Mental toughness versus self-care

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

So, you’ve quit your bullet journal – seven ways to get back on track

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

The productivity tomato… how Pomodoro technique helps me stay focused

When I have a heavy workload I sometimes struggle to stay focused. Basically the monkey part of my brain takes over, and I alternate between being stressed about how much there is to do, and getting distracted – neither of which actually helps me to achieve anything! I came across the Pomodoro technique when I was googling “how not to procrastinate” a few years back … Continue reading The productivity tomato… how Pomodoro technique helps me stay focused

How your bullet journal can improve your relationships

One of my favourite things about using my BuJo is how it helps me track and plan not just my tasks but also my working relationships and friendships. There are a few key spreads and trackers I use for this: 1. Include check-ins and 121 time with colleagues in weekly and monthly plans The idea of the running to do list is that everything goes … Continue reading How your bullet journal can improve your relationships

Five ways to crush your fitness goals with the bullet journal

This is one of the questions I get asked most on Instagram – how do you use the bullet journal to improve your fitness? 1. Set big goals I believe that the right goals are progressive and build on things you have already done. My first true training plan fell into place because I wanted to climb nearly 6000 metres to Everest base camp, and … Continue reading Five ways to crush your fitness goals with the bullet journal

Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads: How to Set Up Your Weekly Plan

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