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What I Learned about Finances, Tax Planning and Myself

All about tracking, tax planning, effort and perseverance!

I am so motivated to fix my finances this 2021. I’ve learned so much from diligently tracking both my personal and business income and expenses. So for today, I’d love to share with you what I have learned and hopefully, these learnings can help you, too.

You can’t do away with LEARNING Finance Topics if you want to be Financially Independent

I have friends who turn a blind eye and a deaf ear when you start talking about finances, investment, taxes, accounting, etc. To be honest with you, years ago, I was like that, too. And when I was young, I abhorred Math. I never really understood why we were studying it.

I started enjoying finances when I worked for a bank, and I love it even more now that I’m running a startup. I started seeing why we need to learn how to compute (even just for the basic stuff) and why we need to “read and understand” numbers. The thing about these topics is that you can’t really do away with these if you plan to be financially independent later on.

Last 2020, I tried to learn as much as I can about all of these, and I got to learn more on how “money” can work for you. One of the things that I learned is that you need to look at each Peso or Dollar as something or someone who works for you. Is their task to pay a bill or pay for a particular expense, or is their task to grow themselves?

For most of us, it may take a while before you can send some of your funds to grow themselves. Most of your money will really be spent on paying bills, etc. but take your time and enjoy the process. That’s another thing that I learned.

Know what your Constraints are

I learned to make more informed decisions last year, and this stemmed from the fact that I learned to know and realize what my constraints are. I know myself really well and one of my personal challenges is saying NO to things that don’t really matter. The PROs of this weakness is that there are a lot of opportunities that come to me and I get to widen my circle, but the CONs are I have less time for myself and less time for the things that really should matter.

So last year, I made a conscious decision to prioritize. The pandemic really slowed down Manila Workshops’ business, but what I realized is that handling Manila Workshops, Taxumo and Blogging / Vlogging really is a lot to handle. Although the purpose of Manila Workshops is great, I realized that I can also fulfill that purpose when I do the other things on my plate (like grow our startup and enjoy vlogging and blogging).

As for blogging, vlogging and streaming, I plan to work on understanding and learning more this year. People also think that Blogging and Vlogging is easy. You just create content and people will come. Well, that’s not the case really. You need to treat it like a business, so you will need a little bit of capital and lots of effort and learning. Nowadays, the learning curve for being a content creator is steep IF you really want to earn from it. It’s easy to learn tools that simplify content creation, but there are a lot of things to learn if you plan to earn from it.

This year, I am also officially announcing that I will keep the Manila Workshops brand, but we will be keeping it as a community instead. I won’t be monetizing it again yet. I’ll still look at a more scalable business model. Oh, that’s another thing, too. Growing Taxumo has made me realize a lot of things about how I handled Manila Workshops, which was actually pretty cool. I think I have grown more when it came to handling a business.

Learn how to Track literally EVERYTHING and do Tax Planning

People, I have realized that the first step to financial success is really knowing where you stand. You need to know your numbers — your personal income and expenses, your household income and expenses and your business revenue and expenses. Making decisions base on gut feeling (at least for me) isn’t the way to go.

Hard decisions are “hard” to make (like getting married, shifting careers, starting a business, etc.) because you obviously haven’t been to the FUTURE. Any path you take will be hard, unless you intentionally decide to take a one year break from making any life decisions, and just “Eat. Pray. Love.” your way through life that one year. In any case, you need money to sustain you that whole year.

So if you want to get on track to fixing your finances, start the habit of tracking it. You will realize that this simple habit will help you discover things that you haven’t discovered before about yourself, your spending, your behaviours, etc.

This is how I track my personal finances

For business, it’s really the same thing. I remember having this conversation with Nicole Alba, a young finance vlogger, and I mentioned that in order for people to run sustainable businesses and freelancing careers, they also need to know how to handle their personal finances.

For my business, I use Taxumo to track both my revenue and expenses.

It super easy and not at all complicated to learn how to use the system. Taxumo has FREE onboarding sessions here just in case you want to learn how to use it: http://txmo.co/onboarding.

What I have learned also by consistently tracking my business revenue and expenses, I can do tax planning. I can easily identify how much I should set aside for taxes early on. I have all of my information in Taxumo, so it makes it easier for me to know the amount of taxes that I need to pay. I also get a feel of what I have spent on significantly on the previous month.

