December Daily® 2017 | Day 05

Welcome to December Daily® 2017 | Day 05. 

Showing up today with a little story about self-care this month. This past year has been really awesome for me in terms of putting my health/wellness first (you can read more about my Wellness Journey here) but the last couple months have been more of a challenge as the weather changed and as my workload ramped up and our wedding/familymoon. 

Yesterday I finally removed myself from my office chair and put on my tennis shoes and walked out the door for my 3-mile loop. 

And it felt so darn good. 

So that became my story. 

Here's a look at what Day 05 looked like when I put together my foundation pages:

You can read more about these family story interview tags and download a template on my Foundation Pages post

For today's story I cut a 6x8, 4-pocket page protector in half and attached an Index Tab along the edge. The "currently" stamp set is included with the Daily Words Stamp Set.

The large plastic 5 is from the Numbers Story Kit™ (in the video I mention it's from a Week In The Life™ Kit but that was a mistake). 

My photo for today was from my walk - holding up a big leaf I had picked up from the ground.

Gold stars were added both the front and the back of the plastic 5.

Behind the photo I created a journal card in Photoshop to tell my little self-care story. See below for a free download of this word art and a journaling card. 

I used a rolling date stamp to add the date. 

A simple, meaningful-to-me, story for today. 

SELF-CARE WORD ART/JOURNAL CARD DOWNLOAD

Click here to download this Self-Care Freebie Digital Package. 

DAY 05 | VIDEO OVERVIEW

SUPPLIES

SHARING FOR 2017

This year I'd love to invite you to leave a link in the comment section if you'd like to share your daily pages. As usual, please include a direct link to your blog post vs. a general blog address link. 

For more inspiration on working with products for this project, check out my December Daily® Product Play workshop - registration is still open with immediate access to all the content. 

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  1. Maxpuppy says…
    12/06/2017

    Always a good idea to include a story about yourself, if possible ... although I am definitely not that good usually at taking my own advice! I have Days 1-5 here: https://thiswestlondonlife.com/2017/12/06/december-daily-days-1-5/

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  2. SusanBowers says…
    12/06/2017
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  3. petrac says…
    12/06/2017

    I really love that you even refer to it as Selfcare. Most self care activities I do (if any) I actually feel guilty about and feel I have to rush them so as not to take myself away from anyone. Even my (almost) daily 1/2 hour run I feel guilty about. “I should be cooking dinner” , “I should be helping with homework” and so on. But when I do do it I feel mentally refreshed and energised to do a better job of those things. Go figure .... here is my day 5 http://www.petracorcoran.com/december-daily-2017-day-5/

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  4. delia says…
    12/06/2017

    Thanks for this. Wonderful as always. An inspiration I'll use. May you get many such more experiences at this busy time of year.

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  5. Mpasquini12 says…
    12/06/2017
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  6. nirupama01 says…
    12/06/2017
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  7. melissabanbury says…
    12/06/2017

    Thank you for the free download! I ventured out into the cold last night for a yoga class I desperately needed and took photos to use in a self care spread today - perfect timing!

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  8. breski says…
    12/06/2017

    Ali-thank you for the free card! Is there any way to keep it with your digital files I already own that are linked with your site instead of having it just download directly to the computer? I would just like it together with your other files so I know it's there in my account but I'm not digital savvy! I have purchased your hybrid class but haven't watched it yet so there is hope. Thank you!

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  9. bookemper says…
    12/06/2017

    Thank you for the card, Ali. My journaling from yesterday includes that I did not make time for my walk yesterday.....it's been awhile a nd just trying to get back at it.

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  10. Balletarlington says…
    12/06/2017

    Such a simple yet meaningful LITTLE story. I love it.

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  11. SusanB says…
    12/06/2017
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  12. soonermama says…
    12/06/2017

    I'm glad for the exercise of looking for the beauty and celebration in the ordinary days. The last two days were not really the most merry, but when I sat and thought there were good stories in there and that is a good gift from the project too.

    Here are Days 3-5 with today's story yet to be completed. http://athomewiththerichardsfamily.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-daily-days-3-5.html

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  13. larkindesign says…
    12/07/2017

    I love the simplicity of this and may scraplift it for my Day 06! Here is my Day 05: http://www.larkindesigntm.com/blog/larkindecember-day-05

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  14. thenerdnest says…
    12/07/2017

    MY Day 5 is about the magic of Harry Potter! The first cold day meant a movie marathon. https://instagram.com/p/BcaNMAWg1YF/

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  15. smbradford says…
    12/08/2017
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  16. Smartis86 says…
    12/10/2017

    Hello everybody!

    I'm behind in blogging about my December Daily, but other than that I am kind of on time...
    Here is my day 5: http://smartiswelten.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-daily-day-5-eng.html

    xoxo
    Sandra

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  17. Rockermorsan says…
    12/11/2017
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