I've talked about depression many times at Giftie Etcetera. One of my most popular posts ever is about depression.
But what about happiness?
If you are using day-on-2-pages inserts, you likely have extra space.
Use extra space to plan and express joy every day.
*Make a DONE List
Make a list of things that you didn't plan to do today, but still accomplished.
You can see my list in the lower left corner of the picture.
It really gives perspective to see how much you actually accomplish!
*Make a FUN List
Why I Don't "Schedule" These Things
Sometimes, I schedule yoga or advertising my blog. But, more often, I don't.
I don't HAVE to do those things. My planner is for must do items and should do items. Want to do items are different. I don't want them to ever become a burden!
So, by making happy lists, like DONE and FUN, I manage to approach them with a positive attitude.
It's little things like this that create joy.
You might need more. Maybe you schedule a walk with a friend - or you KNOW you won't walk. That's okay! But also consider these simpler ways to inspire yourself to do good things.
Happiness must be created. It's hard. It's nearly impossible when you are depressed. But this is a step in the right direction!
Want to learn to draw amazing doodles in your planner? Would that bring you happiness?
Consider a Hand Lettering course and learn all the tricks:
Hand Lettering 101 with Annica Lydenberg
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