How a Habit Tracker Transformed My Life: From Overwhelm to Entrepreneurship

How a Habit Tracker Transformed My Life: From Overwhelm to Entrepreneurship


In the chaotic whirlwind of life, many of us struggle to navigate the complexities of our daily routines. For me, this struggle was amplified by my neurodivergent brain, which made tasks like staying focused, organizing thoughts, regulating emotions, and maintaining mental health especially challenging. However, my life took a remarkable turn when I discovered a simple yet powerful tool that not only helped me climb out of the pit I found myself in but also turned into a fulfilling career. This is the story of how a habit tracker changed my life.

The Spreadsheet Revelation

Realizing that my brain worked differently from others, I desperately needed a solution to overcome daily challenges. The overwhelming mornings filled with planning became a routine. That's when I stumbled upon an unconventional but highly effective method – making spreadsheets. The ability to customize a screen to visualize my thoughts and tasks turned out to be a game-changer. It wasn't just about organization; it was about creating a visual representation of my thoughts that resonated with my neurodivergent mind.

Sharing the Journey on TikTok

In December of 2021, I decided to share my newfound habit-tracking method on TikTok, documenting how I became "that girl" with a penchant for making spreadsheets. To my surprise, the video garnered over 2 million views and flooded my notifications with validating comments from individuals who resonated with using spreadsheets as a tool for organization and self-improvement.

Turning a Hobby into a Career

Inspired by the positive response, I decided to share more aspects of my life through templates. The revelation that I could transform this passion into a full-time job led to the birth of "You are Loved Templates." This endeavor became more than just a business; it became a way for me to give back and spread the mantra of self-love that had been instrumental in my personal transformation.

Expanding Beyond Habit Tracking

"You are Loved Templates" quickly evolved from a habit tracker resource to a one-stop-shop for various aspects of life. From meal planning and party organization to budgeting and workout routines, the templates catered to diverse needs. The goal was to make life easier for others while incorporating the message of self-love and compassion.

The Mantra that Propelled Change

The name "You are Loved Templates" wasn't chosen randomly; it reflects the mantra that guided my self-improvement journey. I had to shift my mindset from wanting to change because I hated myself to embracing change through self-compassion and patience. It was only when I started to love and accept myself that tangible improvements began to manifest.


In the journey from struggling with a neurodivergent mind to creating a successful business centered around self-love and organization, the habit tracker became my beacon of light. "You are Loved Templates" is not just a company; it's a testament to the transformative power of self-compassion, patience, and the right tools. My story is proof that sometimes, the simplest solutions can have the most profound impact on our lives.

This is a reminder that you are loved. You deserve to be happy no matter what chapter of life you're on.

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