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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
I’m not a natural at Getting Sh*t Done. If I’m excited about something I have no problem cracking on with it, but I definitely have tasks that I migrate from day to day and week to week in my journal. Here are some top tips that have helped me overcome my urge to put off my purchase orders, expenses, invoices and generally shitty but necessary … Continue reading Overcoming procrastination
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?