Gentle Reminders Zine

A zine that reminds you to be nice to yourself sometimes, too

Zine cover with white background. The text says "self-care & self-soothing" in pink and blue.
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(105 x 148 mm)


8 pages
(incl. cover & back)


One page zine
(printable on DIN A4)



A printed sheet with a hand-written self-care checklist titled "Everything is awful and I'm not okay," containing questions and suggestions for personal well-being. It's designed to be read and interacted with, offering prompts for basic self-care actions such as hydration, eating, resting, and moving, as well as emotional checks and comforts like listening to a favorite song or changing into comfortable clothes.

Gentle Reminders: Finding Solace in Simplicity

“Gentle Reminders” is a zine created during the lockdown of 2020, born from the need for a creative outlet during a time of isolation. Conceived as part of the #mannheimkreativwoche Instagram challenge, this zine was a way to divert from the reality of not being able to go outside and missing the usual interactions of everyday life. It features simple, poignant messages that provide comfort and reassurance during unsettling times. This zine serves as a companion to anyone needing a gentle nudge towards self-compassion and understanding in moments of solitude.

Zine Folding Instructions

Click here to download your free PDF guide on how to fold an 8-page mini zine from a single sheet of DIN A4 paper!

The image shows a set of visual instructions for folding a mini zine, laid out on a wooden surface. Surrounding the paper with the instructions are a pair of scissors, two pens, a mechanical pencil, a small potted cactus, and a cup of coffee with foam on top, suggesting a creative, DIY workspace. The instructions themselves include diagrams and text for each step, and the overall theme suggests a craft or hobbyist environment.

Flip through the zine

Take a moment for yourself with ‘Gentle Reminders.’ Click below to view the zine in an interactive PDF flipbook and let each page offer a moment of reflection and peace.

Sources, Credits & what I’ve used to create this zine

Shoutout to everyone whose work sparked a thought or two here. Most doodles and musings are by yours truly, with a dash of inspiration from stuff I’ve read or seen along the way.

What I've used to create this zine
  • Procreate
  • Adobe InDesign to assemble & add text