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Designer Daily | The Bess | Mental Health Journal | Blackout | Printed

Designer Daily | The Bess | Mental Health Journal | Blackout | Printed

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Now available in Blackout style!

Do you find yourself treating others with kindness but speaking to yourself like dirt? Do you ever feel disconnected from your thoughts or like you can't control them? Does the world ever feel heavy or too much to handle? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I want to introduce you to my guided daily journaling practice that I know will help you in all of the above areas.

I started this daily journaling practice at the end of 2021 and have been tweaking my set up along the way into something that I think is incredibly powerful and has the ability to change lives. I know I am hyping this up a lot, but it's only because of how strongly I believe in this process.

This journal provides you with the opportunity to check in with yourself. Each day you journal, you'll be prompted to write down something(s) that you are proud of, something(s) that you are grateful for, an area you want to work on and a letter directly to yourself. Focusing on these areas is going to help you shift out of auto-pilot mode and back into the drivers seat of your thoughts.

Proud of... Growing up we are constantly showered with words of praise and affirmation as we meet various milestones, learn new skills and go to school. But as you age into adulthood there are very few opportunities for someone to tell you they're proud of you. It's time to start saying it to yourself instead. Did you make that call you've been dreading all week? Great job. Did you show up for 15 minutes of walking on your lunch break? Phenomenal. You do hard things all day long, take accountability for it each day and you'll quickly see how good it feels to recognize you.

Grateful for... Life is full of darkness, and sometimes it can feel like that's all that is there. Taking time to acknowledge some of the good things in life can shift your mindset, even if its just for a moment. From big things to tiny moments, writing down the things that keep you smiling has a profound impact. Gratitude journaling has been scientifically proven to decrease stress and improve sleep, so if nothing else, try it for some easy zz's when you go to bed. 

Dear Me... Try to imagine a good friend coming to you with all of the same problems that you have. What would you say to that friend to comfort them? Do you have any advice to share or is now a time to fully acknowledge their feelings? Write those things down for yourself. Talk directly to you, for you. Tell yourself exactly what you need to hear. And keep in mind, you don't have to solve the problem to feel better about it. Sometimes just getting the thoughts out of your head and onto the page is enough to release the emotion your holding along with it. 

Working on... Inevitably, after all the other prompts are filled in, there will be something that stands out as needing your focus and attention. Call this area out as something you'd like to work on and your brain will begin to find opportunities for you to practice. 

Be sure to watch the full video flip through of the coil planner this design came from to see how it could benefit your life!

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These planners are are available in multiple sizes, as listed. Promotional photo shows a B6 Rings sized layout. Slight design variations may occur between sizes. 

All inserts come with 40 pages, which gives you 38 days of journaling. 

This set is printed on excellent quality, 140 gsm (roughly 38lb) black paper. Unlike any other paper I've found, it features a nice, smooth surface with a slight drag as you run your pen across it. It makes for a wonderful feel when used with any white or light color inked pen. 

This listing is for physical, printed inserts. Inserts come blank with no accessories or decorations. 

If ordering a travelers notebook style insert, it will come saddle stitched. If you prefer them without binding, please leave a note in the "Notes to Seller" upon checkout. 

If ordering a HP insert, it will NOT come hole punched. You will need to punch them yourself.

If ordering a ring insert, it will come hole punched. If you prefer them without punches, please leave a note in the "Notes to Seller" upon checkout.

All inserts are cut, punched and bound by hand with love. This means binding and holes may not align exactly from one notebook to the next. You will not notice such small variance once inserts are placed your planner.

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Lights Planner Action makes 100% of our products to order, in house from the LPA headquarters in Worcester, MA. As a small business with just one part time employee, we work hard every day to ensure that you get exactly what you ordered, as quick as possible.

Because each planner is made by hand, orders typically ship after 7-10 business days. Once shipped, your products should arrive within 1 to 3 days if ordered in the U.S., depending on the speed of shipping you chose at checkout.

You will receive a shipping confirmation email after your order ships. These processing and shipping times are our best estimate of when your order will ship & can vary based on the season and demand. Our most accurate estimated production time is always listed at the top of our website.

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Customer Reviews

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Helped me so much!

I love this journal design by Bess. The questions really give me a space to get things out of my head, but also focus on what really matters. I love this blackout paper, it makes journaling fun with metallic, bright colored, and white gel pens.