As a self-employed individual, tax planning for me begins with just tracking really. How can you plan if you have no idea on where your funds are going or how much are you earning.

As for the tax rate that you can choose at the start of every year, before your first filing for the year, Taxumo has this notification bell that recommends what tax rate is best for you based on your cashflow entries.

Tax planning recommendation tool in Taxumo!
Machine learning tax planning tool of Taxumo
Sample of what is seen in the recommendations tab

You can check this out after inputting cash flow entries.

I have so many things going on in my life right now, but what I can say really is that I know where I am heading this 2021. It’s clear to me where I want to go and I am happy with the things that are happening to me and my loved ones.

I wish you all the same feeling. I wish that you find enough motivation and will power. I wish you find clarity. I hope that the path to being financially free will be clearer and I hope that you find your life’s purpose.

Cheers to a great 2021!

One Word for 2021: RESET

One word for 2021

What’s your one word for 2021? I’ve been choosing one word for the past several years. For 2020, I chose the word COMMIT. I think I did a good job of sticking to my commitments. I successfully committed to creating more Youtube videos. For 2020, I have created and published more than 70 videos with the intent of helping people learn something new everyday.

As for my health and physical fitness, for most of the year, I have stuck to “mostly” a plant based diet. I occasionally ate fish towards the end of the year and let go a little bit this December and ate meat. But as for exercise, I have continuously moved and exercised even while at home.

For my one word for 2021, I intentionally chose RESET. I chose this word because I want to learn and do a lot of new things this year. I learned a lot of things last year, and I enjoyed it. From 2013 to early 2020, I focused on helping other people learn. Since I needed to make learning events for my business, learning became too mechanical. And maybe, joy was even stripped off a little bit from it (for me). This 2020 though, I had so much fun again focusing on my own personal growth and learning.

For Manila Workshops, I decided to stop creating learning public learning events already. I think I will stick with it being a community where people can share their events and learn from one another. 2021 will be a year of new learnings for a lot of people, and I’m hopeful and positive that this will be a good year for all of us.

To start the year right, I started planning for the year. Some of you may say that it may be useless to do this since a lot of our plans really didn’t pan out last 2020, but personally, planning and goal setting gives me a sense of control (over at least some stuff that I can control).

I asked a lot of people to answer a survey recently and I love all the plans that they shared. In the survey, I found out that most of the people (got around 28 people o respond) who answered the survey had these things are their priorities: 1) Go for additional sources of income or grow income; 2) Better themselves (become healthier or learn a new skill) and 3) Want to travel or relocate.

If you are curious to what my plans are, well, they’re really simple goals. They are very aligned with my one word for 2021.

Extra Sources of Income while Having Fun and Learning

This busy bee here, apart from handling Taxumo, plans to just focus on content creation as an extra source of income. In 2020, I think I have done a good job of creating fun, engaging, and educational content for my viewers. I continuously want to improve, so please do let me know if there are topics you want to discuss. Feel free to engage with me on IG, Youtube, Twitter, TikTok and Twitch.

I also discovered how fun it is to stream games. A balance of work and play is really necessary! So you will definitely see a lot of Mommy Ginger in the world of streaming this 2021. Please do follow me on TWITCH: https://www.twitch.tv/gingerarboleda

Increase Savings and Investment Rate

An additional financial goal that I have is to increase my savings rate. Here is a short clip on what savings rate is.

To help others find accountability partners for their savings and investment goals, #TeamArbo has started a 52 week Saving Challenge on Mommy Ginger’s Facebook page. It’s not too late to join! When you follow the Facebook Page, every week (Fridays), it will notify you to add to your savings. Once done, just comment “DONE” on the post reminder. Check out the mechanics here: https://fb.watch/2MOo6KLMYe/

Declutter

Another thing that I plan to do this year is to fix and declutter our home. We have limited space so we really need to think long and hard before adding additional stuff. I really want to take a step closer towards becoming a minimalist this year. I just think that there are a lot of “wasted” things around us — things that we don’t really appreciate as much that can be the source of delight for other people. Let’s see if this year can take me a step closer into becoming a minimalist.

Learning

As for learning, these are the topics that I want to learn more of this year: streaming, optimizing time, content creation, setting up / building my own pc and more of the usual things I love learning about (marketing, branding, investing and productivity).

