Planners, Journals & Paper

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  • New Year’s Self-Care Checklist {FREE Printable}

    This year is FINALLY coming to a close. With everything that happened, it felt like it’s been 2020 for 10 years. 2020 was supposed to be the year we lived our best lives. It was going to be the roaring ’20s 2.0. Instead, it was the year of Murphy’s Law, and everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Despite there being some positives, the year overall was mentally, emotionally, and physically draining.

    No one wants to go into the new year feeling frazzled. That’s why this self-care checklist is crucial to getting you (and me) back on the path of remembering to do the little things. Contrary to popular belief, self-care doesn’t have to cost a bundle. At its bare bones self-care is really about taking time out to do things that keep our lives flowing smoothly. This can look like a few moments of reflective meditation, making sure all your health appointments are scheduled, taking time out to phone a loved one.

    This checklist features 15 simple everyday activities that are meant to bring peace and calm to your body and environment. The best thing about this is (other than it being free) you two designs to choose from to print, or you can save the PDF on your device and digitally check off things there. The key is ensuring this list is going to be someplace where you will see it every day.

    There is no right or wrong way to use this self-care checklist. You can simply tick off a few at your leisure and come back to the others later, you can break them up over the course of January, or you can challenge yourself to complete one new thing for 15 consecutive days. The choice is truly yours.

    On this list you’ll find the following:

    Setting goals for the new year
    Starting a new book or journal
    Scheduling work and health appointments
    Cleaning up your computer files (Shameless Maya has a great video on this)
    Meditation, working out, and eating right
    Creating morning and evening routines
    Turning off social media
    Calling a friend
    Filling your home with your favorite scent

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    Click to download:: New Year's Self-Care Checklist (Pink) (29 downloads)

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    Click to download:: New Year's Self-Care Checklist (Purple) (25 downloads)

    Also, if you haven’t done so already download my 12-month undated wellness calendar. It’s a FREE printable featuring Black women in the wellness space.

  • Undated Wellness Calendar For Black Women {FREE Printable}

    This undated Wellness Calendar is a free printable download that features Black women in the wellness space.

    Why a calendar centered around Black women?

    Why Black women? Well, if you didn’t notice I AM a Black woman and as a member of the planner community, I’m always looking for planners and other accessories that reflect who I am. You see, I don’t just want to see myself represented with certain brand collaborations. I’m looking for planners and calendars that have been created specifically for me. And the sad thing is there isn’t much in this niche. So because I haven’t seen it, I created it. I know what I’ve been looking for and if I’ve been looking for it, I know others have been too and it’s long overdue that we get it.

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    Why a wellness-themed calendar?

    As I have mentioned before there really is a lack of wellness-based calendars and planners on the market. I mean, sure you can take any ole calendar/planner and with enough tailoring make it suit your wellness needs but why should you. If we can get a dozen variations of teacher, faith, sport, and mommy planners (not that I have a problem with any of those), surely we can get a wellness planner. No, not a fitness planner. That’s totally different. I mean wellness. Yes, there can be a hint of fitness but instead of this planner telling you when it’s leg day a wellness planner will tell you it’s time to rest your legs. See the difference?  

    What does this Wellness Calendar feature?

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    In addition to 12 images of Black women, (see images above) this calendar features a monthly calendar that includes a general goal and to-do list, a monthly wellness list, and a self-care tracker for you to monitor how much self-care you’ve taken for the month. And before you ask, there is no such thing as too much self-care. You take it when you need it without the guilt of doing so. The blank notes space is for you to jot down your next meditation session, words of wisdom, or your upcoming doctor’s appointment. It’s completely up to you.

    How to get your undated Wellness Calendar

    In order to claim your FREE calendar, you have to subscribe to the Mommy R+R newsletter. Sent once a month, this email contains exclusive stories, self-care tips, and everything in between you need to feel rejuvenated and recharged.

    Claim Your Wellness Calendar

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    What would your ideal undated wellness calendar or planner contain?
  • 2020 Wellness Calendar For Black Women {FREE Printable}

    What better way to start the new year than with a 12-month wellness calendar. My 2020 Wellness Calendar is a free printable download that is completely centered around Black women in the wellness space.

    Why a calendar centered around Black women?

    Well, if you didn’t notice I AM a Black woman and as a member of the planner community, I’m always on the lookout for planners and other accessories that reflect who I am. You see, I don’t just want to see myself represented with certain brand collaborations. I’m looking for planners and calendars that have been created specifically for me. And the sad thing is there isn’t much in this niche. So because I haven’t seen it, I created it. I know what I’ve been looking for and if I’ve been looking for it, I know others have been too and it’s long overdue that we get it.

