One of the things I have gained since having Oaks is anxiety.. I really have never been THAT anxious in my life, but now I am CONSTANTLY anxious. It’s constant.
My husband TJ who has the same issue, has had it his whole life. He got me this SELF JOURNAL, and told me to start organizing better, planning the day, writing down goals, and most importantly writing down the things I am grateful for.
TJ is all about the bigger picture, where as I am about all the details. So we go good together I must say.
In this book it takes you through how you need to use it in the intro. It is a powerful yet simple way to optimize your day, tackle your goals and be happier. That is what the front page says, and I find that very intriguing.
I need simple yet VERY effective for my daily planners. But this planner is not just any old boring planner.
On each page it has a section for “this morning I am grateful for…” you write down three things you are grateful for.
THIS truly helps you really think about whats important and makes you appreciate everything you have. I can tell you that it seriously has made me a happier person.
Getting off track for a second on this subject—social media plays a BIG role in how we feel about ourselves. Specifically instagram. Everyones lives look perfect, and its hard not to think that.
You get the “oh, I want that house, I want that body, I want her hair, I want to travel more, why can’t I?” These Things get stuck in your mind, which can weigh you down SO much, and make you feel like less of a person.
Firstly, I can tell you this. Everyone leaves out the imperfectness. NO one is perfect. NO one. Instagram isn’t real life. Its simply just pretty photos.
Getting back on track. Writing down 3 things I am grateful for has made me so much happier and made me look at social media in a different light.
I feel more at peace and more appreciative for every single thing I have.
One thing I wrote down this morning was “I am grateful for my comfortable bed” THAT simple, and really though it makes you just appreciate being alive and having all the simple things in life.
It has an inspirational quote, which I have been posting them daily on my Snapchat: Lovebylynn.
A section for “Todays Targets” tasks to complete to move closer to your goals. This truly helps you get big or small projects done that you keep procrastinating, and helps you reach the goals you’ve been dreaming of!
Then it has a section for “WINS” basically a section to brag about yourself and write down things you are proud of that you did.
Next spot is a section for “Lessons Learned” this is a space where you can look back at the day and basically learn from mistakes you don’t want to make again. Live and learn type thing.
Lastly it has a space for “Tonight I am grateful for” . This has got to be my all time favorite part of the book. Your “To Do” list is boring without writing down what you are grateful for.
This book has really helped my anxiety! Its helped me feel organized, and prioritize better.
By practicing a daily habit of gratitude, you will begin to see and think differently! Especially those moments where you feel stuck, and depressed. It will make you always look at the positive side to help you get out of it.
Morning routine is super important too, it sets the mood for the whole day! One thing I have been trying to do is to not look at my
phone, social media, email, texting etc.. for at least an hour and just sit in silence and watch Oaks play, sip on a coffee, make my bed and get a positive mindset for the day.
So overall this book is 10 thumbs up in my book! It has lessened my anxiety, made me appreciate the simple things, more positive outlook on life, more mindful, prioritize, and live in the moment.
AND I have only been using it a week, and already notice a huge difference.
Something I LIVE by now that has stuck with me in this book is a quote by Mark Twain, “If its your job to eat a frog, its to do it first thing in the morning. And if its your job to eat two frogs, its best to eat the biggest one first.”
So EAT THAT FROG people. Its basically the things you really don’t want to do.. THOSE will make you your best self and make you the most successful.
Chat with you later,