So I just released 365 Days of Becoming and thought it would be helpful to give you a glimpse of what it took to put this beast of a Journal/Coloring book together.
Because it is a monster of 365 coloring pages and 365 journal pages.
How I came up with the idea!
I had a thought that it would be amazing to create something that helps you step into your power with two of the tools that have been super helpful to me: coloring and writing.
Then I thought, wouldn’t it be awesome to create something for every single day of the year.
And voila, the idea was born. Now I didn’t have a name yet, only that I knew if would have a lot of coloring pages and writing pages.
Getting to work
I started doodling and initially thought it would only take me about 15 days to create all of the pages. Yep, I am a little bit ambitious but I realized really quickly that I needed more time.
I encountered days where I had other things pop up, I just didn’t feel like doodling and for someone who preaches about self-care, I needed to manage my energy.
So, I extended the deadline and found my energy to be on par.
I finished all of the pages in 25 days. Scanned and edited them in another 3 days.
And then it came down to laying it out, creating a spreadsheet to not duplicate any pages and creating the feel I wanted to create with this monster of a book.
From there it was just a matter of getting the proof ready and correct to the printing standards it needed. This took another 5 days.
The Lessons Learned:
Deadlines are awesome and I kinda live by them but giving yourself enough time is key or you will burn out on the project/goal. If I am ever going to undertake another project like this, I am giving myself a much longer deadline.
Familiarize yourself with all the printing needs from CreateSpace.com. I spend way more time editing and going back and forth to get it to proper printing quality than necessary. There bigger the book, the bigger the gutter and the margins need to be in retrospect.
Take enough days off so I am not burning out on the project. Again this was a big undertaking and 30 days was pushing it and I still had to extend the deadline. Also, there are still other things that need to happen in life and in business and it’s important I don’t neglect them.
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It’s finally here! 365 Days of Becoming – a Journey into Self!
I’ve been working on this, well ever since the idea came to me and so I spent about a month creating the pages and start putting it together.
And it’s a monster!
What exactly is 365 Days of Becoming?
It’s a journey into self. Think about it like as if you are born every single day. Something new to explore and discover about who you are!
Growth always happens from the inside out and it requires courage to be you.
And this journal is so much more because it is also a coloring book. And I wrote about doodling and journaling to give you an insight of how I got started and hopefully conveyed why I find this important!
So how do you use this journal/coloring book?
The pages are filled with quotes, mantra’s and affirmations so you can really feel into the words.
Use them as prompts if you are not sure on what to write.
Color them in any time you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and just need to calm yourself.
What will this journal help you achieve or what will it do for you?
- It will help you to be more present in each moment. All too often we are scattered all over the place and forget to feel and be.
- It will help you to unlock your own creativity and tap into the parts that perhaps you have been hiding.
- It will help you solve your own problems. When you venture into sitting down every day and uncover what is holding you back, you are opening the door to your solutions.
- It will help you become more confident as you are diving deep into your soul and go on to discover who you are.
It’s 365 Coloring Pages and 365 Writing Pages! This thing is HUGE!
Here’s the thing, life is an adventure and this book is your companion along this journey!
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Oops, I did it again… I created an another book in under 30 days. This time a coloring book of 30 Mandala Style Designs.
It came to me as I was planning for 2017 and is the first of a few more to come this year. And it went something like this:
Ok yay, another coloring book.
What theme should I do this time? My last two were about affirmations and calling in the be, do and have.
I became a little irritated with the idea not coming to me immediately and chose to step away – I mean when I made the plan it was still November and this wasn’t really planned until January.
And as the first week of 2017 settled in, it came to me. Mandala inspired designs. I was excited by expanding my own creativity, to tap into my own imagination and allow the shapes and symbols come to me. And once I started, I wasn’t able to stop.
Once I finished the coloring book, I couldn’t wait to start coloring them in.
Even my partner was fussing about that he wanted to color them in the moment I started creating them.
Calm yourself colorful with 30 Mandala Style Designs, perfect for relieving stress and helping you relax while creating beautiful images. Each coloring page will help you actively mediate while your responsibilities will seem to fade away and you stay in the moment of what is.
There is definitely something very calming about coloring – for me probably more about the creating. But as I am wanting to be more in the moment, to be more present, I was trying to find the way to make it happen.
Enter active meditation.
Instead of being still in the moment with your eyes closed, you are without external influences and noise, you are becoming present through coloring the pages.
Be, Do Have Affirmations Coloring Book What would you like to be, do and have?
It has taken me months to create the images, edit them and then finally compile them into a book.
After my first coloring book, I was so excited that this idea came to me not too soon after, but as any creative project, I need to be in the flow of creating – and sometimes it’s a long drawn out process.
But it is here now!
Because creating the life that we want goes deeper than the external world and all the material things in our lives.
The change we seek must start within and I created this coloring book with that in mind, to help you be, do and have more from an emotional and introspective level.
Some blank space has been left intentional on some of the pages, so you that you can add your own doodles and artwork and really bring in what it is you want to be, do and have.
Some few words about affirmations. In my own practice, they have helped me change my thought process but they guided me to feel confident as I worked towards creating the life I wanted.
Affirmations aren’t for everyone and I can only speak for myself and how they have impacted my own life.
My only hope is that you give them a chance – especially if you already threw everything else out there and nothing worked.
You aren’t hurting anything by throwing some positivity into your life.
I am so excited about this. I use affirmations every day in my life. They are always including in my morning mindset work and then in my evening review of everything that has gone well on this day.
Affirmations help not only change you to feel the truth but remove negative thinking. They reaffirm your values about yourself and want you to want from life.
- They motivate.
- They keep the mind focused on the goal.
- They influence the subconscious mind and activate its powers.
- They change the way you think and behave, and this can align you with new people, who can help you with your goals.
- Positive statements make you feel positive, energetic and active.
What we believe we attract and achieve.
So, imagine if you are filled with negative thinking, self-doubt, and worry. You will only attract more of the same and then wonder when will you start feeling confident about who you are and the dreams you want to achieve.
This coloring book is designed to color in affirmations, answer journal prompts as well as create your own affirmations. There are enough writing and doodling space to make it fun while really bringing in the new belief about you, your life and your dreams.
Use this daily or when you need to reaffirm how you feel about yourself and your world.
This affirmation coloring book and the journal has 50 pages to color, write and create your own affirmation!
You don’t have to face the fear alone and it would be my honor if I can help you stay accountable to yourself as you turn your dream into reality.