5 Things Journals

This journal was designed to help with living intentionally and on purpose. The 5 things include: Random Acts of Kindness, Gratitude, Learning, Something to Remember, Something to Achieve or Something from your Bucket List and Living in the Moment. By doing the “5 Things” daily, it can transform your day and your life and the lives of those around you.

The journals are starting to be released and will soon be available in a variety of colors.
5 Things Journal and the Available Colors

….more details about the 5 Things journal

Living in the moment…live life fully, enjoy the moments and acknowledge the good ones

Showing kindness…small random acts of kindness can change someone’s day and sometimes their life

Being thankful…having gratitude and appreciation for all of the blessings and opportunities we experience daily is a true gift

Learning…challenge yourself to learn something new every day [Some of the benefits of learning are knowledge, empowerment & personal growth.  Learning also strengthens your brain and enhances life. If you ever need something to be grateful for, consider the opportunity to learn. By being able to read, you know the joy that can come from reading a book, a menu, a letter or a recipe.]

Remembering & Hope…having something to look forward to helps us to be happy and gives us hope (We all need hope.); Sometimes we will do, hear, read or experience something that we want to remember.  Maybe, today we were able to accomplish something on our bucket list.

The “5 Things” can change your life and the lives of those around you. Challenge yourself to incorporate the 5 things in your daily life for at least 3 months. At the end of the 3 months, evaluate each of the 5 things to determine if you can observe any impact on your life and those that your life touches.

Parents, if you complete this challenge with each child, you will experience moments that will capture your heart and transform your day into extraordinary moments.

This journal was designed for children, teenagers and adults. (Parents of young children will need to help the child enter their reply to each of the “5 Things”.) This notebook/journal is available in a variety of page counts and with a variety of book cover colors.

Doodle Journals

The “Doodles” Journal.

Challenge yourself to create something every day, to use your imagination. Sketch something you saw during the day. Create a mini-story with sketches. Map out a project.

The doodle journal was designed to incorporate 2 skills – doodling and imagination.

Learning to use your imagination is an important skill. Imagination is one of the first steps in achieving anything and is needed in the creation process. It is what will help you to find solutions to any obstacle you face or any goal you want to achieve.

Doodling helps to bring our imagination to life. Doodling also helps with concentration, learning/memory, alleviating stress, refining our thoughts and increasing your creativity.

Need help with what to sketch? Challenge yourself to draw something you saw during the day and then make up a little story about it. If you start with something you see, hear or eat during the day, the mind blocks will be removed and the creativity juice will began to flow.

Other suggestions on things to doodle/sketch…

  • mind map a book, a lecture, a documentary
  • sketch a goal/dream
  • sketch ideas about a hobby
  • map out/sketch a project
  • do some brainstorming
  • make a list/drawing of your favorite things

Children learn to draw before they can read or write. The need to create, to express ourselves is part of the human experience…so if you need a break take a few moments to doodle.

The doodle journal is designed to be used with pencils, colored pencils, colored pens, crayons and ink stamps. (It isn’t designed for watercolors or markers.)

There are several editions. If you struggle with a daily journal or need more than one page per day, pick an edition that has a title or date line. (The undated journals can also be used for brainstorming, project planning, story development and much more.)

Several index/content pages were included in case you decide to use the Doodle book for project planning, design creation, brainstorming or something besides doodles.

This journal was designed for children, teenagers and adults. This notebook/journal is available in a variety of page counts and with a variety of book cover colors.

Imagination quotes…
Logic will get you from A to Z; Imagination will get you everywhere.
Albert Einstein

Imagination leads to creation through the process of making the invisible, visible.
Michael Sage

The doodle journals are starting to be release and can be purchased here.

The Doodle Journal and the Available Colors

August 2016 Back to School Sale on Calendars

Limited Time Offer – Back to School Sale!!!

Sale on 2-page calendar bundles – 24 months & 60 months.  There are 2 different sizes available – 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" & 8 1/2" x 11".

Links to the 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" calendar bundles…

Links to the 8 1/2" x 11" calendar bundles…

Sale Announcement on Calendars - Aug 2016

*The sale is in addition to the calendar bundle discount.

Form Colors

If you want to match the font color to the form color, here are the RGB numbers.  Any PDF with editiable fields will allow you to pick the font color.  There are some apps that will also allow you to pick the font color.

