I thought it might be helpful to share this honest reflection and assessment of my 2020. This has been a really helpful addition to my goal setting and planning routine – just pausing to think about what has gone before to help me understand where I could be improving. The headings I’ve used are: Successes: what has gone well this year? I struggle to self-praise … Continue reading Great new year’s resolutions: I start by reviewing the past in my BuJo
Hi everyone I’m really happy to share my November “plan with me” video with you – we’ll make an October review spread and also this cute November cover page. Continue reading Plan and bujo along with me – November
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!
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 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
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
A quick bit about why I journal
Continue reading First post – and why I use a bullet journal