I turned on my Skillshare account again for the entire year. Skillshare is a platform where you can learn about these topics that I mentioned above. A lot of the people I look up to are on Skillshare. If you haven’t signed up to Skillshare yet, you can do so by visiting this link: skillshare-ambassador.pxf.io/ginger This link gives you 14 days FREE trial so you can sign up now.

That’s it! Most of my goals are really simple since this year will be about resetting and learning new things.

What about you? What is your one word for 2021? What are your own goals? Hope you can share it with us!

A Comprehensive Guide to Singlife and GCash Cash for Dengue Costs

Singlife and GCash Cash for Dengue Costs

The fear of getting sick, the fear of losing a loved one, and all other fears related to our physical well-being became more REAL during the pandemic. It’s not something that we should panic or worry about. Since these types of fear come from potential future threats, we can fight fear with proper planning. And what I am amazed with is that unique and convenient tools to help us plan for our future suddenly pop out! One that comes to my mind is the Cash for Dengue Costs from Singlife and GCash.

During these months in the Philippines, Dengue is prevalent. For those who don’t know, Dengue is caused by a mosquito bite. When I had dengue before, the symptoms (sintomas ng dengue) started three to fourteen days after you are bitten. It’s so hard to have Dengue nowadays because you’d think it’s COVID-19 especially when you have some dengue hemorrhagic fever symptoms like high fever. So just to share a few of Dengue’s symptoms, aside from high fever, you’ll probably have really bad headaches, vomit at times, have muscle and joint pains, and skin rashes. Recovery is also quite long since it takes two to seven days.

I briefly discussed this partnership between Singlife and GCash in this post: SINGLIFE AND GCASH LAUNCHED NO-FUSS PROTECTION. I was happy to see that a lot of you really wanted to learn more about Cash for Dengue Costs. In this article, I will give you a comprehensive guide on what Cash for Dengue Costs is, how to avail of this product and other details that you may be curious about.

What is Cash for Dengue Costs?

Singlife is a mobile-first digital life insurer that makes savings and protection products accessible to more Filipinos and their families. Since they leverage on technology, they can make plans more affordable and most importantly, hassle-free for each individual. These things are seen and experienced in the first product that they launched with GCash — Cash for Dengue Costs. This product gives Filipinos protection from unforeseen medical costs due to having Dengue and COVID-19. 

How much do I need to pay and how much is the coverage?

Let’s go straight to the thing that surprised me the most! When I actually mentioned this to my husband, he thought I made a mistake when I said that these were the costs per year. He said, “You mean Php 700 per month, right?”. I double checked and these amounts are really what you need to pay yearly!

BronzeSilverGold
30 days old to 16 years oldPhp 750 per yearPhp 1375 per yearPhp 1750 per year
17 years old to 54 years oldPhp 300 per yearPhp 550 per yearPhp 700 per year
Benefit:Test Allowance
Confinement Allowance
Medical Cost Reimbursement

500
Up to 40,000

Up to 100,00

1000
Up to 80,000

Up to 200,00

1500
Up to 120,000

Up to 300,00

Let’s talk more about the Benefits!

Basically, purchasing any of the plans allows you to reimburse medical costs or expenses related to Dengue (and even COVID-19 for the first 10,000 customers who avail Cash for Dengue Costs on GCash).

The three benefits are:

  1. Test Allowance: You can reimburse the costs for tests taken to determine if you have Dengue or COVID-19. This has a limit and varies depending on the plan that you availed.
  2. Confinement Allowance: If you are confined due to Dengue or COVID-19, you can reimburse the cost of confinement. Again, this is up to a certain limit as indicated on the table above. And take note, this is on top of reimbursements from your HMOs or Philhealth if you are planning to avail those, too. 
  3. Medical Cost Reimbursement: You can reimburse the medical costs due to severe Dengue and COVID-19 up to the limit indicated above.

Again, the FREE COVID-19 cover is just an introductory offer for the first 10,000 customers who will avail of Cash for Dengue Costs on GCash from Singlife.

Who can purchase or avail Cash for Dengue Costs?

Only those with a fully verified GCash account and in between the ages 18 to 54 years old can buy Cash for Dengue Costs. You should be in good health and not a confirmed COVID-19 case. You are a Filipino citizen or a foreigner who is a legal resident of the Philippines. If you are qualified, you can receive your policy in less than 5 minutes. 

Just follow these steps:

Click on the GInsure Icon.

