The happiness planner is an activity form the brand new children’s activity book “Create Your Own Happy” (UK affiliate link) written by Becky Goddard-Hill and Penny Alexander.
Create Your Own Happy encourages children to take responsibility for their emotional wellbeing and develop robust happiness skills and a growth mindset. This lovely activity encourages children to plan for happiness and to build it into their everyday life. It is such a simple thing to do, and perfect for your kids to start their school day with, in the right mindset.
The Happiness Planner
Even if the day ahead seems gloomy or dull you can still plan it to include some bright and happy things to look forward to. You are the designer, the painter and the sculptor of your own life to a large extent and it is super helpful to know this.
The Power of Planning
As you plan your day think about balance – some of your happy activities might be social, some sporty, some might be relaxing. Do try to get a good balance of things in your day, Also plan when you are you going to do these activities rather than leaving it open and vague. Having definite time slots and a thought out plan will stop you putting things off and make sure you get things done. It may not sound fun but be being organized will definitely make you happy as it
ensures you get the happy things done!
Each morning for the next week, right after breakfast, try sitting down and filling in your happiness goals for the day.
Write in 3 things every day that you KNOW will make you happy and commit to doing them. Ideas could include phoning your best friend, playing your happy music playlist, taking your dog for a long walk or watching your favourite TV show.
Fill in the planner then tick off the activities as you do them.
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We do have a few other resources on the site that might be suitable for you too, why not check them out as well?
- 33 tips and tricks to give you happy kids,
- Lots of adult and kids coloring pages that are BOUND to make you and your kids happy, and
- Kindness resources to spread a little happiness around with, from a kindness tree, to compliment cards, and kindness posters to brighten up a bedroom or a classroom.
Don’t forget to pop along to the Pinterest account for KiddyCharts to if you get a moment, as we love sharing these kinds of printables and resources with our followers. We always make an effort to find those wee gems so you don’t have to!
We also have lots of other wonderful recipes for you to check out within our cook section on KiddyCharts, so why not take a look and get inspired! How about?
Berry Cream puffs, which you could make with some foraging fruit too,
Coconut and Raspberry loaf cake,; not sure we can get the coconuts here, but definitely the raspberries, and
, which has to be seen and tasted to be believed!
Thanks as always for coming to visit us today, and make sure you check out the Create Your Own Happy on Amazon too, for lots of other wonderful ideas to give your kids that all important positive mindset!
Until next time…
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