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
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
Ryder Carroll doesn’t really work with the weekly spread in the formal Bullet Journal method, but personally it’s probably the most key part of my goal setting and planning routine. Partly this is because I am a total perfectionist and have a real tendency faced with the first few ‘imperfect’ days of a month’s achievements to lose focus – basically, I love a fresh start … Continue reading Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads: How to Set Up Your Weekly Plan
When you first start to discover bullet journalling and you check out Pinterest and Instagram, it can seem really daunting. Beautiful illustrations, carefully ruled and thought-out spreads, intricate mood mandalas – all look intimidating and time-consuming when what you really want is to be more productive and have more free time, not lots of extra swirly headings to add to your to do list. The … Continue reading Can I bullet journal if I’m not creative?
I thought it might be useful to share my monthly bullet journal set ups with you. Just like my weekly spreads, I capture events (for me, mostly work trips and variances to my daily schedule plus anything social like weddings). I have a section for tasks not allocated to a particular week and I also refer back to my yearly goals to make sure the … Continue reading Monthly spreads and how I use them