Life Story Calendar

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Struggle with purpose?

This is a sense of purpose simulator with your dreams on the line.

You were supposed to be someone by your age.

You already missed the deadlines to your dreams.

Will you miss out again?

The Life Story Calendar is the social rites of passage-centered reimagination of the classic Stoic Calendar.

Use this calendar to write the story of your own life, and kill off parts of the plot you want to erase.

This calendar is inspired by the ancient principle of Memento Mori from Stoic philosophy. Memento Mori is a Latin phrase which means “remember death” or “thou shalt remember to die”.

What's inside

The story of your life in a Notion template

How will your life play out? Take advantage of decades of service in one template.

The default lifespan this template uses is 90 years. You can customize this to your liking by adding or removing entries in the To dust I shall return database.

One-step setup

Just set your birthdate, and watch the Calendar calibrate itself. Everything runs in Notion; no APIs or third-party apps are needed.

Create your list of prophecies

Determine your prophecies: use the default, disable what isn't for you, and write your own. Use this space to experiment with the future.

Social environments vary from person to person. Feel free to change the related ages per fate. ◦ Don't care about some fates? Just disable them with a checkbox (powered by Notion automations).

Map out the past

Trace the cause and effect of how your life played out. What led to you being where you are now?

Plan the rest of your life

Imagine what your life will be like one year, ten years, and decades beyond today. Use this to plan ahead with the time limit per age in mind in the original table-Kanban board hybrid view.

Four views are available: Full, Focus (custom year selection), Auto-scroll (years seen are based on custom lower and upper ranges and shift as the years pass by), and Bookmarked (for specifically chosen years).

Challenge the fates

Set your goals on certainty. Challenge the fates that will without a doubt cause more regret and envy if you do nothing about them.

Three fate challenge options are available: Pass this Trial, Deny this Tragedy, and Spend Time Fully. In turn, the victory and failure result options for the fates match these fate options.

Define your why

Write into being your ideals and reasons. Let your sense of purpose set the foundations of your discipline.

What you'll get

  • The Life Story Calendar, which is a calendar, planner, and fates library Notion template that shows you your milestones, rites of passage, and social expectations across different ages and lets you plan your life around them. Use the custom prophecies, or add your own.
  • A ZIP file containing all off-Notion icons used in this template (in Notion gray and white for light and dark mode, respectively)
  • A bonus aesthetic options page with Stoicism-related classical paintings as design elements for the template

The Inspiration

The biggest regrets of r/depression, similar subreddits, and teen TikTok have a pattern:

You're only your age once.

But it was others that wrote the chapters of your life.

Death is not your only countdown.


The Concept Design

Lack direction and purpose?

Let's use what you instinctively cannot tolerate to give you motivation, purpose, and structure.

All stoic calendar reimaginations act as a framework, in other words mental braces, for people with no sense of direction in life by putting up in their face abhorrent fates that they instinctually cannot tolerate and that will without a doubt occur if they do nothing about them.

The ancient stoic calendar is inspired by the ancient Stoic principle of Memento Mori, which roughly translates to "remember death".

The mechanism of how the original stoic calendar works was deconstructed and reverse engineered to make a sense of purpose simulator that works in a modern world.

The original stoic calendar is a mortality reminder.

But since people today are too numbed in comfort that impending death is not feared anymore, what is needed is to use other ultimate, unavoidable and non-negotiable consequences of inaction:

  • Missing out on social rites of passage (Life Story Calendar);
  • Diseases and health time limits (Health Calendar); and
  • The deaths of and limited times with their loved ones (Lonely Calendar).

The brutality of the concept design is as intended as a regretful life is severe.


FAQs

  • What is Notion?

Notion is a very flexible productivity and note-taking web app. Notion is a like a virtual productivity sandbox, allowing users to build a workspace that suits their needs: to-do lists, notes manager, trackers, planners, etc.

  • What is a Notion template?

A Notion template is a pre-built page or set of pages within Notion that can be duplicated by other users into their own workspace.

  • Is Notion free?

Notion offers a free plan for users.

  • Does this template work on a free plan?

Yes. This template offers no difference among free and premium users.

  • I want to get Notion Plus for free. How do I do this?

For students and educators, Notion Plus is free! Head over to the official Notion help section for more information.

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