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
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
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