The ‘Look Back’ Calendar

December 17, 2012

While surfing on Pinterest, I came across this idea that I’ve called the ‘Look Back’ calendar.

In a nutshell, it’s a daily calendar you can put together yourself using any box and 365 index cards.

Number the cards with the month and day at the top of each card (e.g. Jan 1, Jan 2, Jan 3, etc.)

Each day, go to the appropriate date and write the current year and something that happened that day–like your daughter took her first steps, or you saw an old friend on your way to work.

Do the same for each day of the year thereafter. When the year has ended, go back to the card for January 1st, write the new year, under your thought from last year, and something that happened that day.

Imagine how neat it will be reading all of your thoughts for the past 5 or 10 years–all in one place!

Maria Gracia

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Certified Life Coach | George Tsoukalas  |  December 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    A nice way to keep a quick journal to look back at!

  • 2. Elizabeth  |  January 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve done this for years. I call mine “On This Day,” and the kids love to hear what was going on in our lives On This Day for the past years. Because I’ve been doing it so long, it runs all the way through our oldest child’s first steps to her first day at college. It’s a good reminder for me to log the milestones of the younger kids, too. The easiest way for me to do it is to transfer my daily planner/calendar to the cards at the end of each year. It’s a great New Year exercise to review the past year!

  • 3. Lauren Hill  |  October 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I like reading a post that can make people think. Also, thanks for permiutting me to comment!

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