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What are the little boxes (or circles depending on which version you’re using!) in the water section of The Daily Page for? I get asked this question quite a bit, and I’d love to explain!
In the original design of The Daily Page (10 years ago!) there were little icons of pills/vitamins in this section to help you remember medications. But one day a customer reached out to me, explained that she was recovering from addiction, and asked if I had a design without these icons, which she found triggering. I created a custom design for her, and after thinking about it, I realized that a more generic shape made sense overall and allowed for more flexibility within this section. The two most common ways I see people use it are:
I do a bit of a “hybrid”. I label the boxes with C V L each day, which represents taking a Collagen supplement, taking a Vitamin, and remembering to apply Lash serum before bed. But I switch it up. Sometimes I put an S to remember to get some Sunshine, or M to remember to get some Movement while working. Sometimes I put CH to remember to get a dose of CHia seeds during the day. You can use it for whoever you want/need and that’s the point! I’ve seen people use it to remember to switch loads of laundry, take their dog for a walk, or even get up from their desk to move around. I love hearing the different ways my customers use this section!
If you’re trying to build new habits, I also recommend learning about Habit Stacking. It’s one of my favorite life hacks and I love how a habit tracking area can help with this process. I wrote an entire blog post about it if you’d like to learn more: How Habit Stacking will Change your Life.
P.S. I kept in touch with that customer, and she has 6 years sober. One of my favorite stories about The Daily Page.
How do I get it all done? Simple. I fill out The Daily Page, my secret weapon for aligning my work + wellness.
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