Part of what I enjoy about this Modo blog is the opportunity to share tools and insights that have been useful to me with our community. It is my way to offer actionable suggestions that can be implemented as opposed to restating knowledge that may already out there. The reason being that knowing something and doing something about it are two very different things.
I’ve been a fan of the Minneapolis based blogger Wit & Delight for quite some time. She has been very open about sharing her personal struggles with mental health and the tools and approaches she takes with her readers. As a designer, she has been providing free worksheets as a tool to process the realities of life that have the tendency to take up too much mental space.
Personally, I feel this is a great way to frame the very topics we may be aware of, but lack the know-how or motivation to apply to our own lives. Under the banner of No Bad Days, this worksheet it is not meant to cure you of ever having a bad day again. Instead, it aims to help you process your thoughts and structure your day so that even the worst of days become manageable. And it’s not only for the bad days, it should be used for the good days too!
What this does is help you set up your intention and frame your day so that you can ultimately feel control over your mind, feelings, and emotions. It lets you tune in to your own mind and thought patterns, and approach what’s hanging around in there in a positive way.
It makes a case for setting up a ritual by suggesting ways to frame your day in the morning and evening. Implementing this daily ritual means you will have structure and strength to take on any kind of day. It also means you get to keep your cool and have a plan to fall back on.
I invite you to download the free worksheet and adjust the listed checkpoints to suit your personal life. Use the notes section in a way that works for you. It can be used to write down observations throughout your day, to make a list of what you are grateful for or even to list your to-dos for the day. I will be testing out this worksheet and hope you will join me in the process! I’d love to hear back from you if you find it to be useful for your days too.