Cash for Dengue Costs 1

Go to the Marketplace and click on the plan that you like.

Cash for Dengue Costs 2

Click on Buy Now at the bottom of the page.

Cash for Dengue Costs 3

Choose if you’d like to protect yourself or you and your family.

Cash for Dengue Costs 4

Make sure that you have chosen the plan that you like with the correct coverage level.

Singlife Cash for Dengue Costs 5

Key in the details of your family members. For individual plans, no need to enter anything.

Singlife Cash for Dengue Costs: Enter Details

Review the plan and details. Once you are good, click on “Confirm and Pay”. That’s it!

Singlife Cash for Dengue Costs: confirm page

Note that customers are entitled to only one (1) policy each, either an Individual Plan or a Family Plan which includes qualified dependents.

It’s so easy that you don’t need to talk to anyone or have a face-to-face meeting with anyone just to avail of this product. As you can see, the process is purely digital from signing up and availing the plan to filing claims and securing payouts.

To renew your plan, the amount will automatically be deducted from your GCash wallet on the day of its expiration. 

How to File Claims and Secure Payout?

Just in case (and we wish that you and your family won’t have to go through this) you need to file a claim, filing claims and receiving payouts all happen within the GCash app as well. This makes things all the more convenient, especially now that outdoor movement is still limited because of the pandemic. 

You can submit the details of your claim and upload supporting documents through the Manage Insurance page on GCash. Just scan and upload these references. 

The benefit for Dengue and COVID-19 positive test allowance claims will be paid out within 24 hours. Other benefits will require thorough review but once approved, payment will be issued within 3 banking days. 

If Singlife needs more documents or needs to clarify something, they will contact you.

All payments will be credited directly to your GCash wallet or to your nominated bank account. 

Aside from answering the questions above, here are some of the frequently asked questions of Cash for Dengue Costs:

For answers to more questions, please visit: https://www.gcash.com/singlife-cash-for-dengue-cost/

So did I purchase the Singlife and GCash Cash for Dengue Costs? Of course, I did!

I got the Gold Plan (Family plan). One of the features that I like is that it’s convenient to purchase a plan. I can just read about it and I don’t need to talk to anyone. The entire process is online. The product is simple enough to understand. 

What made me decide to get Cash for Dengue Costs for my family is that I’ve realized many times that good health for family is what I value most. When Zeeka was 6 months old, I got Dengue. I had to pay Php 60,000 in hospital fees and medication, because I didn’t have insurance. The question for me is simple: Am I sure that I won’t get Dengue and possibly pay Php 60,000 again or should I just pay Php 700 now?

For me, good health, safety and security of my family comes first. I would put that as my top most priority, and the last thing that I want to scrimp on is healthcare. With this, I’m assured that I get quality healthcare in the hospital of my choice. 

If you have any questions about the product, feel free to contact Singlife: Email them at help@singlife.com.ph, or call them at +632-9299-3737. Their customer service representatives are also available from Monday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Helpful Hints that will Help you to Display Family Photos on your Wall

When it comes to decorating your home, you need to make sure that you take your time. You need to make sure that you plan everything out strategically and that you also take note of what you want on which surface. If you do this, then you will soon find that you are able to get a way better result out of your design and that you are also able to coordinate everything properly too. I’ve been bothered by this white wall for some time now and I’m planning to display family photos.

The Art of Hanging Pictures

There’s now way around this. When you hang pictures, you may find that you end up facing a lot of challenges. Photos are taken at different times and with different cameras. This will reflect the level of tech that was available at that time, so in other words, pictures don’t match. Some might be in colour, others may be in black and white and then on top of all that, you have the frames to think about as well. How do you even begin to think about which frames suit your photos as well? Careful planning will help you to avoid this issue, among other issues in the future.  If you want to store your images for now then look into Google Photos storage limit: Is the free storage really unlimited?

Photo by Stephanie Ho from Pexels

Plan your Arrangements

When you are trying to put a ton of nail holes into the wall, you need to have some kind of plan. Your landlord or your future self will thank you for this. Some people much prefer to have a hands-off approach and are happy to put pencil holes on the wall, hoping that everything falls into place. Most people would prefer to have a much more involved approach, such as by tracing the frames onto wrapping paper and then taping that to the wall so you can get an idea of how it is all going to look. The great thing about doing this is that the paper can easily be moved until the ideal arrangement has been found. From there, the only thing that you need to do is arrange your photos.

