A Codex Vitae Template

This is a template for you to copy and paste into your own. 

Codex Vitae

This Codex Vitae, or “book of life”, is a collection of my beliefs and concepts that inform my decisions and life. It is a work in constant flux; as my understanding changes, so will my beliefs. The main purpose of this document is to (1) pull my beliefs into the light where I can questions them more effectively and (2) to share philosophies, concepts, tools, and inspiration that have been helpful to me.

How to Use This Codex

If you are (YOUR NAME):

  • Develop a habit of using the Codex as a repository for beliefs that develop throughout the year.
  • Consider doing a monthly review of whether my life is in alignment with values and beliefs. If not, should my behavior change or have my understanding and values changed?
  • Do a yearly review in January of the entire document, editing places where beliefs have changed. Expect beliefs and tactics to change — don’t hold on to them too rigidly.

If you are not (YOUR NAME):

  • Read this with the understanding that you are different than YOUR NAME — the way she lives her life is not the way you should live yours.
  • Consider creating your own Codex Vitae. Feel free to copy anything here that is helpful.

In General


Meta-beliefs

Beliefs about beliefs.

Principles

Fundamentals that guide my life.

Selfcare


Productivity

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Food

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Physical Fitness

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Intoxicants (Drugs, Alcohol, etc.)

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Mental and Emotional Wellness

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Relationships

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Material World


Abode

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Money

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Consumerism

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Work

Career

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Business

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Learning

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Passion Projects

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Philosophy

Society

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Politics

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Predictions

Beliefs

Pre-Decisions

Aspirations

Influences

Concepts

Philosophies or ideas I espouse.

Books, Media

Books and other media that have impacted my believes.

Quotations

Quotes and mottos to live by.

Inspirational Lives

People who’s lives or work inspire me in mine.

My Writing

Monthly Reports

Yearly Reports