‘Self care’ is a phrase we’re hearing more and more frequently these days, and whilst it might seemingly have risen to the foreground in the last couple of years, it’s actually been around a whole lot longer than that. Coined in the 1950’s, self care was originally a term used amongst the medical community as the emphasis on individualistic practices to improve health grew. As the years progressed, self care has evolved to become the concept that we all know today.
Prioritising your mental health makes up a large part of the ritual of self care, and here at Morale, we’re all for it! Taking care of your mind as well as your body is so important and making the time to declutter your head and be sympathetic with yourself can have a huge impact in how you feel and function every day.
A positive planner is one of the many creations designed to help you on your self care journey and improve your mental health, and it’s certainly one of our favourites! A positivity planner is a daily journal that not only helps you organise your life but boosts your mental wellbeing at the same time.
What are positive planners?
Positive wellness planners are a combination of a daily planner and the practice of journaling. Journaling is simply writing down your thoughts and feelings, in order to better understand them and help to unpack what’s going on in your head. It takes this concept and combines it with a standard daily planner to keep your life on track, coupled with some affirmations and tasks that promote self-reflection.
These handy all-in-one organisers encourage you to create healthy habits and make prioritising your mental health as simple as writing your shopping list. The easier something is, the more likely you are to do it every day, and in just a couple of months picking up your positivity planner will become muscle memory and a staple in your daily routine. Unlike journaling, positivity planners give you more structure. Staring at a blank page with a pen in hand can be a tad overwhelming, so these nifty planners simplify it for you and guide you through the process so you can organise the mental chatter that’s causing roadblocks.
By incorporating other elements of daily life, positive planners help to organise the clutter in your mind allowing room for mindfulness and self-reflection. Getting your daily/ weekly to-do list down on paper and breaking it up into doable chunks will make getting it done much more manageable. As you check each one off you can make a note of your mindset, as well as tracking your water intake, sleep, and exercise.
How positive planners help you take care of yourself
It goes without saying that positivity planners are a must-have on your self care list. Encouraging you to prioritise your mental wellness and transferring it to the page in front of you, it helps you to visualise what’s really going on inside your head. Being able to see and hold your thoughts will make them appear more tangible and you’re more likely to take your mental health seriously. Taking care of your mind is just as important as your body, and just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean you can sweep it under the rug for another day.
Using the power of affirmation, positivity planners help to boost your self-belief and self-esteem. Believing you are capable of accomplishing any task you set your mind to is step one of getting the job done. With affirmations on every other page helping you rewrite your mindset, you’ll be flying through your task list before you know it.
What’s more, as you start ticking things off your list you won’t only feel a sense of empowerment, but you’ll be actively reducing your stress levels too. It’s not just your mental health that stands to improve from these planners, but your physical health as well. The two are intrinsically linked, and typically what’s happening on the inside is reflected on the outside, so reduced stress is guaranteed to give your body a much-needed helping hand. And when things don’t quite go to plan, the affirmations will help you approach adversity with more resilience, so a minor setback doesn’t derail your entire day.
With a few pages dedicated to journaling, positive planners allow you to brain dump all of your thoughts onto one page. Writing down anything from your dreams to your fears can help to unpack what’s really causing you anxiety and help break up any negative self-belief systems getting in the way of your productivity and impacting your mental health. And it doesn’t stop there! Your positivity planner also doubles a gratitude journal, reminding you to stay present at all times and prevent any negativity from clouding your judgement.
In short, positive planners are a super helpful tool to assist you on your self care journey. By organising your day-to-day life and reflecting on any negative thoughts hindering you from making progress, you will be able to make the necessary mindset changes needed to reduce stress and accomplish more.
At Morale we are always looking for new ways to take care of ourselves and promote our mental wellness, so we think a positive planner is the way forward. We love how they use affirmation to help you accomplish your daily tasks and boost your health from the inside out. We’re on a mission to spread the love to as many people as we can. By joining us, you can send daily positive affirmations to everyone in your network and help them prioritise self care too.
Sound like something you want to be a part of? Just hit the download button on Google Play or Apple’s App Store and help us get the positive vibes flowing. Whilst you’re here, head over and check out our social media to make sure you’re not missing out on anything.
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