May #stickerateMONTHLY Kit
May dashboard – Spa Date
Creating space of self care and gratitude: - Making me my No1 Project.
For the last 3 weeks I have been off work, to have a little op and some time to convalesce and recover, which has given me a lot of time to think about life in general.
The first week was a planned holiday and some time to finish some DIY jobs in the house, re-decorate my dressing room at home and turn it into a place of sanctuary of organised bliss, but also somewhere I could go to pamper myself, start the practice of Daily Yoga and Gratitude.
Time out from the busy work schedule to rest:
A whole month off has been good for me (The Detox of mind/body/ soul) - whilst there has been lots of sleep and recovery time. It has allowed to me look at my life from a different angle and see how I can change my priorities to put more of “me first” (rather than work), so that I am bringing “the very best of me to whatever I am doing” going forward.
Where does all this fit into my planning: (Top 5)
My Planner dashboards - in Love
Well whilst I have not changed my planners I have been thinking and preparing for how I am going to use my A5 personal rings planner, a real shift in my thinking.
- Whole Life Planning – not just as a daily tracking of diary and activity but use it as a whole life planner. Having different sections to track my “Vision Board (See my next blog”) but link that to goals aspirations and life events.
- Let it develop: Don’t try and put everything in place immediately let it develop over April and early May. If something doesn’t work, then just change it up.
- Dashboard of Goals and Intentions: set out my dashboard and trackers with clear goals and intentions for each month and ensure weekly and monthly time is planned out for reflection and check in.
- Ensure time for me: Wellness is now my No 1 priority, there is only one person who can do something there and that’s me.
- Mix it up: use and buy what brings me joy. Try different planning kits and styles each week/month, immerse myself into the planning process. That’s what makes me happy and calms me at time of high stress.
Mix it up – Just loving the sentiment of April Coco Daisy Dashboard 2022
Coming Next Week:
By Creative Planning Team - Robyn Dexter-Attwood
This year has been very different to how I had planned it and so my day-to-day planning has become incredibly functional. I still use stickers to help structure and add a splash of colour, but there is definitely a lot less decoration and a lot more function in my planning.
Here are some of my favourite things when it comes to functional planning
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