When I answered the door to the delivery man, I assumed the parcel he was holding wasn’t for me. There were still a few days for my package to arrive. But then he read out my name from the postage label. I was pleased with the prompt delivery. I didn’t have to wait days or a week as I had expected.
I opened the cardboard box to another box, but much prettier. Styled as a single draw, I pulled it open to find all the content as listed on the website’s product page. Taking out each item, I spent some time going over them. The journal and cards being my favourite.
The planner gives you something new to reflect on for 30 days. As it’s undated the duration may vary. In some ways, it challenges you, asks questions that you probably won’t ask yourself. The first two pages began with a thought-provoking question on one side and a relatable quote on the other. It asked, “On a scale of 1 to 10 how happy are you with your life?”. I took my time answering the question, in fact, I almost took the whole day. Every other hour I would go back to that page having thought of something new to add. Under the question are simple instructions encouraging you to be as detailed as possible. As a beginner, this is something I struggled with.
The goal is to visualise the aspirations I want in my life and eliminate any negative thoughts. To steadily move in the direction that brings me joy without melancholy. To look back at how far I’ve come and celebrate my own accomplishments, something I tend to neglect. Disregarding my achievements and qualities lowers my self-worth. Habitually writing down all my positive features and dreams will direct my energy away from any deprecation lurking in the back of my mind.
I get to do all this in my new aesthetic planner.