The RGB color codes for the forms.

Printable Form Sizes & Paper Sizes

The forms were created initially for the letter & half-letter pieces of paper.  We are in the process of going through and creating forms that are specifically designed for A4 & A5 pieces of paper. 

Note: The most common paper sizes used throughout the world are letter and A4.  The North America (United States, Canada & Mexico) paper sizes are measured in inches and the international paper sizes is measured using the metric system.  Here is a list of the paper and paper sizes.

  Inches Millimeters  
Letter 8.5 x 11 216 x 280 North America
Half-Letter 5.5 x 8.5 140 x 216 North America
A4 8.27 × 11.7 210 × 297 International
A5 5.83 × 8.27 148 × 210 International

Size Comparison of the Typical Planners

Comparison of the Typical Planner Sizes

Company Planner Inches Millimeters
Franklin Covey Pocket 3.5 x 6 89 x 153
Franklin Covey Compact 4.25 x 6.75 108 x 172
Franklin Covey Classic 5.5 x 8.5 140 x 216
Franklin Covey Monarch 8.5 x 11 216 x 280
Filofax Personal 3.7 x 6.7 95 x 171
Filofax A5 5.8 x 8.3 148 × 210
Filofax A4 8.3 x 11.7 210 × 297
Day-Timer Jotter 2.75 x 5 70 x 127
Day-Timer Portable 3.75 x 6.75 95 x 172
Day-Timer Desk 5.5 x 8.5 140 x 216
Day-Timer Folio 8.5 x 11 216 x 280
Day Runner Pocket 3.25 x 6.375 81 x 162
Day Runner Small 3.75 x 6.75 95 x 172
Day Runner Medium 5.5 x 8.5 140 x 216
Day Runner Large 8.5 x 11 216 x 280

 

Form Sizes

Paper Size Inches Millimeters
Letter 8.5 x 11 216 x 280
Half-Letter 5.5 x 8.5 140 x 216
A4 8.3 x 11.7 210 × 297
A5 5.8 x 8.3 148 × 210

 

Adobe PDF Rich Text Feature

To enable the 'rich text' options, press Control + E keys on a Windows or  Command + E keys on a Mac. You can also enable the tool via the menu. Click the following on the menu bar: View > Toolbars > Properties Bar. For best results when using the "rich text" options, use Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.  (Adobe Reader is free.)  Other PDF Apps/Software may or may not have the rich text function.

Editable PDF Fields & Rich Text Feature

Daily Goal Setting

Focusing on what matters most.  Each day we are faced with a myriad number of choices on how we should spend our finite time and energy.  One of the ways to do this is to focus on our goals and the tasks that will enable us to get further down the road on achieving our long-term goals.  One way to do this is to focus daily on a handful of tasks that will help us move forward.  If you have read any articles about MITs (most important tasks), then you know the importance of selecting and focusing on specific items every day.  If you don't know about MITs or need a refresher, here are some basic concepts. 

MIT basic system….

  1. First pick 3 to 5 tasks each day.  These are task that will help move you forward.  Ask yourself, What 3 to 5 things can I do today that will help move me forward towards accomplishing my goals?
  2. At least one of the tasks needs to be related to personal goals. 
  3. It is recommended that the MITs be listed separately from any other tasks that you need to complete during the day.
  4. Work on the most important tasks first (in the morning).
  5. Set a deadline or estimate how much time is needed and then try and beat the deadline or time.  (I use a timer.  It helps me stay focus and encourages me to work quicker.)
  6. At the end of the day, evaluate your progress.

MIT Planners

The MIT (Most Important Task) Planner was designed as a standalone planner or to be used in conjunction with your current daily planner.  I have found that most of my MITs require several steps or subtasks to accomplish.  The form designates a space for 4 daily MITs and their subtasks.  There are 3 styles of which 2 are perpetual and the other one contains 365 pages with the day's date, week day & year.  The difference between the 2 perpetual MIT planners is the date section.  One of the planners has a fill-in section.  The other planner contains a date but not a year.  Also within each style is the option to choose either a planner with additional task section or a larger note section.

The most important thing is to find a system that works for you and then follow through by using that system and achieving your goals.

Planner Styles Planner Sample
MIT (most important tasks) Planner Styles Example of a MIT Planner Page

To see all of the available MIT Planners, click here.