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Some of you know that I have been living with severe mental health disorders my whole life, and if there’s one thing I know, it’s this: Recovery, whether from mental health, addiction, or something else, is a full time job. Managing medications, appointments, daily tasks, moods, symptoms, and just living with the constant stress of a chronic condition? Sounds like a full time project to me.
For years, I struggled to find a system that actually worked for me, to track my moods (as my doctors kept nagging me to do) and manage appointments. I tried numerous apps, planners, Google Calendars, endless notebooks…At some point I discovered things like journaling, mood tracking, bullet journaling, and creative planning – basically, custom systems for the care and keeping of me. They could be customized to include things like taking a shower every day and remembering my meds.
The key, though, was when I realized that I could customize them to my mental health recovery, too.
I did just that, and it has worked wonders. Not only do I have clear records of medications, appointments, moods, and milestones, but I do much better at getting my daily tasks done as well.
Now, I’m in a good place, stable enough to be able to develop this. But not everyone is able to come up with a custom system and lay out page after page of outlines and trackers. I realized that maybe I could help others by providing some kind of templates for tracking moods and appointments.
Today I am developing Plan2Heal Stationery, a sort of indie print shop of journals, Traveler’s Notebook inserts, and planners designed with recovering people in mind. Rather than facing the challenge of laying out elaborate bullet journal pages or having to develop trackers for a million symptoms, customers of Plan2Heal will be able to purchase printable (digital download) or physical (pre-printed and assembled) stationery that is already geared towards recovery.
There will also be stationery for families and loved ones, because as my Mom often says, “Doctors come and go, therapists come and go, boyfriends/girlfriends come and go. The only constant in the recovering person’s life is the family.” Early in my recovery, my mom kept journals of what was going on with me, what medications we tried, and those journals proved instrumental in my later treatment. So, working together, we are designing stationery for families of recovering people too.
Plan2Heal Stationery is still in the works, but it is coming soon. Feel free to subscribe, using the subscribe box on the right side of this page, to get notifications when I post updates!
All the best,