Hello again everyone! Leah O’Neil here with you on the blog today, with the last post of my Creative Planners blog series. Over the past year, I’ve enjoyed showing you some creative ways to use and decorate your planners.
Today, I’m showing you how I use creative planners to document gratitude. I have dedicated whole journals and creative planners to this in the past, which is definitely a fun and fulfilling way to fill pages. In this case however, I had a week in my weekly spiral planner that I didn’t use, so the pages were blank. It’s funny how this happens sometimes (to me) – I had an incredibly busy week that week but I kept forgetting my planner and just ended up making loads of to do lists instead. Whenever I have weeks like this where I don’t use my planner as much, for whatever reason, I like to fill the blank pages with memory keeping or a little gratitude journaling.
‘Tis the season for making a conscious effort to be better about expressing gratitude for the many blessings in my life. Appropriately, I chose to decorate using stickers from the Vintage Blessings collection from Simple Stories. I love the sentiments of gratitude scattered all throughout this beautiful collection. I also used a lot of stickers from the November sheet in the Simple Stories A5 Seasons sticker tablet.For each day of the week, I wrote down one or more things I was feeling thankful for. Writing down my gratitude really helps me keep perspective, especially on the not-so-good days. You’ll notice on a couple of days, I also wrote in a small detail or two about what I did that day to inspire that feeling of gratitude. This helps provide some context for whenever I go back and read through these pages later. I like to occasionally read through older gratitude journaling because it helps remind me that there is always something to be thankful for.Supply List
Simple Stories Beautiful Weekly Spiral Planner
Simple Stories A5 Seasons Sticker Tablet
Simple Stories Vintage Blessings 12×12 Combo Sticker sheet
Simple Stories Vintage Blessings 4×6 Sticker pack
Simple Stories Vintage Birds Washi Tape
Simple Stories Totally Chic Washi Tape set
I’ve loved the opportunity to give you all a glimpse into my Carpe Diem planners over the last year. I hope I have inspired you with a few ideas for the many ways you can use a planner, in addition to using it for planning out your day. You can check out my older posts from this blog series here. You can also find me on Instagram and Youtube if you’d like to see more creative planning inspiration.
Thank you all for joining me here on the blog today!
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