intentional growth planner
The intentional growth journal continues to be an important part of my current word of the year.
Back in November I introduced a planner that was new to me. I called it a growth planner. An intentional growth planner. Intentional because it supports my purposeful daily reading and studying. Growth because that connects with my word of the year: GROW.
This year I have committed to daily growth. The way I support this commitment is by a daily discipline of reading specific and intentional books that will grow my soul. That will tend to my character. That will move me closer to the person God intended me to be.
So why a planner? It's the creative exercise of this commitment. I find if I get creative with my notes from reading, whether it's my morning devotional or my other reading, that the thoughts will linger and find a more permanent home in my heart.
Would you like a peek into my approach?
daily read designated pages and take notes.
Sundays take those notes and doodle, stamp, hand letter, re-write important points on the calendar page of my Instax planner. (next month I will share with you what I do with the daily page.)
As February just closed I am sharing the completed month page. You can see where I have written key points and themes that I want to remember. I want to just be able to open this page and have a glance at what I learned during that month.
When extra room is needed a journal card is washi-taped in place and gives me double the space to write my thoughts. Here I used an Ali Edwards Heart Craft the Story journal card.
Because this is the creative exercise to my learning, stamps and other 'scrapbook' supplies are invited to participate. Here I have included Illustrated Faith and Ali Edwards stamps. I love the different fonts that add interest to this page and is sure to entice me to take my time re-reading everything.
The planner is from the Heidi Swapp Instax collection that is now clearing out at Michaels. I add stickers and labels and glitter to this page. Basically whatever finds itself on work space might just end up in this planner.
The planner includes several sheets of stickers...like the striped heart that is part of the 14th's square.
These are the stickers included. But any collection will do. To make your growth planner, just start with your stash. If you are like me you have plenty of stash. This is a safe place to write your growth challenges and work through them in a creative way.
And don't forget to add your own lettering. Give it a try. Practice. Stickers and stamps are great fillers, but this is a great space to fill in your style with your own hand lettering.
Enjoy the process.
Heidi Swapp Instax Planner kit
Ali Edwards Heart Craft the Story kit
Illustrated Faith Wow God kit
Zig Millennium pen
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