Group Black and White Photos Together

The most consistent and popular way for you to mount your photos would be for you to use black and white images. A black and white image will make your photos seem timeless and you may even find that the uniformity gives you a great look. Remember that every old photo you have can be printed in black and white. This all comes down to digital editing technology. If you want to get some ideas, then it would be wise for you to try and explore images online. When you do, you can then find out what everyone else is doing and you can create something similar.

If you are not sure if you can pull off the black and white theme, then try and look at the color scheme of your home. If you have a grey color scheme then it may be worth you trying to invest in something that reflects this a little more, such as black and white photos. If you have a bit more color in your home, then black and white photos may not be the best choice.

After all of these tips, it’s time for me to put these into action. Time to look and display family photos! Share with me how you displayed family photos in your home!

7 Journaling Benefits for Guilt-free Super Moms

I’ve always believed that journaling benefits us more than it’s being given credit for. 

As a super busy multi-hyphenated millennial woman and mother, my days can get overwhelming easily. 

Journaling has always been something I prioritize. It helps me keep sane especially during full days. 

So today I’ll share with you some tips on how I do journaling and how it has benefited me over the years. 

What does journaling do to the brain?

I run so many things at once. While I enjoy the challenge, there are times when I too get overwhelmed. 

Journaling has helped me keep my cool and focus on what needs to be done. It also keeps me from taking in too much. 

Daily journaling has tons of benefits for the brain and your well-being. 

Researcher and Psychologist James Pennebaker say journaling daily can strengthen the immune system. 

Journaling is said to increase the body’s production of T-lymphocytes. It is also said to relieve symptoms of stress-related ailments like asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. 

It also increases your brain activity. 

Writing in a journal activates both the left and right brain. It removes mental blocks and allows you to increase your intuition, creativity, and resilience. 

What are the benefits of journaling?

Studies have shown that writing down your thoughts can help you process it better. It’s also a great way to relieve stress and promote relaxation. 

Writing every day is like unloading your troubles into paper without the judgment. 

This is important since most of us have been cooped up for almost half a year. Journaling can manage anxiety levels and cope with depression. 

In my experience, I treat journaling as a form of meditation. It has become a healing method where I can keep track of my thoughts and feelings. 

Meditative journaling is good for the soul, especially for women like me who juggle work, business, personal growth, and a family all at once. 

So here are seven benefits of meditative journaling to multi-hyphenated moms like me. 

Mindful writing helps learn and start new things 

Believe it or not, I enjoy learning and starting new things. I love reading books and listening to business podcasts and talks. 

Some love to go get massages, others like to eat out. While I enjoy all of these things, I find learning new things more relaxing. 

And yes, even my husband teases me about it. My stress reliever is still related to work! 

Journaling keeps track of the new things I learn. Keeping a journal lets me track the goals I set and the progress I make. 

Writing helps me process discoveries about the tasks and myself. 

And that’s what’s exciting to me. I like testing my limits. And I also like the challenge of rediscovering who I become when I try something new. 

Meditative journaling helps me become more in tune with my feelings 

As a working mom, it can be easy to forget my thoughts and feelings. 

I try my best not to be anxious, but some days get to you. 

Journaling lets me address those feelings through expressive writing. The more I talk about why I’m feeling anxious, the better I feel about it. 

It also helps me process my thoughts without fear of judgment. The freedom I feel when I write about my feelings is comforting. 

Mindful journaling helps me remember important things 

Mommy brain is real, I tell you! 

I try my best to keep track of all the things I need to do. But sometimes, you can’t help but forget a few things here and there. 

Journaling helps keep my memory sharp. This is one of the best benefits I get from keeping a journal every day. 

Writing things down keeps me grounded and reminds me of the special things that happened in the day. 

It’s also nice to keep a record of my wins, no matter how small it is. And it also gives me the time to reflect and decide which life lessons are worth keeping. 

Journaling keeps you in the present 

The best way to live your life is to live in the present. 

The past makes you feel guilty and the future makes you worry about what’s to come. 

But when you live in the now, you get the chance to stop and smell the flowers. You get the time to appreciate all that’s happening and savor the moment. 

Keeping a journal is like making sure you give thanks to the time you’re given. And because we only have one life, it helps you feel more grateful for the opportunities. 

