My self care practice is in a constant state of evolution. I’ve been very committed to my yoga practice for about five years now and it’s played an integral role in my rehabilitation from my diagnosis of cervical dystonia. It’s also given me unexpected mental and spiritual clarity as well. And slowly, I’m rediscovering the girl who was before life’s craziness and responsibilities took over.
As a writer, I’ve always loved anything to do with journaling but for decades now (gulp!) I couldn’t find the motivation to do it. I have several partially finished journals and even tried to do it digitally, but I couldn’t sustain a regular journaling habit.
However for the past few months I’ve begun to make some intentional time to write in a physical journal. I’m keeping it really simple for now. Many days it just looks like some scripture writing and washi tape. Sometimes I’ll journal a bit.
Dreamer Life Planner
I was recently given a copy of Dreamer Life Planner to review. The creator, Kimberly Simmons, is a busy entrepreneur who juggles a full plate of business, homeschooling, married life and caregiving responsibilities.
As I read through the introduction, I was struck by how much we had in common. We both think out of the box, are frequently overwhelmed with life and it’s entirely too easy to forget who we really are.
She remembered who she was & changed the game.
“The idea behind this planner-journal is to make you think about YOU and remember who you are and what you need. Its purpose is to make you tap into the part of you that is only for you and find a way tobring her to the surface. Love her, fall in love with her, love on her… respect her, praise her, appreciate her… show her the time of her life and never let her forget that she is awesome, she is dynamic, she is perfectly imperfect, and she is always enough! She is the best thing that ever happened to you (and the people in her life) and she will always be your best friend, she will always have your back, and she will never leave your side.
Find her again, give her the desires of her heart, make her dreams come true, and love on her in the ways only you know how.”
The planner begins with a self care assessment. You’re going to begin to remember who you really are and what you love. This is going to take some time so don’t rush through it. For once, this is going to be about you!
This is followed by a self care strategy which shows you how to begin to implement this into your life and a calendar. You’ll want to keep this calendar only for you. No family obligations!
Entrepreneurs who are struggling with vision and focus will appreciate the self assessment section. Even if you think you already know what you’re good at, go ahead and do this anyway. Don’t put limits on yourself about what you can’t do.
The Dreamer Life Planner helps you to put your dreams into actionable tasks that are right for you and your unique schedule.
I’m a big fan of journaling my brain dumps but my pages are inevitably a mess. The Dreamer Life plan has some pages to help put some structure to your brain dump chaos and will help you to move forward with some effective action, confronting your fears and stumbling blocks along the way.
I think the Dreamer Life Planner is a great resource for any woman who’s become bogged down with life’s responsibilities and who needs to discover who she is once again.
Go check it out here! <<Dreamer Life Planner>>