So I have a thing for documenting stuff. All kinds of stuff. I have this blog, I’ve kept a paper journal on and off since I was sixteen and discovered the terribly expensive wonder that are Moleskine ruled notebooks, and I’ve recently started writing on one of my old fandom platforms again. At one point in my life, I had a running to-do list and an exercise chart. This is not news, is what I’m saying.
Lately, though, I’ve been weirdly terrified of to-do lists, and I’ve been trying to motivate myself to do things by looking back at what I’d already done. I’ve been wanting to keep better track of what I do, in a clearer, more streamlined way than just rambling about my day, so I decided to start doing that. On a notebook. The purpose, for me, is to increase my awareness of just what the hell I do with my time, and have a clear reference so I can say, “See? I’m totally getting better at this adulting thing!” To myself, mostly, because I’m the one who despairs over me the most.
The thing is, I wasn’t sure how to lay it out, all this information, so I decided to figure that out in Photoshop, and created a printable that I can’t print because I don’t have a printer, but hey — maybe you can. (Maybe. I don’t know if you have access to a printer. But if you do, you can!) So I’m sharing it here on the blog as a little freebie.
The files are 300 dpi JPGs, A4 size. You can print them smaller, but I don’t recommend printing them larger. I’m including a version for 2014 in case you want to start using them right away, and a version for 2015 in case you want to do it in the new year. They include input boxes for:
- Date and day of the week
- Sleep schedule: time you went to bed and time you went to sleep, time you woke up and time you got up (they’re always different for me!) — plus an additional two blank spaces for any other time-related thing you want to keep track of
- Health, self-care, exercise — you can chart your workouts, medication if you take it, write down what you eat — you’ve got blank lines for whatever you want to put in
- Things you did today
- Things that made you happy today — think gratitude journal!
- Additional notes, with some suggestions for what to use the box for at the top
I’d love to know if you find this useful! Feel free to comment below or tweet me if you do. :)