Journaling is self-healing and increasing your self-worth

The best benefit of journaling is the time you spend with yourself in reflection. 

Everyone goes through trauma. And it takes a lifetime to heal from old pains and change old habits. 

Journaling can help in rewiring your thoughts and healing your inner child. And when you do, you build your confidence and self-worth. 

Expressive writing is therapeutic.  

Writing about your pain can help release anxiety. Written words have the power to make you aware of the things you deny.

Once you become aware of these things, it becomes easier to understand and then eventually change these behaviors. 

Writing in a journal keeps you aligned with your goals 

People who write their goals down in their journal increases the likelihood of their success. 

Writing your goals vividly have 1.2 to 1.4 times more successful than those who don’t. 

Two things happen when you write your goals in your journal. 

One, it helps you create external storage for your thoughts so you can go back and get them any time. 

Two, you encode it in your system. Encoding is the biological process that happens in your brain when you’re analyzing information. 

Writing improves your brain’s encoding process and it also rewires your brain to recall and remember it. 

Journaling introduces you to a deeper sense of self-care 

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’d know that I’m all about self-care.

And for me, self-care is more than skin-deep. It’s all about keeping a balance between your mind, body, and soul. 

A lot of things go into our stream of consciousness. And negative thoughts can enter into our minds throughout the day. 

When you write in a journal, it’s like deep cleaning your thoughts and removing unnecessary gunk one by one. 

A journal can also keep your sanity during hard times like today. It can help you keep track of emotions and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

It’s not always easy to get help. But when you write about what’s going on, it lets you see alarming patterns in your behavior. 

The benefits of journaling aren’t only for women. We should also push journaling for men. 

The health benefits are enough reasons for everyone to write in journals. 

The only thing you need to do is start writing. 

How to Write a Journal 

The good thing about journals besides its health benefits? Anyone can get started right away. 

You can write in bullets, doodles, scraps, and cutouts. And there’s no right or wrong way to do it. 

As for me, I’ve been a BDJ girl for as long as I could remember. 

Belle de Jour Power Planners have helped me navigate my life as a multi-hyphenated mom with ease and grace. 

This year’s planner has proven to be one of the most essential. 

Since we’ve been locked up in our homes for so long, it’s easy to feel anxious about uncertainty. And keeping a journal close to me helped me keep my sanity in check. 

That and keeping connected with friends and colleagues online. 

This year has been a challenge of balancing fear and anxiety over the uncertainties of a global pandemic. 

Some are even saying buying a planner has been a waste. 

But despite everything that happened, we cannot deny that it has been a great time to be still and reflect. 

It gave us the time we needed to pause and get to know ourselves, to journey deep into our being where all is well. 

Now, more than ever is the time to reaffirm our beliefs, rebuild our resilience, and journey into the unknown. 

And it helps to know that you got what it takes to survive and thrive despite uncertain times. 

With that said, Viviamo is releasing its 2021 Belle de Jour product line which inspires you to “Grow with the Earth”. 

The 2021 BDJ planner features monthly narratives and worksheets to help you stay focused. It also helps you reconnect with yourself and stay motivated for your 2021 goals. 

The Navi Planner helps you find your true north with inspiration from the world’s most beautiful lighthouses. Like seafarers who spend their darkest nights in the sea, the Navi Planner will help you find the light in the darkest times. 

It’s also a reminder that you’re always where you’re supposed to be. 

The 2021 Everything is Possible are for those who feel stuck in a rut. It will help you experience the much-needed breakthroughs you’ve been yearning for. 

Want to create a positive change within yourself? The FOCUS 2021 journal is the best one for you. 

Each page of the journal is decorated with the icosahedron, a three-dimensional figure that is made of 20 triangle-shaped sides. This structure is believed to represent change and the movement and flow it creates.

The icosahedron is said to help channel your chakra to balance your emotions, to help you generate and heal. 

Not a fan of bigger planners? Viviamo also came up with medium and mini planners you can take with you anywhere. 

And there’s also the Dare to be Grateful cards that can give you instant inspiration whenever you need it. 

Want to get yours? 

Check out their full collection here: https://crazyaboutpaper.com/collections/planners

Conclusion 

There are tons of journaling benefits you can enjoy to take away stress and the so-called mom guilt. 

And Viviamo planners and journals are the easiest way to get started. 

How did journaling help you during the pandemic? Share your takeaways below.