Did you know that tomorrow, September 23rd, is the first day of the last 100 of the year? I am flabbergasted at how fast this year has gone by, but in my best attempt to move us away from that cliche, I offer you something that will hopefully slow us all down and expand these last few weeks of 2017 we have left.
I call it: 100 Days of Refreshment. // You can download + print from HERE.
It was something I attempted to do for #The100DayProject back in April, but approached it all wrong and not at the best time. This little list template is better. Super sustainable for a 100 day challenge….and this fall season is a more appropriate time to jump into it. So I invite you, reader…
Join in, and spend the last 100 days of 2017 answering the question: HOW WILL YOU SPEND THE REST OF THE YEAR TAKING CARE OF YOU?
Since starting this year declaring my one little guiding word for it would be ‘refresh’, I have lived, breathed, and spent the first two-thirds of this year thinking on what it means to refresh oneself. I’ve discovered that refreshing yourself is just another way to listen to your true self. Your true self doesn’t want you to push. It wants you to feel, flow, and adjust calmly to the tide. It wants you to reconnect with who you are, what you love, and all that’s around you. Basically, be. Move through the world slowly. Stop, and look around. Make sure you carve out time to care for yourself every single day, even if it’s in the form of a quick, simple exercise.
“She refilled her pitcher, and in doing so, she was able to refresh everyone around her.”
This printable list provides you a simple space to keep yourself accountable, to record the way you ‘refill your pitcher’ everyday for the last 100 days.
Here are some suggestions for what you can do:
take a walk outside • take a warm shower • flip through the pages of your favorite magazine, slowly and intently • take a long, hot bubble bath • swipe on some lipstick • mix & match patterned paper, cut them in strips and glue them down • repeat a positive mantra • pet an animal • go out for ice cream • change scenery • meditate on your biggest desire • sing a song with all your might • have a good cry • pray • collect fallen leaves • paint strokes on paper with your favorite colors • literally STOP + smell the roses, the coffee, the ocean, the pie…whatever brings your nose to attention • eat a good meal with good company • order a second drink • go an entire day without your phone • nap • declutter your desk • take a day off • sip on something warm • call a friend • make a moodboard • blow a bubble with chewing gum • send snail mail • let go of something no longer serving you • try something new • do your nails • fix your hair • sleep in • do a social media clean up • put a sticker in an unexpected place • laugh with family • read your favorite chapter from a book you love • make popcorn and have a movie night • ride your bike • make a gratitude list • celebrate a birthday • do a face mask • make an easy checklist so you can cross everything off • draw on a steamy mirror with your finger • wash all your dishes while listening to a podcast • give in to the craving • spend a day in your PJs • say what you need to say • start the morning in bed listing three things your grateful for • turn inward and listen to yourself • when you make your bed, fluff the sheets several times, watching the them slowly fall each time • burn your favorite candle • listen to oldies • buy or make someone you love a really thoughtful gift • get something that you never wear altered • straighten your posture
…and now’s the part where I must insist you not think of this as a ‘challenge’ that you have to complete, or a display of your dynamic personality and how many things you can record yourself doing. Not really the point. Instead, choose one thing a day that fuels you… that gives you the rest or the energy or the space or the calm or peace you need on that day.
Maybe it’s the same thing for 47 days straight!!!
Ever since I painted pumpkins with my sister last week, the thought of slopping a large goop of opaque paint on a clean white surface in strokes and strokes and strokes has utterly thrilled me. I’m predicting that one action will probably make up a good third of my list. But that’s the idea! Each day, turn inward and access what will refresh the eff out of you! Then jot it down on your list and go do it.
Make rebooting yourself a habit. You deserve it. You’re worth it. You did a great job this year. (semi-pep-talking to myself, too)
Now…the printable lists of days 1 to 100 is all you really need to participate, but I also provided a front and back template to incorporate photos into the mix too. I will definitely NOT be taking a photo for each day or activity (because again: not the point), but I imagine I’ll have at least a good dozen to include. Photos keep me motivated, and the accumulation of photos feels like a reward to me, so in a way – I am refreshed by the idea of including a few photos. Thus, the theme keeps flowing!
As you can see, I’m going to keep my list in my BIG Happy Planner®, but it’ll fit inside a classic size too. Below is a quickie video I uploaded to show you how I trimmed the lists with a paper cutter, used a glue dot runner to make them double-sided, and then used The Happy Planner® Punch to make them compatible for the discs:
Thanks so much for visiting today. Enjoy the heck out of this freebie, love, and use it for YOU. Happy first day of Fall! Have a great weekend! Xoxo