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I bought The 100-Day Happiness Planner pretty recently and I’m so glad I did. I’m a bit of a stationery freak anyway, but this planner appealed to me because not only does it allow you to manage your life on a day-to-day basis but it allows room for reflection, growth and self-awareness.

Recently, I feel like I’ve become much more at peace with myself and I wanted to continue on this journey of self-love. I’d seen a few bloggers write about The Happiness Planner with extremely positive reviews and I wanted to see what all the hype was about.

What is The Happiness Planner?

The Happiness Planner is designed to make you more self-aware and positive while allowing you to grow as an individual and live each day with gratitude.

There are a variety of planners available on The Happiness Planner’s website (which all look hella good), such as The 2019 Happiness Planner and The Weekly Happiness Planner.

I opted for The 100-Day Happiness Planner for multiple reasons:

  1. 100 days gives me enough time to make a positive change to myself
  2. It gives me more flexibility because it isn’t dated so I can start using the planner whenever I want
  3. I’m not restricted to using it every day

I don’t write in my planners every day, especially if I’m out or have a busy day, so an un-dated one fits better into my lifestyle and doesn’t leave me feeling guilty if I miss a day.

What’s inside The 100-Day Happiness Planner?

Happiness Roadmap

Before you start on your 100-day journey, you’re given 18 different activities which are designed to make you more self aware. It is supposed to help you integrate more of what makes you happy in your life and cultivate plans and habits to become the best version of yourself.

It also enables you to set out what you want to do over the 100 days.

Activities range from “What are your core values?” to “What are your fears.” I’ve found some of these activities easy and straightforward to complete, but other tasks have got me really thinking about who I am. Especially tasks that require me to evaluate what I’m good at, I find this difficult!

All in all, the Happiness Roadmap is a thought-provoking section that helps you explore who you are.

Weekly plan

At the start of each week, you’re given a page to plan what you’re going to do for the week with a day-to-day breakdown and notes section.

I personally find this section very helpful because I’m good at planning on an everyday basis; I already do this with my Getting Things Done planner. However, I never set out weekly goals, so this helped me harness a new skill.

Daily plan

As with a lot of planners, The 100-Day Happiness Planner has a day-on-day planning section.

It contains:

  • Exercises
  • Meals
  • Main focus
  • To-do list
  • Schedule
  • Notes

However, it also has some unique, reflective sections where you write down what you’re excited about for the day ahead, what you’re grateful for, what was good about the day and what you’re hoping for tomorrow.

I love these reflective moments because they inspire me to really consider how my day has gone and focus on what I’ve enjoyed about the day, instead of what’s pissed me off (which is my usual take lol).

Weekly reflection

There is also a section that allows you to look back over the week.

This has been integral to me because it really opens myself up to considering all the different aspects of my life. It makes you summarise you week in 3 words, consider the highs and lows of the week, as well as talk about what you’ve learned and are grateful for.

This is my favourite part for sure. While I consider myself a happy person overall, I definitely love a good moan. I complain about trivial things frequently, so this has helped me focus on the good parts of the week instead. And more often than not, I find loads of good things about the week.

I never used to reflect on my day/week/life and I’ve found this part so rewarding and useful.

100-day review

Although I haven’t completed the full 100 days yet, I’m so excited to reach this part and see how much I’ve (hopefully) improved in terms of happiness, energy, healthiness, calmness, productivity and excitement.

The whole idea is that week on week you rate these factors, so the 100-day reflection allows you to see if these elements have improved over time. My thoughts are, so far, that I will definitely see improvements and feel happier at the end of my journey. I can’t wait to see if I’m right.

It also allows you to write down your happiest moments, new skills you’ve learned, what you’ve discovered about yourself, what you did that was out of your comfort zone and much more.

I’m really positive to see how I develop over the 100 days and how I will grow as a person.

Final thoughts

Even though I’m not close to completing The 100-Day Happiness Planner, I feel so happy with what I’ve written about so far and how it has helped me learn more about who I am.

Hand on heart, I can see this planner really making a positive difference to everybody’s life. It’s designed to make you reflect, consider and express gratitude. What’s not to like?

Maybe you don’t want to get it now, but it’s definitely worth considering in the future. Particularly for you planner freaks out there (I’m with you!)

Let me know if you decide to buy the planner because I’d love to hear about all of your journeys! Hope you’ve enjoyed this post, as always x

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