A couple of years ago I worked with The Happiness Planner on some photography of one of their original hardback planners. Since then, I’ve watched their inspiring business grow into a full product range of gorgeous, covetable stationery.
I get their regular emails and loved a recent one where their founder Mo Seetubtim shared four free printables to help with anxiety and perspective. I got in touch with her and she kindly gave her permission for me to share them here on Happy Magazine.
1. “Wipe Away My Worries” Printable
We all have worries. Sometimes we let worries consume us as we spend days and nights thinking about the same thing over and over. When we are able to talk through our worries – whether it’s with a friend or a therapist – we can reduce the amount of anxiety we feel. But it’s only when we can get to the root of our issues, we can then truly eliminate the repetitive thought pattern. It is much easier said than done. And it is also easier to tell others not to worry than it is to tell ourselves. So we have designed this printable to be your friend who helps you talk through your worries, anxiety, and thoughts, so that you can get to the root of it and eventually eliminate the destructive thought pattern.
2. “Not To-Do List” Printable
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with things we have on our plates. But if we break what we feel like we need to do down into categories, we can often see that we don’t need to get everything done and some of the things that we are worried about are not even ours to be worried about. Use this printable to help you declutter your mind, re-prioritise your focus, and re-shift your energy. Remember, if something that drains doesn’t absolutely need to be done, then just leave it! We hope you find these printables useful, and that they help you feel less overwhelmed and more at ease.
3. “Reframe Your Thoughts” Printable
Happiness is a state of mind; it lies in the way you look at things – and this can be practiced, influenced, shaped and changed. Our thought about something affects how we feel about it. So if we want to change how we feel, we have to change our thought – in other words, the way we think. When a negative event arises, practice looking at things from all angles and seeing things from a different point of view. Instead of focusing on the negative, focus on the positive, the lessons learned, and the growth. When things don’t go our way, learn to accept and understand. This practice is not easy. But it will get easier each time we practice it as we keep rewiring our brain until it becomes a part of who we are.
4. “Put Yourself In Their Shoes” Printable
Everyone is different. It is inevitable that we will have disagreements and conflicts with people in our lives especially with those close to us. However, if we can learn to put ourselves in their shoes, we will not be as upset as we learn to become more understanding and acceptant. Disagreements will be resolved in a calmer manner. It is not easy to put ourselves in other people’s shoes, but if we keep practicing it, one day it will become automatic for us to do so. Not only will we have more peace of mind by adopting this habit, but we will also foster stronger bonds and more harmonious relationships that last with those we love.
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