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Daily Action Planner


Oh boy I’m so excited about finally showing you my new + revamped Daily Action Planner. The old one just didn’t make my heart sing that much, so I had to call up my paint brushes + Liquitex acrylics + micro-pigment pens + I said: “Yo, buddies, I need a hand SOS.” And so they came to the rescue in a flash, just like the Ghost Busters + I’m so happy with the results. Teamwork rocks!


why i made it

Now, why I’m a making such a big deal out of this printable. Well, because it so happens that this instrument is single handedly my most precious weapon when it comes to building my creative business + getting things done.


You see, I’m a BIG dreamer with a pumping heart that tingles every time I new idea pops into my head. I get so super excited about new projects + new collections + new ventures + even a new box of Crayons, which is exhilarating + fun, but darn I get so overwhelmed sometimes. Know that feeling? When you can’t even sleep right because you’re brain is not shooting off + the ideas are still knocking at your door? It gets to be too much sometimes right?


Here’s the thing, our ideas + big dreams are our most precious asset. So I’m not about to suggest that you surrender your creative genius. What a boring life filled with censured sadness + leashed madness would that be. So, instead, what I’m asking you to do is to call for help. You are not alone.


And that’s where this Daily Action Planner fits in. I’ve designed it to help you pin point your big messy ideas + bring them down to a format that fosters achievable + managable mini size actions.


why it works

Last time I checked, there were only 24 hours in a day, so my Daily Action Planner philosophy concentrates on putting aside your “everything imaginable to-do list” + instead focuses on picking 5 (yes only 5) actionable tasks you can tackle each day. This is not brain surgery, though it sure might feel like it. All I’m asking you to do is to dissect your abstract dreams into little bite size steps that kick you into gear a day at a time.


This exercise will liberate you from the paralysis of that never-ending to-do list you have in your head + it will actually bring you closer to your epic life. Rome wasn’t built in a day! So be gentle with yourself + learn to enjoy the journey of achieving your goals baby steps at a time.


start now

That crazy dream (yes, the one you can’t seem to get off your mind), now it’s a perfect time to go forth + plan exactly how you’re going to make it happen. Today’s a good day to start.



Mayi Carles

28 Responses to Daily Action Planner

  • April says:

    Oh my gosh…that’s so cute. I practically squealed when I saw the little girl with the wand!!!

    Seriously, how do you keep coming up with the cutest stuff ever? I want to know your secret!

  • angie says:

    this is so awesome. thanks so much!

    cannot wait to receive this planner. πŸ™‚

  • Christy says:

    Yippee! You take such good care of us, Mayi πŸ™‚

  • Erin says:

    Your organization skills and adorable personality make this sweet planner so perfect:)!! Thank you, can’t wait to get it!!

  • Carla says:

    At first I thought.. 5?! I need a lot more than that.. But let’s face it.. It’s better to keep it realistic and only use them for the top 5 things that you will seriously put effort in doing that day. Also it’s so cute that I won’t look at dull tasks in a negative way.. πŸ˜‰

    Love the little girl with the wand, she’s adorable! I’m curious about what it says and I’m looking forward to start using it. You’re great, thanks πŸ™‚

  • mayicarles says:

    April: blushinggggggg! hehehehe. I seriously can’t help myself. If you ask me to do an airplane, that would probably be hard, but if a tutu + a star wand is involved then I just can’t contain myself hehehe!

  • mayicarles says:

    Thanks Angie + Christy: I promise to send it in a little bit LOL πŸ™‚ I also can’t waitttt!

  • mayicarles says:

    Awwww thanks Erin! You are so sweet to me!

  • mayicarles says:

    Carla: I know right? 5 looks sooooo little for us creative types. But here’s the thing. You can + SHOULD write all of you ideas in an idea book or somewhere like my Life is Messy Planners. That’s the place for BIG goals + dreams, but your daily tasks need to be more digestible, know what I mean? Can’t wait to send this puppie!!!

  • April Starr says:

    Just found your blog via Danielle/Merriweather’s and *EEK!* am I so excited! So many helpful things, and these printables are TOO cute. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog! πŸ™‚

  • Lakshmi says:

    What an adorable sensible planner !! *clap clap *
    I love it , mayi πŸ™‚

  • Erika says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the planners in the ARTrepreneur membership site and this one is no exception. My husband is almost obsessive about planners and lists–yours are so cute that I know I can use this long term. (He will be so proud!)

  • mayicarles says:

    April: Awww I just have to hug Danielle for getting you here! Sooooo excited to have a new bloggy friend!

  • mayicarles says:

    Lakshmi: You always make me feel so special! Were you a cheerleader when you were little! You seriously have magic powers πŸ™‚

  • mayicarles says:

    Erika: Awww thanks Erika. I’m addicted to planners too, but I can’t use those ugly ones you get at the supermarket. What fun is that, right? I’m so happy you are finding mine fun + useful πŸ™‚ Makes me so very happy!

  • Katie of Sweet Rustic says:

    Love this, now I just need some printer ink!! Thanks for your awesomeness as always!

  • Michele says:

    I wish you could see the mess that is my planner, with 11 things for Monday, 12 things for Tuesday, 7 for today…no surprise I’m still working on the items from Monday. So limit of5 sounds good to me!

  • Honeypuddle says:

    Mayi! This is soo sweet! I will be starting using it today! I love getting stuff in my inbox from you, I always know that it will brighten my day and give me inspiration.
    Hugs from Honeypuddle in the UK xx

  • mayicarles says:

    Katie: Waooo I loved you said this was “awesomeness”. Thank you so muchhhh!

  • mayicarles says:

    Michele: Yeah I leave my messy ideas for my Life is Messy Planners hehehehe! But for daily commitments to achieving my goal I try to keep it bite size. It really helps with the overwhelming part + it frees up my agenda a bit for innovating + brainstorming which is crucial for us creative hearts, right?

  • mayicarles says:

    Honeypuddle! You are a doll! Waoo I really feel so flattered that you love opening your inboz when it’s me. A girl can’t ask for more :)))))

  • Romi I. E. Foster. says:

    How lovely!

  • Clemence says:

    Aww it is so lovely and useful!! I’m going to use it everyday and my first task will always be the same : read the wonderful heartmade blog πŸ˜€ Thank you so much!

  • tacizahl says:

    This is so lovely!! I thank you so much!!

  • Jenn says:

    Found your blog via a link on oneprettything.com, very inspiring!

  • Sara says:

    I started writing down the five things that I’d like to accomplish every day after I first read this post, and it is so helpful! It’s much easier to get tasks done when I’m not staring at an overwhelming to do list, and just focus on a few at a time. Thank you, Mayi!

  • libbywilko says:

    These are so pretty ! Thank you for sharing them.

  • Gillian says:

    πŸ™ I get a 404 Error when I click on the .pdf download link πŸ™

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