    Why a wellness-themed calendar?

    As I have mentioned before there really is a lack of wellness-based calendars and planners on the market. I mean, sure you can take any ole calendar/planner and with enough tailoring make it suit your wellness needs but why should you. If we can get dozens of variations of teacher, faith, sport, and mommy planners (not that I have a problem with any of those), surely we can get a wellness planner. No, not a fitness planner. That’s totally different. I mean wellness. Yes, there can be a hint of fitness but instead of this planner telling you when it’s leg day a wellness planner will tell you it’s time to rest your legs. See the difference?  

    What does the 2020 Wellness Calendar feature?


    In addition to 12 images of Black women, (see images above) this 2020 calendar features wellness-related quotes from famous Black women. It also has a section to track your self-care and upcoming notes and reminders. It also prints to fit on standard letterhead making it perfect for your clipboard or to stick on your fridge.

    Now the self-care tracker is there for you to monitor how much self-care you’ve planned/taken for the week/month. It will help you keep tabs if you’re going too long without taking care of yourself. And before you ask, there is no such thing as too much self-care. You take it when you need it without the guilt of doing so. The blank notes and reminders space is there for you to jot down your next meditation session, motivational words of wisdom, or your upcoming doctor’s appointment. It’s completely up to you.

    How to get your 2020 Wellness Calendar

    In order to claim your FREE calendar, you have to subscribe to the Mommy R+R newsletter. Sent only once a month this email contains exclusive stories not shared here, self-care tips, and everything in between you need to feel rejuvenated and recharged.

    Claim Your 2020 Wellness Calendar

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    What would your ideal wellness calendar or planner contain?
  • 52 Lists for Calm Is A Creative Journal That Will Help Soothe Your Anxiety

    *FYI: I was given a complimentary copy of the 52 Lists Calm for the purpose of this post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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    This week has been crrraazy for me so I’m really happy to be sharing with you Moorea Sea’s latest journal release, 52 Lists for Calm. This Moorea’s second release this year as her 52 Lists Planner dropped during the summer.

    If you’re not familiar with Moorea she’s a Seattle boutique owner and the author of the bestselling 52 Lists series. You may have seen her journals floating around here a time or two or three. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since her first journal, The 52 Lists Project. It was the first creative journal I’ve ever purchased, and I’ve been buying them ever since.

    52 Lists for Calm was created cause Moorea could see my life and knew I needed help calming the fuck down. Okay, maybe she can’t see me personally but she did see there are women like myself who are stressed and gave us a way to get peace of mind and serenity through the art of mindful list-making. Split into four sections (Be Present, Look Back, Move Forward, and Release) this journal features prompts, exercises, and strategies for soothing anxiety and placing you in a relaxed state.

    But don’t mistake it, this journal is NOT about diagnosing anxiety it’s about providing you a space to find your own meaning of calm. It’s to help you develop a positive internal voice, teach you how to live in the present, and release your thoughts each week you start a new list or activity.

    4 Things I Love About 52 Lists for Calm?

    First, transparency. Moorea doesn’t beat around the bush on how this journal came to be. She talks about her struggles with anxiety and shares a little about her past and what lead up to her being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. She also talks about how there is no one reason why someone develops an anxiety disorder.

    Moorea wants you to take the time ground yourself in the present so that you can get to know the world around you on a deeper level. This is what I, and you need. I don’t know about y’all but I’m always running and I can honestly say I am hardly connected to the things around me. This journal will force us to slow down to enjoy the people and things around us.

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    Second, it’s undated. Y’all know how much I love an undated planner. This means that you don’t have to work in order. If you want to start List 1 then jump to List 20 it’s fine the choice is truly yours. There are no rules here, with the exception of enjoying yourself.

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    Third, I love the design. The journal is very peaceful with its combination of images and simplistic illustrations. It’s made to put you in a relaxed mood. It makes you wanna settle in wherever you are so that you can thoroughly and truthfully answer the questions and complete the exercises.

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    Lastly, like all Moorea’s journals, you can decorate it in whatever way you want. Want to make a list? Cool. Make a collage of images and drawings? That’s fine too. This journal is yours and yours only for you to express yourself how you see fit. Here are some examples of different ways you can work in ANY of the 52 Lists journals.

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    I’m really excited to add Moorea’s 56 Lists for Calm journal to my growing Lists collection. I recommend making it a first in the start of your collection or adding it to your ever-growing pile of journals. It’s on sale now on Amazon for $11.89 and you can get it the next day with Prime.

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    Are you a fan of Moorea’s 52 Lists series? Would 52 Lists for Calm be something you would buy for yourself or a friend?