As we turn to the end of the year and the beginning of the next one inevitably we start to think about goals and resolutions for the year ahead. So I just wanted to share some tips with you for 2020! 1. Spend time really thinking about your goals. One good way to do this is an “audit” of the previous year. What were the … Continue reading 2020 goal setting – and how to stick to them!
One of the goals I set myself in 2018 was to read a book every week for learning and pleasure. I really enjoyed it -I’ve always loved reading but struggled to find the time, and when I succeeded I resolved to do the same thing in 2019. My lovely friend Kirsty (check out her amazing cancer recovery journey Hope.sprints on instagram)asked me a few … Continue reading How I read fifty-two books a year
Because I’m committed to self improvement and planning, I spend a lot of time reflecting on what could have gone better. I’m a perfectionist, and the ‘action replay’ part of my brain is well developed and sometimes hard to shut down. I think a lot of what’s out there, whether harmless Pinterest quotes or fitness guru insta live chats, portrays self improvement or development as … Continue reading Mental toughness versus self-care
Don’t bite off more than you can chew My first journal had a whole bunch of lovingly crafted spreads that I just didn’t use! When you first start out, there are so many ideas (looking at you, 300 BuJo Spread Ideas Buzzfeed articles!) and I felt like I had to try them all. Daily drawing spreads, mood trackers, lunar cycle trackers, meal planners … Continue reading Seven things I wish I’d known when I started my first bullet journal
Often when I talk to people about bullet journaling (generally after they grab my notebook and demand to know what’s happening with it!) they confess that they have tried bullet journaling but gave up or not stuck to it consistently. If you want to try to build and stick to the habit of regular bullet journaling, here are some suggestions: Quit your other … Continue reading So, you’ve quit your bullet journal – seven ways to get back on track
One of the questions I’m asked most on my Instagram is how to get better at lettering. The short answer is practice! But once you’re happy with your letterforms, I also wanted to share some cool techniques to help you make it pop. This is the most straightforward lettering, in a pretty colour, but basically a little flat on the page. I see a lot … Continue reading How to make your lettering look better
One of my favourite things about the bullet journal and lettering community is the sharing of techniques and tips. I frequently get contacted by new and smaller accounts on Instagram asking me how they can grow their followers. For me, this is really simple. What’s most important? Give as much (or more) love as you want to receive – really engage with people who make … Continue reading How to make your pages and letters look great – retouching images for bujo and lettering art