I did it, I've started a Bullet Journal. I know, I'm a blogger cliche, I'm sorry but how couldn't I? What's not to love? It's like going back to the days of old when I used to make magazines for myself and make them pretty, but it's making me organised and productive at the same time. The dream.
So if you saw my recent Stationery Haul (or follow me on twitter) you'll have known this was coming so HERE IT IS...
So in the haul I mentioned, I found this journal (in Paperchase), it has lined pages, blank pages and square pages, which is perfect! I didn't want an entirely lined notepad because much of the content of a bullet journal isn't suited to this so I was chuffed with the find!
I decorated the front of it with some printed papers I have that I like, some tape and stuff, so that kept me entertained for five minutes if nothing else.
I've added a little key to the inside page of my bullet journal for quickly referring back to if I need to.
The next thing I then initially had was an index but I very quickly realised I wasn't going to use it, the lined, blank and squared pages are separate from each other, but I intend to use them simultaneously. It would have just got messy so I ripped it out. I think an index would be great if you have a note book with numbered pages, or an index but you may not actually need it, but that's up to you.
So the first page is a view of the year. Fairly self explanatory... tried to make it a bit pretty, that's about it...
(see it says page 3 but it's actually one cause I ripped the pages out oops never mind..)
Next are my goals, and my tracker for some of those goals.
I'm really happy with my tracker page actually and I'm looking forward to visulise achieving some of my goals.
(I've only just started getting into pinterest, you can see I'm lagging behind a bit there so if you fancy a nose/follow that'd be swell, 'ere you are loves)
Then I've got my 'Planning Ahead' pages which is just a top line over view of what I'm doing each month, so I can quickly refer to it if I need to.
Next comes the regular/ongoing/ideas/anything-suited-to-lined-pages pages. So we have some Twitter chats, which I need to fill out properly.. help me out in the comments if I'm missing any... pls thnx.
Also some blog post ideas that I'd like to work on
Then we've got my Monthly bits 'n' bobs. My monthly log and habit tracker, then the weekly logs.
Yay that I'm being good with money but boo everything else, help me, it's been a very busy week.
Anyway, I'm hoping this habit tracker will help me keep on top of things and encourage to me achieve minor goals.
This is my first weekly log so I'm still getting to grips with it but so far it's just topline things rather than anything work related, unless I'm going somewhere else other than the office for a meeting or client visit or something, anything work related goes in my work note book.
I also decided to include a daily water tracker, to try and measure how many of the 8 recommended glasses of water a day. This is difficult to measure actually unless you use the exact same glass for every drink, which I don't.. but anyway, something different to keep track of.
So far, this is as far as I've got but I loove it already (mostly because I like colouring...)
It's worth mentioning that I made the decision that I needed to start a bullet journal almost entirely based on Hannah Emily Lane's numerous posts on the subject, so if you're thinking of starting one, definitely check her blog out, she's amazeballs!
Do you have a bullet journal? Any posts on them? I'd love if you'd leave any links in the comments - love a bit of inspo.
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