Happy New Year!
Well, that certainly has a deja vu ring to it. Seems like just last year I started a blog with a post that began that very same way.*
It was an interesting year. And I’m ready for the next one.
Over the holidays (near Thanksgiving, I think) gratitude journals started showing up in all my social media feeds. The concept is deceptively simple – to write down things for which you are grateful.
I love the idea of journals but I never follow through on the actual practice of keeping them up. Weird thing – I never want to actually write in one, for fear of messing up the beautiful, pristine paper. Which is silly, because I work in a printing plant. Literally tons of paper at my disposal.
Last year, a blogger I follow offered this neat goal tracker. And I’ve since seen some beautiful one-page calendars with room for journaling over on Etsy.
As is usually the case, nothing I found was 100% the way I wanted it. As is also usually the case, I made one myself.
I’m calling it my “Yay! Every Day!” tracker because my plan is to record one thing that made me say “Yay!” on each and every day. When the skies are gray (in real life or in my mind) I’m hoping that reading the lists over will remind me of my decision last year – to choose happy.
The tracker is designed to fit a 8.5 x 11 standard sheet, which I’m putting on a clipboard so I can hang it in my kitchen and stick with the process. It’s perpetual, so you can just print a new one next year and start again.
It’s a PDF download right here. Just print it on whatever paper you like to write on, and fill it up.
*In case you were wondering – we did NOT fix the kitchen ceiling drywall.
This project was featured at the My Busy Beeehives linkup party.