When I started bullet journaling, a few years ago, I honestly didn’t think I’d ever go back to using a traditional pre-designed planner! I love the freedom of the blank notebook and the simplicity and speed of daily logging. But, I’ve found myself craving a little more structure and a faster, more practical way to plan for the future. So, after researching traditional planners I’ve decided to spend a few months experimenting with a Classic Happy Planner. What I’ve discovered is that it’s possible to use a Happy Planner to be a more creative and productive bullet journaler. I’m sharing how I created my ‘Happy Planner Bullet Journal’ and the methods I’m using for planning and journaling.
In April, I reached the end of my Moleskine softcover notebook which meant it was time to move into a brand new bullet journal notebook. I love to experiment with different notebooks (it’s all part of the fun of creative journaling!) so this time I chose something completely different. Choosing a notebook, and migrating your pages, can be a little overwhelming. Follow my step-by-step system to set up a new bullet journal notebook with ease (even if you’re getting started for the first time!)
When I first started bullet journaling I wasn’t exactly sure how to use a Future Log. I would set up my six-month spread and then forget all about it! Now my Future Log is one of my most used bullet journal spreads, and I have expanded it to include a ‘Someday Log’. I’m sharing how I use both my Future Log and Someday Log to plan ahead and be better organised. Plus there are two printable bullet journal Future Log templates for you to try in my free Planner Lovers Resource Library.
When we spend time doing activities we love we feel calmer, happier and more content. Too often though we set aside our hobbies and passions, choosing instead to work long hours, binge on Netflix, or take part in activities we don’t enjoy. It’s so important we make time for the things we really love. Every weekend I use my bullet journal Weekend Log to explore and prioritise my passion projects, starting with my ‘Passion Wheel’. I’m sharing a printable version of my bullet journal Weekend Log, plus tips to create your own Passion Wheel to inspire you to do more of what you love.
A weekly log in your bullet journal is a perfect place to organise your top priorities, and goals, for the coming week. Setting up a bullet journal weekly log, before diving into daily logging, will help you plan your week with intention. A weekly log is also ideal for putting together a quick dinner plan for the week, preparing for a weekly gratitude practice and tracking new habits. I’m sharing a printable weekly log template, for your bullet journal or planner, that will help you do all of this!