Hi! I’m Chelsea Arns — a mom, wife, and business owner.
Here's my story about why I created the Aligned Planner + Journal.
Growing up in a lower income home with immigrant parents, I knew I'd have to work hard to have the life I dreamed of. So when I had an opportunity to start my own business, I was determined to be a successful businesswoman and mom.
Well, entrepreneurship turned out to be busier than I ever imagined. Not only was I working long hours as my business grew at a rapid pace… but I also had three children in under three years!
Busy at home and in the office, I set out a 5 year goal plan.... it was big and audacious... but low and behold.... 5 years later, I had achieved every single goal I set out for myself!
And yet I was puzzled because despite having everything I ever wanted... it quickly became clear to me that external validations like hitting goals, money, material possessions, and vacations, etc were not the key to happiness. Not only that, but I also wasn't living in the present. It was as if I was in a constant race yet at the end of the day, it felt as if I never had any time left for me.
I knew something had to change, so I plunged into personal development (thank you Jim Fortin -- this planner was inspired by TCP!) and realized that it was time to shift my focus, my mind and how I was being.
As an experiment, I started choosing happiness every morning and began to intentionally prioritize self love with morning and end of day rituals, now featured in the Aligned Planner + Journal. I started living with intention and reciting positive affirmations that reflected the next best version of me. I began to acknowledge and celebrate my wins — even the smallest ones — and journaling about what I was grateful for.
These few things only took me an extra 15 minutes each day, yet not before long, I realized that not only did I start to feel happier, more present and more focused, but I was able to achieve my personal and professional goals with less "hard work" and more joy and more ease.
The only problem was that to keep track of all this, I was carrying around a high performance planner, a notebook, and a gratitude journal… and that was a hassle! I searched everywhere for something that would incorporate everything I needed into one book. And I couldn’t find it… so I made my own.
I created The Aligned Planner and Journal for mindful go-getters with big goals -- and it's different from anything else on the market.
When used daily and consistently, it will help you make your dreams a reality, help you become happier, more self-aware and live an aligned life.
Every day with the Aligned Planner+ Journal, you will:
- set intentional goals
- practice self love with rituals
- recite positive affirmations that reflect the version of you who has already achieved your desires
- practice daily gratitude
- make time to reflect on all the ways your winning
- form better habits
- raise your vibration
- step into the version of yourself that already has achieved everything you want, and BEing and DOing as she/he would, today.
I hope the Aligned Planner and Journal helps you align your life and enjoy the journey as much as it has mine.
Remember, the journey is the destination!
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….. Thanks for your love and support.