Notion Lonely Calendar

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Struggle with purpose?

If you love others more than yourself, this one's for you.

The Notion Lonely Calendar is a sense of purpose simulator with your time with your loved ones on the line.

See their time and the time you can spend with them run out everyday when you open your Notion workspace.

  • Motivate you
  • Gain purpose
  • Start living life with intention

It's the healthy fear that motivated humans since cave man times.

Get it for yourself here!

Use the Notion Lonely Calendar as your reminder to cherish those whose mortalities matter to you more than your own.

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

Set your life in order with a social-centered view of your entire lifespan

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 Calendar 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.

Don't care about some fates? Just disable them (powered by Notion automations). ◦ Default social fates and related ages are based on research by American Time Use Survey (2009-2019) and Lindberg (2017) in the United States. Feel free to change the fates and ages according to your own circumstances.

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 disease and frailness fates that will without a doubt occur 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 Lonely Calendar, which is a calendar, planner, and fates library Notion template that confronts you with the countdown of your remaining time with the loved ones you can still cherish today
  • A ZIP file containing all off-Notion icons used in this template (in Notion gray and white for light and dark mode, respectively)
  • A ZIP file of the Notion people art used in this template
  • A bonus aesthetic options page with Stoicism-related classical paintings as design elements for the template

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.


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Notion Lonely Calendar

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